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Christmas 2012 Special:
Sign up for Direct Communications Broadband and get a free Kindle Fire.

kindle for christmas Kindle Fire

Sign up for Direct Communications Broadband and get a free Kindle Fire or two Kindle E readers.

 

New Customers: Click here to order yours now.
December 2012 Only- Hurry first 100 customers only-call 208 548 2345 to get your Kindle today.

kindle readerCurrent customers: Click here to upgrade your speed and get a Kindle E-reader.
We are also offering a free Kindle E-reader to the first 50 current Directcom Broadband customers who upgrade their internet speed this month.
Here’s how it works: Upgrade your internet speed to at least one tier above what you are currently paying, sign a new one-year commitment, and agree to keep that same speed until the end of 2013, and we will send you a new Kindle E-reader. Total Connection Bundle/Triple Play customers must upgrade to 10Mb or 12Mb to qualify.


Just in time for Christmas—the perfect gift for your family—high speed internet
plus a new Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, so you can do more online, faster.

What can I do with a Kindle?
Movies, apps, games, music, reading, email and web browsing.
Access18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books.
Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more.
Ultra-fast web browsing. Vibrant full-color touchscreen - same as an iPad.
Favorite children’s books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color.

Only Direct Communications gives you the fastest, most reliable, fiber-optic high-speed internet connection so that you can enjoy streaming video the way it was meant to be viewed—in HD quality. No throttling and no monthly usage caps means you can enjoy unlimited, high quality, online viewing.

Drop your satellite and switch to free streaming video. Watch as much as you like, whenever you like. Read what your neighbors are saying about Direct Communications' Faster Streaming Broadband.

Offer valid for new broadband service requests between Nov 16-Dec 28, 2012, only. Two-year service commitment required. New subscribers only. While supplies last. Kindle will be provided within 30 days of hook-up. Scroll down for more terms and conditions below.

2012 Kindle for Christmas Promo Details
Offer valid for new broadband service requests between Nov 16-Dec 28, 2012, only. On approved credit only. Two-year service commitment required. New subscribers only. While supplies last. Kindle will be provided within 30 days of hook-up. Scroll down for more terms and conditions below.
Starts with Friday before black Friday promo.


FAQ about this promo:


Why did we choose the Kindle Fire?

Kindle Fire is the #1 selling electronics item on Amazon this season. Kindle is the worlds best-selling e-reader. Plus, because it uses a wifi connection to access multimedia content like streaming video, it's a perfect device to complement your new faster streaming broadband from Direct Communications. Your whole family will love this tablet. Surprise them this Christmas with a new Kindle Fire, or two Kindle E-readers.


What’s the difference between a Kindle Fire and a Kindle E-reader?
A regular Kindle is designed for purely for reading; it’s small, light, and fast. Less than 6 ounces - lighter than a paperback, fits in your pocket. Reads like paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight. Download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi. Holds over 1,000 books - take your library wherever you go. Supports children's books and includes new parental controls. See http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008GG93YE/ref=fs_sz for Kindle details.

A Kindle Fire is a multimedia tablet computer that has movies, apps, games, music, reading, email and web browsing. Access18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books. Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more. Ultra-fast web browsing. Vibrant full-color touchscreen - same as an iPad. See http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008GFUA4C/ref=fs_2 for Kindle Fire specs.
Both use your Directcom high-speed internet connection to download books and games.

Feature Kindle E-reader Kindle Fire
Screen Size 6” 7”
Display Black and White Full Color
Audio None Stereo speakers
Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
Storage 2GB on device 8GB on device
Battery Life 4 weeks 8.5 hours
Video No Yes



Should I choose the Kindle Fire or a Kindle E-reader?
We wanted to give families this year the option to choose between the Kindle Fire, or two regular Kindle E-readers, which compare in value to a single Kindle Fire. A Kindle Fire is more versatile, since you can use it for watching movies, listening to music, playing games, downloading apps, shopping, and browsing the web just like a regular computer. However, the more simple Kindle is still the world’s favorite electronic reading device, and is a fantastic educational tool. You can e-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. Your kids will enjoy reading books, and searching Wikipedia and the Web. Perhaps you and your spouse may each want a new Christmas present, or you could give a Kindle to each of your kids. Kindle supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up, and comic books with Kindle Panel View which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.


What if I don’t want a Kindle?
You may choose a 3-month free promotion with no contract and no obligation.


Can current customers qualify?

Current phone or TV customers who do not yet have broadband with us may qualify for the Kindle Fire promo. We are also offering a free Kindle eReader to current Directcom Broadband  Internet customers who upgrade their internet speed this month. Here’s how it works: Upgrade your internet speed to at least one tier above what you are currently paying, sign a new one-year commitment, and agree to keep that same speed until the end of 2013, and we will send you a new Kindle E-reader. Right now the only way a current broadband customer can get a Kindle Fire is to enter the monthly facebook contest—we will be giving away a Kindle Fire for Christmas to a current customer who is also a facebook fan. Total Connection Bundle/Triple Play customers must upgrade to 10Mb or 12Mb to qualify, since the internet speed is already at a discounted price within those Bundles.
To qualify as “new” customers, former Directcom customers must have been disconnected for at least six months. Non-pay disconnects or collection accounts do not qualify for promo.

Is there a minimum speed requirement?
No--any speed will qualify for the free Kindle for new customers.
For current customers, just upgrade your internet speed to at least one price tier above what you are currently paying. Total Connection Bundle/Triple Play customers must upgrade to 10Mb or 12Mb to qualify, since the internet speed is already at a discounted price within those Bundles.

What if I disconnect service/break contract within 2 years?

There will be additional termination fees associated with this promo. Basically, you will have to pay us back for the Kindle, plus pay any regular disconnect fees. See 2-year contract for details.


When will I get my new Kindle?
We will ship the Kindle Fire to one of our offices for pickup within 30 days of your new service hookup. We can also ship you your Kindle directly to your home address upon request. We will call you when your Kindle Fire has been processed, registered to your account, and is ready for pickup. You will sign to say you have received your Kindle Fire. After that point, the Kindle Fire is your responsibility—we cannot support it. Directcom is not responsible for installation or support of your Kindle Fire or Netflix account. All warranties and technical support will be your sole responsibility by working through the manufacturer. If you have trouble with your Kindle, call Amazon for support or replacement. You will create an Amazon account when you register your Kindle. Amazon provides a 1-year warranty on your Kindle, and details are available on your Amazon account page.

Why is a credit check required to qualify for this promo?
We are making a significant cash investment in you as a new customer. The Kindle Fire itself is worth $160. We purchase this upfront for you. We also buy a new modem upfront for you. We also pay for the install. We must pay dealer and employee commissions and marketing costs. Taken together, we are on average spending about $450-$500 to acquire you as a customer. We realize that switching internet providers involves significant hassle, effort and costs for you too, which is why we cover these switching costs to give you an incentive to move, and make it easier for you to switch to our better service. It is a win-win for all of us in the long run—you need better internet service, and we want more customers. However, we obviously want to make sure we are making a good investment in our customers. Our Experian Vantage Score credit check system returns an average of the three major credit bureaus and is designed to approve 80% of all US residents. This is a soft-check. See http://www.experian.com/consumer-products/vantage-score.html for more information. You will have to achieve a 600 Vantagescore to qualify. (This is different from a regular credit score.)


What if I don’t qualify based on my credit history?

We will still be happy to serve you, and we welcome you as our customer. You can still enjoy the best broadband speed in town. We will not require any deposits or fees, and we will not require you to sign a contract or commitment. We will still provide you with a free install. However, you will not be able to get the free Kindle promo. Also, you will have to purchase the modem up front, for $50. If you know your history is good and feel you should qualify, we will be happy to work with you or your bank to correct our information.


Current customers – upgrade your speed and get a Kindle E-reader.

Current phone or TV customers who do not yet have broadband with us may qualify for the Kindle Fire promo. We are also offering a free Kindle E-reader to the first 50 current Directcom Broadband  customers who upgrade their internet speed this month. Here’s how it works: Upgrade your internet speed to at least one tier above what you are currently paying, sign a new one-year commitment, and agree to keep that same speed until the end of 2013, and we will send you a new Kindle E-reader. Right now the only way a current broadband customer can get a Kindle Fire is to enter the monthly Facebook contest—we will be giving away a Kindle Fire for Christmas to a current customer who is also a Facebook fan.
If you are already on our highest available speed for your area, give yourself a pay on the back—you have been enjoying faster speeds than everybody else. This promo is designed to get people to try new products or speeds they may not have tried without an incentive.


Why is Direct Communications better at streaming than any wireless provider?

We are the only wired network in town.
We offer speeds up to 100Mb on fiber optic cable.
Our network is state-of-the-art fiber optic cable.
Our speeds are consistent, and we typically provide the speed we advertise, not some "burstable" mythical speed that you can only get for a few seconds.
Unlike wireless providers, your bandwidth is not shared with your neighbors, so you can all stream video at the same time and not be affected by their usage.
We don't throttle your speeds if you stream too much.
We don't put a cap on how much you are allowed to download each month.
Our fiber-optic cable connects you directly to the national fiber backbone, with no wireless links in-between.
Wireless internet equipment simply wasn't built to handle constant high-demand applications like high-definition video very well. Our Fiber network was designed to stream high-definition video.
Depending on the speed you choose, you can watch multiple streams at once on different devices in your home.


Available DSL/Fiber Speeds

BUNDLED RESIDENTIAL FIBER BROADBAND SERVICE

SPEED (download/upload)  PRICE per month
1.5 Mb/512k $34.95
6 Mb/512k $49.95
12 Mb /1 Mb $59.95
20 Mb download/5Mb Upload $69.95
50 Mb download/5Mb Upload $99.95
100 Mb download/5Mb Upload $149.95
Installation is now FREE with a 1-year commitment. ($250 savings.)

On Approved Credit- with 1-year contract- Free install. Free DSL/Wireless Router combo unit.

 

REGULAR PRICED BROADBAND CABLE SERVICE

SPEED (download/upload)  PRICE per month
2 Mb/512k $25.95
6 Mb/512k $39.95
10 Mb /1 Mb $49.95
Installation is now FREE with a 1-year commitment. ($100 savings.) Equipment now FREE with a 1-year commitment. ($50 savings.)


On Approved Credit- with 1-year contract- Free install. Free cable modem.

Cable customer TERMS:
Offer valid for new broadband service requests between Nov 16-Dec 28, 2012, only. Two-year service commitment required. New subscribers only. Offer expires 12/28/2012. OAC. While supplies last. First 30 new customers only. Kindle will be provided within 30 days of hook-up.* No equipment to buy with 1 year service commitment. Offer available to residential customers in Direct Communications’ cable service area only. Rates do not include applicable taxes and surcharges.
Regular pricing will apply: 2Mb /512k-$25.95 , 6Mb /512k -$39.95 , 10Mb/1Mb-$49.95.
Bundled with TV, regular broadband pricing is: 2Mb /512k-$23.95 , 6Mb /512k -$35.95 , 10Mb/1Mb-$45.95. 10% savings on 6Mb speed. 7% on other speeds.
Broadband Installation is free with a 1-year commitment. Listed speeds are approximate and may vary depending on line conditions. You will be authorized to receive “up to” listed download and upload speeds. Cable service requires a modem. Download and read the full contract online at directcom.com
Cable TV service pricing: Basic Cable $21.00, Expanded Cable $39.95.
*plus applicable taxes and franchise fees. Cable not available in all areas. Call for availability.
Direct Communications can take any action to protect our network, our rights and interests. We reserve the right to cancel or change service plan offerings at anytime without notification to subscribers.
eBooks, add-ons, and media content sold separately. Netflix membership required for Netflix instant streaming. Directcom is not responsible for installation or support of Kindle. All warranties and technical support are through Amazon. See http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051VVOB2 for tech specs.

DSL Terms and Conditions
Offer valid for new broadband service requests between Nov 16-Dec 28, 2012, only. On approved credit only. Two-year service commitment required. New subscribers only. While supplies last. First 30 new customers only. Kindle will be provided within 30 days of hook-up. Offer expires 12/28/2012. OAC. Offer available to residential customers in Direct Communications’ phone exchange only. A 2-year commitment required to take advantage of this promotion. Rates do not include applicable taxes and surcharges. To qualify as “new” customers, former Directcom customers must have been disconnected for at least six months. Product delivered may differ from images shown.
Regular pricing will apply. Broadband Installation is free with a 1-year commitment. Listed speeds are approximate and may vary depending on line conditions. You will be authorized to receive “up to” listed download and upload speeds. You must have fiber-to-the-home to receive 20Mb speeds. If you are on copper, 12Mb is the current top speed. No DSL modem is required in homes with fiber optic service. DSL service requires a DSL modem in copper line areas, which must be purchased or leased from Direct Communications.; Router required in most installs, available for $60. Modem/router combo available for $80, or will be leased free OAC.  Qualifying phone service from Direct Communications is required to get regular DSL pricing. Download and read the full DSL contract online at www.directcom.com
Games, add-ons, and media content sold separately. Direct Communications can take any action to protect our network, our rights and interests. We reserve the right to cancel or change service plan offerings at anytime without notification to subscribers. Netflix membership required for Netflix instant streaming. Directcom is not responsible for installation or support of Kindle. All warranties and technical support are through Amazon. See http://www.amazon.com for tech specs.

 

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