19 June 2009
comcast is... awesome?
a year ago, i finally broke down and got cable. i had it briefly in 1994 or so, but thought it too expensive and not worth it. that's when i still had dialup.
after several years of declining earthlink DSL service, and desiring a couple more channels on the TV, i ditched DSL and grabbed a year-long cable TV / cable internet promotion. about $85/mo., including DVR and some premium channels.
i knew my year was up today, when I opened the bill and saw it had jumped by $100. an amount i find absurd.
free Starz was part of the original promotion, which i didn't mind ditching. but once on the phone, after establishing that the jump in price was due to the promotion ending, i thought i'd have some fun and request a continuation of the promotion.
and they agreed.
only Starz had no promotion available, so i ditched it. but HBO, the package with BBC/America and DIY, the DVR, the internet, all of it was eligible for another year of promotion.
i'm shocked. that's gonna save me $1200, until this time next year when i request it again.