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Canceled Comcast

Posted on 11/08/2012 8:58:49 AM PST by PHloon

I called Comcast last night and cancelled my cable TV. When the young lady on the phone asked me why I was cancelling it I explained that we just had a change in our financial situation. I told her that my wife and I both work full time and because we have good paying jobs we are now going to have have to pay higher taxes as we are for some reason considered the enemy. I went on to explain that we have fixed expenses such as a mortgage and car payments that we cannot cut. With 4 kids who are rapidly approaching their college years we do not have disposal income. This was just the start as I have to begin preparing now for the reality of the next 4 years.

What I didn't tell the young lady was that there is an added benefit of this change as I will no nonger be sending my hard earned money to to the owner of the hate filled network MSNBC. Any company that allows the lies and distortions to flow night after night from their hosts needs to hear from their customers. The news coverage from NBC over the last few months was incrediably biased with the hosts continually singing the praises of the President while ignoring the deteriorating economy, the scandal in Libya and Obama's Katrina. Nothing new but this time in my own small way I will adjust for our unfortunate economic reality and at the same time hopefuly do my part to send a message to Comcast that a significant portion of this country does not agree with the hate and lies that constantly flow from the NBC properties.


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1 posted on 11/08/2012 8:58:53 AM PST by PHloon
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To: PHloon

I’m curious—did she try to offer you a better deal? Any time I have called to cancel they immediately offer a deal for 6 months.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 9:02:26 AM PST by dupree
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To: PHloon

Good for you! Thinking of doing the same!


3 posted on 11/08/2012 9:03:46 AM PST by Michigander222
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To: dupree

Well at least you can still watch Fox on your handheld phone or if you at least have internet connection you can watch on a tablet.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 9:04:19 AM PST by GerardKempf (Let's Get Over This)
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To: PHloon

I will be cutting the cable very soon. Comcrap can go to hell.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 9:04:55 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: PHloon

“What I didn’t tell the young lady...”

Actually, that should have been your sole reason if you wanted to send a message.

We have Comecast & I’d cut it myself. But my sweetie is addicted to the high speed internet (me too, on that one) & likes to watch movies in the evening. Even if we’ve seen the same ones ten times before.


6 posted on 11/08/2012 9:04:55 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: PHloon

why didn’t you tell her that?? several years ago, when i called HBO and cancelled my subscription (only had it as the wife like the Sopranos) and they asked why i told them i will not support any hate filled left wing media outlet that gives a voice to people like bill maher. larry davis and nancy pelosi’s daughter (who was producing anti-conservative documentary’s for them) with my money...they’ve got to know up front its their politics thats pushing you away...


7 posted on 11/08/2012 9:05:43 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: PHloon

Bravo to you. We all need to “go Galt” in any way that we can. And since you were feeding the UrineStream Media anyway with your subscription, a double whammy!

I’m planning to cut back to extreme austerity measures. I hope to put numerous businesses out of business, and by doing so, unemploy numerous Obama drones. We can “stop the engine of the world” together if we try.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 9:07:10 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: PHloon
Excellent. I completely shut down my Obama censoring Facebook account. I am now looking at satellite, phone, and other areas I can eliminate.
9 posted on 11/08/2012 9:07:32 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he asks for.)
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To: PHloon

You won’t miss it.

A couple of years ago, my wife and I canceled our cable TV. We kept internet access, though, and now get all the TV content we need via Netflix streaming. We even tried Hulu+ for a while, which was OK, but decided we didn’t need that either. Netflix streaming seemed to cover our needs at a fraction of the cost of cable.

And we barely watch TV. Usually I watch TV *maybe* for 1 hour a week. Maybe. Although recently, this stupid anime Fullmetal Alchemist has sucked me in and is taking up more of my precious time. Hrm.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 9:07:32 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: PHloon

Bravo.

I cancelled a web service yesterday and plan to drastically reduce or eliminate my cable bill.

I am also cancelling my LA Fitness account. I will explain to them in no uncertain terms as to why.

I am not planning to expand my business in any way that expand hiring and I am circling the wagons to survive.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 9:07:32 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: PHloon

i cancelled time warner last month. 106.00 a month when i signed up 6 years ago 196.00 a month when i cancelled. Uverse now at a savings of 44.00 a month for internet,phone, and tv.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 9:09:21 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: PHloon

I will be contacting my pool guy, the landscaper and canceling the newspaper because I won’t have a job after this month. Reason I will give is one word: OBAMA

Wife might be getting laid off soon too.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 9:09:24 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: PHloon

I’m just about to cancel Brighthouse too. I’m no longer going to willingly finance the left anymore.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 9:10:24 AM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: my small voice

Why LA Fitness? I have a membership there.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 9:14:41 AM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: PHloon

Also don’t forget to contact your GM or Chrysler salesman (if you’ve bought from one in recent years) and let them know that you’re not going to buy from their companies again. Not as much due to the bailout — rather due to their last-minute decision to defend Obama from Romney’s criticism of the bailout. That hurt Romney in Ohio and Michigan and was purely political. No reason to give money to crony capitalist corporations that suck up to the other side of the aisle.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 9:16:04 AM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: PHloon

I have not had outside TV for well over 5 years. While I do miss the football, I do NOT miss the trash.

Kill your TV!!


17 posted on 11/08/2012 9:16:51 AM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: GerardKempf

Screw fox.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 9:17:48 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: PHloon

Five Best Video Services for Ditching Cable Without Losing Your Favorite TV Shows

http://lifehacker.com/5797415/five-best-web-video-services


19 posted on 11/08/2012 9:18:08 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: PHloon

I canceled my Comcast cable TV 6 months ago, but work at home and need some kind of Internet connection, still have Comcast but looking to change.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 9:18:08 AM PST by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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To: PHloon

Nice! I’m preparing to tell my family members (on Mr. Littlespotblog’s side, all libs from CA) that Christmas will be very frugal this year. Thanks to our increase in taxes next year, along with the increased amount of $$ we have to pay for food and gas, they can expect simple homemade gifts and photographs of our daughter. The days of buying consumer items are long gone.

We’re all poor now!


21 posted on 11/08/2012 9:18:08 AM PST by LittleSpotBlog
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To: PHloon

Had a Google AdWords account for my business.

DELETED and CANCELLED.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 9:20:54 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: PHloon

I cancelled DISH about six months ago, bought a rabbit ears antenna for $15.00 and discovered I receive 23 channels with perfect picture. I was paying $71.00 per month for a system that I barely used and which spent most of the time in “Acquiring Signal” mode when I did use it.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 9:21:13 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: GerardKempf

And watching Fox is necessary because....why?


24 posted on 11/08/2012 9:21:32 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Numbers Guy

My employer is giving away a Ford F-150 in a national sweepstakes. I was asked to research vehicle options and chose Ford strictly because they are not government owned. (not the reason I gave my company but that was my true reason) I went and ordered the truck the other day. The GM of the dealer is a tea party type guy-I did tell him.


25 posted on 11/08/2012 9:22:03 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: PHloon

I called the tree service company yesterday & told them because Obama won I no longer could afford to have the two trees cut. They called back laughing (left message on answering machine) that they understood. Since they thought it was so funny I won’t be using them next time I decide to have the trees taken down.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 9:22:40 AM PST by jrcats (Going Galt!)
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To: PHloon

My wife and I cut the tie to cable/satellite tv two months ago. We stream Netfliks/Huluplus and watch movies we’ve chosen and listen to music we’ve chosen through Apple TV.

I bought a powered antennae to pick up local digital/analog tv stations (which we probably won’t be watching for the next four years because we might accidentlly see national news with their god Obama).

We get any news we want over the internet at websites like this, as well as Drudge, Foxnews.com, etc.

We really haven’t missed satellite tv at all. We are saving about 70 dollars a month. I highly recommend one of the streaming products. We are heavy into itunes so Apple TV made sense for us, but I understand Roku is good as well as others. You definitely need a good wireless router. I recommend Apples Airport Extreme. Very few dropouts on streaming. I’m sure there are other good ones out there as well.

Take the plunge, you won’t regret it.


27 posted on 11/08/2012 9:24:00 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: fwdude

Exactly and am with you 100%....
If enough of us do this, business will suffer (read JC Penney) and the message will be heard...
Hey, no money, no business, no employment...trickle down DOES work!


28 posted on 11/08/2012 9:24:50 AM PST by matginzac
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To: PHloon

People have GOT to learn to turn off the cable news channels and TV stations. That is the only way to hurt them. Low ratings. If people continue to watch, then they will not change. Everyone has simply got to stop watching the liars.


29 posted on 11/08/2012 9:25:08 AM PST by RetiredArmy (November 6, 2012: The day the United States Republic DIED.)
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To: bolobaby

While we like Netflix too because of classic film availability, I hate to break it to you but the head of Netflix is a huge lib in Los Gatos, CA.


30 posted on 11/08/2012 9:27:34 AM PST by matginzac
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To: PHloon
Using politics to explain a situation is a ploy employed often at this local. Agreement with others (here) say, It sends a message of with a foundation of truth. Never withhold the truth FRiend. Withholding personal information is showing intelligence, in many situations. Withholding the truth is considered criminal.
31 posted on 11/08/2012 9:28:32 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Obadiah

I deleted all the liberals on my facebook page (including my brother) so I don’t have to put up with them thinking they won. In the long run we will find our own “revenge” & it won’t be pretty. I see there has been & will be a lot of layoffs starting all over the country. Some employees were warned ahead of time that if Obama won some would lose their jobs. Actions always have reactions.


32 posted on 11/08/2012 9:29:36 AM PST by jrcats (Going Galt!)
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To: PHloon
If I had Comcast I would have indeed done the same thing. I would have had to include why I refuse to support Comcast any longer.
33 posted on 11/08/2012 9:30:56 AM PST by Startswithastep
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To: Jyotishi

The best service is an antenna.

It’s amazing how many people have forgotten (or never knew) about free over-the-air TV. We get 50 channels in our area—all free; all HDTV (better quality HDTV than cable provides).

Go to zap2it.com and look up the broadcast channels in your area. You’ll be really surprised what’s out there for free.

We dumped cable 3 years ago. Never looked back.

Hooked a computer to the TV antenna and use it as a DVR to record shows.

Hulu, Crackle, and channel websites (like tbs.com) provide other access to TV.

There is really a wealth of TV content out there that is free, if you know where to look for it.


34 posted on 11/08/2012 9:36:02 AM PST by Brookhaven (theconservativehand.com - alt2p.com)
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To: PHloon

I already told my kids the other day not to expect buckets of stuff under the tree this year, although we could. I am not participating in the Obama economy as much as is possible. They completely understood.


35 posted on 11/08/2012 9:37:13 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he asks for.)
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To: PHloon; fwdude; bolobaby; RoadGumby

Can you believe this—I am 67 years old and I have NEVER had or paid for cable since it came into existence.

And I can truthfully say I have missed nothing.

Without cable there is very close to nothing but trash to watch, so I don’t watch it.

For 8 years when Clinon was in office, I didn’t even watch the local news. Even now I have rarely watched the local news for the past 4 years because they keep playing this disturbing image that has nothing to do with local news. LOL


36 posted on 11/08/2012 9:39:22 AM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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I’ve been doing the math today.
We are looking at an extra $10K in fed taxes alone starting January 1st till the end of the year.
Who knows what it will be beyond that.

I have no idea where it will come from.

It isn’t going to take long for many of us to be considered “tax delinquent”


37 posted on 11/08/2012 9:41:25 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Twotone

You can kill the TV service part of your bundle and save significant money that way. Comcast doesn’t require TV to get internet service.

And with internet service you can do NetFlix or Hulu or whatever for those movies.


38 posted on 11/08/2012 9:42:27 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Twotone
I use DSL fast enough for most stuff.
No cable, No NBC, etc, No TV filth,
(barely any Internet)
If my wife didn't what local news(free) airwaves the HDTV would only warmed up because of the movies (DVD) we watch, and the few video games......we can pick those!!!

Don't want to support the riff raff, if I can help it

Don't miss tv at all, 3 years and counting. I feel... kinda....FREE!!!!!!!

39 posted on 11/08/2012 9:42:55 AM PST by kimtom (USA on the Brink-Falling over the edge)
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To: PHloon

When I was ready to ditch cable, I started with Netflix and Hulu and got a digital TV antenna and it’s pretty sweet. Once you buy the TV antenna whatever channels you get in your local area are free (I’d actually forgotten there was still such a thing) and with Netflix & Hulu at $8/each it’s a beautiful $16 solution.

http://www.mikecornelison.com/the-end-of-a-20-year-love-affair


40 posted on 11/08/2012 9:43:05 AM PST by MikeCornelison
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Cheers...Charter gets the boot next week. Their new bundle policy, smart-ass CSA’s along with trash programming made my mind up long before the election. Problem is finding a reasonably priced ISP in our rural area...not many choices available.


41 posted on 11/08/2012 9:43:50 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: matginzac

Who in the entertainment/media industries isn’t a lib?

My goal is to get what I want with the absolute minimum expenditure. Hopefully that results in less money in the economy feeding taxes to the government.

I’ve actually got a BIG idea that I may work on to limit taxes for a lot of people. We’ll see...


42 posted on 11/08/2012 9:45:01 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: PHloon

That’ll show ‘em.


43 posted on 11/08/2012 9:45:07 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: PHloon

Silly. That might make you feel better but you vented to a minimum wage employee. You should send a copy of your complaint to the Comcast HONCHO and the letters to the editor.

I do “feel your pain” and I’m divesting from every LIBERAL company I’ve done business with previously, I’m cutting up my Costco card and will be sending a note to their agents in charge. More to follow. I may be a fly poop speck in the grand scheme, but it works for me and that is what matters.


44 posted on 11/08/2012 9:49:06 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: subterfuge

Even without Mitt, you’d think out of 12M jobs, there’d be some available.


45 posted on 11/08/2012 9:49:15 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Obadiah

I know exactly what you mean. Every dollar spent is an economic vote for this administration. I am looking high and low for ways to spend less because it is the right thing to do.


46 posted on 11/08/2012 9:49:24 AM PST by jean michael
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To: PHloon

Should have said “The election.” We have canceled $225 worth of various services every month so far. And we aren’t done. EVERY BUSINESS was told the truth: we are cutting back due to Obama’s re-election.


47 posted on 11/08/2012 9:49:47 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MikeCornelison

bookmark.

I swore if Obama won I’d trade my Lexus SUV for a Prius - twice the mileage/half the cost including taxes. I don’t want to but I will - particularly now that they’re all excited about finally slamming us with a carbon tax.


48 posted on 11/08/2012 9:51:43 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: dupree
I’m curious—did she try to offer you a better deal? Any time I have called to cancel they immediately offer a deal for 6 months.

Starve the beast.

Just say , *No* to better deals.

We don't have cable, and mr. mm and I are now in serious prepping mode. He is now motivated to take care of some stuff around the house that we need materials for. We're going to get the stuff done while we have the money that's worth anything, and the materials still available.

49 posted on 11/08/2012 9:58:12 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: PHloon

This sounds like a great opportunity to have fun at the expense of liberal corporations. For example, go window shopping at Home Depot and inquire about a really expensive kitchen makeover, then once they give you a quote tell them that you wish you could have afforded that makeover, but you cannot both pay for your employees Obamacare and also get the makeover.


50 posted on 11/08/2012 9:58:58 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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