Bundle package frustration with internet
I'm a new customer with Cox and the technician came out yesterday to install TV/phone/internet. The TV and phone installation was fine but internet was a different story.
When a potential customer builds a bundle package online, Cox FAILS to mention that the modem included DOES NOT support 300Mbps. They force you to purchase a new modem that supports 300Mbps or upgrade to the PanoWIFI which is horrible. I reside in a 3 level TH and the modem was installed at the main level. I ran a speed test and got 300Mbps. I ran the same test from top floor, wifi signal drops 50% and my internet speed reduces to less than 50Mbps. I tried the basement level, Wifi dropped completely.
The issue I have is:
1) Cox should inform new customers that the modem included in the package DOES NOT support 300Mbps. This is probably Cox's way of forcing customers to upgrade to the horrible PanoWifi.
2) the previous home owner left the original Cisco modem from Cox which supported 300Mbps. I tried to have support provision this modem. They claim it is no longer an option. What kind of BS is this? It worked before from the previous owner but doesn't work for me b/c I'm a new customer? This is a complete SCAM!
I just wish VZ would service my area but unfortunately I'm stuck with Cox. I hope this gets out to all new customers b/c it is completely unfair not to inform new customers of this bogus policy forcing new customers to upgrade to PanoWifi (which is horrible).