I’ve got to buy some Comcast stock! Don’t know if its a publicly traded company, but somebody is making a @#%! of a lot of money off the backs, telephones, tvs and computers of a #$%@ of a lot of people who have little or no choice or say in the matter.
Let me be more specific! I just got off the phone with my Comcast salesperson (took about a half hour to get through, by the way, their computers were down!!!)… anyway… my Starter Triple Play package is done, finished, kaput in mid February. If I don’t do anything, it will automatically reset to the “ordinary” Triple Play Package price… which is roughly $165/month. For this I get hi-speed internet access, national telephone service and HD TV with a few more channels than the basic package. Nothing special, no premiums… just news etc. That comes to $1,980 a year!!!! Wowsa! Not only that, but I have a cell phone that costs me $100/month…. or $1,200 a year!!!! That’s over $3,000 just to stay “in touch” with the world…. TOOOOO MUCH.
So what are my options…. I need the hi-speed internet because I work out of my home half the time, but I don’t need the Nationwide phone service…my cell will take care of that… and the TV? can I live with the $10 sub basic package which brings in about 20 stations and that’s it?
I haven’t read a whole book in almost a month… TV bags my attention, but I notice there isn’t much on these days… mostly gruesome re-runs of Bones or Law and Order… and I hate reality shows.
I have to make a decision before mid-February…. If I could manage a “bundle” package that saves me a bundle, I would do it… just thinking what I could do with that extra $$$$ — just think of the golf trips I could take!