How to lower the cable bill?
Get a lower cable bill after the 3-month deal ends
It's hard to deny the allure of a three-month cable or Internet promotion, despite the inevitable. You pay a discounted rate for those few months, than gasp when you get the bill for month No. 4 and see it's the standard -- and waaaay higher -- rate. "How to lower the cable bill?" is, thus, a common question.
The Hartford Courant has a few ideas, including knowing the price you're trying to wrangle out of your company. Researching your usage using tools like Billshrink.com and comparing competitors' offerings are other answers to "How to lower the cable bill?"
But there's a simple way right off the bat to negotiate a lower deal -- plead ignorance. Tell the company you weren't correctly informed of the terms of the promotion and that you didn't know how high the rate would jump. If that doesn't work, threatening -- nicely -- to cancel your service, or better, go with the competitor usually does the trick.
How do you lower your cable bill?
"The initial offers seem too good to be true: cable, Internet and phone service for only $99 a month. Plus a free cable modem, a free wireless router, free high-definition channels, free HBO for three months and up to a $275 rebate!
Don't believe it. Check your local cable provider's website. Next month's promotion might include world peace and lower gas prices..."