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cordenny 01-12-2020 08:36 PM

Comcast raised bill again!!!!
 
I just viewed my new bill from Comcast and my bill went up another $6.00. They raised all their fees and rentals.
I am so tired of dealing with them year after year!! Unfortunately, in our area, we only have this choice or a dish.
I can see why people want to pull the cord.

JC419 01-12-2020 09:06 PM

Prices keep going up and they keep dropping channels. We signed a 2 year contract in May and since then Cinemax, turner classic movie channel and Starz (soon) are being dropped. When I questioned how I had a contract for these channels and you drop them I was told they reserve the right to adjust channel lineup and raise equipment costs in all contracts.

Topspinmo 01-12-2020 09:49 PM

I’m sick of it too, next time the raise rates I going with dish. Too many up charges on Comcast bill. Alcohol and tobacco are taxes less IMO. And that’s saying something.

OrangeBlossomBaby 01-12-2020 11:07 PM

We're paying $50/month for the 2nd-to-lowest internet plan, which was supposed to be 60mbps but they upgraded us to 100mbps for the same $50/month. We have a roku stick, which cost us I think around $60 to purchase the stick and dongle. We get all the news channels, a kajillion movie channels. the ADDAMS FAMILY channel (can you believe that?!!!?), the James Bond channel (I know right?), a bunch of retro TV channels, classic film channels, all kinds of crazy stuff, plus some sports recap channels. We pay nothing for those, it's all included with the Roku.

We CAN get TV bundles for an extra $50 with Youtube or Hulu but so far we're okay with what we have now. Plus I do these shopping apps which gives me amazon and google play credit, so if I want to see a movie that isn't available free, I just use my credits and rent them from google or amazon and STILL don't pay a dime. I saw Judy today, with Renee Zelweiger. It was $1.99 to rent but I used the google pay credit I get from google rewards. Net cost: zero.

Two Bills 01-13-2020 08:53 AM

Get Amazon fire stick, download one of the 'naughty boy' apps too it, and have 6000+ channels of c**p instead of the usuall 2-300 channels.

OrangeBlossomBaby 01-13-2020 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Two Bills (Post 1709434)
Get Amazon fire stick, download one of the 'naughty boy' apps too it, and have 6000+ channels of c**p instead of the usuall 2-300 channels.

Pretty sure it's against the forum Terms of Service here to recommend or promote illegal activity.

jebartle 01-13-2020 10:08 AM

Comcast job is to do whatever they can to make us nuts. My happy day was returning my box of equipment to comcast store with a circle and cross over comcast name. Unfortunately that was short-lived as I still need wifi, and then to add insult to injury finding out that hulu was bought by comcast, ugh! Hopefully, in the near future, I'll really be able to cut cord. Btw, streaming is not great, BUT, I'd rather watch the grass grow, then deal with comcast again!

New Englander 01-13-2020 11:22 AM

Even though I'm only six months into a two year contract, Comcast just raised my bill $2. I know it's a tiny amount, but I'm suppose to be locked in at my price for two years. It would take me a half hour on the phone with them to find out why. Not worth it to call.
:mad::swear:

CWGUY 01-13-2020 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by New Englander (Post 1709461)
Even though I'm only six months into a two year contract, Comcast just raised my bill $2. I know it's a tiny amount, but I'm suppose to be locked in at my price for two years. It would take me a half hour on the phone with them to find out why. Not worth it to call.
:mad::swear:

24 -6 = 18
18 X $2 = $36 for 1/2 hour or $72.00 an hour...... they love people like you! :popcorn:

lrvalley 01-13-2020 01:10 PM

If you look at the bill, the specific rate increase was for the local channels. This means that the local channels raised their rates to Comcast, and this was passed along.

I get the 220+ channel pack and 200MB internet for $131 a month. I have tried "cutting the cable" (and I am an IT guy, so I understand how all this works), but it you really want to get local channels, have a DVR, etc, the cost ends up being higher than what I get through Comcast.

If you're willing to go without a lot of what you have now, then yes, you can reduce your bill.

With regards to DirecTV or Dish... I had one or the other for 20 years, then moved to Florida. Rain outs are extremely bad down here - loss of signal for multiple hours and multiple days. I finally dropped it.

I'm just saying do the math - include costs for internet (you'll need faster internet for multiple streaming sets), local channels, and whatever streaming services you get when you cut the cord. You'll be surprised how much all that really costs.

Velvet 01-13-2020 01:42 PM

The more people cutting the cord, the less revenue for Comcast, the higher the price for the remaining users, I would think.

When Comcast said they would be a charge for the months I am not in TV, that was it - never occurred to me to use them again. Comcast is going to have to come up with something special to get new customers.

Bowtorc 01-13-2020 09:38 PM

Try call again and ask for customer retention dept. Probably will get a reduced rate

Northerner52 01-14-2020 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Bowtorc (Post 1709574)
Try call again and ask for customer retention dept. Probably will get a reduced rate

When my 2 yr contact ended my bill shot up $50. I called to cancel and said 3x I just wanted internet service as I was going to subscribe to YouTube TV. They finally offered my a plan that was cheaper than my 2 year contract. Just say NO until they give you their best offer. I do this with Sirius XM too.

BTW, you can get high definition with attic antennas too and some get a lot of channels.

Mmarr 01-14-2020 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Topspinmo (Post 1709379)
I’m sick of it too, next time the raise rates I going with dish. Too many up charges on Comcast bill. Alcohol and tobacco are taxes less IMO. And that’s saying something.

Live stream...antenna..great local stations.. kill the dish too..no better..

DReifinger 01-14-2020 06:20 AM

We have Comcast as well. I wish it was less expensive also. We don't have a contract and I'm glad, never did. I am very happy with their TV service and internet. All the carriers have crazy prices wherever you live and whoever they are. It's really a shame.


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