HOWTO: Get Internet On The Cheap

How does $500 extra a year sound? And it doesn’t even require stuffing envelopes.

One blogger writes about how he was able to get substantial savings by gaming his Cable and DSL operators.

Sign up for SBC for a year. With less than a month to go in service, search the internet for 6-month Comcast deals. Cancel your SBC and get on the Comcast connection. When the 6 months are up, cancel Comcast and sign back up for SBC. Rinse, wash, repeat, ad infinitum.

Using this method, instead of paying $50 per month, he only pays $100 per year to connect to the internet, tubes and all.

The article was written for areas covered by SBC and Comcast but it seems its principles would apply elsewhere as well.

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