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    Thumbs up Way to save some money while layed off

    A brother Teamster told me he called Comcast Cable and had his bill lowered due to the fact he is on layoff. I called Comcast yesterday (we have phone, high speed internet, cable TV) and I explained I have been on layoff since December. The lady there told me they have two different options I could choose. The 6 month program which lowers my bill to $101 a month (plus tax) or the 12 month program which lowers the bill to $120 a month (plus tax). We were paying about $180 a month so the savings will be about $60 a month.

    It may be worth checking into, I will have to check with Verizon next about the cell service to see if I can get a deal there.

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    Default Re: Way to save some money while layed off

    Yeah, I'd definitely want to know if Verizon does that. This is a plan they do not advertise at all.

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    Default Re: Way to save some money while layed off

    My electric bill was twice as much as last month. Is that due to daily use or because the I have an electric fireplace and February was really cold, because now I'm not working and I'm on the net several hours a day. Or is ComEd just screwing me? I have a package deal also thru the cable company (Mediacom) it's $120 a month. I wonder if they offer a layoff deal?

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    Default Re: Way to save some money while layed off

    Quote Originally Posted by kickme View Post
    A brother Teamster told me he called Comcast Cable and had his bill lowered due to the fact he is on layoff. I called Comcast yesterday (we have phone, high speed internet, cable TV) and I explained I have been on layoff since December. The lady there told me they have two different options I could choose. The 6 month program which lowers my bill to $101 a month (plus tax) or the 12 month program which lowers the bill to $120 a month (plus tax). We were paying about $180 a month so the savings will be about $60 a month.

    It may be worth checking into, I will have to check with Verizon next about the cell service to see if I can get a deal there.
    It's good to see they are willing to work with you. Did you have to give up any services to get the lower rate?

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    No we are keeping everything the same. At first the lady said "We have these 6 month and 12 month packages" which made it sound like less services. But everything is supposed to stay the same, except the bill will be lowered substantially. I wish I had checked into this last December.

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    Default Re: Way to save some money while layed off

    Quote Originally Posted by kickme View Post
    No we are keeping everything the same. At first the lady said "We have these 6 month and 12 month packages" which made it sound like less services. But everything is supposed to stay the same, except the bill will be lowered substantially. I wish I had checked into this last December.
    Not a bad deal. Glad to hear it. I already get a pretty good package from Verizon. I've got FIOS and I'm still getting the introductory rate of only $99 a month for unlimited calling, their best HD package, 20/5 internet and DVR. I've got another 9 months left on this deal.

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    Default Re: Way to save some money while layed off

    How many tv's do you have? When I spoke to Verizon, they wanted to charge me $3 per box per each tv. I have 6 tv's. Without the box you only get basic channels. Does this sound right to you, or should I have been a little more aggressive?

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    Default Re: Way to save some money while layed off

    I just called cablevision. No dice.....Thanks anyway.

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    Default Re: Way to save some money while layed off

    guys, after the 10% concetion, i switched from charter comm( cable, and internet, for $160 a month), to direct tv, and at&t for internet. i cut my bill in half! i couldnt bealive it! ive got all of what i had, and the internet even seems a little faster. something to check out.

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    We have 4 TV's hooked up, one hd box with Comcast. I only use Verizon for my cell (4 phones kids and wife) Verizon doesn't do cable or home phone out here. I was going to call verizon cell to see if they possibly could work with me about lowering that bill also. I wish I lived up in the mountains so I wouldn't need cable or cell phones.
    Quote Originally Posted by New Penn View Post
    How many tv's do you have? When I spoke to Verizon, they wanted to charge me $3 per box per each tv. I have 6 tv's. Without the box you only get basic channels. Does this sound right to you, or should I have been a little more aggressive?

 

 
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