Originally Posted by newtekie1
Only $4? Hell, I've been paying $7.00 a month for mine since the day I signed up for cable internet. Rental charges for cable equipment is pretty standard here for years. And I know why they do it, the damn things get struck by lightning and die constantly in my area.
The DSL providers don't even replace the equipment anymore, they give you the modem when you first sign up, and then when it dies either make you buy your own somewhere or charge $150 for a basic modem.
It's not the $4.00. I don't really care about the $4.00.
It's more the point they suck you in with freebies for a time then they bang you later with all the increases, bit by bit.
And leave you with not many choices.
I called Time Warner and they could care less that money may be an issue for you.
What if I was on a fixed income like many people are?
$4.00 here, $10.00 there. It adds up fast.
I remember when the cable service was $60.00 a month for tv and internet.
I was hollering then, now I pay $180.00 a month or so.
It's getting crazy.
As I said above, I could buy a car or truck for that kind of money.
Or a lot of things...
Everyone has his hands in our pockets lately and they keep digging deeper and deeper.
Soon they will he hitting my tickle spot.