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DOCSIS 3.1 Modems - Sale & Coupons

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DOCSIS 3.1 Modems - Sale & Coupons

Anyone upgrading and looking for modems:

ARRIS SURFboard SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem at Amazon
List Price: $199.99  - Price: $189.00  - Coupon on page - $30  = $159 + Tax

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6SKK1G

 

Other Promotions & Coupons: Xfinity . https://www.xfinity.com/support/a...promotions

Comparing with 2 other in market, ARRIS has better reviews
Motorola Ultra Fast DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem, Model MB8600. - $158
NETGEAR CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1. $162

Reviews:
http://www.mbreviews.com/arris-sb...ar-cm1000/

http://www.mbreviews.com/arris-sb...la-mb8600/

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Re: DOCSIS 3.1 Modems - Sale & Coupons

I hope I get a notice when Docsis 3.1 is available in my market.  It doens't make much sense to spend the money before then.




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Re: DOCSIS 3.1 Modems - Sale & Coupons

 

RobertWy wrote: I hope I get a notice when Docsis 3.1 is available in my market.  It doens't make much sense to spend the money before then.

 

If you need assistance ordering the equipment later please reach back out to me here, but for those customers purchasing their own modem please make sure the device you're buying isn't Comcast owned equipment. Previously rented modems can be used on an account but we will charge our standard $10.00 modem rental fee. 




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Re: DOCSIS 3.1 Modems - Sale & Coupons

FWIW, With the Comcast rental modems going up to $11 this coming year. The yearly rental fee adds up to $132. So that makes the payback time quicker if you buy your own device. Even the 3.1 devices (mentioned above) which are a tad more expensive will pay for themselves in just over a year and they should be good for a few years to come.

 

You can run into problems buying used.devices, some of them may even turn out to be stolen rentals. (By the way that is impossible with the modems mentioned above in this thread, Comcast don't rent those). Some may be legit, but still attached to someone else's account, that can lead to problems too.

I would only buy new from a reputable dealer, after making sure the device is on the approved list for the speed I'm on:

https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com/

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Re: DOCSIS 3.1 Modems - Sale & Coupons


Paraniod wrote:

FWIW, With the Comcast rental modems going up to $11 this coming year. The yearly rental fee adds up to $132. So that makes the payback time quicker if you buy your own device. Even the 3.1 devices (mentioned above) which are a tad more expensive will pay for themselves in just over a year and they should be good for a few years to come.

 

You can run into problems buying used.devices, some of them may even turn out to be stolen rentals. (By the way that is impossible with the modems mentioned above in this thread, Comcast don't rent those). Some may be legit, but still attached to someone else's account, that can lead to problems too.

I would only buy new from a reputable dealer, after making sure the device is on the approved list for the speed I'm on:

https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com/


 

If I buy a Comcast-approved gateway, I need one with emta.

 

And then there is the issue of when 3.1 will be supported in my market (Houston).




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Re: DOCSIS 3.1 Modems - Sale & Coupons

At present of course there are no retail D3.1 phone capable devices, but Comcast did say that they would be making the XB6 available at retail. No sign of that yet though. (I'm sure they will be expensive too)!

The current D3.1 modems are compatable with D3.0, so they would still work until D3.1 comes.

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