Cable companies are in a constant battle against the consumer to raise your monthly bill since you are here this has probably happened to you as it did to me. How can we stop them? Read this guide and you will have the upper hand in negotiating and saving money with any cable company including Comcast Xfinity. Negotiate your Comcast bill, it’s the best way to save money.
I made the full switch from having cable and the internet to what many simply call “cutting the cord”. The switch took some getting used to as an avid sports fan, but surprisingly Comcast who is the local provider in my area offered a package that fit me pretty well.
Comcast offered their Internet Blast package which includes internet, a few local stations, and HBO all at $39.99 per month for the first 12 months, $59.99 for months 12-18, and $69.99 after that for the full regular price.
As you may have put together I started to get the regular price bill from Comcast recently, which for the frugal minded money saving shopper like Even Steven Money, I was not having it.
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So I immediately took action and did what most internet bloggers would do and started an online chat with customer service.
First I played dumb and asked to explain why my bill had risen to such a high rate, increasing by almost $30 per month from the introductory rate. After some explanation of the increase, I asked if there were any current offers and promotions available to lower my bill.
To my surprise, the online service rep offered a completely different package including cable for $64.99. I let them know I was not interested in cable or paying the same rate and asked if there were any other offers available.
The online service rep suggested I call the customer service to see if more offers were available. My suggestion is to skip the online rep entirely.
Well according to Consumer Reports, the probability of saving money is 46%. This alone should make you pick up the phone. Don’t be worried, call Comcast and follow the steps below.
This will take you to the Comcast Customer Retention Specialist and the individual with the power to lower your bill and whose sole responsibility is to keep you as a customer.
Keep it simple, you are calling to cancel and they are answering to convince you otherwise.
AT&T is the competition for Comcast and that’s exactly who I mentioned. They have similar packages at similar prices, which is why they are great to bring up. I suggest researching the competition before you call, for example, I had the AT&T website in front of me when I called.
I made sure to bring up a few key points: Price, Saving Money and receiving Similar Options to the competition. Save any other specific issues you have faced for the rebuttal, this can be used as a negotiating tactic.
First let’s start with the conversation I had with the Comcast service rep, not word for word, but almost identical.
BEFORE: $69.99-Internet at 25 mbps, Local Channels, HBO
AFTER: $49.99-Internet at 75 mbps, Local Channels, HBO, Streampix, & Sports Package
As a result, I saved $20/month, $240/year, which is a 28.57% decrease. It pays to give Comcast a call and negotiate your Comcast bill. In fact, I should have done it sooner. Therefore, I would suggest calling 1-2 months before the increase will occur to avoid any increase in your bill.
Plans and prices may have changed but the results are still the same.
By making a simple phone call and following the script and key points above, you now have the secret sauce to lower your Comcast Cable and Internet bill.
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