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Re: Better than 250GB cap & no overage allowed
Business let me sign up as 'M2M' (month to month) in exchange for me paying a $250 'installation fee' (since I previously had residential and they didn't even bother to disconnect any cables there wasn't any real installation process).
Here's the part of this I find annoying:
Will I get a higher monthly usage allowance if I upgrade to a higher plan/tier?
While you may upgrade your service at any time to receive more speed and performance, all of our tiers of service have a data usage allowance of 300 GB per month.
If Nashville had to be a test market why can't it be one of the markets where you get higher caps for higher tiers? I might actually be enticed to spend more on the 105Mbps residential plan, but not if it's going to have the exact same cap as your basic 12Mbps (Or whatever the base residential is now, 12Mbps is still the base business tier)
fiberguyMy views are my own.Premium
I'll take you on your word that you got a M2M agreement, the reality is that you are the exception to the rule. There's one thing that IS for sure about CBC is that 1) Installation fees go down with a longer term. a 1 Year term requires a $250 install fee EVEN if there service is already existing. (FYI, they insist employees pay the fee too) 2) M2M service is not an option as a rule, so not sure how you swung it. And if a M2M option was ever considered, the fact that they only discount with a longer term would suggest that $59 a month wouldn't be on the table normally because they only discount with longer terms.
On the surface, your reasons and your situation is hard to believe.. but won't argue it. I'll just stand by IF you got it, you are a VERY rare exception. So call it installation fee or activation fee, it's there because they can justify the charge to a business because it's a SERVICE PLAN designed for business.
Why can't Nashville be a test market, why can't it be one of the market for higher caps? ... because they don't offer caps based on tiers as far as I know. Not everyone buys 105 tiers to consume more. Some people would buy it to MOVE the same about of data faster. They still see it as an information service.. people can only still process and consume so much information. I know that at 105mb I'd enjoy the fact that I could move larger image and package files faster so I can get on to the next task.. but having 105 doesn't mean that I'm going to be also to create more files to move just because the internet moves them faster.
The fact is that as of today, Comcast doesn't equate throughput with transfer.. until they do, this is how they price their service.