As mentioned in my previous post, I really don’t like Comcast that much. Here is another reason.
Since I don’t watch TV that much, and the stuff I do watch I can get them free over the air, so I called Comcast to cancel my Basic TV service in order to save the $25 per month charge. I am on fixed disability income, the $25 would buy me couple days of food. But I was surprised to learn that canceling my TV service would actually increase my total monthly bill by about a dollar. I was told my promotional price for the internet service is based on me having the TV service. If I don’t have the TV service, my promotional price would end. Well, no one told me that when I accepted the promotional price.
So I keep the TV service for now but I am not using it because it needs the digital TV adapter. I can get HDTV over the air but I can only get SDTV with the adapter, plus I don’t want to deal with another remote and another power adapter. I will cancel the TV service at the end of the internet pricing promotion.
I am hoping I don’t have to deal with Comcast in couple of years. I heard City of Longmont plan to offer internet service in 2015, this may be an option. Worst come to worse, I would switch over to CentryLink DSL service. Either way, bye bye Comcast.
Update April 2014
Comcast was voted worst company in America. Read more