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Comcast $29.99 Xfinity Blast for 1 Year, YMMY

Ramskashi 22 July 24, 2012 at 10:19 PM in Computers (4)
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I ordered $19.99/Year with $25 Installation Fee for Performance Internet last Friday. Ordered by 6121 from Staples after Amazon PM and 25 Off.

Today got the modem and called normal 1-800-COMCAST for Tech Support for HookUp. After 40 minute call modem attached, I asked him for any Offers. He checked for 10 minutes and got back with 29.99 Blast for 1 Year. Thought it is the best offer and took it. May be these Tech Support reps have more offers than normal sales rep.

This might be HIGH YMMY

He also mentioned that BLAST customers getting upgraded to 50 Mbps in 2 months. May be to match Verizon Quantum.

I am from Northern NJ.

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50 Mbps? I'm paying ~$35 for Blast Plus (2-year contract that started 13 months ago) and I'm supposed to be getting around 32 Mbps. I wonder if I'll get over 50 Mbps with mine being Blast Plus, and not just Blast.

This seems like a good deal, but as you stated, YMMV.
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50 Mbps? I'm paying ~$35 for Blast Plus (2-year contract that started 13 months ago) and I'm supposed to be getting around 32 Mbps. I wonder if I'll get over 50 Mbps with mine being Blast Plus, and not just Blast.

This seems like a good deal, but as you stated, YMMV.
The ad said, they will double the speed of blast and the next higher bandwidth (forgot, the name). They keep on mentioning that on the radio here in MD. Comcast said it will become 50Mbps and 100Mbps respectively.
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I wish Comcast were here in FL... Their prices are so much better than Cox and AT&T.

Comcast just released a 300 Mbps line, so I wouldn't be surprised if they double up their lines.
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You Made My Year ?
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Quote from TofuVic View Post :
50 Mbps? I'm paying ~$35 for Blast Plus (2-year contract that started 13 months ago) and I'm supposed to be getting around 32 Mbps. I wonder if I'll get over 50 Mbps with mine being Blast Plus, and not just Blast.

This seems like a good deal, but as you stated, YMMV.
You got a fast connection but what's your bandwidth cap? Speed alone is just one side of the equation. Some put a bandwidth cap so small that I can use it up in 5 days! The faster speed you get, the faster you can reach your cap. THen what do you do for the rest of the month? AOL dial up???
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You got a fast connection but what's your bandwidth cap? Speed alone is just one side of the equation. Some put a bandwidth cap so small that I can use it up in 5 days! The faster speed you get, the faster you can reach your cap. THen what do you do for the rest of the month? AOL dial up???
I get 250GB a month, which I can monitor at any time (the update is delayed by up to three hours). According to Comcast, if I go over it three times in six months, they would be contact me and have a chat with me.

In the last year, I went over it twice, but the speed remained the same. Even after I pass 250GB, I can still use it. The last time I realized I passed 250GB, I thought I might as well just use more, so I use about 500GB that month.

I usually go crazy with my downloads near the end of each month to ensure that I use at least 230GB. I feel like this bandwidth cap by Comcast makes me use even more of their bandwidth because I don't want to "waste" any of it.

Tofu Vic
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I usually go crazy with my downloads near the end of each month to ensure that I use at least 230GB. I feel like this bandwidth cap by Comcast makes me use even more of their bandwidth because I don't want to "waste" any of it.

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I get 250GB a month, which I can monitor at any time (the update is delayed by up to three hours). According to Comcast, if I go over it three times in six months, they would be contact me and have a chat with me.

Tofu Vic
Actually, I just signed up for Comcast recently and there's (temporarily) no bandwidth allowance, as per a recent change [comcast.com]. However, representative did say they would contact you if they noticed any erratic usage -- I wonder if they're cracking down on some of those torrenters Cool
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Actually, I just signed up for Comcast recently and there's (temporarily) no bandwidth allowance, as per a recent change [comcast.com]. However, representative did say they would contact you if they noticed any erratic usage -- I wonder if they're cracking down on some of those torrenters Cool
Yep, but the proposed plans (which begin in their Nashville test market on August 1) only raise the cap to 300 with options to purchase more bandwidth at $10/50GB is still ridiculous. Seriously, if all you do is stream 1080p movies, that is like only 10 movies a month! Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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If your family uses alot of bandwidth, in a few months this won't be a good deal.

They plan to charge $10 extra for every 50GBs you use in a few months.

The worst customer service I've ever seen, and if you plan on cancelling be prepared to pay a fee regardless due to a "verbal agreement" even if you didn't say anything they'll even lie and say they have a recording of you agreeing to some terms and if you try to play smart with them they'll automatically charge you the fee. Comcast has amazing internet connection, but man what a terrible company.
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lol 100mb/s with a 300GB cap/ month. Someone smarter them me will have to do the math but it sounds like you could reach the cap in 24000 seconds or 6.7 hours? am I wrong?
that said 100mb/s would be sweeeeeeeeet.
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lol 100mb/s with a 300GB cap/ month. Someone smarter them me will have to do the math but it sounds like you could reach the cap in 24000 seconds or 6.7 hours? am I wrong?
that said 100mb/s would be sweeeeeeeeet.
Approximately 30,000 seconds, 500 mins, 8.33 hours.
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Quote from Ramskashi View Post :
I ordered $19.99/Year with $25 Installation Fee for Performance Internet last Friday. Ordered by 6121 from Staples after Amazon PM and 25 Off.

Today got the modem and called normal 1-800-COMCAST for Tech Support for HookUp. After 40 minute call modem attached, I asked him for any Offers. He checked for 10 minutes and got back with 29.99 Blast for 1 Year. Thought it is the best offer and took it. May be these Tech Support reps have more offers than normal sales rep.

This might be HIGH YMMY

He also mentioned that BLAST customers getting upgraded to 50 Mbps in 2 months. May be to match Verizon Quantum.

I am from Northern NJ.
Is it $19.99 PER MONTH? "$19.99/year" is totally different. Confused
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lol 100mb/s with a 300GB cap/ month. Someone smarter them me will have to do the math but it sounds like you could reach the cap in 24000 seconds or 6.7 hours? am I wrong?
that said 100mb/s would be sweeeeeeeeet.
i never understood this argument. are you going to be downloading more random stuff because of a faster connection? netflix doesn't start using more bandwidth because you have a faster connection, everything just loads faster.

btw i think you're confusing mb/s and MB/s
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