Time Warner Everyday Low Price Internet Review: $14.99 a Month

In late 2013, Time Warner Cable announced a new tier called Everyday Low Price Internet (ELP) for $14.99 a month + taxes. Speed is 2 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload. The $14.99 a month is not a sale or promotional rate, that is the retail price available to anyone. If you are located in a Time Warner service area and are looking to save some money on your monthly bill, this is an option to consider. You won’t be able to stream HD Netflix on it, but it should work fine for e-mail and web browsing.

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Things that are not included in the plan:

  • Cable modem rental (additional $5.99 a month) – Get around this by purchasing your own modem from their qualifying model list. Example is this for Motorola Surfboard SB6121 for $68.99. More details on buying your own cable modem here.
  • Home WiFi (additional $4.95 a month) – This feature is nothing more than a WiFi router that may be integrated into your cable modem. Either buy a cable modem with WiFi, or better yet just buy a separate router for under $20. Example is this well-reviewed TP-Link Wireless Router with lots of customization features for $19.99.
  • Installation. I was quoted $29.99 for installation, but it may vary by location. You can also try to “self-install” for free if you have had the service at that address before. Existing customers can downgrade to this plan by calling in, there should be no need for a service visit.

Note that the above are not included on their standard high-speed internet plans either.

Comments

  1. Unfortunately, it is not available in Lansing, MI. Just last week I signed up for Comcast for $19.99 per month for 12 months. I know it will more than double after 12 months, so I need to find an alternative.

  2. This is something that I may have to look into. Currently I pay around $80 for what Time Warner refers to as “ultimate” Internet or something along those lines. I can tell you first hand that, in my area anyways, it is not worth nearly that much. It’s my own fault that I pay so much because I haven’t tried calling them and working down my bill, but I figured this would be a good place to contribute some input. Any tips for negotiating a better deal on service that can handle streaming on multiple devices as well as other intensive usage?

  3. Time Warner is # 2 behind Scumcast in terms of deceit…I would never have their service even if they give it for free….And I stay in a Time Warner dominated area :)

  4. With the way Comcast treats people, this should be available to everyone. Plus, what if you don’t have kids? You don’t quality? Doesn’t seem fair toward childfree couples.

  5. Thanks for this post. I was wondering if I should change to the $14.99 option but since I want to watch Netflix/Hulu etc this will not likely be a great option. I used to have AT&T where I lived and had my cell phone AND internet for $60-some a month. Loved that!

  6. Corinne Lanphear says:

    TWC are a bunch of thieves….. I’ve been paying $40.50/mo – a $3.00 increase from March 2014. All this time the were offering the same service for $14.99 month since 2013. So not only were they ripping me off, the increased the rate of rip off in April 2014. What a bunch of DIRTY THIEVES!!!!

    • You probably have a different plan than the one this article is referring to. Not only does time warner not have tax on Internet, but this is the long term price. If your price changed, you’re obviously on a different plan or you’re renting a modem and the fees went up. Stop being dramatic and assuming everyone is robbing you, be smart, and look at your bill.

  7. I recently switched to this offering from TWC. Just got my first bill and it was actually $14.99. I was expecting them to sneak in some type of up charge. It does say that you’d likely not be able to steam video but I figured I’d try it for a month. I’ve been able to stream Netflix and other streaming sites with no issue at all. Give it a shot – I’m saving $40/month with this switch!

    • Elle,
      Are you still paying $14.99/month? I was speaking to a rep today and he implied that that’s just a promotional rate. I’m curious what you switched from and how the 2mbs is working for you.
      Thanks,
      Ken

      • I switched my service to this several months ago and have not any problems streaming videos or downloading. there have been only a few times that I missed the speed. for most consumers you really don’t need 20~100mbps internet unless you have teenagers lol. I did it to save some $$ and have no regrets. if I need to download large files, it really depends on the host most of the time for the data rate, their upload speed could be much slower than your download speed so your limited without knowing it. You have to be forceful and direct to get twc to switch you to this plan. I told the rep that if she didn’t switch me to this plan I would then cancel service. when they try to up sell or talk you out of switching, stop them immediately and tell them to cancel your service now, with the reminder that you already told them you would not accept anything other than a switch to this service. it’s available everywhere twc has service, if they try to tell you they don’t offer in your area, tell them to cancel your service now. they will put you on the plan they just claimed not to offer just to keep the wheel turning. I used to pay over 60/mo for twc and now have the same usage for 1/4 the price. If it’s not fast enough, you can always go up to basic @ 6mbps. i tried it and have have not needed to call back and up the speed. don’t pay for more than you use just in case you need it, I dropped my internet expense over $540/yr just by trying and realizing i didn’t need the “up-sell”

  8. I have the $14.99 internet from TWC. I cannot use my computer for internet AND MagicJack (plugged into a router) at the same time. I can use the Magic Jack if it is plugged into the computer and the computer is on the internet.

  9. I have used this service for many years now. I must say that I am very satisfied with the results considering the price I pay. As pointed out by others, this limits my ability to stream videos on more than 1 devices simultaneously, so my wife and I need to work out some scheduling so that I am not playing Battlefield 4 online while she is trying to stream Grey’s Anatomy. But considering the price, I think its well worth it. One can easily play online games without experiencing any lag.

  10. Ambien Way says:

    I’ve been using this service for a year. Netflix is fine. Not Def though. Amazon hiccups more often. I stream Cable TV from my Girlfriends(dvr setup and Plex). Quality for TV feeds from girlfriends is poor. Lots of buffering for live TV but this is probably her low uplink and poor transcoding of MPEG2 to H.264. Phone Service is poor with obihai(ATA) and Google Voice anything else going on.

  11. I switched to this service the other day. Rep told me that I could switch to the everyday low price if I only accessed my email or FB once or twice a month. She said I will be getting charged for extra data usage over the 2mbps so that the switch would not benefit me. Also said she had been doing this job for a very long time, meaning she knew what she was talking about. She would not tell me what the rates were for using extra data – said it depending on how much I used. Has anyone ever heard of this? Guess I will just have to wait for new bill to see what’s up.

  12. I can’t believe that rep told you you’d only be able to access fb or email a couple times a month with that deal! completely false! I’ve used that tier since it was offered, & there are no ‘caps’.. that 2mb is the speed, not a mobile data cap. not sure what her problem is.

    I can stream netflix just fine, & I never play games online, so no issues there.

    I’ve seen on the commercials now they’re saying something about ‘as low as 14.99/mo for 1 year instead of unending – so this worries me somewhat. I don’t know what’s going on with their desire to merge with charter, but i absolutely know that was gonna hurt those who want a low priced service since charter only has 2 tiers & they are very high. I sure don’t want to have to spend a bunch more for internet when I don’t need a high speed.

    people should write to the FCC to try to put a stop to the charter merger (this is not the comcast one they tried previously), since it’ll be good for nobody but the corporations!

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