j_d_mcnugent wrote:i think qwest offers naked dsl but after the introductory rates the pricing is basically equivalent to cable. they bundle it with MSN premium. the big companies of course dont offer naked dsl. verizon keeps saying it will but always backs out. i'd love to get it since i only have a cell phone and dont need as much bandwidth as cable offers but i havent seen any attractive offers yet.
comcast's rates suck after the introductory offers. fortunately the offers usually last twelve months and i pretty much move every year so i always get the good rates. basically $60 for cable tv and internet. once i had to switch to RCN for a few months before switching back to comcast. i've heard some people just keep calling comcast customer service threatening to switch unless they get the rates off the latest flyer and eventually they find a CSR that will hook them up. i've never done it though.
Call Comcast and ask for the Retention Department. They're the ones that have authority to offer killer promos to disgruntled customers. If you do go to satellite, I would actually juggle the 2 each year. There is no contract with any Comcast products. Say that you get a dish. After your contract is up, go back to Comcast. Not sure what the offer would be then but, as a satellite customer, I can give you digital cable with about 250 channels including On Demand, all of the HBO's, and all of the Showtimes. A DVR as well. $39.95/month for a year. You could also get the internet service for $20/month for the year. Once the year is up, you could always go back to the dish.
$59.95/month is a great price for both of them.