Cable Modem


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Old 09-15-04, 03:47 PM
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Hi,

I just got high speed internet from the Cable company and I purchased my Cable modem from a retailer. The retailer tried to sell me a protection plan for my modem and they said that the modems burn out from time to time. Is this true?? Anyone have high speed internet out there and a cable modem???

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Old 09-15-04, 05:06 PM
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"The retailer tried to sell me a protection plan"
that says it all right there, - a protection plan for a $90 modem.-NO WAY

When it goes out you can have my 2 yr old motolrola real cheap.
I dumped the Cable Pigs' prices for cheaper dsl.

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Old 09-15-04, 06:45 PM
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Thanks! :-) Makes sense.

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Old 09-17-04, 05:13 AM
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Retailers often make more $$ on extended warranties than they do selling the products, all he was doing was trying to make more $$. No way I'd buy an extended warranty on an item with a $50 or even a couple hundred dollar replacement value. I usually only get one for expensive appliances.
 
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Old 10-05-04, 03:08 PM
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Forget the warranty!!

You can buy 4 used modems on eBay for the price of a single warranty.
 
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Old 10-05-04, 03:19 PM
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Yep..I did not go with the warranty. Instead what I have been doing is turning off my modem when I turn off my computer instead of running it continuously (24/7).

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Old 10-05-04, 08:21 PM
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Here's my tip: Some stores do not just replace a unit even with a warranty. They preffer to have their tech look at it, sometimes for days. A tip regarding the placement of your modem, do not place it on the carpet, do not stack other devices on top of it. The slots all modems have are for ventilation and if they are block the device will not vent properly and will have a higher probability of failure. Good luck!
 
 

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