For the record that’s $101 per minute!
I’m talking about my home tv/phone/internet bundle.And we’ve talked about it on facebook a few times here and here. The second post got a lot of chatter!! People are feeling the squeeze and do not like what Comcast is doing to us.
I’ve been bundling with Comcast since I moved into this house almost exactly 7 years ago. I’ve been paying the bill, the internet works, the home phone stays in its stands, the movies we want to see play………
But I just kept paying a SUPER HIGH bill. A bill that I know friend’s of mine pay less for. So we had lunch conversation about who has what and how much they pay. I was getting SCREWED.
My bill was $213 per month. The base of the recurring charges was $195.70. OOOOOOOOUCUUUUUCH.
A friend of mine has comcast, has Starz, HBO and the NFL package for less than $200! What the hail? But when I called to get some relief last year they said “we’ll be sorry to see you go.”
Right now as I have a lot of financial pressures bearing down on me I am much more attuned to regularly monthly costs. I’ve been considering trying to lower my Comcast bill, I just really didn’t want to have to deal with making changes and new set ups…. BUT the current pressures were just enough to make me make the move.
So I went to Build a Qwest Bundle and Save! And save I am!
If you go online and research CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) you will find a five year guarantee, but ask them for the THREE YEAR guarantee. This plan has better prices. And they are guaranteed for three years.
I am getting everything I have now phone w/ unlimited calls, high speed internet and Direct TV with free movie channels for three months and the NFL channel for the entire season. For $127 BASE! If I decide I want to add HBO it will be an extra $12 per month. I’m going to see how we can do without it.
These prices are guaranteed for THREE years. $2,488!
Remember my $195 base at Comcast? Subtract $127 from CenturyLink and that = $68 per month.
$68 per month for 3 years is $2,488. I was on the phone with the CenturyLink agent for 24 minutes.
All it took was 24 minutes on the phone to make the change! A change that will be measurable for the next three years!
Always looking ahead and hyper-sensitive about the end of the three years I asked her what would happen. She said that the cable price I am currently paying would definitely go up $20, but other than that no changes were anticipated. Well, “no anticipated changes” doesn’t really give me the warm fuzzies. SO I asked what happened if it went up higher and I couldn’t afford. She said that there were plenty of offers that they could use. Some of them are good customer credits that they can put in place for a year.
Just the customer service was a much better feel. I am writing this post via my new CenturyLink router and my tv gets switched over tomorrow. So far so good. Here comes the monies……..