After all the bargaining and arguing and bitter haggling I've endured with Comcast, I have finally struck a deal with Verizon and was looking forward to FINALLY telling Comcast to disconnect my service! Unfortunately, instead of being directed to the angry, arrogant, tightfisted operators I've been dispatched to in calls prior, I was sent to a sweet, patient woman who made it impossible for me throw an offer back in her face. WHAT A BUMMER! I was really looking forward to telling one of those operators that they could keep their so called deals.
If you are in the same boat I was in with comcast you should check out Verizon's new FIOS offers. We don't use landlines at our house. So all the digital voice inclusions don't really help to keep down our bills. But Verizon offered us, their TV package that included all the channels except premium ones, on Demand, DVR, HD and boxes in any room we wanted.
They also included internet at a 20mbps download speed (which is really good), free modem/router (no monthly fee) and free installation all for only 100.00 plus taxes for a guaranteed two years. That's ten dollars less than what I was paying with comcast and we only got 1mbps download speed with them. Oh plus Verizon offered a $100 Visa gift card. It was the two years which sold me because with comcast, they'd give me a deal for 6 months and then after that time I'd be back on the phone haggling with them yet AGAIN!
But in addition to that I added Netflix to our tv through this little box from Roku. Basically, I have the normal netflix subscription but with the Roku box I can watch movies from Netflix INSTANTLY no charge but my normal $5.99 monthly fee. The instant selection isn't fantastic. I might equate it to HBO or Starz but not the newest releases.
If you felt so inclined you could get rid of your tv bill altogether and just go with the roku netflix thing. It has a lot of the newest tv shows to watch instantly. Good deal?
Friday, April 3
Posted by Kathleen Frances at 12:24 AM