Comcast gave us a nice wireless router/modem for our house. However, it costs $7 a month. I am wondering if i can order a wireless router/modem and take the Comcast one back. In under a year, i will break even.
However, i am wondering if that will work. I was looking for something like this:
You pretty much call them up and give them the mac of your modem and they turn it on. I would look at DOCSIS3 devices but its going to depend if they offer the service.
Your plan to run a separate modem and router is the best because you get a larger selection of routers.
Normally the phone bundle is a bad deal so you don't really need a phone connection. BUT if you want the phone you will need to ask them which devices are compatible. Voice over cable is a special thing and only certain modem work with certain systems. I would just use skpe,vontage, magic jack etc.