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Roche1972

join:2008-02-22
reply to peggypwr1

Re: [Bill] Comcast charging addl $8.00 "Hddver Converter Re

I am a recent returning Comcast TV "Digital Preferred" subscriber (formerly a Verizon FiOS TV customer) who got an online deal for a 2 year commitment where I got a Motorola HD DVR for only $8.00 a month. I haven't received my first bill yet so I am worried that I will get ripped off and be charged the entire $17.95 a month regular charge. I am also subscribed to one HD converter and 2 SD converters at $9.95 each per month. I also subscribed to the Sports Entertainment Package where I get the first 6 months for only $4.95 a month ($10 a month after that 6 month period) plus free HBO channels for 3 months. I plan on cancelling HBO sometime in mid-April just before the free 3 months expire so I do not get slapped with any HBO charges. The Digital Preferred service I am getting is supposed to be locked in at $39.95 a month for the next 2 years of the contract so I hope I don't get ripped off on that.


RalphKramden

join:2007-01-10
Newtown, PA

said by Roche1972:

I haven't received my first bill yet so I am worried that I will get ripped off and be charged the entire $17.95 a month regular charge...The Digital Preferred service I am getting is supposed to be locked in at $39.95 a month for the next 2 years of the contract so I hope I don't get ripped off on that.

why on earth would you sign a 2 year contract with a company that you believe will rip you off???

Roche1972

join:2008-02-22

What I meant to say was that after reading the first post on this topic about an additional $8.00 charge or fee on that subscriber's bill, I just feared that Comcast might charge me an additional $8.00 fee or charge on top of the $8.00 a month charge for an HD DVR that was part of my 2 year commitment with Comcast. That's what I meant by the fear of possibly getting "ripped off" or a better term "bait and switched". I am currently satisfied with my re-subscription to Comcast after having Verizon FiOS TV for 5 years. I am just waiting for my first bill to see if there are any mistakes or discrepancies and if there are, I will call Comcast to try and correct them, that's all.


Fiat131

join:2005-02-13
New Castle, DE

said by Roche1972:

I am currently satisfied with my re-subscription to Comcast after having Verizon FiOS TV for 5 years. I am just waiting for my first bill to see if there are any mistakes or discrepancies and if there are, I will call Comcast to try and correct them, that's all.

Care to explain why you left Verizon FIOS after 5 years?

Roche1972

join:2008-02-22

The reason why I left Verizon FiOS TV after 5 years was that I became dissatisfied not with Verizon's picture quality but with the programming changes (out of their control) to a few of what used to be some of my favorite channels and they are Boomerang, Fox Movie Channel (which now shares its channel with FXM which shows edited movies with commercial interruptions unlike Fox Movie Channel), FamNet and RFD-TV. Boomerang was once a fine entertaining channel that catered to classic old Hanna-Barbera cartoons and now unfortunately shows mostly modern day cartoons like Pokemon, Powerpuff Girls, Captain Planet and Dexter's Laboratory. FamNet used to show The Color Honeymooners and Mr. Belvedere but not anymore. RFD-TV was only good for one show and that's Hee Haw reruns on Sunday nights. When I had visited Comcast's website recently, they had an affordable deal that I couldn't pass up so I re-signed up with Comcast and dropped FiOS once Comcast was re-installed. I like that I can get NFL Red Zone as part of a Sports Entertainment package with other sports channels at a reasonable monthly rate of $4.95 for the first 6 months and then $7.95 a month after that. I think that's better than paying Verizon $55 every NFL season for NFL Red Zone and get no other sports channels in return. I also like 2 other channels Comcast has that Verizon doesn't have and they are Aspire and JLTV (Jewish Life TV). Aspire shows old TV series such as I Spy, The Bill Cosby Show, Julia and The Flip Wilson Show while JLTV shows old TV shows like Candid Camera, The New Soupy Sales Show, The Goldbergs, The Chevy Show starring Dinah Shore, and The Jack Benny Program. I also like having not to pay extra for the Encore channels, Flix and Sundance Channel. With FiOS, it costs extra to get those channels. These are the reasons why I switched from Verizon back to Comcast.