MickeyDavis wrote:I still haven't found the right combo of alternatives for me to completely "cut the cord" but the increased competition has been great. I have Uverse (personally very happy with them) and a few months ago I did an online chat with them and told them that I had better and cheaper alternatives and they immediately cut my rate way down and sent me a $200 Visa card. Yes I had to sign on for 12 months but at that rate I'm happy to do it and I figured after 12 months I'd negotiate again. Then when I moved recently I contacted them to move my service and they cut my rate again, I didn't even ask for that. The 12 month clock started over and again, I'm happy with that because the rate is so good.
The bottom line is if you still have UVerse or Spectrum or Comcast or whoever you can ALWAYS negotiate a new better deal. It's a lot cheaper for them to keep you as a customer than acquire a new customer.
Spectrum is actually one of the more difficult ones to negotiate a better deal. I've spent far too much time on the phone with them while being extremely polite and letting them know I want to cancel and the best I get is "if you bundle with phone your bill will drop $10"...
I even straight up had the person on two separate occasions say "you're not going to get a better rate or a discount if you say you're leaving, we don't do that anymore." I cancelled and the only way to get the intro rate is to wait 6 months before signing up again. My brother went through the same situation.
Now all I do is Charter Spectrum internet (100mbps but I get 20...called on this multiple times too) and DirecTV Now. If I don't get the particular sports channel my parents have a Charter login we can use for it.