OT: Anyone Dump Comcast For Sonic Fiber Optic?


#1

So, Sonic is in the Sunset with its highly rated fiber optic internet service and it is supposedly pretty darn fast and cheaper than Big Brother Comcast. I have been thinking about ditching Comcast for awhile now since the monthly cost for all three (phone, cable tv and internet) has eclipsed the $200 threshold now, which is ridiculous. Yes, the internet service/speed is great, but besides that we only watch the local news and sports teams play and hardly ever use the phone service.

@manch, I won’t turn the clock back to majority snail mail but I just might consider putting a tv antenna back on my roof again…


#2

Eww… who uses landline???


#3

Well, not a true landline like we all had with AT&T. It is a tiny part of the bill so we kept it. Sometimes useful and easier to use/hold a regular phone for long conversations.


#4

Like calling Comcast when the cable crap out?


#5

Sonic is a good alternative for areas that have their Fiber line available. If not Sonic default back to ATT broadband lines.


#6

Broadband needs more competition. Internet is so expensive…


#7

sfdragonboy,

I have Charter Spectrum services and it is always Fiber connection last 4 years at 60 mpbs speed, cheaper than comcast at $59/month


#8

Thanks, folks! Does anyone actually have Sonic’s fiber optic service to be able to chime in on how it is? I hate to whimper back to Comcast should Sonic not be as sonic as we though it would be…


#9

I used to have Sonic when I was renting in Sunset years ago and it was fabulous. Sad to cancel service when I bought my primary since my primary wasn’t part of Sonic’s coverage area at the time…


#10

Fiber Service is always excellent,no matter who provides it, far better than Comcast and ATT. You will not regret.


#11

Ok, sounds like I need to switch over to Sonic! Thanks!


#12

Sonic in my area is basically using AT&T line, so no experience with Sonic fiber optic.

It’s always a switching game for me. These companies rather get new customer than keep existing customers.

I have had good experience with Comcast. I guess I never had issues and had to contact Comcast customer service. One reason might be that I use my own cable modem. Most recently, my intro offer was $30 for 75mbps, but good for 1 year only, and that ended just 3 months ago. After intro is over, Comcast offered some discount, but not even close to intro offer. So time to switch.

Then with AT&T U-verse, I have more issues with their hardware. I had to replace the gateway multiple times over the years. As for cost, AT&T is pretty good with offering discount to existing customers after the intro offer is done. So I tend to stay with AT&T for 2-3 years. Once AT&T pricing is not as competitive, then back to Comcast.

Never ends.


#13

I agree, Comcast service reliability is pretty darn good but if Sonic fiber optic is that good supposedly for a lot cheaper I would be crazy to not try it. I am sure when I make that call to Comcast that they will break out their closer salesperson to try to retain me. I will have to resist…


#14

Me, only have broadband internet service from Comcast. Use my own cable modem and Apple Time Capsule. Used to be Comcast is the only broadband internet service, now AT&T broadband is available too…


#15

Once someone figures out a way for local sports fans to only get/pay for their fav team game broadcasts, it will be another nail in the coffin for evil Comcast!!!


#16

Breitbart = Fake News


#17

SF finally (maybe) getting city-wide high speed internet service!!! I will consider Sonic too, but just give me the reason to cut off Comcast at the knees…

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/01/19/high-speed-internet-san-francisco.html


#18

I don’t think it will ever happen. I don’t think anyone, maybe other than the homeless, are lacking internet access.


#19

Comcast provides broadband access too. Currently using comcast broadband plus some channels for a dollar.


#20

Well, according to the article it sounds like it will finally come to fruition. Now, will people buy it, that is the key? Yes, Sonic is pretty darn cheap at $40/mo. That, is a compelling story to say bye bye Comcast…