I decided to check out Comcast's current offers for the Bay Area, thinking I maight change service, or just call them to bitch about the price and cut a deal. But, while I'm there I can't help but notice their myriad of package names and crazy pricing.
Digital Preferred Plus
Some of the above bundled with various Premiums
plus, they still have about a dozen packages listed on the drop-down for checking the channel list.
The pricing is all over the place, with the regular prices on the standard packages not matching the regular pricing lised at the bottom of the promo packages. (It says the regular price, after the promo period, for Digital Preferred with HBO is $64.45. Sign me up! My regular price for Digital Silver w/HBO is 84.45. Plus, further down on the page, it says the regular price for Preferred w/o HBO is $64.45.)
The way the pricing is listed on the monthly bill is stupid, as well, with Standard cable and the Digital package being listed separately.
It's ridiculous. Why can't they just use the model that D*, E*, FIOS, U-Verse, and even some other cable companies use?
Offer 3 or 4 main packages for specific prices. (Basic, Digital, Plus, and Premier) Then, the premiums and other add-ons. Period. For people on previously named packages, you transfer them to the new ones.