Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Negotiating with Entertainment Terrorists
#397237 09/22/13 10:00 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,596
BobKay Offline OP
connoisseur
OP Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,596
I had nothing to lose. Our 2 year "non-binding" Comcast contract was up and our bill increased by 20%.

We intentionally left the DirectTv dish on the roof and wired, thinking we would change back. We were happy with Direct, but HATED Verizon's phone and Internet, with 13 years worth of major and regular service interruptions. We've been pleased with all 3 services from "Comco$t."

We knew that splitting services could be costly, so I made some calls to other service providers.

Eventually, I called back Comcast with my thoughts. I got them to lower the bill by MORE than the increase, w/no new increase for 2 years. We lost a couple of stupid little 2nd room dvr features, moved up to Xfinity's new X1 platform (huge improvements---most copied from DirectTv) and lost no premium channels.

At over $2300 per year, before the increase, that's a lot of dollars to march out of their clutches, so try it out next time.

I don't think you even have to be gay or anything.


Always call the place you live a house. When you're old, everyone else will call it a home.
Re: Negotiating with Entertainment Terrorists
BobKay #397238 09/22/13 10:05 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,451
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,451
But does it help? 'Cuz for that kind of savings.....


::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::
Re: Negotiating with Entertainment Terrorists
BobKay #397239 09/22/13 10:06 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,003
O
onn Offline
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
O
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,003
$2300 per year!!!! Man that's expensive

Re: Negotiating with Entertainment Terrorists
onn #397245 09/23/13 11:11 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,596
BobKay Offline OP
connoisseur
OP Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,596
That's right. It IS a lot. $205 a month. The increase brought it to almost $250! Hateful.


Always call the place you live a house. When you're old, everyone else will call it a home.

Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,426
Posts432,882
Members15,427
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,693
CV 11,825
MarkSJohnson 11,451
Who's Online Now
1 members (Mojo), 104 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4