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Nobody likes paying their cable company every month. Besides paying for internet access, you also have to pay for modem rental fees every month. What gives? You’re most likely paying a $14 hidden fee every month to use a blinking black box. That’s upwards of $168 just gone from your wallet every year!
Instead of renting your modem, why not just buy one you can keep? Luckily, the Motorola 16x4 Cable Modem (Model MB7420) is on sale for just $59, or $11 off at Amazon. That’s 16 percent off and an estimated savings of $109 on your internet bill in the first year of use alone.
Not only is it likely faster than your existing internet connection, it also supports top internet providers, including Comcast XFINITY, Charter Spectrum, Time Warner Cable, Cox, BrightHouse and much more.
Here’s how it works: Replace and connect this Motorola modem to the cable that delivers your home internet access. Activate it with your local ISP (internet service provider) and that’s it. Once your cable company verifies the modem with your account, you’re all set. Simply send back the modem rental and start saving money every month.
Now all you have to do is figure out how you’re going to spend the $120 you just saved every year.
Here are just a few of the more than 2,100 near-perfect reviews on Amazon:
“Don't give Comcast any more money than necessary,” one savvy shopper shared. “They will give you a list of acceptable modems. No. Just no. Their choices are subpar and expensive. I saved so much with simple research here on Amazon. I instantly saw an increased speed as soon as hooked it up.”
Another satisfied shopper added, “Great upgrade from the cable company model. This model boots up, negotiates, & connects much quicker than the old modem. We immediately saw a 15% increase in downstream tests, & a slight increase in upstream rate. Don't rent an inferior modem from your ISP. I was paying for bandwidth that I couldn't use with the original modem. This one will pay for itself in 6 months not to mention works better.”
Shop it: Motorola 16x4 Cable Modem (Model MB7420), $59 (was $70), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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