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Old 02-24-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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I pay 40 dollars a month for basic cable and Comcast Performance internet (35 download, 10 upload IIRC).
Watch Comcast, they have data on when parents are most likely not at home.
During the probable time you are not home, they would put more movies on, when your kids click on those movies you might end up with a $300 bill.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Watch Comcast, they have data on when parents are most likely not at home.
During the probable time you are not home, they would put more movies on, when your kids click on those movies you might end up with a $300 bill.
What are you talking about? Is this some sort of new conspiracy theory?

As for "data on when parents are most likely not at home", I think that's pretty standard - between 8 and 5. Don't really need much "data" to determine that.

Also, parental controls are called parental controls for a reason. If a parent chooses not to use them, well, then they're choosing to live with the consequences of that choice, right?
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Choices in my sub-division with no HOA must use contract. Comcast, DISH, Directv, Verizon FIOS, Cell phone, wireless internet, Verizon copper line, free ota antenna.
btw- if you think it's expensive now, wait until 'net neutrality' kicks in with rate increases, taxes and fees.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Watch Comcast, they have data on when parents are most likely not at home.
During the probable time you are not home, they would put more movies on, when your kids click on those movies you might end up with a $300 bill.
Yea, I'm confused by this, too.
They have data on? Not sure how your provider works, but data better be on 24/7/365.
They put more movies on? What does that even mean?
My kids are then going to "click on movies"? Again, not sure what that means.
We have Netflix (with parental controls)... my kids can click on whatever they want. Not to mention....my kids aren't home when I'm not. And when they are old enough to be, they will be smart enough to... I guess smart enough not to rent Pay Per View movies (I assume that's what you are referring to...)?!?!?
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:44 AM
 
Location: midwest
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Yeah, it's over-priced in the US. Our government believes in CAPITALISM and has to prove it by allowing bullsh!t. The same crap goes on in education and medicine.

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Old 02-25-2015, 06:17 PM
 
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Choices in my sub-division with no HOA must use contract. Comcast, DISH, Directv, Verizon FIOS, Cell phone, wireless internet, Verizon copper line, free ota antenna.
btw- if you think it's expensive now, wait until 'net neutrality' kicks in with rate increases, taxes and fees.
Then the supply and demand scuffle will also bring things to an equilibrium. Let's keep in mind
the fact that people will also have the possibility to go to a public library.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:03 PM
 
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And also this "territorial war" between those companies hurts consumers. I mean, cable companies and internet companies are buying ZIP codes preventing any other internet or cable business from coming in.
Is it still free market ?
Then write your state official and federal. +Llook at your bill next time to see taxes and fees. Most jurisdictions get a franchise fee for doing nothing.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm dropping AT&T DSL after being with them since high school (about 10+ years). With TWC now increasing their speeds without increasing the prices, it's much better for me to switch to their standard package that will get 50Mbps for $40, just Internet. Right now, I'm paying around $60 for 6Mbps. You CAN save money if you shop around. I personally prefer not to bundle.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: USA
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I'm dropping AT&T DSL after being with them since high school (about 10+ years). With TWC now increasing their speeds without increasing the prices, it's much better for me to switch to their standard package that will get 50Mbps for $40, just Internet. Right now, I'm paying around $60 for 6Mbps. You CAN save money if you shop around. I personally prefer not to bundle.
Shopping around is always good!

+1 for the "prefer not to bundle"! There are too many cheap but good VOIP phone services for a few bucks, as well as free online TV services. Bundles are just a way to get you to buy something else that you really don't need.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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Shopping around is always good!
Bundles are just a way to get you to buy something else that you really don't need.
True !
I actually do not need all those TV channels.
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