Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Giving In

When I found out how much I spent a month on my Comcast bill, I really struggled with the concept of spending so much money each month on a frivolous 'want.' I immediately called Comcast and cancelled my 'extra' package which gave me channels like HBO and Showtime (I miss you WEEDS!).

Bam ... $50.00 of savings a month.

A few months later (in a quest to save even more money) I again called Comcast and cancelled my wireless internet.

Bam ... $50.00 of savings a month.

I've been six months without internet at my house ... and it's KILLING me!

Now that school is out (and I don't have access to the internet), I'm literally going through blogging & email withdrawals.

I had no idea how much I rely on the internet for basic communication (email) and a creative outlet (blogging).

I'm giving in and calling Comcast tomorrow. I can no longer live without interent. Here's the thing though ... it's just so expensive. I get so mad, thinking about how much money Comcast is making off each costumer. It can't be THAT expensive. Can it?

Regardless ... I'm going to look at it as paying $50.00 a month for a creative outlet. For keeping in touch with friends. For surfing the internet. For looking on perezhilton.com (my guilty, needless, shallow pleasure).

I wonder if they'll give me a good deal for being a returning customer?


Eve said...

I feel the same way. We pay too much for it but I "need" the internet to.

Lori said...

Oh my dear, don't pay $50 a month...I pay $15 through my phone company....look around...there are deals out there. Glad you're back....I seriosly couldn't function without email...although my family would be thrilled as I'm in a trance every morning :-) XO Happy Summer!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Lisa!

I noticed your blog and wanted to see if you would like my assistance getting reconnected. If you would like me to reach out to local leadership and get you the best deal we can on your High Speed Internet, please email me at We_Can_Help@cable.comcast.com.

I look forward to your reply. Welcome Back! :)

Best Regards,
Melissa M.
Comcast Customer Connect
Comcast National Customer Operations