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Mar 16, 2010

A great way to save some money

I was looking over my cable and Internet bill the other day and realized I was paying WAY too much. It was absolutely ridiculous and was to the point that I almost felt like canceling the service! I decided to give them a call so they could break down my charges to the penny. I was paying almost eighty dollars for digital cable service. I only have one receiver and the other 2 TV's have basic cable. I about lost it on the phone. I then told them that my husband has been wanting to go back to satellite for some time and the rep immediately told me that she would transfer me to their 'Retention Dept' and I could take advantage of any promotions they are offering. Hmm, interesting. I spoke with the sales person whose job function is to save customers. I already knew in the back of my mind that if I did go back with satellite that my bill would run anywhere from $55-$65. Well at the end of the discussion my bill came down and I am now saving $26 per month for the next 12 months. You know I will be calling back in 12 months to see what promotion they are offering! There is way too much competition out there to risk losing a long time customer.

Shelly, Mom Files


  1. I do it periodically. We have 4 DVR HD receivers via satellite and pay under $100 per month. Good job, Shelly!

  2. I know that's right! A lot of times they will price match or offer promotions but a lot of people do not ask!

  3. Nice work! I should have Dirty do this to our cable bill. The damn thing is out of control!

  4. I have cable, but only cable internet. I only pay $50 per a month for it. I can get online and watch movies and tv just as easily and legally too without having to pay any extra! :)

  5. That's what I am talking about!!!!!!

  6. I've dont this before and just realized that my Satellite bill is almost $20 higher. I think it's time to renegotiate my bill.


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