• I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78

    • Posted 08/12/2017 11:59 AM - Hide
    • I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78 #1


      I think it's kind of funny that the $190 package is $70. The amount of profit in that is fat.. The Internet is nearly free to them as they have fiber directly to the node in my building. Even splitting the node wouldn't cost them much as the fiber and space are already there. The Anyroom DVR? Basically is a cloud application, so they don't even have to put a hard drive in my box.. Cost to store a couple of gigs of programs in the cloud? Clearly less than $10 a month. HD Service Technology Fee. Comcast hasn't offered a box that didn't do HD in a decade or so. The fee exists solely to gouge consumers. A lot of cable programmers won't even offer a SD feed anymore. And the Broadcast TV fee, local re-transmission.. Basically we pay cable to give us things we can get over the air for free. I would cancel the broadcast channels altogether if I could.

      I previously paid Comcast $140 a month, so I view this as an improvement.

      Bottom line: It makes perfect sense why people are cutting the cord.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 12:03 PM - Hide
    • Thats awful.

      55'for internet only,per mo. is all i will do.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 12:12 PM - Hide
    • DrifterBee posted:
      . posted:
      Thats awful.

      55'for internet only,per mo. is all i will do.

      But for an extra $20, I get CNN, A&E, Fox News, the locals, and some other shit I don't watch.

      Those can all eat shit!
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 12:34 PM - Hide
    • Ya, cut cable five years ago. Just paying for something we almost never used. What little we watch is on line,but this year I broke down and paid for MLB and NFL streaming games.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 12:35 PM - Hide
    • DrifterBee posted:
      But for an extra $20, I get CNN, A&E, Fox News, the locals, and some other shit I don't watch.

      for $10 you could get directv now and stream all the same shit live.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 12:35 PM - Hide
    • I pay 130 for business class internet at my home through Spectrum. Plus 55 for my phone lines through Ooma. Could probably cut an extension out but fuck it. the Wife has her own ext and conference calling available,
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 12:47 PM - Hide
    • How much do you pay for porn?
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 12:50 PM - Hide
    • That broadcast tv fee is pure bullshit. They have a lower end internet tier, I think 25 Mbps, that they offer for 29.99/month. If you ask for this offer they will try to add basic tv "at no extra cost". However the bundle with tv includes the broadcast fee that increases the bill by 23%.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 01:00 PM - Hide
    • DrifterBee posted:
      I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78 #1


      I think it's kind of funny that the $190 package is $70. The amount of profit in that is fat.. The Internet is nearly free to them as they have fiber directly to the node in my building. Even splitting the node wouldn't cost them much as the fiber and space are already there. The Anyroom DVR? Basically is a cloud application, so they don't even have to put a hard drive in my box.. Cost to store a couple of gigs of programs in the cloud? Clearly less than $10 a month. HD Service Technology Fee. Comcast hasn't offered a box that didn't do HD in a decade or so. The fee exists solely to gouge consumers. A lot of cable programmers won't even offer a SD feed anymore. And the Broadcast TV fee, local re-transmission.. Basically we pay cable to give us things we can get over the air for free. I would cancel the broadcast channels altogether if I could.

      I previously paid Comcast $140 a month, so I view this as an improvement.

      Bottom line: It makes perfect sense why people are cutting the cord.

      $70 is just for the TV, how much is the total bundle with phone and internet?

      Do you even use the phone?
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 01:02 PM - Hide
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      And in a yr you have to threaten to cancel to maybe get a similar deal.

      If you've got a lower end internet only deal, they will not give you another deal after it expires, even if you quit. They will only give you a promo price if you upgrade to a higher speed or add tv.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 01:03 PM - Hide
    • 45 bucks a month for 20/2 cable. Was 35 on a promotion, I called the cable company, bitched for a manager and the guy said we maybe profit a few bucks on that, and 35 is a loss. Retail on that product is actually $72, I confirmed it on the web. He said you are a very long time customer so we give a better rate.
      Told me he worked in management and he said the infrastructure costs are thru the roof. Each van on the road is over 100K with the guy. He said a cable issue in your area cost a few million to fix, and had to be done with out of state contractors ASAP above cost.

      He said we like customers paying over $100, and when cable TV gets involved there are costs to the networks for programming, it is far from pure profit.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 01:11 PM - Hide
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      45 bucks a month for 20/2 cable. Was 35 on a promotion, I called the cable company, bitched for a manager and the guy said we maybe profit a few bucks on that, and 35 is a loss. Retail on that product is actually $72, I confirmed it on the web. He said you are a very long time customer so we give a better rate.
      Told me he worked in management and he said the infrastructure costs are thru the roof. Each van on the road is over 100K with the guy. He said a cable issue in your area cost a few million to fix, and had to be done with out of state contractors ASAP above cost.

      He said we like customers paying over $100, and when cable TV gets involved there are costs to the networks for programming, it is far from pure profit.

      Cable has lots of competition now. It is not as profitable as it once was.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 02:08 PM - Hide
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      45 bucks a month for 20/2 cable. Was 35 on a promotion, I called the cable company, bitched for a manager and the guy said we maybe profit a few bucks on that, and 35 is a loss. Retail on that product is actually $72, I confirmed it on the web. He said you are a very long time customer so we give a better rate.
      Told me he worked in management and he said the infrastructure costs are thru the roof. Each van on the road is over 100K with the guy. He said a cable issue in your area cost a few million to fix, and had to be done with out of state contractors ASAP above cost.

      He said we like customers paying over $100, and when cable TV gets involved there are costs to the networks for programming, it is far from pure profit.

      This is all true. The infrastructure costs are really problematic for cable companies, because in most places, they don't have fiber at the building. Maintaining the rest of the hybrid fiber/coax network keeps someone at the cable company up at night as it's an enormous unseen cost.. But if a provider has fiber into a building, it's fairly inexpensive to deliver whatever a customer might want.. The huge sunk cost is the permitting, trenching, and lighting up... Its why Comcast can easily offer me 250 Mbps service.. Their cost, even if they had to split my node in order to offer it, is very low.

      The cost to add an additional 192 MHz DOCSIS block (1.2 to 1.9 Gbps) in an existing service group can be as little as a couple grand.. (The license cost on the CMTS) But if you have to push the plant to 1.2 GHz, do a node split, run more fiber, etc - it gets uber expensive.

      Most of Comcast's plant isn't setup like my apartment is.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 02:11 PM - Hide
    • DrifterBee posted:
      I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78 #1


      I think it's kind of funny that the $190 package is $70. The amount of profit in that is fat.. The Internet is nearly free to them as they have fiber directly to the node in my building. Even splitting the node wouldn't cost them much as the fiber and space are already there. The Anyroom DVR? Basically is a cloud application, so they don't even have to put a hard drive in my box.. Cost to store a couple of gigs of programs in the cloud? Clearly less than $10 a month. HD Service Technology Fee. Comcast hasn't offered a box that didn't do HD in a decade or so. The fee exists solely to gouge consumers. A lot of cable programmers won't even offer a SD feed anymore. And the Broadcast TV fee, local re-transmission.. Basically we pay cable to give us things we can get over the air for free. I would cancel the broadcast channels altogether if I could.

      I previously paid Comcast $140 a month, so I view this as an improvement.

      Bottom line: It makes perfect sense why people are cutting the cord.

      :schlomo:
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 02:16 PM - Hide
    • Meh. I don't even have a Comcast bill.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 02:24 PM - Hide
    • The Cumcast HD is 1080I. You have to go with the X1 to get 1080P. Ask about 4K and it's :rofl:. Fuckers. I always bitch about 'packages' and hundreds of channels of standard def crap like infomercials, Spanish, and other shitskin filler.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 02:24 PM - Hide
    • DrifterBee posted:
      This is all true. The infrastructure costs are really problematic for cable companies, because in most places, they don't have fiber at the building. Maintaining the rest of the hybrid fiber/coax network keeps someone at the cable company up at night as it's an enormous unseen cost.. But if a provider has fiber into a building, it's fairly inexpensive to deliver whatever a customer might want.. The huge sunk cost is the permitting, trenching, and lighting up... Its why Comcast can easily offer me 250 Mbps service.. Their cost, even if they had to split my node in order to offer it, is very low.

      The cost to add an additional 192 MHz DOCSIS block (1.2 to 1.9 Gbps) in an existing service group can be as little as a couple grand.. (The license cost on the CMTS) But if you have to push the plant to 1.2 GHz, do a node split, run more fiber, etc - it gets uber expensive.

      Most of Comcast's plant isn't setup like my apartment is.

      No fiber here, he said RG-6 and whatever is a bit thicker for longer runs.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 02:26 PM - Hide
    • The X1 box boots about as fast as an old 286 computer!
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 02:40 PM - Hide
    • Nothing new. Cut new deals with comcast for promotional pricing (:schlomo:) every year or two.

      Compared to most cell phone plans, cable/internet is a bargain.
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    • Re: I've managed to cut my Comcast bill to $78
      Posted 08/12/2017 02:44 PM - Hide
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      No fiber here, he said RG-6 and whatever is a bit thicker for longer runs.

      It's P3-750 most of the time..

      But when you're sharing it with 500-1000 homes.. Anyone of them can have an unterminated splitter allowing crap into your cable plant, can create truck rolls...
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