Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Rico Suave, Feb 24, 2017.
I know. I just love those robots.
In hindsight I maybe should have laid out a slightly less thorough argument for keeping Dave (lawn guy). N now agrees that getting rid of him would be crazy, but now he’s got his eagle eye on my cable!
You could always do what I do and periodically call and say "my bill is too high, can you help me? If not, I'm considering switching to competitor who will offer me a better rate" I recently saved $30 off our monthly bill and got Showtime added for free doing this
Companies literally do not give a single fuck when we do that. Like, literally it has never in s worked and I am an excellent bluffer.
That's weird. It never works for me with Verizon (though they will sometimes give me a one time bill credit, but nothing that changes the monthly bill) but Comcast literally always will shift things around and put me in new promos to get my bill down.
We have pretty much just charter and ATT
@hellohelloagain we don't even bother with the soft threat. We just call and ask if they have any promos for us. P was amazed the first time I had him do this, and we ended up with DVR and premium channels for less per month.
It used to work for me, but now that they’ve got the fastest internet in the area they’re like “sure, drop your cable, loser. We’ve still got you for internet.”
They only want to give promos to new customers around here, which is kind of ridiculous. But they know you don't have many options.
I cancelled! Pretty impulsively but we’ll see how it works out. We kept internet only and I signed up for YouTube TV, which seems to have most of the stuff I previously watched via cable. (I am going to add HBO Max to it at some point though.) It’s saving us about $40/month, ($55 until I add HBO) and I like that I can log into one app to access all the shows that I currently go to all different apps for. I did give up some channels (Showtime, EPIX, Cinemax and I’m sure a bunch of random stuff I don’t really care about) but I use those so infrequently it’s really not worth the money. I’ll sign up for a month of Showtime when Shameless comes out though!
I’m pissed it just got more expensive but we really like it still.
How does YouTube TV compare to Hulu live? That's what we are using right now. It has been a very good use of our money these past few months. We never had cable previously.
Does it have DVR? YoiTubeTV has unlimited dvr and you can watch it anywhere.
P is convinced we caught a variant during our travels. Nevermind that his only symptom is belief. He decided that at-home tests are the way to go and just would. not. shut up. about getting them. He FINALLY leaves the apartment and is back sans tests 20min later. Y'all. He went to TWO FUCKING STORES and decided that everyone everywhere must be out. Cue some whining.
I stopped playing with my plants, hopped on my computer, and found that the CVS next to his favorite grocery store has them in stock. I'm so fucking irritated. Like, you're SOOOOOO WORRIED, but you put in less than bare minimum of work?? Jeff Goldblum save his soul right now because I might have to kill him when he gets home.
Trying to imagine being P, feeling like I had a leg to stand on while telling this to my wife, the medical professional who works in a hospital.