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Ben524
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Digital Phone and Cable Modem

I want to buy a digital phone and cable modem that are an all in one unit.  Is there any brand that offers this type of service?  I do not want a separate phone modem and cable modem.

Thank you.

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scibot
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Re: Digital Phone and Cable Modem

TWC won't let you use your own eMTA, but you could get your own cable modem(SB6141,SBG6580) for internet and use one of TWC's emta's for phone only and they won't charge you for it.

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Ben524
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Re: Digital Phone and Cable Modem

It is funny when you call Time Warner they say yes you can buy one modem that can handle both.  You would think they would be more knowledeable.

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ant
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Re: Digital Phone and Cable Modem


scibot wrote:

TWC won't let you use your own eMTA, but you could get your own cable modem(SB6141,SBG6580) for internet and use one of TWC's emta's for phone only and they won't charge you for it.


Why not own EMTA? Having your own cable modem and another hardware for both is a waste of space and power, makes heat. Do other cable ISPs do this too?

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her
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Re: Digital Phone and Cable Modem

Arris TG862G, Ubee, and Actiontec both also make these combo digital phone modem/router. Mine is owned by TWC which I find best so they can resolve the issues that I have had too often. I believe they add their own firmware which renders the manufacturer's user manuals and self help pages useless, or at least where my modem/router is concerned. Arris seems to be best fit for my settings. Sorry I don't recall the model numbers on those others mentioned.

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Ben524
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Re: Digital Phone and Cable Modem

Time Warner finds a way of not making it convenient.  You need to have 2 modems if you go out and buy a separate cable modem.  You still need to use their Telephony modem

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ant
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Re: Digital Phone and Cable Modem


Ben524 wrote:

Time Warner finds a way of not making it convenient.  You need to have 2 modems if you go out and buy a separate cable modem.  You still need to use their Telephony modem


No kidding. Why can't we buy their modems? Ugh.

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