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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Comcast is the same

They force you to buy basic cable.... or just charge you the $15 basic cable would have been.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
Actually, looking at their website, there are some super-cheap plans that are local-only or don't include minutes at all that are around $15 or less. So basically they are just doing what Comcast already did.


cybah

join:2000-03-09
Chelsea, MA
reply to BiggA
I did a cost analysis of Comcast a few years ago for a job...

The cost for basic cable vs the fee they charge if you dont have TV service is the same (I think NOT having TV is a buck more).

They do this not only as a money grab but it saves them $ because a tech doesn't have to come out to your house to put a filter on your line to block out the TV if you ONLY subscribe to internet service.

Its the same way with Phone Service. I have everything they offer and its cheaper for me to KEEP the phone then not to have it. (essentially the phone works out to be free..)

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
Yup. Bundling is getting big.