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Old 01-22-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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Comast is the Cable Communist Devil.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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We had Comcast last year before we moved to a new house. We still had a year on the original contract. Turns out, our new house in Roswell wasn't in a service area for Comcast. When we called them to cancel they wanted to charge us several hundred dollars in cancellation fees. We tried to explain to them that we didn't have a choice and if Comcast service was offered at the new house we wouldn't cancel but it WAS NOT. We weren't just trying to cancel our contract on a whim. After speaking with several supervisors they finally agreed to let us cancel without paying the exhorbitant fees. The whole thing shouldn't have been such a hassle.

We now have AT&T U-verse and have been mostly happy with it.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Comast is the Cable Communist Devil.
I've had Comcast since 2003 in two states, and I'm very happy with it. Other than FIOS, Comast has the best product from a technical perspective. U-Verse is very limited based on the fact that it uses copper for the "last mile" and is based on obsolete and limited DSL technology. The number of HD streams is capped, and the Internet bandwidth is likewise limited.

People dislike Comcast for their customer service, which at times is lacking, but nothing in Atlanta can beat it for the product itself. We have TV, Internet, and VoIP. Has only gone down due to power issues or other non-Comcast related failures.
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:42 AM
 
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They are the same!!
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:14 AM
 
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the trick to to switch providers every two years. To keep getting new customer promos with these companies. Prices are actually pretty good for the first two years, they all play the same game, offer great introductory rates to get you in the door, then they jack your price up every year.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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the trick to to switch providers every two years. To keep getting new customer promos with these companies. Prices are actually pretty good for the first two years, they all play the same game, offer great introductory rates to get you in the door, then they jack your price up every year.
This is a good suggestion, at least under certain circumstances. We ditched Comcast and went without cable (or Satellite) for two years. Simply relied on Roku. When we decided to get cable again, Comcast treated us like a new customer, and gave us a nice discount. Even if we had gone with one of the satellite providers for those two years, Comcast would have given us the "new customer" discount.

The other strategy is to call and ask that you service be cancelled. In most cases, you will be transferred to a "Customer Retention Specialist" who may offer you a reduced rate, just to keep you as a customer.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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This is a good suggestion, at least under certain circumstances. We ditched Comcast and went without cable (or Satellite) for two years. Simply relied on Roku. When we decided to get cable again, Comcast treated us like a new customer, and gave us a nice discount. Even if we had gone with one of the satellite providers for those two years, Comcast would have given us the "new customer" discount.

The other strategy is to call and ask that you service be cancelled. In most cases, you will be transferred to a "Customer Retention Specialist" who may offer you a reduced rate, just to keep you as a customer.
I've been contemplating trying to kick the "cable-crack" habit. After two years, what prompted you to go back to cable?
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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I've been contemplating trying to kick the "cable-crack" habit. After two years, what prompted you to go back to cable?
One word: Football.
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Dish SlingTV is going to be offering live ESPN and ESPN 2 streaming for $20 a month. The days of sports being the only reason to keep cable are thankfully coming to an end!
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Dish SlingTV is going to be offering live ESPN and ESPN 2 streaming for $20 a month. The days of sports being the only reason to keep cable are thankfully coming to an end!
Does that package also include Fox, NBC, CBS, NFL Network, and the other stations that carry sports programs?
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