I am going to switch my tv service from Comcast to DirecTV, due to the lack of HD offerings on my local Comcast system (I'm on one of Comcast's very old techology-challenged former Adelphia systems). I like the service I've gotten from Comcast and the picture quality too ... but it is an HD wasteland here in Gettysburg. I want more HD, and because of that, will be switching within a week.
That leaves my Comcast internet service, which I'm currently paying $42.95/month for. I like that service too, and would be willing to continue at that price, but I think it's going to go up to $59 without being a cable subscriber. So ... my question is .... does Comcast ever cut breaks on that, or is that policy hard and fast?
I can get DSL 5MB for $39/month, and will switch if I have to, but first wanted to see if there is any reason to think that Comcast would let me continue with internet service at my current rate.
You can get that $42.95 rate if you keep the limited Basic tier, here in Chattanooga the limited Basic tier is less then $10 in all areas, when you add limited Basic + Internet the total comes out cheaper then Internet without cable.
$59.00 here for just Internet. You can get Basic cable for $17 and $42.95 for Internet but in the end it's the same amount, they just break it down differently and you get basic cable. Didn't really want the basic cable.
Limited Basic varies by location. I am on HSI @ 42.95 and our limited basic runs us 14.75 (after taxes 58.50). In addition to saving a buck or two by keeping that package, you get the added benefit of the few out of market locals comcast seems to include in most areas. (Gettysburg, I believe, gets both Harrisburg DMA locals and a good number of Baltimore ones as well)
Edit.... Of course if I looked up Gettysburg comcast correctly, you are looking at $19.45 for your limited basic package!! if that is right, then it would be cheaper to just pay for the HSI and drop the cable outright. ((plus if their gatekeeping is as sloppy there as it is here, you'll probably still be getting a good number of channels bleeding through))
You can get the price if you talk to the right person. Explain to them whats going on, that you either will get DSL or keep their service, put the ball in there court. Tell them they can lose you as tv but keep you as internet or lose both. They more then likely will work with you.