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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone know if I can get HBO from comcast while still maintaining my Enhanced Cable, I don't feel like paying for extra channels I don't want in the Silver package but I'd like HBO. They haven't contacted me back yet so I figured I'd ask you guys. They may charge me so much extra a month that I might as well upgrade to the Silver Package
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 11:36 PM
 
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Yes, if there anything like my company they can sell ala cart. However you may have to get HBO/Max since, if there anything like us, they are contracted to have to give both because they are owned by the same company. Of course the best thing to do is call them and speak to a live person and hope to god you don't get some dolt in India. And its also not cost effective to the company to sell just 1 channel.
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Just drink the Comcast Kool-Aid. Trust me, you'll like it.

I have the Triple Play package with Digital TV + all of the HBO, Showtime and Starz channels, Internet and Telephone for $129 / month.

Before that, my individual services were $80 for the cable with the premium channels, $30 for DSL and $40 for the phone. My Verizon DSL was only a bit faster than AOL dial-up. The cable seems 10 x faster.
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Just drink the Comcast Kool-Aid. Trust me, you'll like it.

I have the Triple Play package with Digital TV + all of the HBO, Showtime and Starz channels, Internet and Telephone for $129 / month.

Before that, my individual services were $80 for the cable with the premium channels, $30 for DSL and $40 for the phone. My Verizon DSL was only a bit faster than AOL dial-up. The cable seems 10 x faster.
wow nice, all I need is digital voice. I will check into it since I don't have a phone line, I was trying to save money with using cell since most of the ppl I talk to are on the same network. Just If I lower my minutes then I might lvl out the price.
Just I have some crazy internet I got from them so idk if the package has it cause it says 6 MBPS internet and mine is 16
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I called them recently to get HBO, because I wanted to see the John Adams series. It cost me $2 bucks a month to get HBO and Starz added to whatever it was I had.
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I called them recently to get HBO, because I wanted to see the John Adams series. It cost me $2 bucks a month to get HBO and Starz added to whatever it was I had.
nice, that would be so much better because I can do with 2 bucks more lol
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comcast is wayyyyy overpriced! and their "service" and "tech support" (it's funny they even call it "tech") are ridiculous. they're clueless...i've had 6 years in dealing with them. just canceled with them cuz i couldn't take it anymore. that $2 more is nothing, if it's true, but they rape you overall with everything else! i was paying around $89 a month for basic cable and internet; that's with no movie channels! with movie channels it would have been $145 a month for cable! that's half a car note! i'm paying $70 less a month with WOW with much better service. no static channels or pixelations and no DVR issues. support on the phone is much better when you need them.
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With Comcast, I think your plan expires after a while, so if you haven't changed it in a bit, there's no harm at all in calling them and just asking them to lower your price for the same service; just ask if they have any new packages that are less money and come with the same channels. That's what I did, I called and said I wanted HBO added and my total price to go down, and I got HBO, Cinemax, and Starz for 2 bucks with whatever they changed. I may still switch to the Verizon FIOS deal (phone/internet/TV) when 'John Adams' is over, but I'm not moving now while it's still on!
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With Comcast, I think your plan expires after a while, so if you haven't changed it in a bit, there's no harm at all in calling them and just asking them to lower your price for the same service; just ask if they have any new packages that are less money and come with the same channels. That's what I did, I called and said I wanted HBO added and my total price to go down, and I got HBO, Cinemax, and Starz for 2 bucks with whatever they changed. I may still switch to the Verizon FIOS deal (phone/internet/TV) when 'John Adams' is over, but I'm not moving now while it's still on!
ya I want FIOS but I don't think it is in my area yet >_<
and I don't think I can get them to lower my price yet since I just moved and got different services than I had at the last palce
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We don't have FiOS in my neighborhood yet. We do have 2 competing cable providers though. The other is Millennium Digital Media. If I were to compare dealing with the 2 cable companies (I've had service from both) to a dining experience, Comcast would be McDonalds and Millennium would be the mess hall at Baltimore City Jail.
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wow nice, all I need is digital voice. I will check into it since I don't have a phone line, I was trying to save money with using cell since most of the ppl I talk to are on the same network. Just If I lower my minutes then I might lvl out the price.
Just I have some crazy internet I got from them so idk if the package has it cause it says 6 MBPS internet and mine is 16
Comcast has to compete against another cable provider in my county. When you get into Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County where they have a cable monopoly, their rates are 20 to 30 percent higher.

If we didn't have the competing companies here in Anne Arundel County, I'd probably have digital satellite of some sort.
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If enhanced cable = cable box then yes.
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>_> since I moved into a new Apt a few weeks ago I had comcast installed and then a week after installation I asked you guys about HBO/Cinemax. Well, I payed a fee of 89 dollars for installation in my 2 bedroom apt and then I get the bill today for $109 + $185 the $109 is the monthly and the $185 is a one time charge the Fking tacked on, I called and they told me it was installation for installing a whole jack for accessing cable. I live in a cable ready apt! WTF!!! Also, no one at anypoint in time told me that there would be ANOTHER installation fee that is over double what I had to pay to the guy who installed it (a job I could do since I probably have more certifications than him). My friend got his installed in his huge house for $25.

Comcast has betrayed me!! lol
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sorry to hear that man. call them and complain. tell them they never told you about it and if they don't take it off...and they may take it off...you are cancelling. i have never had to pay for any install the 2 times i used them in our homes. comcast is an out and out nightmare. i had an issue with them "installing" a port in my townhome we used to live in. they wanted $200 for install but the 2 "techs" they sent out wouldn't go in the attic to drop the line. the first guy came out and said they don't do that...but why did they send you then? he wasn't sure...and he left. the 2nd guy came out and said it wasn't in their contract to go in attics or crawl spaces and i was out of luck, sorry. i did it myself. they also couldn't figure out where the lines traced from the attic into which townhome. i did that myself as well...took an hour but i got it traced and dropped the line. then i had issues with slow connectivity and bad picture. after 3 "techs" they couldn't figure it out. i found out they were not using a bi-directional splitter coming into the house. i changed it out with a $1 splitter from radio shack and everything was awesome. all this great service for $135 a month an no movie channels. won't use them again ever. i changed over to someone else last month. good luck with your situation!
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I did call them, they are being bitches. I will not let this go since I was uninformed of this huge one time fee by any of the people I talked to prior or during the installation.
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