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Comments on news posted 2014-04-16 17:41:30: In recent months, both AT&T and Comcast have started offering consumers a $40 to $50 bundle that includes 18-25 Mbps broadband, twenty or so basic cable channels and HBO. ..



Kasoah

join:2013-08-20

looool

"according to the fine print, the $50 package jumps to $73 a month after twelve months, and then to normal rates after 24 months. The $75 package jumps to $122 after twelve months and normal rates after 24 months"
h4h4



dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
Premium
join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4

let me guess

price good for a year, you're locked into contract for two with STEEP ETF!
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Despises any post with strings.



Darknessfall
Premium
join:2012-08-17
kudos:5

No contract required.



ctaranto

join:2011-12-14
MA

Not interesting

As a cord cutter, this is not interesting. The entire goal (for me) of CtC was to do away with below the line fees/taxes, ridiculous DVR rental prices, inflated content prices, and energy costs (removing 3 of those DVR boxes from my house saved me about $15/month).

I'm content with 75/35 FiOS, paying the quoted price (no taxes, fees, or surcharges).


tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
Reviews:
·ooma
·Optimum Online
·Verizon FiOS

retread

this is a re-tread of the dual play cable companies have offered. since loads of people are going either to VOIP (3rd party) or cell phone only. I can't recall if this is a better deal on the service price, but below the line fees from telcos usually tip the balance in favor of cable co's instead of telcos. Someone feel free to look it up...

on the other hand, you could just torrent (see thread about game of thrones piracy) the few HBO shows you like... and skip the sub fee and below the line fees.


ndwbr

join:2003-07-10
Atlanta, GA
reply to ctaranto

Re: Not interesting

That's great for you - what about us poor slobs stuck on AT&T 6mbps DSL at $51/mo - wait, going up to $54/mo in May... as far as I'm concerned, a one-time charge of $67 for a DOCSYS 3.0 cable modem from Amazon and $39.99 for Comcast 25mbps for the next 12 months is a good deal (if you can put up with Customer no support!) I hope to be on Google Fiber in 12 months!



ctaranto

join:2011-12-14
MA

said by ndwbr:

That's great for you - what about us poor slobs...

Posts are in the opinion of the writer. I don't think I need to keep saying "for me" and "in my opinion". If you have Comcast HSI available to you through this program, then you also have it available to you without this program. I don't see what you're trying to get at.

In addition, when my wife and I were looking for a house, good HSI (as well as good schools) were prerequisites. At the time, Comcast was the only show in down, but their internet service is decent in our area. FiOS moved in a couple years ago.

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink

A step in the right direction

[Though I'm certain BiggA will claim its unfair to satellite providers that Verizon is allowed to bundle.]

While the $50 and $75 price points are misleading when you add the device fee and tax (especially our local "newly reduced" tax), offering FTTH and premium networks exclusive of traditional pay-tv networks at a fiber-only introductory rate - for a year - without contractual obligation, is meeting Time-Warner cable head-on, and beats the pants off anything Google is selling.