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Hey guys,

I am moving into an apartment on may 1st. I can pretty much choose any internet service provider I want that are available. Right now I am debating between Cox and qwest. I live in chandler, Az.
I can get cox 15mbps for 29.99 for 3 months then 49.99 after that.This is the speed I have at my parents house now and with a docsis 3.0 modem I get closer to 28-32 mbps.
With qwest I can get 40mbps for 19.99 for sixth months and then 55 after that.

What would you do? I have never used qwest,but in general I would assume cox is better.
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I have another question about installation. I have no idea how it works for apartments... there is ethernet wall plates in every room of the apartment. I was wondering if cox would be able to install it so I can use those instead of having to run a cable from my router to devices that are not close to it?I am going to be running everything wired besides my laptop.
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I would choose qwest.
 
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I've had Cox for acouple of years now they are a pretty good company so I say go with them. I have never had any issues with them at all. Never used qwest so can't really comment on them.
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I'd just go with the best speed/price package.
If one doesn't work out or sucks, switch.

Cox and Qwest both have their good and bad areas. Simply choosing based on a name can be fairly unpredictable.
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I'd just go with the best speed/price package.
If one doesn't work out or sucks, switch.

Cox and Qwest both have their good and bad areas. Simply choosing based on a name can be fairly unpredictable.

Beers is right, but I have found that Cox tends to be a fair bit better than Qwest in Phoenix. I grew up in Tempe, and lived in chandler, Mesa and Phoenix proper and ive used both companies.

Honestly, I would go with cox just because Qwest has "Fiber Optic Internet with speeds of up to 15/Mbps." rolleyes.gif
Thats not the only reason, but its one of them.
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Typically Fiber will be the better option, as it normally provides a larger pipe into the neighborhood which is then dedicated to your specific house/apartment. Cable work the same way. You should also look at the packages both offer, many companies will give a large discount if you bundle services with them i.e. TV/Internet/Phone. Most people I know will have some sort of cable or satellite TV. I can not presume to know that you are one that will have it or not. You may or may not have phone (most people now are only going with cells).

So the breakdown example. I have Verizon Fios, just going with internet it would cost $69, going with internet and TV $139, or go with all 3 for $129. It makes sense to go with all 3.

Now with this new fangled thing called the internet and this large company called Google, you could pair this with 2 of the other 3 of the other technologies mentioned before. This is called Google Voice, so pick up the bundle for your internet/TV and phone. Get a Google voice account then add both your home phone and your cell phone numbers to Google Voice and this will help cut down on your cell phone bill also. Just give out the Google Voice phone number as your main.
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I've been using Qwest the last 3 years and i haven't had any problems with them. I moved from my old apt to my new apt and Qwest moving made it easy. I live in AZ too but North Phoenix/Glendale area biggrin.gif.
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