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Old 06-23-2007, 01:20 PM   #1
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This is by far the best rant you've done yet. Great job! I can't believe Comcast is actually sinking so low as to get rid of basic cable altogether. Who really wants to pay that much for cable each month? I've had comcast for over 2 years now, and when I first got, I was impressed with the service, but lately, it's just getting bad. I'm in the midst of chagning over to WOW right now.
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Great rants as always Solomon. I don't get the NBC programs On-Demand for some reason. It was up there for about a week and I did see it say that it was 99 cents which is ridiculous. Now my CBS On-Demand is free. It states it right up at the top. I use it quite a lot to watch Jericho and NCIS. I didn't know that they were going to drop basic cable. That is just wrong. Not everybody wants digital or can afford digital. I only watch certain channels on it. Quite a lot of what's on it is nothing but junk.
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That was an awesome aran,tand I didnt know theyw ere dropping basic cable
So that means I cant wtch Comedy Cnetral anymroe now? CRAP,wait I have digital
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a great rant about an all too common problem

ALL of the big cable/dish companies are too greedy - and the worst part is that when you THINK that you have some choice, they get you to switch companies with the lure of lower prices then 3 to 6 months later they start jacking the prices up on you to ridiculous levels

I have Time Warner digital cable with the full phone-cable-internet package, and I am tired of them dropping channels from my service, raising my rates every couple of months and then being forced to watch their ads to lure in new customers for the SAME services I am getting for about $130 a month LESS than what they are charging ME
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a great rant about an all too common problem

ALL of the big cable/dish companies are too greedy - and the worst part is that when you THINK that you have some choice, they get you to switch companies with the lure of lower prices then 3 to 6 months later they start jacking the prices up on you to ridiculous levels

I have Time Warner digital cable with the full phone-cable-internet package, and I am tired of them dropping channels from my service, raising my rates every couple of months and then being forced to watch their ads to lure in new customers for the SAME services I am getting for about $130 a month LESS than what they are charging ME


And I called Comcast about their triple play package-Phone/internet/phone) for $99.00 and Only to ind out it's really $225 a month because the cable part is $157
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I don't get Comcast, but basically this rant covers any cable service provider you may have.

I feel so sorry for our elderly customers who are on a fixed income and are having their services cut down so that certain channels can be transferred to "digital" service. I remember here in our county when Turner Classic Channel was transferred over to digital, the elderly customers of our community ranted and made phone calls galore to the cable provider and demanded that channel be restored to the basic line-up. Well, the wheel that squeaks the loudest gets the oil. So what our cable provider did was put TCM channel on both basic and digital tier services. This way the older customers didn't have to "upgrade" their boxes; also, they didn't have to pay for a different (more expensive) package to receive that channel. That is an example of how when people complain and let their voices be heard, something can be done.

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Good rant Solomon and right on target. My Comcrap bill is through the roof. About four years ago, I was paying $115, and now it's $155. That includes internet service too. That company makes me sick.
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Good rant Solomon and right on target. My Comcrap bill is through the roof. About four years ago, I was paying $115, and now it's $155. That includes internet service too. That company makes me sick.
Are you able to get DirecTV in your area?
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I don't even know. We've had Comcrap for years, and as much as I hate the company, I do like what I'm overpaying for.
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Get your grandma DVDs pronto!!! and stop whining about the high cost of krappy kable
I just finished watching Hardy Boys, Starsky and Hutch and Charlies Angels. Gunsmoke is now available on DVD.
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Is Solomon's claim that Comcast is dropping basic cable even accurate? I told someone this and she countered that FCC regulations are such that basic cable level must be made available. Of course, this isns't supposed to happen until next year, according to Solomon, and by then we'd forget all this by then...
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I just finished watching Hardy Boys, Starsky and Hutch and Charlies Angels. Gunsmoke is now available on DVD.

She doesn't have a DVD player and then would have to learn how to use it which would be to much for her
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Is Solomon's claim that Comcast is dropping basic cable even accurate? I told someone this and she countered that FCC regulations are such that basic cable level must be made available. Of course, this isns't supposed to happen until next year, according to Solomon, and by then we'd forget all this by then...

Well they probably figure that not many people have just basic cable anyway and should just make everything digital.
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great rant solomon i dont have comcast but i have a friend in philly who does and he has always told me how much comcast sucks and he only has basic cable i bet he hit the roof when his last cable bill came too
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