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Comcast/Xfinity - Upgrade to Blast Internet Speed for $39.99/month for 12 months - No Contract - YMMV

Terpsnation 298 350 June 6, 2012 at 05:45 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (4)
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Hopefully others will be able to replicate this deal.

I was paying $29.99/month for Performance internet (part of Double Play) and decided I wanted to get a faster package. Hopped onto Comcast chat (logged into my account, scrolled down and clicked Contact Us, then Chat, then selected Billing) and spoke with "Jennifer" for about 20 minutes. In the end, she was able to upgrade me to Blast for only $10/month extra for 12 months w/out any contract.

She had to contact the sales department, because I was only available for an upgrade to Blast for 6 months for $39.99 a month. When she talked to sales, they approved me for 12 months.

As always with things like this, incredible YMMV. But if people out there are currently paying for Performance, upgrading to 30MBit down for $10/month extra seems like a pretty good deal to me.

Good luck!
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TD for this reason: do you know how much this service will cost after 12 months? It's not pretty. I'm getting off Comcast ASAP. These discounted rates are fine, but it always ends the same way, with offensively high rates.
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Quote from satanslover View Post :
TD for this reason: do you know how much this service will cost after 12 months? It's not pretty. I'm getting off Comcast ASAP.
After 12 months you get them to give you another deal.

I'm on year 2 of getting Performance Internet/Digital Starter TV (w/ "free" HD receiver) for $69.99/month (now $79.99/month w/ Blast). When you aren't in a contract w/ Comcast, they will bend to your will to keep you as a customer - you just need to find the right person and talk nicely to them Smilie
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I pay 39.99 for 30mbps internet and digital starter on a two year contract.

Not sure why everyone hates contracts. In my case the savings pay the termination fee within the first few months.
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Thanks for the info, I actually went with their "economy internet" for $26 a month. That's the normal price and worth it for me as I don't need more than 3mbs.
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TD for this reason: do you know how much this service will cost after 12 months? It's not pretty. I'm getting off Comcast ASAP. These discounted rates are fine, but it always ends the same way, with offensively high rates.

Unless you live alone you'll never pay full price (even if you do live alone you can still get deals from them..)

When our promo is up I cancel and my wife signs up. When her promo is up she cancels and I sign up. We've been doing this for years.

We always get the new customer deals this way.

Most times we can get them to leave the equipment so it's just some time spent on the phone.
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Unless you live alone you'll never pay full price (even if you do live alone you can still get deals from them..)

When our promo is up I cancel and my wife signs up. When her promo is up she cancels and I sign up. We've been doing this for years.

We always get the new customer deals this way.

Most times we can get them to leave the equipment so it's just some time spent on the phone.
That's fine (I live alone), but that's the problem, constant shenanigans to get a discount. Going without internet for even a day is a problem. I'm signing up for $25 a month ADSL and will be done with them.

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Thanks for the info, I actually went with their "economy internet" for $26 a month. That's the normal price and worth it for me as I don't need more than 3mbs.
Isn't that a promo price? My understanding is that it costs $39 or $36 eventually.
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i need a new promo cause mine is about to expire...last time i tried to get a newer/better promo than the one i had i talked to like 5x pple and no luck anywhere
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They told me over the phone (for our area) that it is a non-promotional price and that it would remain at that price and does not expire.
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I did this a couple months ago. They CSR simply said that going from Performance to Blast was $10 more. So whatever deal I had at the time it is now $10 more with Blast. Since then Blast in my area has increased in speed and I've been moved to dual upstream bonding (quad downstream).
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Going without internet for even a day is a problem.
LOL. Internet is so important to you that you can't go one day without it - yet you complain that comcast isn't bending over backwards to give it for you at the lowest possible price? What incentive do they have to give you cheap, high quality internet if they know you can't live without it?

In my area, they're the only option. AT&T is cheaper, but their DSL doesn't compare to comcast speeds.
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LOL. Internet is so important to you that you can't go one day without it - yet you complain that comcast isn't bending over backwards to give it for you at the lowest possible price? What incentive do they have to give you cheap, high quality internet if they know you can't live without it?

In my area, they're the only option. AT&T is cheaper, but their DSL doesn't compare to comcast speeds.
I literally can't live without food or water, doesn't mean I'll be paying top dollar for it. Comcast isn't high quality internet, there's a 300GB a month limit and periodic outages. For that they want me to pay top dollar. With ADSL I'll get something that fits my needs and save $500+ per year. Not too shabby. Don't know how you figure that Comcast knows I can't live without it. I guess they'll be wrong if they do since I'm cancelling my service.

What's the point of having faster speeds if you just come up against their limit faster? I'd rather have slower internet and no limit.
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Last edited by satanslover June 6, 2012 at 07:29 AM
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I <3 Comcast Internet. I consistently get 35-40mbit on the Blast package. I have CenturyLink in my area. It's moderately less expensive, but max speeds in the 6mbit range? Unusable at any price. I've become an Internet snob and Comcast in my area has the highest speeds and lowest latency of the local providers. I'm in a DOCSIS 3, channel-bonded area.
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TD for this reason: do you know how much this service will cost after 12 months? It's not pretty. I'm getting off Comcast ASAP. These discounted rates are fine, but it always ends the same way, with offensively high rates.

That is true for any cable / internet provider
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