Comcast is sending their users an e-mail noting that the company will be discontinuing their "Secure Backup & Share" service as of December 1. Files on Secure Backup & Share will be deleted and no longer available as of December 1, 2013," notes the company, adding that "If you purchased Secure Backup & Share Preferred or Premier, you may be eligible for a refund." Comcast had included 2 GB of storage free for broadband users, but also offered plans ranging from 50 GB ($5 a month) to 200GB ($10 a month).
Quick! Make Congress pass a law that says once you offer a service you have to offer it for at least 10,000 years even if you are offering it at a loss! -- I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
that would be their problem. and would teach them from being "beta" all the damn time before actually releasing a product that works. But what should pass just for them is if you offer a paid product you must provide actual support for it.
And what happens if you're area is sold by Comcast? Guess what happens to your email address. It goes AWAY. And I'd be willing to bet you'd be the first one on here complaining that you lost an email address you had for X amount of years, blah blah blah.
But as always, you never answer a question.
2013-Oct-8 12:12 am: ·
IowaCowboy Iowa native Premium join:2010-10-16 Springfield, MA kudos:1
I've had to change email addresses more than once (provider changes both on my en and their end). When I first signed up for broadband, it was @home and that folded so I had to change my e-mail address to mchsi.com (mediacom). Then I moved and the only option was Verizon DSL and then Comcast finally came online with the rebuild so a couple more e-mail address changes.
How would I go about getting a private domain with email hosting. I might look into that. GoDaddy has e-mail for 2.99 a month on a private domain. -- I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.
Not particularly fond of this cloud stuff anyway. I wouldn't consider this much of a loss, if I were on Comcast.
Definitely wouldn't have considered this a loss, if I had ever used Charters cloud junk. I think they have/had it previously? Didn't use it if they did/do!! -- The Firefox alternative. »www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/
2013-Oct-7 9:50 am: ·
tshirt Premium,MVM join:2004-07-11 Snohomish, WA kudos:4
The NSA backs it all up for free...
...restore not included but they do share with others.
I tried SKYDRIVE as a replacement to Comcast stuff but it looks like you have to gather things that go to the SkyDrive system into one folder. I have many folders that need backup and the Comcast Secure backup was ideal for me. If not SkyDrive any suggestions?
I wouldn't trust Comcast to store my data anyway, but if they are eliminating a service that is offered as part of their base package, does that mean they'll give us all $2 off our Internet charge per month?
Wow a 60 day notice to transfer 200+ gb of backups. What dicks. Glad I never used them. 90 days ago they were still selling yearly subscriptions. You would think they would just consolidate and allow subscriptions expire naturally turning down any new subs.