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Comcast Blast (200mbps) Internet $43.00/month or less (No Contract) YMMV

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I did some research and found 3 ways to get Comcast Blast Internet for $43.00 or less. It seems that eChat has the ability to mark you as picking up your self install kit from a Xfinity Store saving you the $15 self install fee.

Make sure you read until the end of the post!

Some people have had luck with Retentions for this deal, but eChat is the easiest way to go

1. If you enroll in the Performance Internet special for $29.99, there is a blast upgrade for $13.00 a month (I received this offer from comcast chat, NOTE: the upgrade price varies by region! other users reported that there's was $20/month YMMV!). You will probably not be able to get the $43.00 price if you are a current customer that is not on the $29.99 performance plan!

Total = $43.00/month

2. I logged back into a deactivated account I and had and saw $39.99 for Comcast Blast Internet (200mbps) listed under offers. This will probably work best for new customers! There's a chance if you get a support ticket opened, that you'll be able to switch to it with a current account.

Screenshot: http://imgur.com/WtuO4e4

Total = $40.00/month

3. I was offered a free blast upgrade at one point for the $29.99 plan, but it took some work ( and will likely take a lot of work to replicate). I had to enroll in the $29.99 performance special, and had to have an echat representative raise a support ticket to get the free blast upgrade added to my account. The support ticket they raised for me was 161031-000038, it may be helpful to mention this.

If you have no luck try mentioning that the rep in chat id 0a1d99d5-e858-47ac-9814-63474cc42f3e offered a free blast upgrade!

4. Don't have $29.99 Performance available in your area? The special disappeared from my area too when I had to open a new account this week. I managed to get on echat, and have the representative open a ticket to get this special added to my account. From there option 3, or option 1 is available to you! This will probably be the hardest option. The support ticket raised for me was #161111-000035, it may be helpful to mention this.

Total = $29.99/month

Comcast eChat - https://customer.xfinity.com/help...pport/chat

Helpful tip: The easiest way to interact with Comcast eChat is to simply ask that they open a Support ticket to get what you want added, it can be impossibly hard to talk them into giving you anything besides $13-$20 blast speed upgrade.I can't stress this enough! Just keep insisting they open the ticket until they do. Having them model it after the support ticket below (for the free blast upgrade) might help. Then you wait to hear back from Tier 2. Referencing the Support tickets tends to work better than the chat ids, but try both! Hopefully they help the rep open a support ticket for you!

Free blast upgrade
Chat ID(s): 0a1d99d5-e858-47ac-9814-63474cc42f3e
Support Ticket Raised: #161031-000038

$39.99 Blast Plan
chat ID: c352c0da-ed08-403e-8e8a-87f7821b8b6a
072387a6-0116-43cc-ae84-947ed4fa4f5a

$29.99 Performance Internet Promo (when it is no longer available in the area)
chat ID: c3125905-bcc6-43c3-b97d-3704f1afe29c
Support Ticket Raised: #161111-000035

[EDIT] - Looks like the chat ids can't be referenced for security reasons, but referencing support tickets may not have issues.

[EDIT 2] - If you are on a Double Play Package or thinking about getting a Double Play Package, here are some EXTREMELY YMMV add on deals that I added to the wiki which you can try to get as well.

[EDIT 3] - I had to open a new account in our area, the $29.99 Performance Internet plan had vanished. I managed to get a echat to open a support ticket to re-add it. It may work out for you guys. Added a description above. Good luck!
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4:51PM
hi
XXX
4:51PM
chat id 0a1d99d5-e858-47ac-9814-63474cc42f3e
XXX
4:51PM
161031-000038
XXXX
4:51PM
for reference
XXX
4:52PM
all of my friends are getting blast tier upgrade for $33
Mahesh
4:52PM
Thank you for the information.
XXX
4:52PM
$20 performance starter and $13 blast tier upgrade i would like the same promotion please
Mahesh
4:52PM
I will review your account and will check the option for you.
XXX
4:52PM
there is support ticket and chat id for guide
Mahesh
4:53PM
XXX, I would like to inform that blast tier can not be applied with performance starter package.
Mahesh
4:53PM
The next level of performance starter is performance internet. That means, you can upgrade to performance internet only.
XXX
4:54PM
db8774a-c228-4892-af7e this was today my friend got
Mahesh
4:54PM
However, if you have performance only internet, then you are eligible to add blast speed tier.
XXX
4:54PM
i understand but why can;t i get the same deal
Mahesh
4:55PM
xxxx, that is not possible. Blast tier does not work with performance starter internet.
CCC
4:55PM
ok can i get the blast tier and my internet promotion price will be $33 ?
Mahesh
4:55PM
Let me check that for you.
XXX
4:56PM
chat id - db8774a-c228-4892-af7e he got the same exact pacakge today in same area
Mahesh
4:57PM
xxxx, I would not be able to check the previous that chat due to security issue.
XXX
4:57PM
what about the support ticket ?
XXXX
4:57PM
it has the same information
Mahesh
4:57PM
Let me check that for you.
XXX
4:58PM
support ticket # 161031-000038
Mahesh
5:00PM
Thank you for waiting.
Mahesh
5:01PM
xxxx, I just checked the status of the ticket.
XXX
5:02PM
ok
XXXX
5:02PM
can you apply the same promotion to my account ?
Mahesh
5:03PM
You are using performance internet for $29.99/month for 12 months with ecobill and autopay enrollment; after that regular rate. As per the ticket status, your request for free blast speed tier for 24 months has been approved and it may take 24-48 hours to get udpated.
Mahesh
5:03PM
That means, your monthly bill will be $29.99 excluding taxes.
XXXX
5:04PM
awesome so i will get free blast upgrade based on the ticket ?
XXXXX
5:04PM


i guess i got lucky free blast upgrade lol 75mbp

Helpful tip: The easiest way to interact with Comcast eChat is to simply ask that they open a Support ticket to get what you want added, it can be impossibly hard to talk them into giving you anything besides $13-$20 blast speed upgrade.I can't stress this enough! Just keep insisting they open the ticket until they do. Then you wait to hear back from Tier 2

If you do decide to order , eChat can waive your self install fee by marking you as picking up your self install kit from an xfinity store.

Unrelated YMMV deals for Double Play Customers

$1 each for Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and HBO
$5 DVR ( much easier to add to a triple play)
Free HD Cable Box Upgrade (much easier to add to a triple play)
Free Cable Rental
Free Blast Upgrade

Facts about the new 1TB Cap

1. In any given year, you are given TWO courtesy months where you can use more than 1TB of data without consequence.
2. On your fourth month that you go over 1TB, you are charged $10 for every 50GB over 1TB that you use.
3. It is an extra $50 a month to have no 1TB cap.
4. You can schedule emails or browser alerts to monitor usage.
5. Netflix that was added to the X1 cable boxes is NOT exempt from the cap.
6. The cap is in effect on the following areas:

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Michigan
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hope they dont cap monthly data usage. some places comcast is already capping.
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They just started capping everyone in California beginning on November 1st. The cap is set at 1tb and I'm almost monthly hitting the limit. With winter coming up and more people spending more time at home, they're set to make a nice profit due to this bullshit.
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feel happy before cap limit was 300mbs per month.
also here in florida at&t limit its 250mb.

at&t internet sucks in many ways.
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They just started capping everyone in California beginning on November 1st. The cap is set at 1tb and I'm almost monthly hitting the limit. With winter coming up and more people spending more time at home, they're set to make a nice profit due to this bullshit.
Yup, and 1tb is just the beginning of the limit and how this market will work.
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I currently have performance 25. I don't see the Blast deal.
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More detail on Terabyte usage

https://customer.xfinity.com/help...usage-plan

Interesting no email to alert on this.
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Why offer all that speed and a 1TB limit...

Oh wait, it's so they can bend you over once you realize (without thought) how fast you can consume data. Awful.
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Does the router support wifi? Is it included and if not, the monthly cost? Can it be easily found used on ebay?

Lastly, as NJ usually has higher pricing from Verizon, does anyone know if it's possible to get this rate for NJ?
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been with them for years and the 250 Gb data cap has never been imposed on me (never received a warning either) and I routinely hit 300 Gb plus...so I'm not sure how strict they will actually be...they did send me an email on a torrent download once..use a VPN now for that aspect...I guess only time will tell..maybe trying to set up an UNLIMITED tier for an extra/upgrade fee..who knows
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I have Comcast Blast and I hadn't done a speed test in a while, but last time I did it I was getting 180Mbps. Just ran it and I got 240Mbps. Funny thing is I hadn't noticed things running any faster.
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Why offer all that speed and a 1TB limit...

Oh wait, it's so they can bend you over once you realize (without thought) how fast you can consume data. Awful.
Yep, I just read they are coming out with 1gb service in the bay area....but keeping the 1TB cap. Apparently you can blow through your cap in 2.5 hrs. EEK!
(that's what the SJ mercury news said, I didn't do the math myself).

I do think you can pay $50 more to not have a cap, but the whole concept of a flat cap no matter the speed is a joke. Those that pay you the most for the highest speed will be impacted the most.

Comcast has no sense of running a business when you give the shaft to those customers who pay you the most money. Oh wait, yea they do, guess this is how you run a monopoly!

Good deal though OP!
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1TB cap is a dealbreaker. Comcrap calculates it as 1TB total, upload and download.
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