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I am currently a Frontier FiOS customer. Look below at my cable/internet/phone price. See how it increased from $149.57 to $194.29 in 12 months. I didn’t add any services, and yet, price went up $44.72 in 12 months. If this is not getting screwed I don’t know what is.
When I first joined Verizon about 10 years ago, my special discount price was about $125/mo. After 2 years of price lock-down they started to jack up the price on me. I kept calling them to lock down low price but they would only give me higher price than before. And they kept raising the price as if they are testing my limit. And I am finally seeing my limit.
This is it. I refuse to pay more than $150/mo on cable/internet/phone service. $150/mo is $1800 a year. That’s a lot of money. A lot of people don’t take home $1800 a month. $150 is what I pay for electric, gas, water, and trash collection combined.
Most people I know pay more than $150 on cable TV bundle. Those most people make less money than I do. That’s another topic and I will not go there.
Tomorrow I am switching to Spectrum. I will be paying $117/mo for next 12 month. So, I will save $927 in next 12 months. After 12 months, they will increase the price to $142/mo. I will still save $627.48 a year compared to my current provider, but I will try to lower the price, and hopefully lock down the price for a long term. I may switch provider again, or I will drop cable TV altogether. Whatever it may be, I will not spend $1800 a year on TV/Internet/Phone.
I absolutely hate cable companies for jerking us around with insane price and rate increases. I am this close to drop cable TV altogether. They can kiss my ass.