NKD wrote on Jan 16, 2021, 00:18:
I'll switch to Starlink just to be rid of Comcast, even if it means slower speeds.
I just dumped Spectrum cable for T-Mobile's wireless Internet service today. Just one price hike too many; in 9 years it's gone up from $30 to $75, and three of those were supposedly due to promotional rates expiring. After that they stopped including any justifications, since why should they? But even setting aside the one actual promotional rate, increasing from $45 to $75 was an average annual hike of 6.6%. Annual pay raises at the companies I've worked at have usually cap out at 5-6%, for people doing phenomenal work. Spectrum apparently thinks they're doing even better than that.
T-Mobile's wireless Internet is way slower -- usually 2 Mbps instead of 64, and three people trying to watch video is a bad time. But I'm angry enough with Spectrum that I don't care. I did call them to see if I could get a lower rate by asking, and they said the only promotion available was a free increase to 200 Mpbs (which is what they advertise on their website anyway). Someone on Nextdoor said you have to threaten to switch and then the disconnection department can give you a lower rate, and that really did happen later, but I just quit for real. I'm only willing to jump through so many hoops, so they can go suck on an egg; I hope they choke on it.