View Full Version : Noooooo! Not my Food Network!
07-09-2003, 07:22 PM
I had a very stressful -OK, depressing- day today working the phone and the 'net in my increasingly desperate attempt at getting a job (interspersed, of course, with frequent stops by the BB to cheer myself up ;) ). I was driving DBF's giant van back to my place, keeping an eye out for a looooong parking spot, and lamenting my perfect little city car that got 40 MPH and could be parked anywhere --but that was destroyed last fall, while I sat in Friday traffic. Boo-hoo, job gone away, car gone away, Mom moved away...I recognize wallowing when I see it! :rolleyes: But then...then...I got home to find a little card hanging from my door knob: "Before you read this, you'd better sit down (but not in front of your TV)". It was from Comcast. Informing me that they had done an audit of the neighborhood and found that I had been getting expanded cable service at the basic cable rate. Oh noooooo! Where I once had a crystal clear picture on FTV, I now have..fuzz and snow. Whaaaaaaaa!
07-09-2003, 07:25 PM
I can relate. DH and I just decided that $85 a month was too much to be spending on cable (internet included) even for the food network and are having it disconnected Monday. (Will be getting internet through a different company.) I'm sure I'll be going through withdrawls. :(
Also, the same thing happened to us a couple of years ago when we were getting free HBO.
07-09-2003, 08:07 PM
Oh no...I'm so sorry for you and I feel your pain. Just keep repeating "things will get better, things will get better"
07-09-2003, 08:46 PM
I feel your pain on all counts, except my mom hasn't moved anywhere. I think I need to have 'the talk' with DH about our cable bill this week. We are paying way too much for cable. Sayonara, Food Network. Hey, come to think of it, I can't remember the last time I actually watched anything on Food Network. I usually just put it on there and then forget and go off and do something else. Still, I know I will miss it.
07-09-2003, 10:15 PM
I'm another person without expanded cable...by choice. I, too, miss Food Network, as I did have it for one week before they gave me the channels I ordered...
I feel your pain
07-10-2003, 08:32 AM
Well at least you have an option. Where I live now, Comcast doesn't even offer Food TV - not for expanded, digital, etc. :( :( Previously, I have had Food TV in Canada, and two other states, on cable that cost less than $40 a month. It just depends on where you live.
07-10-2003, 11:45 AM
Hang in there Canice... I know things are rough right now. :hugs:
Now pardon me while I briefly hijack your thread to vent about Comcast. Partially because of ATT-now-Comcast's limited TV lineup and iffy reception, I chose to go with a satellite dish rather than cable TV, but maintained the cable internet connection. Now Comcast essentially plans to charge me for cable TV even if I don't have it, in the form of a higher ($70/month) rate for the internet connection because I don't use their cable system. They just got a REALLY nasty note (ala Stefania's "Let it Out" thread) about how they must not want my business at all. DSL installation is a week from Wednesday. Grrr. Argh.
As for your lack of Food TV, you're welcome to join John and I in front of the tube any time... :hugs:
07-15-2003, 08:38 AM
Partially because of ATT-now-Comcast's limited TV lineup and iffy reception, I chose to go with a satellite dish rather than cable TV, but maintained the cable internet connection. Now Comcast essentially plans to charge me for cable TV even if I don't have it, in the form of a higher ($70/month) rate for the internet connection because I don't use their cable system. They just got a REALLY nasty note (ala Stefania's "Let it Out" thread) about how they must not want my business at all. DSL installation is a week from Wednesday. Grrr. Argh.
We had the same issue come up, but the way I understand it, we had to allow them to make us cable-ready in order to get the lower rate, but we did not opt to actually order the service. So we still have our satellite dish for TV and Comcast internet access, while still paying the lower rate. Does that make any sense?
07-15-2003, 09:30 AM
oh no! I'm sorry for your loss!
I thought that had happened to me too a while back, but then I realized that they had just switched the channels around..so I still get it. I am not supposed to be getting it though, as I only subscribe to basic cable and FTV isn't supposed to be included in that...so this could happen to me one day too!
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