Des Moines, IA
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Re: [IA] moving and MC is trying to charge friend disconnect fee
said by thedragonmas:Ok, so with natural disasters or even with fire and such. There is nothing that says you have to leave town after those. You can relocate to a residence in the same city. If Mediacom doesn't service that part of town, I would say you have an argument for not paying ETFs. And as for renters, saying that they are only a 1 yr lease doesn't mean anything. Mediacom offers month to month service agreements. Where you can drop them at the end of any month with NO ETFs, NO FEES. You just aren't able to receive the discounted rates. That is a choice you have to make. Perhaps people need to look further ahead than just the bill at the end of the month.
does that line of thinking apply to natural disasters? or arson? or how about renters? you realize the majority of renters only have a 1 year lease dont you?
said by thedragonmas:So by your logic, I'll make an agreement to with you to buy 1000 hours worth of services from you over the next 2 yrs. You agree to provide the services at a 15% discount, then after 6 months I say. Nah, I don't want them anymore because I'm choosing to move to a location you won't service. You wouldn't want some sort of compensation for the breach of contract? I'm willing to guess that you would want some sort of compensation because you made business decisions based on the agreement that I would buy services for the next 2 yrs.
so by your logic if i sign that contract, then for what ever reason i end up moving (i.e. the realty agency simply chooses not to renew) and i end up moving outside of mediacoms area im supposed to keep paying for a service i cant even get?
said by thedragonmas:I could care less if the ETF is lowered as you go through the duration of the agreement. You agreed to it when you accepted the services at a discounted rate. Just because another company does something different doesn't mean everyone has do it that way. Would it be nice to lower the ETF as you go through the agreement time, sure. But there is nothing that says they have to.
yes i would have agreed to that ETF in exchange for a lower rate. in doing so mediacom was guarantied a certain amount of return from me paying my bill the ETF is supposed to cover that if i terminate service, now you cant tell me that if i terminate at 12 months your loss of profit is the same as if i canceled at the 2nd month. (thats assuming that the promo rate is as low as they can go and still pay retrans fees with just enough profit for the ETF to cover if you terminate something i highly doubt)
In fact, I'll tell you right now, I'm on month to month pricing because I have moved so much lately that I wasn't sure if the places I was moving too would allow or be able to get Mediacom services. Should I choose to move to a place that I'm unable to receive Mediacom services, I can cancel my service at the end of the month with NO ETF! I just don't get discounted pricing. It's a decision I made because I wasn't sure of my location of the next few yrs and I didn't want to get stuck with an ETF if I did relocate to a non-Mediacom serviced place.