I want to split with Time Warner.
Actually, I want to hook up with DirecTV because football season is coming up and I want my grubby hands on the NFL package, which DirecTV is now offering for free — or “free.”
But I’ll still need internet and, because my apartment is the cellphone zone of death, a landline.
So then! I check out Verizon, which has a DirecTV, phone, internet bundle. But here are my three huge issues.
1. The internet. Verizon’s idea of high speed is 0.5 to 1 Mbps. TimeWarner claims, I think, up to 10. Now, it may be I won’t be able to tell the difference, but that seems a big difference.
2. The DirecTV package, as offered online, offers no local channels. NO LOCAL CHANNELS! At least make it an option. Or is that where they fuck you? I bet it is.
3. Speaking of no local channels. Giving up Time Warner will mean giving up New York 1. This pains me to consider.
Any thoughts from people living in New York City area? Also, if you’ve dealt with either or both companies, would it be better to order this sort of thing through DirecTV or through Verizon? Which has the better customer service reps?