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My Response To The Time Warner Cable Merger Email

My Response To The Time Warner Cable Merger Email

If you haven’t been paying attention, then you might not know that Comcast and Time Warner Cable are trying to merge. This would make the largest cable provider in the country. To me, that is just scary! I wrote about it when I first heard, so you can get some more information if you wish. I haven’t thought about it much since it was first announced, but that is probably because it has to go through regulatory approval. Well, I hadn’t thought about it until yesterday, when I received a brief email from Time Warner to tell me what the merger will mean for me. You can probably devise that I am a TWC customer. Here is what the email said.

Why the Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger is Bad for Consumers

Why the Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger is Bad for Consumers

I was doing some reading this morning when I came across an article on CNN. It was titled “Comcast buys Time Warner Cable”. Now, this “deal” has not been approved, but the only thing I could think of when I skimmed the article was “Holy Crap!” This is a terrible thing for consumers and I don’t know what this would do for the already high prices. Both customers of TWC and Comcast pay a lot of money for their services. Many of us have cable, which I do not, and pay a large amount of money to enjoy these channels. When you consolidate these customers, there is no longer competition that brings down prices. The Time Warner Cable and Comcast merger is a terrible thing for customers. There is no other way to slice it.

How I Got Around Time Warner Cable’s Modem Rental Fee

How I Got Around Time Warner Cable’s Modem Rental Fee

I am not a big fan of getting charged for something that I don’t think is justified. One case in point is the modem rental fee that Time Warner Cable charges its customers. About a year ago, Time Warner Cable (TWC) decided it wanted to charge it customers $3.95 a month to rent their cable modem. Most people that use have internet service probably “rent” these cable modems from their providers. I had been a TWC customer for near 8 years and never once paid this fee or at least they didn’t break it out on the line items. Well, Time Warner decided to up that fee and I decided to put my foot down. I did something and bought my own modem.

Time Warner Cable Now Charging Modem Lease Fee

Time Warner Cable Now Charging Modem Lease Fee

After I had cancelled my cable, I thought that I wouldn’t have to deal with too many more fees with Time Warner Cable. I guess I was being naive. The other day, I got the mail and found a little postcard from Time Warner. I didn’t think much of it because they have been trying to win me back since I only have internet through them. I was about to throw it away, but decided to flip it over to see what it said.

This is How You Treat a Customer

This is How You Treat a Customer

Guys, I am exhausted. We just got back from the mountains of Tennessee with my wife’s family. We had a good time, but anyone who has a small child knows how much fun 6.5 hours in a car can be. That was EACH WAY! Woo. Anyway, since I am barely functioning, but still want to share a little story with you. This is not much about money, but it really has to do with customer service. I am a stickler for good customer service. I really find it hard to come by these days. Not as many companies care about customer service as they used to. Time Warner Cable anyone? This is a quick story of two companies with very different ways for treating their customers.

Stop Comcast From Turning Your Modem into a WiFi Hotspot

Stop Comcast From Turning Your Modem into a WiFi Hotspot

Everyone knows I am not a fan of Comcast or Time Warner Cable. While I have Time Warner for my internet, I still don’t like them. There are little options in my area, so it is them or AT&T. Rock and a hard place if you ask me. I was reading the other day about how Comcast is now starting a test to turn their customer’s leased modems into WiFi hotspots for other Comcast/Xfinity customers. They have to have an account, but now your leased modem will be broadcasting a public WiFi signal. I don’t like that all. I think that is a terrible idea. The best part is the customer doesn’t opt in. They are responsible for opting out. What the hell Comcast?

Sling TV Review – Cable TV Alternative Starting at $20 Per Month
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Sling TV Review – Cable TV Alternative Starting at $20 Per Month

Sling TV has been out for quite some time now and many people are getting a chance to check out what it offers. Is it a good alternative to cut cable and save you more money? I think yes, but there are some stipulations attached to why I think so. Sling has worked well for…