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Xfinity sales in the neighborhood

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by volvo_nut, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Active Member

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    Thought you were an OpenBand resident? How can you get Comcast when OB has blanket easements?
     
  2. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    no, I don't live in Southern Walk.
     
  3. jim

    jim New Member

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    We tried the Xfinity from the door to door sales guy. He gave a quote of $135/mo for the first year and $155 in year two. It was cheaper than our FiOS service - now at ~$185. We went back to FiOS after a week.

    Xfinity was not as good:
    Only the main movie channels were in HD (i.e. HBO but not HBO2)
    No 30 sec skip ahead
    Slower internet (did not measure - qualitative assessment)
    Series recording was not as flexible
    The guide has an advertisement at the bottom that you need to go through to get to the next page.

    All-in-all not as good.

    I have upgraded the FiOS DVR box to 500 GB and it is better.
     
  4. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    30sec skip is there - just not on the standard remote
    the add on the bottom you don't have to go through - use the page down command instead of scrolling manually

    just fyi
     
  5. levinator

    levinator New Member

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    We had one of the 'yellow' safety vest people come to our door a few weeks back and I had a similar experience with many of you [Note: They are a subcontractor to Comcast -- they're not even Comcast employees] . In our case, it was a 40/50ish woman with bad hair. Clearly she didn't know anything about technology, nor was she prepared to answer any questions that were not on her 'script'. She didn't even have a polished pitch -- I was embarrassed for her, frankly. She gave me a hard sell and said everyone in the neighborhood was switching to Xfinity. Given my prior experience with Comcast, Adelphia before that and a friend in Gaithersburg who hates his Comcast (Xfinity) service (and he does not have a FiOS option), I told her we were not interested.
     
  6. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    We took all our stuff back after the "latest" mess. A month later someone called me said wow that never should have happened let me take care of it...

    I'll bet they wish they had reserved this domain name:

    http://www.comcastsucks.org/
     
  7. Hegelsfolly

    Hegelsfolly New Member

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  8. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    we decided to stick with fios, not in the mood to deal with the pain of change for just a few dollars a month...
     

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