My 12 month internet promo is set to expire after Wednesday 11/21 (through last day of billing cycle). I have super basic landline phone (poor cell phone performance, for 911 reliable, I like voice quality), and internet (40/5, fiber to curb-DSL to house).
I chatted online with Centurylink, and they say my bill will more than double from $62/month (what I expected). I must wait for Monday to talk to someone and negotiate, as chat can't help (sales). In the meantime, I'm looking for advice on getting an awesome value. I would do fine with less bandwidth. I occasionally download iso files from Microsoft, but it's never urgent. I do stream from Netflix and want enough bandwidth for that. I don't game much anymore. I don't watch much TV. Any I do is Netflix stream, or OTA (free). i.e. if I renegotiate package, or switch to cable, TV bundles are probably irrelevant. I'm a college student living off of savings and pricing is important. I think I've seen Comcast deals here in Minneapolis for $20/month internet. What might you do if you were me? Thanks in Advance. Below is what my bill looks like. Crap, I just noticed it says "11-18" is the date my rate changes. If I cancel, I think they'll only charge through last date of service (basically pro-rated), right?
Service Period: Oct 22 - Nov 21
You are receiving a reduced monthly rate for your High-Speed Internet service because of your 12 month term commitment. When your current agreement expires on 11-18-2012 your monthly rate will change to the standard rate.
Internet and Voice Monthly Charges
Internet - High-Speed Internet
Local Phone Service - Residence Line
High-Speed Internet Promotion
Month 12 of 12 -85.04 Internet and Voice Monthly Charges Total $45.94
Related Monthly Charges
Advanced Modem - Lease 5.95
Local Phone Service
Federal Access Charge 4.92
Access Recovery Charge 0.50 Related Monthly Charges Total $11.37 Taxes, Fees & Surcharges Total $4.73Total Internet and Home Phone Charges $62.04