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Best way to reduce bill?


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#141 OFFLINE   saleen351

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

Paid my bill yesterday, it was $96, as long as it stays under $100 I'll stay with D, if it goes back up then I will have to really look into an alternative for the NFL... With Aereo coming to Miami this year, rumored Apple TV, Netflix slowing turning into an on demand HBO, Hulu, Intel, etc, D is going to be under huge pressure to lower it's costs...

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#142 OFFLINE   Phil T

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:26 AM

Last night I was helping a friend who wanted to get off of the Comcast Triple Play. Her bill had gone up to over $150.00 a month. She called Comcast and they knocked $20.00 a month off her bill if she would give them a two year commitment, but after taxes it was still $142.00. I did some research and was recommending a $75.00 a month DirecTV Genie/internet package from Centurylink for a year. To my surprise she said lets just try what we can get OTA or for free through the cable without a converter box. After trying some different hookups she was very happy with the results. She realized she was losing all DVR and guide functions but was still very happy with the number of channels she could get for free in HD!. She is ditching her home phone but will keep internet ($39.00 a month through Centurylink). I also dropped off a Apple TV for her to try. I think she felt relief getting away from Comcast, which she had had for over 20 years, and realizing the savings she will have every month. I think a lot of people are ready to do the same with all the cable/satellite providers.

#143 OFFLINE   Tubaman-Z

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:22 PM

I thought that this may be of interest to this thread:

http://www.foxnews.c...intcmp=trending

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#144 OFFLINE   EW800

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

After reading this thread, I though what the heck - can't hurt to try. I called a rep and just stated that I was hoping to reduce my monthly expenses a bit and wondering if there was anything they could do to help me bring down my bill. She put me on hold for a few minutes and then came back on the line saying there would be no problem giving me bill credits of $15 for the next 12 months. I am only on the Choice plan currently, so I thought that was not too bad. :)
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