If you are like most people in a city who love television then you probably have Comcast as your cable provider. Comcast isn’t exactly what I’d call cheap, by the time you throw in a DVR, HD service and internet you are looking at a cable bill of well over $110 dollars.
Luckily over the years I’ve learned a few tricks to get the most out of Comcast and paying the least amount possible
1. Buy a Cable Modem
On your cable bill every month there is a $4.99 charge for “renting” a cable modem. You can acquire a cable modem off Amazon.com for $52.99 that is identical to the one you currently “rent” today. Within 11 months you are cash positive on this purchase.
2. Call Comcast tell them you are switching to DirectTV
DirecTV is constantly running promotions. Today’s shows $29.99 for their basic package with HD for life. Simply call 1800comcast tell them your place is now DirecTV compatible and you are wanting to cancel your service. They want to keep you no matter the cost. Mention to them the costs are too high and you can get the same service from DirectTV. Once you lay it on thick be sure to say “Are there any promotions that I could get enrolled in that are competitive to DirectTVs because I’d prefer not to switch”.
Usually they’ll enroll you in a 6 month promotion, be sure to note when this happened so you can call them back and repeat process. Hope these help get your bill down.