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Now a days cable and interned are essentials. So when my husband and I moved in together I thought it was ridiculous that it would cost me about $99 a month for cable and internet. That is $1,188 a year for something we only used about two hours a day.
I immediately called Comcast’s customer service line to see what offers they had so that I could lower our cable and internet bill.
While on the phone I asked for the basic internet and cable package. The customer service representative said that there was an offer for the basic 11 channels and 25mbps of download speed for $49.99 per month. This offer price would last for 1 year and then it would go up to $79.99 per month.
I went with this plan because it was the best option for us and once taxes and fees were included my total came to $61.29 per month.
I continued to talk with the customer service rep and was able to get the following tips to lower my cable and internet bill.
Look up offers online.
While talking to the customer service representative, I asked her if there was anything I could do in a year when my bill would go up to $79.99 per month. She explained to me that I should log on to my account once the price changed and look at the offers they are running. This way I would have an understanding on what offers are out there. Then I should call customer service to make the switch. Customer service reps can some times add in free channels. She also explained that most offers get updated around the 1st of the month and change every month or two.
Buy your own modem.
At the time I purchased my modem Comcast was charging $8 per month to rent their modems. They have now raised their prices to $10 a month to rent a modem. That is $120 a year you could save. I was able to find a Motorola Arris Surfboard modem for $69 and have had it for 3 years so far. Saving at total of $290 so far after buying my own modem.
Buy your own wifi router.
You will also need your own wifi router. Since I already had my own wifi router from college so I just used that and bought a modem. You can also buy a modem and wifi router combo. At the time of this post Amazon had some combo modem and wifi routers for $89.99. This is still cheeper than the amount you will pay Comcast each year to rent one.
Don’t upgrade to DVR.
When me and my husband moved in together I was lucky that he already had a VIZIO TV that had wifi capabilities. So instead of upgrading to a package that included DVR we just signed up for Hulu and Netflix. This way we can still watch shows we want without having to pay a lot more each month. I pay $7.99 per month for Hulu and $10.94 per month for Netflix.
Once your offer is up call again
Once your offer price is up don’t be afraid to call again and look for a better deal. I know this is time consuming because you have to spend 30 minuets calling and updating your plan, but don’t just let them take your hard earned money. You will save a lot of money in the long run by calling and updating your cable package.
By following the above steps I was able to get cable, internet, Hulu, and Netflix for a total of $80.22 per month.
Good Luck Lowering your Cable and Internet Bill!