December 2009 Podcast

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4 Responses to December 2009 Podcast

  1. Anon says:

    Interesting… If I heard him correctly, Prime Time only offers an $11 discount to Brigham City SAA participants who get triple play. I’d imagine that if you get Internet only, the discount will be smaller. I thought the discount was supposed to be in the neighborhood of the monthly SAA fee. So if the SAA fee is around $25/mo, I thought the discount was supposed to be $25/mo. It’ll take much longer to “break even” compared to non-SAA UTOPIA participants at that rate.

  2. Jesse says:

    I thought so too. Even so, Prime Time is offering a cheaper triple-play in Brigham City than FuzeCore.

  3. Mansten says:

    It’s actually not surprising that Prime Time would be the cheapest provider. If you’re after the absolute lowest price with poor customer support and a company that isn’t likely to be viable long term, then they are probably the choice for you (Mstar #2). Xmission and Fuzecore have great reputations for customer service and good technical support. They have also been around for a long time. For me, it’s worth an extra few bucks to get services from these better companies. I’ve heard that Primetime will be advertising a Lifeline package which is essentially charging you for the free channels you can get with an antenna. Don’t compare this to what you’ll be getting from Xmission or Fuzecore.

    The differences in available services is exactly what UTOPIA is all about. The ability to switch between providers to find the right solution for you individually, using an open access connection, makes a long term SAA work. If I had the SAA option available where I live, I’d sign up in a heartbeat.

  4. Jesse says:

    Per comments in the podcast, Prime Time offers lower rates because of economies of scale. Not having been a customer of theirs, I can’t comment on any changes since they took over Mstar, but I do know that it was a bumpy transition at best.

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