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trent7

join:2005-11-28
Philadelphia, PA

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reply to Rick

Re: Poll....With the new tiers which will you subscribe to?

By the way the Economy tier has become even more ridiculous and overpriced with this round of upgrades. $25 for a 768/384 ... and $18 more gets you 12/2 (more than 15X the DL speed and 5X the UP speed)!!! Seriously!!! And 768kbps in this day and age!?! It's probably barely enough for streaming video of average quality, like Hulu.

Either drop the price to around $15, or up the speed to somewhere between 2/512 & 4/1 ... otherwise Comcast should rename the "Economy tier" to "Total Ripoff tier"!

iansltx

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Austin, TX
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There are plenty of places (outside of town) where 768/384 internet is $40 or $50 a month. Then again, it'd be cool if they upped speeds on "Economy" to 1.5/512...768/384 is plenty usable for basic web stuff, but 1.5/512 would be much better, since with that amount of speed you could do video calling and watch everything but HD video.


trent7

join:2005-11-28
Philadelphia, PA
Sure it's an excellent deal compared to satellite Internet
I was comparing what Comcast has to offer to each other.

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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True dat. Then again, 768k DSL runs about $20/month with phone service if I recall correctly, $25ish without. So Comcast is right in line...


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Is Comcast "Economy" Internet $24.95 a month without TV? Is it even available without TV? I ask because, by your comparison, you would have to include the cost of cable TV service with the Internet price, if you had to have even Basic TV to get "Economy" Internet; closer to $38.51 for "Economy" Internet in that case.
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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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Good question. If it isn't, I stand corrected and Comcast is just as lousy of a deal as I thought...


trent7

join:2005-11-28
Philadelphia, PA

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reply to NormanS
said by NormanS:

Is Comcast "Economy" Internet $24.95 a month without TV? Is it even available without TV? I ask because, by your comparison, you would have to include the cost of cable TV service with the Internet price, if you had to have even Basic TV to get "Economy" Internet; closer to $38.51 for "Economy" Internet in that case.
Good catch. I missed that!

I pulled out the price list that Comcast sent a few weeks back for the new pricing as of Nov. 1st 2008.

Here's what it says: (sorry I have no scanner to post the actual thing)

Online service with comcast video or voice service
Economy (768/384): $24.95 (That's the same price as before. No change.)

Online service only
Economy (768/384): $40.95 (Previous price was $39.95 since 1/1/08)

Limited Basic Service (Video) locally (North, West, & Northwest Philadelphia) costs $14.90 (No change since last price list of 1/1/08)

*As a side note. I hadn't noticed this when I got the new price list, but the HSI only prices have increased for all tiers:
6/1 up from $57.95 to $59.95
16/2 up from $67.95 to $69.95
768/384 up from $39.95 to $40.95

*HSI + Video or CDV remain unchanged and the same as in the OP.

So ya ... the Economy Tier is even more ridiculously priced than I thought before