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  1. axeman61

    axeman61 Thread Starter

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    SBC just pulled some **** that had the DSL on the bill costing 55 bucks, when my mom had gotten a deal for one year of service for about 26 bucks months ago. I don't know what is happening, but I don't think the 55 dollars on the bill is a typo. If push comes to shove, I'll have to get a new DSL. Is it possible to use my current modem for another service? How much does cable cost now?
     
  2. CouchMaster

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    If this is a new account then it's possible that the $55 bucks is a one time setup fee. You can check this out at http://www.sbc.com
     
  3. axeman61

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    In business terms, it is new, since we've been disconnected once since the deal started (don't know how). I called the hell out of those people setting the deal up though, and I specifically heard that it would be 26.99 for a year.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    The only low-cost DSL services I've seen require at least a one-year contract for new subscribers only.
     
  5. wtxcowboy

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    ck ur area, they're all diff prices. i pay $15/mo for 128/768 thru my local isp which has been bought out by the phone co... :) we're supposed to get cable high speed in the near future & it'll be $34.95/mo. think i'll keep what i have!
     
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    I got 5 months of PeoplePC for $34.95 and unlimited time.
     
  7. jdl

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    Looks to me as if it may be TWO months on the bill. Did you pay last month?
     
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    I was paying $49.95 per mo for SBC for over 2 yrs and was going to switch to cable. I called SBC to cancel my account, they ask me why I wanted to cancel and then offered me the same DSL service for $26.95 per mo for a year. I excepted their offer.

    I had the same experience 3 yrs ago while I had MSN Dial-up. I was paying $22.95 per mo and wanted to cancel my account so I could get SBC DSL. They asked me why I wanted to cancel and then offered me the same Dial-up service for $8.95per mo indefinely. Of course I declined that offer so I could have a much faster DSL connection.

    So it appears most ISP will offer you a lower rate if you call them up to cancel your account.
     
  9. GoJoAGoGo

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    I agree with this as SBC does have a strange billing system. Sometimes they will bill you for a 2 month period and sometimes they will just bill you for 1 month.

    So look over your bill closely or better yet login to your SBC Account and check your billing service and that will show you a much clearer view of your monthly charges.
    http://login.yahoo.com/config/login?.partner=sbc&.done=http://sbc.yahoo.com/
     
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