Originally Posted by halton
I need to call our cable and demand a lower price. I hate calling companies though. Been putting it off for over a month.
When I called Cox Communications, the best they could do is lower my bill $10/mo after I threatened to leave. Even the girl who I was talking to felt that was a poor offer to keep me around (my bill was $170+ a month at that point for TV and Internet).
If you threaten to leave, be ready to do it. They will spend the next few weeks trying to get you back with some decent offers. I also was able to use my prying to crank up my internet speed for faster downloading and streaming (I have uncapped internet for just over $70/mo after taxes for a few more months, then it jumps to $100/mo)
Today I'm going to go buy an antenna for the outside of my house to get the basic channels. I'll use the internet for everything else.