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$ 33
Jan 2008
Long Beach, CA
Expanded analog cable, approximately 80 channels  more... close row
$ 35
Aug 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Expanded basic cable  more... close row
$ 16
Mar 2008
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Very basic cable service  more... close row
$ 43
Mar 2008
Chandler, AZ
Basic cable goes out during bad weather  more... close row

Description of service

My basic cable includes one receiver and provides the local network channels along with the non-premium channels that are part of the basic package. I do not subscribe to any of the basic "plus" packages for sports or high definition service.

Review of Service

The cable service is mostly pretty good, although I lose the signal when there is bad weather like a duststorm or rainstorm. The outage is usually only for a few minutes but there have been times when service has been out for several hours. The quality of the picture is good, but some channels occasionally have ghost images or snow that is distracting when you watching straight on. I have had to call for repairs twice over a two-year period, once for the problem of one side of the picture being cut off and once for an outage that scrambled my cable box and it needed to be replaced. The company did not give me any problems in either instance. The price has risen slightly over the last few years, but it is still reasonable in my opinion, and they are continuing to add new channels in place of less popular options.


Only buy the basic package when you first sign up unless there is a great deal. You can always add additional channels and packages later, and sometimes you can get a deal on the addition that you couldn't get when you first ordered service.

$ 42
Apr 2008
La Crosse, WI
Basic cable TV service for all TVs in the house  more... close row
$ 69
Apr 2008
Pelham, NY
Basic cable tv for apartment  more... close row
$ 32
Mar 2008
Fargo, ND
Family pack of cable channels  more... close row
$ 75
Mar 2008
Montoursville, PA
Cable service consisting of roughly 75 channels  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Boiling Springs, SC
Reliable service in rural area  more... close row
$ 14
Mar 2008
Santa Cruz, CA
Monthly fee for 39 channels of basic cable  more... close row
$ 33
Apr 2008
Detroit MI
Basic cable with no movie channels  more... close row
$ 40
Jan 2008
Fayetteville, NC
Basic cable is plenty  more... close row