I finally get rid of Comcast cable TV to offset the continue internet service price increases. Beside why pay Comcast for the channels when I could get them free over the air?
My total monthly Comcast bill was around $68 at the beginning of the year. The performance internet was $49.99 and basic cable TV was $25, with few dollars of package credit for total of $68. Then I noticed price increased in August, then again in September and my total monthly bill increased to around $85. When I questioned the price hike, I was told I no longer had the package credit. At that point, I said I want to terminate the cable TV service in order to save $25, but was told this would not the case. Getting rid of cable TV would increase my internet price to $69.99. Looks like they get you either way. No wonder so many people hate this company.
So I complained to the Comcast's We_Can_Help department. Someone call me back next day. I told the person that I am not happy with the price increase and I want to terminate the cable TV service without penalty. Unlike the people I deal with on the toll free line, he was more helpful. He gave me a promotional Blast internet price of $54.99 for 12 months and terminated my cable TV service. He even gave me $20 credit on the October bill plus sending me a prepaid box to return the TV adapters.
I am happy getting rid the cable TV, next year when our city offer Giga bit internet service I plan to get rid of the Comcast internet service too. From what I read in the local news, many people were jump in joy for having alternate internet service provider.
I can't wait to say the final good bye to Comcast.
You might interested in my TV antenna post.