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Interesting Comcast Ad on the Radio

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mark20, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. jpl

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    There's nothing exclusive at all about those channels. Other systems can start carrying them when they get the bandwidth to do so. That's the hold-up. These upgrades don't happen over night - DirecTV had been working on this upgrade for some time. Other systems got caught a bit short and are playing catch-up. It won't be long for most of the other systems to get there. Verizon, e.g., made a commitment to carry an additional 30 HD channels, per market, by spring (putting their total at ~60/market, give or take, depending on the market), with an additional 90 coming by the end of 2008. Other traditional cable systems (e.g. Comcast) will take somewhat longer to get there.
     
  2. Citivas

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    They initially quoted an extra $9.95 for the DVR but then waived it when I wavered...

    If I didn't need a phone, the fee would go down to $69 for digital cable + high speed...
     
  3. Citivas

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    Here in Central Jersey, the VoIP is practically free with Comcast. High Speed by itself is $62.95. High speed plus either digital cable or VoIP is $69.95 and all three are $99.95. They seem to throw in the DVR is you push and they threw in 6 months of the premium channel packages. AND, unlike DirecTV, there was no contract -- you can cancel at any time with no penalty. And the rate is indefinite, not introductory...
     
  4. itguy05

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    When I called about lowering my cable bill, including the triple play, the lady quoted me basically what is here:
    http://www.manifest-tech.com/ce_products/triple_play.htm

    Basic Triple play - Phone/Net/D. Cable = $99 + DVR $13.99
    Triple play + Starz/HBO/Showtime = $129 + DVR $13.99

    All were for 1 year only.

    Certainly no deal when you don't have FIOS for competition....
     
  5. Citivas

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    I don't have FIOS as an option here either. We all know how it can be when you call DirecTV too and they offer something totally different than what you know from here others are getting. Comcast didn't seem to be as bad for me, but it certainly was still true that I had to negotiate a bit to get the free DVR and premium channels thrown in for the $99, so don't assume what they print or first tell you is their best deal...
     
  6. msmith198025

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    got ya, i havent paid attention if i saw it, but yes the way you describe it does sound a little misleading
     
  7. ncxcstud

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    All companies are going to be misleading (to a degree) because they want you to actually buy their product...
     
  8. msmith198025

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    yeah, sign me up!!.............
     
  9. Upstream

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    Citivas -- But Fios is an option throughout a lot of Central NJ. And by the end of 2008, it will be an option for most of Central NJ. Comcast sets their rates regionally. So even though Fios isn't available at your house, it is widely available in your region. Therefore Fios competition may impact Comcast rates.
     
  10. BkwSoft

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    You could spin it to seam like your getting VoIP nearly free. But in reality you are getting raped for internet service.
     
  11. Lord Vader

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    And one of the state's largest towns, Naperville, also has WOW. I don't know if Comcast is also available in parts of Naperville, but friends I know who live in the state's 4th largest city all have WOW for cable and/or Internet.
     
  12. Citivas

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    Yeah, maybe, but since I have no choice on that, it still works out as much cheaper for the combined service. I can't get DSL where I am, I can't get FIOS, and the Hughes/DirecTV Internet option is inferior and would cost WAY more, so it's not like DirecTV has clean hands on high speed prices either. So since it is Comcast or nothing for high speed, it is a mute point whether their base price is high.
     
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