With my latest cable bill, the last promotion I had (Digital Silver Plus with Comcast ended, and the price for the service would be going up to $85 per month. I don’t wantch too much television anyway, so I decided it was time to break away from the service. I brought my digital box into the station in order for the company to switch me to the $15 per month basic service.
I did, however, replace cable with Netflix, which will cost $15 per month. So the net savings is only $55 per month, but that will save me some money in the long run. NetFlix is a much better deal. The savings should help me pay for the increased heating costs this winter.
In January, there will supposedly be a new promotion for cable internet service, so perhaps I’ll be saving another $10 to $20 a month at that point.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published October 29, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.