Some day. One day. I don’t know when. I don’t know who. I also don’t really care for how much. But there will be a carrier that offers a plan of more than 6Mbps that becomes available in my area. When that happens, it will be a glorious day I’ll get to cancel and say good bye. Forever. Suck it, Comcast.
Maybe U-verse will finally be offered (right now it’s just craptastic speed 1.5Mbps AT&T DSL). Maybe some high-bandwidth local WiMax will become available, eclipsing the Clear that is here now (only 4G). Or, Verizon will give everyone the finger and bring us FIOS. Google fiber…my hero (/bats lashes)?
It won’t take much. I’ve already thrown their phone and TV back. Vonage gives me the same service for $12 a month after fees, taxes, and service charges. I have enough to watch between using Netflix’s $8/mo streaming and my own media collection. Even if I wanted TV again, I’d go back to Dish.
Anyway, end rant. I only posted this after wasting an hour and a half of my life chasing a Internet upgrade that I was ultimately told does not exist…although they were the ones that offered it to me. Thanks Comcast Customer Service. Idiots.
Persistence pays off. I wouldn’t let these bastards get the best of me, so, after a fourth day of trying, I scored a good representative. I got the 30/6Mbps (Looks like 36/6 to me) Blast! Internet and standard digital TV for $49.99 for 6 months. It goes to $69.99 for months 7-12. I will try and keep the first 6mo rate while ditching the TV service when that time comes. For now, I’m happy though and I have something to work with later. The change also took effect immediately.