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Bravo1818

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Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« on: February 13, 2020, 01:09:10 AM »
This question is for the guys who live in Sosua/ POP.   What cable provider do you have?  Do they have American channels available?  Does the cable provider also have internet? 

My manager was thinking about giving people the opportunity to work from home on a test program.  I was thinking of renting an apartment in Sosua and staying there for a few months, but I would need reliable internet and would like to be able to watch my US shows too. 

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 03:34:05 AM »
Make sure you have good wifi and get Amazon fire stick watch what you want.

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 04:49:06 AM »
You could stream a service like Hulu you just need VPN

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 06:48:55 AM »
Amazon firestick to watch tv is your best bet.  US, sports, movies and international channels.

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 09:51:12 PM »
This question is for the guys who live in Sosua/ POP.   What cable provider do you have?  Do they have American channels available?  Does the cable provider also have internet? 

My manager was thinking about giving people the opportunity to work from home on a test program.  I was thinking of renting an apartment in Sosua and staying there for a few months, but I would need reliable internet and would like to be able to watch my US shows too.

Delancer for cable/Internet.  Depending on where you rent in Sosua, condo units typically will have the services included, which you can upgrade.

https://www.cabledelancer.com/

https://cabledelancer.com/services.html

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 02:51:08 AM »
This question is for the guys who live in Sosua/ POP.   What cable provider do you have?  Do they have American channels available?  Does the cable provider also have internet? 

My manager was thinking about giving people the opportunity to work from home on a test program.  I was thinking of renting an apartment in Sosua and staying there for a few months, but I would need reliable internet and would like to be able to watch my US shows too.
7 yrs ago, I started out with Delancer Cable and Internet service.  Back then the TV channels had USA cable TV content.   TNT,HBO and dozens of others.    Including major stations CBS,Fox 5 NYC,ABC,NBC, WPIX,WWOR all out of NYC.   

Up until 3 yrs ago, I had Delancer Internet too, but I dropped their service and switched to Claro's Internet.   Claro was offering 20mbs of speed.   With Delancer I was only getting 1 mbs of speed, and paying about 1300 pesos a month.   Everything I did with Delancer was slow as shit.   

Of course when I dropped Delancers Internet,  it was more expensive having two companies providng my services.   Claro Internet charges 2400 a month which includes a landline phone with 400 minutes allowance a month to call any phone in the US.  Or only landline phones in the DR.   The landline phone has been an asset for conducting business back in the states with a clear connection.   Doesnt work for toll free numbers though.   Delancer charges me 1300 pesos a month for 2 HD cable boxes.
Combined Im paying 3700 pesos for my Internet, Cable and Landline service.   

Im a bit of a techy as well.  I have been using Android TV boxes for years.  And I do agree one can watch TV content on a streaming device.  But streaming is a hobby that requires patience.  Very often you have buffering issues, server issues, apps going down etc.   It can be frustrating when that happens.   

So having a dedicated paid cable service is more reliable, especially if you have company.    Moreover, with cable TV you can change the audio language for many channels to Spanish for your company, and back to English.     You dont want to have company over and have to deal with not being able to watch anything because you got streaming issues.     The beauty of living abroad is that communication services are way cheaper than back in the states.  It's not on the same level of speed and reliability, but at least it's more affordable.     So it's no thang for me to have paid services and also use streaming devices. 

With Claro it may be harder to establish getting service than with Delancer.   And besides , check with Delancer for their cable and Internet package.   They are trying to get back all of the customers they lost to Claro who was providing better internet service.    Back in the day, Delancer was charging a whopping 2950 pesos a month for only 3mbs of speed.   

Then Claro came along was offering 20mbs for 2400 with a landline phone.    Delancer saw the handwriting on the wall, and stubbornly stuck to their high ass prices for slower service.     They had to lose a ton of customers before finally dropping their prices and improving their packages.   

Delancer to me has always had the USA cable content I liked.   Thats why I never got a complete TV and Internet package with Claro.     Cost more the way Im doing it, but it's not breaking my bank.     One last point.   Depending on where you live, 40mbs of speed may be available with Claro.  My complex can only provide up to 20mbs.   

Claro may be harder to get because they sometimes make new customers ( foreigners ) accept a 2 or 3 mbs service for 6 months or more before allowing you to step up to the higher speeds.    Delancer doesnt do that ( I dont think ).    They'll let a person get service with out jumping through hoops.   Unfortunately I do not know what Internet services Delancer currently offers, speed and prices?   

Payment with Claro is easier.  I can pay on their website with a local debit card.   Delancer is far behind.   I have to go to the office to pay in advance ( I use cash or my local bank debit card ) so I do not have to keep going every month to pay.   I heard Delancer may be coming up with a way to pay online.  Im looking forward to that.   
« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 03:20:27 AM by murano2010 »

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 12:27:03 PM »
Thank you! That is great info!!
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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 12:37:15 PM »
I wonder if any knows how much would it be for fiber as im a tech and im flirting with the same idea as this post
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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 11:42:02 AM »
I wonder if any knows how much would it be for fiber as im a tech and im flirting with the same idea as this post

I don't think there is fiber optic anywhere in DR ...
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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 05:34:30 PM »
You can find fiber optic in Santo Domingo and possibly in Puerto Plata. Sosua? I doubt it. Here's a very old thread from 2013 on DR1.com about fibre optic availability. Note: DR1.com is a strictly G-rated, anti-prostitution site. Never post about mongering there on they will ban you.

https://dr1.com/forums/showthread.php/133757-Fiber-Optic-Internet/page3


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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2020, 07:20:40 PM »
Claro fiber optic 45 mbps  tv digital home line 2650 peso month

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2020, 10:17:06 AM »
Claro fiber optic 45 mbps  tv digital home line 2650 peso month
That's only if it is available where a person is at.   I've been trying to step up to a regular 40mbps internet package for years,  but Claro doesnt have it available where I live.  Wouldnt hurt to check again.  But I doubt that is available, because I would have heard about people in my area switching by now.   

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2020, 11:43:17 AM »
You can find fiber optic in Santo Domingo and possibly in Puerto Plata. Sosua? I doubt it.

Casa Linda will have fiber “in the near future” so, I guess certain parts of Sosúa will get it.

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2020, 03:59:31 PM »
Delancer is good! They WiFi is on par for streaming Apple Music. That’s as much as I use it for

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Re: Expats.. Cable TV and Internet access?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2020, 05:42:35 AM »
Delancer is good! They WiFi is on par for streaming Apple Music. That’s as much as I use it for
Do you have any pricing on Delancers internet?  Or are you just reporting the quality of their internet?   

 


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