whats the move with signing up for cable?

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  1. nextlevel

    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    signing on for cox

    i really need just internet, dont' watch tv all that much but it would be nice to have

    they have bundle for tv and intenet for 60 bucks but after a year it goes up to 115, do i call after a year and try to renegotiate or do i just get assed out?

    in which case ill prob just sign up for internet only
     
  2. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    skip it and go with netflix and prime
     
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    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    It's like a giant dick connected to your home that rams you up the ass 12x per year with no dinner or Vaseline
     
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  4. nextlevel

    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    most of my tv watching i do is using kodi, so internet it all i need, but would be nice to be able to have espn for monday night football and sunday night baseball and laker games
     
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    :lol: Cox is supposed to be the worst. I have DirecTV, they are pretty good.
     
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    WillyBest Achiever Gold

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    3 Subways, a 3 car garage AND cable??? Slow down there, buddy!

    Next you'll be getting indoor plumbing and a fax machine!
     
  7. nextlevel

    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    i have them at the stores, they're alright, no issues with customer service yet, unlike att which i hated when i had
     
  8. nextlevel

    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    i dont' have gas yet so i've been taking cold showers, they are supposed to come on friday to light my pilot light, is this easy to do myself?
     
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  10. nextlevel

    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    i don't want to fuck around and blow myself up
     
  11. Ridic

    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

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    Call the cable company and tell them you are shopping services/prices. They'll hook you up with some "super secret ridic one time special" for a set number of months.

    After said months are up they will rape the shit out of you so be sure to set a reminder to call back and claim you want to cancel because the deal is ending. They'll give you another "deal" to keep you. Just keep doing that forever. That's what I've been doing.
     
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    Take the deal. when the good deal is about to expire, call and say that you want to cancel your service. They will shoot you to a retention specialist that will give you an offer to stay on.

    The only risk is that you might get some stupid rep that just schedules your disconnect without sending you to the retention specialist. In that case, schedule your disconnect for a few weeks out. Then call the cable company back in a few days and tell the rep that you really didn't want to disconnect but the current offer for Direct TV is so good that you can't afford to turn it down. That should get you the retention specialist. If that fails, just tell them that you want to speak with a retention specialist and spell out that you aren't going to stay unless they give you their best offer.

    It's a pain in the ass to have to call in but that is how the game is played. If you do nothing, they will automatically switch you to full price at the end of your offer. I was in cable for many years.
     
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    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    thats what i was thinking of doing, the only thing that may mess it up is there is no alternative for cable, no uverse no fios, no nothing :/
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member

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    What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    Ridic Too ridic to quit Banned User

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    DirectTV?
     
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    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    for some reason i can't shoot you rep points, thanks though,

    what if they're the only game in town?
     
  17. nextlevel

    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    they are so much more expensive and they charge you for a certain amount of gigs a month
     
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    :ninja:

    BTW, I bet your gas isn't turned on yet. If it is, and you have a traditional pilot light on your water heater, it's simp to light them. check the manual for that model.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    You can always threaten Direct TV or Dish Network.
     
  20. nextlevel

    nextlevel You're so amazing

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    i'm gonna go and check tonight