If you've had Charter/Spectrum's service you might have a quick opinion on this blog title but heres the real deal. Spectrum will charge you for equipment. The modem, the cable receiver boxes and back up battery for example can count as equipment that comes with a fixed monthly rental charge.
When people speak of being hassled for nickel and dimes they are really talking about feeling the sting of the added monthly equipment fees. For example, Spectrum charges $5 per receiver box, per room, per month. In that receiver box example, when you have four rooms of cable, thats an extra $20 per month on your cable bill. $20 per month over the course of several months can add up to be a lot of money! DirecTV gives you up to four rooms of receiver boxes for free. So for a new Spectrum customer who just left DirecTV where there were no equipment fees the extra monthly charges can feel like a bit of a rip off.
Antoine Miller is a telecom professional with over a decade of cable, voice and data experience. Miller shares his most useful tips and experience with individuals looking to save money and get the best value from their cable, phone and internet service.