Rising competition has meant that packages for phone, internet and cable are cheaper than ever. Additionally, these companies have spent so much money to acquire new customers that they will go to great lengths to keep you. If your plan is over six months old, chances are you are overpaying.
Call your phone, cable or internet company and tell them that a competitor has offered you a better deal to switch over and you are thinking taking the offer unless they can match it. A good rule of thumb is to shoot for 20-30% below what you are paying currently and to name the competitor i.e. Comcast, RCN. If they won’t budge, ask to speak with the cancellation department and tell them you want to cancel your service. These folks are empowered to make a last ditch effort to keep you. As an example, when I recently switch to Verzion’s new FOIS service, the retention department at RCN called me and offered a package that was 50% off what I was currently paying. Go all the way with the bluff, you can always pick a cancellation date a few weeks out and then call and change your mind. They will be more than happy to keep you as a customer.
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