Comcast Offers Broadband So Fast, The Promotional Price Ends 6 Months Early

So fast, the price changes 6 months early.

So fast, the price changes 6 months early.

Where are six months and twelve months basically the same thing? At Comcast, of course. The cable company/ISP/overlords of all media want to show us all that they have a poor grasp on math. We can laugh it up all we want, but the joke’s really on reader Bubbicito. It doesn’t matter how confusing he finds the deals in Kabletown, because he doesn’t have any other choices for high-speed broadband. He can still vent at Consumerist, though.

He writes:

Comcast was advertising their Performance Internet cable service plan at $29.99 for 12 months. I thought it was a great deal, especially since my only other option was crappy AT&T DSL at my address. I was excited to sign up, but then I read the fine print:

“Performance: Offer ends 3/31/13, and is limited to new residential customers. Not all services and features available in all areas. Limited to Performance Internet service to a single outlet. After first 6 months, monthly service charge goes to $44.99 for months 7-12. After 12 months, or if any service is cancelled or downgraded, regular charges apply. Comcast’s current monthly service charge for Performance ranges from $42.95 to $62.95, and may vary depending on your area and other Comcast services subscribed to, if any.”

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So after 6 months, the price changes to $44.99 for the remainder of the year. Uh huh…my elementary school reading comprehension tells me what I’m reading ain’t what they’re advertising. I don’t think it comes as a surprise why they are on the list for the golden poo every year.