[PLUG-TALK] Cable modems: rent or buy?
John Jason Jordan
johnxj at comcast.net
Tue Mar 1 17:53:45 PST 2011
On Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:18:58 -0800
"Michael M. Moore" <moore.michael.m at gmail.com> dijo:
>A case manager I know called me about a client of hers who is
>currently getting Internet access (and cable TV, I'm pretty sure) via
>Comcast. The client is on fixed or limited income (probably
>disability) and trying to pare down his or her expenses, and the case
>manager is trying to help. She noticed that there's a hefty monthly
>charge on the client's bill for modem rental and wondered if it would
>make sense to buy a modem outright.
I have had Comcast for many years. I used their modem only for the
first few days until I could take the time to buy my own. I don't
recall what the monthly charge was, but I compared it to the purchase
cost of a modem and discovered that I could pay for the modem in a year
Basically all you need to do is find out what the monthly charge for
Comcast's modem is, and divide it into the purchase cost of your own
replacement modem. I don't have either figure, but I am betting that
the numbers will show a fairly quick payoff.
As another thought, check Free Geek just to see if they might have any
cable modems in the Thrift Store.
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