Are you paying Comcast $8/mo. for your cable modem? Stop!

I'm one of those people who lives a frugal lifestyle, and I love to help others do the same. One of the biggest no-brainers is for the people who still rent their cable modems, especially from Comcast. Many people still assume that you have to rent, and Comcast certainly won't correct that assumption! I just saw this deal and I wanted to pass it along to those of you who are still paying $8 per month.

Newegg (a very trusted online retailer) has a very good deal (ends today, 9/3) on a new cable modem for $30 shipped, after you enter the promotional code. Don't forget to enter the $20 off code at checkout, it's listed under the title on their website. After four months it'll have paid for itself, and you'll have an extra $8 to buy ammo :D

Edited to add: There are a couple people this modem won't work for.

  • Those on a plan higher than 50Mbps.
  • Those with Comcast phone service (you need the modem they provide).
  • Those with a Comcast modem/router combination (you need to buy a replacement router, too)
If you're not sure, feel free to ask here. I'm sure myself or one of the other tech guys here will answer ;)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...5188005&cm_re=BRG35503-_-25-188-005-_-Product

Cheers!
 
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I haven't had cable for several years, just Netflix and Amazon Prime (which includes Instant Streaming). I definitely recommend those with a $50 Roku over a cable or satellite subscription. It gets rough around this time of year (football season), but I get most of the games with my $10 HD antenna.
 
Same here. I cut the cable a couple of years ago. Yes, I miss Sponge Bob but even my kids didn't watch much TV. Just have Internet now. I iwsh there was a better option than Comcast where I am.
 
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My wife and I bought our own modem a year ago so that we could avoid the monthly $8 fee. Turned in my rented modem at the local comcast office where they informed me that I would see the decrease on my next bill. A few weeks later the bill came and the $8 rental fee was gone and replaced with a new fee for “local service fee increase” for you guessed it, $8.... I HATE concast
 

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My wife and I bought our own modem a year ago so that we could avoid the monthly $8 fee. Turned in my rented modem at the local comcast office where they informed me that I would see the decrease on my next bill. A few weeks later the bill came and the $8 rental fee was gone and replaced with a new fee for “local service fee increase” for you guessed it, $8.... I HATE concast
Well, that modem rental fee just went up from $10.00 to $11.00. And the two little boxes on the other non-HD TVs also went up a buck. I am now looking to buy my own modem with telephone.
 

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