I just saved $30 a month by calling VerizonSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Thu, 03/12/2009 - 12:46
I have a two-year "bundled" contract with Verizon for phone, internet and TV that runs about $129/month, including all the fees and taxes. I'd been without cable from 2003 - 2007, and the only reason I signed up for it was to watch Dr. Paul in the debates back in late 2007. I should have just stuck with YouTube. (Well, they did give me a nice 19" flat screen LCD TV, too, and a $100 gift card.)
Since my contract doesn't expire until the end of this year, they were going to charge me a $169 cancellation fee just to cut out the TV and keep the phone and internet! I asked the lady if she could reduce the monthly bill, and she ended up cutting $30 per month for the next six months.
In this economy, companies are struggling to keep their clients. When the FiOS guy came out to install the service last year, he spent a full day putting in the new box. They don't want to lose that investment.
If you have any fixed payments like this, give them a call. This includes credit cards and any other payments as well.
Has anyone else had similar success?