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Comcast retentions offered me $79 a month for double play including HD and X1 and HBO

Holysmoke 3,121 463 October 17, 2014 at 06:28 PM in Services (3)

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Last Edited by Holysmoke October 24, 2014 at 11:59 AM
$79 a month for the following

Preferred tier 220+ channels
105 Mbps internet

No contract and price is good for 12 months. 30 day return policy meaning you pay nothing for the service.

That price can't be touched by dish or directv when you add the separate price of internet.

I went through the prompts that include telling them you want to disconnect all services.
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Does this include 'Big John and Sparky' audio transmissions?
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In case you missed it, here is the fine print on your deal...

Offer ends 1/31/2015 and is limited to current Comcast TV, Internet and/or voice residential customers. Requires subscription to the Preferred XF Double Play with Preferred TV and Blast!® Internet service. TV and Internet service limited to a single outlet. Not available in all areas. Not available to customers who previously subscribed to the added service(s). Pricing subject to change. TV and Internet service limited to a single outlet. Equipment, installation, taxes and fees, including Broadcast TV Fee (currently up to $1.50/mo.) and similar program recovery fees, and the Regulatory Recovery Fee and other applicable charges (e.g., per call or international), extra. May not be combined with other offers. After first 24 months, monthly service charge for Preferred XF Double Play increases to $119.99 for 12 months. X1 Anyroom DVR Service fee is included for the first 12 months and thereafter, regular rates apply. After promotional period, or if any service is cancelled or downgraded, regular charges apply. Comcast's current monthly service charge for Digital Preferred TV ranges from $46.00 - $86.40 and for Blast!® Internet ranges from $42.95 to $64.95, for HBO® ranges from $10.95 - $19.99, depending on area, Streampix® is $4.99 and X1 DVR Service is $10.00/mo. TV and Internet service limited to a single outlet May not be combined with other offers. TV: Basic service subscription required to receive other levels of service. Not all programming available in all areas. On Demand selections subject to charge indicated at time of purchase. Internet: Actual speeds vary and are not guaranteed. Not all features, including Constant Guard™ Protection Suite, are available with Macintosh systems. 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee applies to one month's recurring service charge and standard installation up to $500. Must subscribe to the added service for a minimum of 90 consecutive days with account in good standing. Prepaid Card will be mailed to the eligible Comcast account holder within 18 weeks of activation of all required services and expires in 90 days. Prepaid Cards issued by Citibank, N.A., pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and managed by Citi Prepaid Services. Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Visa Prepaid Cards are accepted. Call for restrictions and complete details. © 2014 Comcast. All rights reserved.

It would take an FCC attorney to decipher all the crap in this missive!
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105 Mbps internet $50?

HBO $17

220+ Preferred tier equal to top 200 with dish $79.99

free DVR $12 (hopper)

free HD... free streampix

haters will always hate but this deal is a steal for 12 months and NO contract.

they shipped me the box and I installed it myself for free,

Dish Network

$70 for top 200
$12 for Hopper
$19 for HBO

$101 and that includes NO internet and ALWAYS has a contract, this deal is like getting free 105 Mbps internet and no worries about 24 month contracts
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Last edited by Holysmoke October 18, 2014 at 04:03 PM.
same package here a month ago, but they ordered to me and paying $79, but it was just a promotion that lasts 12 months...your deal is just ok...
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I told them about the price you mentioned and threatened to return box and cancel and they gave me a $20 credit per month for 12 months..

So for $79 I get

105/25 Internet

Preferred tier TV which is everything but premiums

HBO and Streampix which I think is just Hulu

Free X1 DVR any room

Free HD
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That would be an awesome deal in my region... :-/
can you please advise on what area (state and city?) did you get this deal in?
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Did you just call to receive the retention offer?
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Quote from bgriz18 View Post :
Did you just call to receive the retention offer?
I wouldn't suggest calling and asking for "Retentions". Let them do that--you call and indicate you want to cancel service. They'll then try to retain you by making offers and asking what type of service you're interested in, and your price range.
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Where are you at? I just renewed my Blast Plus promotion for the same price. They we're trying to push some triple play crap on me (multiple reps, different days).

We don't watch much tv but when we do sit down to watch we realize we have no channels; no spike, mtv, nick, amc, list goes on and on.
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I got similar deal for 89.99 for 24 months after that it will be 109.00/month, I will get two X1 dvr box though. Contract for 24 months.
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wow, looks like i'm paying too much. time for my annual retention call.
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I just called Xfinity at 855-577-6453. In Minnesota my offer for a single TV is $99.99 for 24 months but X1 DVR is only good for only first 12 months at the $99.99 per month rate. X1 DVR adds additional $20 per month if I want to keep it for the second 12 months. Offer is good until 11/16/14.

If I want to add any additional TVs to this package, I pay a box rental fee of $9.95 per month for each additional TV.

The additional taxes and fees in Minnesota adds about $6 per month.

Total cost for a single TV with X1 DVR for first twelve months is about $106 per month ($99.99 + $6). The second 12 months adds another $20 per month for a total of $126 per month.

I am wondering how can I get one X1 DVR box for 24 months at $99.99 per month (plus the $6 taxes and fees per month) let alone two X1 DVRs for $89.99 for 24 months.
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Got a similar deal from retention... Happy camper now!
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Waiting on hold to try and get the same deal. They offered me $99.99, after taxes and fees $135.94 a month.
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