Over the last 2/3 years Comcast went to a digital signal and provided each subscriber 2 Mickey Mouse boxes for free. These boxes allowed you to receive the basic programming. Comcast put around 2.5 million of these free units into service. So now it seems Comcast is going to start charging each customer $2 for each box per month. This will give thief Roberts another 1/2 plus BILLION dollars per year!! This fee has already being charged in Philadelphia and some other areas. I expect that in short order it will be charged to each and every account. When is enough not enough? I pay close to $200 per month for terrible service. It takes over 30 minutes to get someone when you call. You have to listen to all their garbage before you can get a live person. They play the same programming over and over. I have to call every month with problems on the bill. They are now charging $40.00 for a service call. I will give the techs that come most times a good score but the call center employees, they suck. So, I will definitely cancel if and when this new fee is implemented. In the meantime I am going to be researching all the other systems that are out there. Just a little heads up for everyone....
I built a htpc with extenders. Recovered the monthly box fees/rental and gives a lot more flexibility. On Demand will not work this way, but with Netflix and Hulu (and the movies/shows on my htpc hard drive) it's not a big issue for us.
wcjrjr said: Comcast put around 2.5 million of these free units into service. So now it seems Comcast is going to start charging each customer $2 for each box per month. This will give thief Roberts another 1/2 plus BILLION dollars per year!!
2.5 million x $2 a month x 12 months = 60 million
Where did you get the $500 million figured from? Something doesn't add up.
posted: Feb. 4, 2013 @ 11:15a
yep said: Where did you get the $500 million figured from? Something doesn't add up.
posted: Mar. 2, 2013 @ 10:38a
Figures represent nationwide subscribers, not just PA.
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