wow, comcast just really blew me away. my latest bill was 160.00 for preferred, hd/dvr, hbo, and performance internet (44.95 a month one). Decided it was time to save some money.
I came from Dish network a year ago because the lack of MLB network and half the Twins games not in HD. I was willing to give that up and go back to dish since I could get new customer pricing again. Even paying the the 60 bucks a month for internet since i wouldn't have TV anymore, I would be saving about 40 bucks a month.
I do prefer Dish's DVR to comcast, plus I would showtime and playboy free for 3 months. Plus I would get Speed channel in HD without paying extra like comcast.
So I called Comcast tonight and told them i had an appointment Saturday for DISH (which is true), and rather than having them offer me something after I call to cancel and already have DISH hooked up, lets do something about it now. I was put on hold for a few minutes and someone else came on the line.
She asked me what it would take to keep me, and I told her to tell me what they were offering in order to keep me. She came back with everything i have now (about 160.00 a month) for 89.99 for 6 months.
I think I'll take it
I will still be able to enjoy MLB network and all the twins games in HD.
Would I prefer the DISH hardware, sure but for the price that Comcast came back with and DISH not being baseball friendly. I'll revisit the situation in 6 months when my time is up.