Abe would not approve of his $5 bill being associated with this bad offer. Then again, he died 100 years before Comcast was founded. (Photo: frankieleon)

Comcast Thinks $5 Discount Is All Customers Need To Give Up 95% Of Monthly Data Allotment

More than a year after Time Warner Cable somehow began suckering people into severely limiting their broadband usage to only 5GB/month — the equivalent of a few HD Netflix movies — for a mere $5 drop in monthly rates, Comcast has decided it wants in on this sucker’s bet too. [More]

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Are Prepaid Cards Improving Or Are They Still A Confusing Mess Of Hidden Fees?

First, the good news: Our wiser, elder siblings at Consumer Reports have ranked the best and worst prepaid cards for the very first time, and it seems many cards have lower fees and act a lot like traditional bank accounts. But now for the bad news: Fee information can still be tricky to find and many cards don’t come with the guarantees you can get with a regular debit card. [More]

Comcast Lures Me Back With Promotion Only To Later Deny It Ever Existed

Comcast Lures Me Back With Promotion Only To Later Deny It Ever Existed

Feeling like you’re forced to do business with Comcast because of a dearth of other options is a bad way to start things off, as Consumerist reader M.K., says, “I would never deal with Comcast if I felt that I had the choice not to.” But after checking out a Comcast offer that was priced right, M.K. decided to take the leap. [More]

Chase Sets Early Payment Trap For Mortgage Customers, Too

Chase Sets Early Payment Trap For Mortgage Customers, Too

Chase’s statement cycle trap isn’t just set for credit card customers. Mortgage and loan customers can be charged a fee for paying too early, too. Serves you right for trying to be proactive and plan ahead! Dana says that Chase punished her for setting up her automatic monthly payment to send on the 30th of the month instead of the 1st, and charged her $52.96 for two months’ transgressions. [More]

Kodak: Your Camera Has A Beach Mode, So Don't Take It To The Beach

Kodak: Your Camera Has A Beach Mode, So Don't Take It To The Beach

Brandy’s Kodak digital camera comes with several pre-set modes, one of which is “beach.” However, when her camera stopped working after a trip to the beach, she reports that Kodak’s mystifying response to her service request was that just because a digital camera has a setting for taking photos at the beach, that doesn’t mean that you should actually take it to the beach.

Genius TSA Officer & Baggage Handler Caught Stealing From Decoy Luggage

Genius TSA Officer & Baggage Handler Caught Stealing From Decoy Luggage

Two workers at JFK airport fell into a trap set by Delta Airlines and the TSA, says the Daily News. The two men are accused of stealing a Macbook Air and a T-Mobile Sidekick from decoy luggage. The first man, a TSA officer, was videotaped rummaging through a Miami-bound suitcase in an airport screening room while a baggage handler watched.