Cablevision, and I plan to say, WTH!!
I’m at $188 month now, that after fending off the increase last year that took me down from $202. I downgraded one level of channel service, to Loser Level, but I may have to go lower to Real Loser level, two channels and the internet.
I watch far less TV than I used to. Not only is the news unbearable to watch, my favorite movie channel, TCM, has had a seismic change in its programming. I swear they are mirroring a TrumpHate theme – so many movies about Nazis and white hate, dark weird movies non-stop that make me wonder what the channel is up to. Now that liberal Ben Mankowitz is host, he invites fellow asshats in as cohosts, like Alec Baldwin. LSS, the channel is unwatchable.
But I digress. With TCM off regular rotation and most news too, that leaves TBS for Family Guy reruns and TNT for original Law & Order.
>Food Network and Cooking Channels, musts.
>HGTV, a must.
>Fox Business, not negotiable, a must.
For the halibut, I checked out what channels are in the Basic Cable plan. Um, four were Spanish speaking channels. Four. No comment. The rest of the lineup was unmemorable.
I’m way too weak to go without TV completely. It’s not going to happen. And I’ve watched friends (you know who you are) go from cable to Dish to using a digital antenna, the latter way too temperamental for me, weather sensitive garbles channels when a cloud blocks out signal.
Mostly, I hate being held captive to the cable company. I’d like to start my own company where I’d let customers choose their own channels. Two. Ten. Twenty. Whatever.
I woke up at 2:39 and never got back to sleep so I’m appropriately cranky to call Cablevision. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: I called
Cablevision Optimum and got through pretty quickly, an anomaly. Spoke with Elsie who told me to hang on until the end of January, not to see what promos are available now. She suggested that by the end of January, when my current promotional rate expires, new and better promotions could be offered. Hmmm. Could be is pretty dangerous. So I don’t take Door Number One today and when January rolls along and Elsie no longer works at Optimum and I get Babs, wanna bet Babs will say if ONLY you had asked about our promotional offers in December. That’ll be what happens. I know it. You know it. But I said okay. [Playing the roles of both Dumb and Dumber today is….EOS]