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Old 11-28-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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Source please. Seems like something Comcast would do.
Yeah...

Expecting customers to pay for the service they are providing.

Total jerks.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Yeah...

Expecting customers to pay for the service they are providing.

Total jerks.

That's not what I'm referring to. I don't understand why they would eliminate a feature that makes it easy for people to not forget to pay their bill.

Oh wait.

That's because Comcast wants to collect tons of late fees and cause headaches.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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You would think that these companies would realize they are way over priced if people need payment plans to cover their bills.

Comcast has a great product and there is really no competition. And no, neither U-verse nor Direct TV offer viable alternatives. While their infrastructure price is high, they are close to pricing themselves out. So many younger people that have grown up with technology are opting not to began a life long addiction to cable.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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You would think that these companies would realize they are way over priced if people need payment plans to cover their bills.

Comcast has a great product and there is really no competition. And no, neither U-verse nor Direct TV offer viable alternatives. While their infrastructure price is high, they are close to pricing themselves out. So many younger people that have grown up with technology are opting not to began a life long addiction to cable.
Many parts of Atlanta there is no competition at all. It's either satellite of Comcast in our area. There are no other land-based alternatives.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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In a time when Internet is a viable option vs. cable it is silly that the price keeps going up for cable.

The crap thing is Comcast is raising Internet cost too, but at least you have many options for that.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Is Comcast hiking the prices because they want to or are they raising them because they are being squeezed by the content providers?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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Is Comcast hiking the prices because they want to or are they raising them because they are being squeezed by the content providers?
They want too.

Content providers are only growing in part because of Comcast(and other providers)prices.


I can get Hulu plus and Netflix for under $40.00 a month and watch most shows and movies I want to see, while Comcast charges $40-$50 a month minimum for bare bone basic no movie channels cable.

If Comcast were cheaper I'd utilize the DVR and on demand options for shows and movies but those services are upward of $100 a month. I'd love to use the service with Netflix or Hulu but it cost too much.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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They want too.

Content providers are only growing in part because of Comcast(and other providers)prices.


I can get Hulu plus and Netflix for under $40.00 a month and watch most shows and movies I want to see, while Comcast charges $40-$50 a month minimum for bare bone basic no movie channels cable.

If Comcast were cheaper I'd utilize the DVR and on demand options for shows and movies but those services are upward of $100 a month. I'd love to use the service with Netflix or Hulu but it cost too much.
Back up your statement with facts and sources.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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I just called Comcast regarding this, and I was told that they would be discontinuing payment arrangements in January but they will still allow the two week grace period (after your official due date) to pay your bill.

I guess we will see what happens in January.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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Just to give u guys a heads up..Those who like to do payment arrangememts..On December 22nd there will no longer be payment arrangments available.. You will have 7 days from your due date to make your payment or your services will be shut off.. I got this from a friend who works in the corporate office in Philly.. This is not just pertaining to the Atlanta market its in all marketa across US... Comcast wants all there coins on time.
What exactly do you mean by "payment arrangements". I am auto-billed each month, and they take the money out of my checking account. I never even think about it or pay attention to it. I have no idea when my Comcast bill is even due. So, does auto-pay fall under "payment arrangement" or are you talking about something different?
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