reply to Surprised
Re: Free HBO- is this for real? Well, this is troubling. I make no judgement about HBO, that's not the point. Some may like it, more power to them. I don't watch much TV in the first place. Because the basic tier only adds a few bucks to the price of FIOS internet, I'm willing to keep it for the times I do want to watch, e.g, tomorrow's "game that cannot be named in public unless I pay a license fee" in HD. But, if just by clicking on the Guide, I am setting myself up for a battle-royale with billing in June to have it taken off my bill, that's a problem. I'm less worried about the money as I pay my bill monthly as I go, not on auto-pay (much as they would like me to auto-pay) because their billing system is screwed up and their lame promises to "open a ticket to research your question" and "we'll give you a credit next month" never actually resolve the problem. So I only pay them the correct charge each month, but then their system reports me to the credit bureaus as a deadbeat for the unpaid incorrect charges.