I had a little bit of a tense exchange with a Comcast employee over the retention / loyalty ( I want to lower my bill) department. This employee was outraged that I have gotten numerous deals for myself since 2014 and also helped clients do the same. If you missed what I shared on this topic before, I will say that at times, I have saved my clients $300 to $500 per year. I have usually provided this service in conjunction with other tasks I am performing during an appointment, but in other instances clients have found it worth it to pay me for an hour just to come out and make a deal for them. I also explained earlier this year that due to an internal company initiative known as “Vision 2020” that states they will not be giving deals to existing customers as in years past. (Yet, ironically right after I found out about this I saved a client $500 per year). I don’t want to give anyone false hopes. Usually, the biggest savings I net are for clients with A) old packages from years ago, B) clients paying above $200 per month, and C) clients willing to cut back to internet only or make other substantial cuts. So anyway, I stood my ground with this employee. I said that if customers weren’t supposed to call and ask for better deals — why was the retention department actively giving the deals between 2014 – 2019? Why did Comcast have reps helping customers on the popular discussion websites DSLReports-dot-com and Reddit-dot-com? Why does Comcast have reps on Twitter helping customers get better service than on the phone? I said — YOU created this system. You give new customers gimmick offers that expire. You have sky high ordinary prices for services, which you only publish once a year and include in an end of the year bill that nobody sees because they do paperless billing. And even then, you muddy the waters because the price of your offers are never a straight price because you add BROADCAST TV fees and SPORTS FEES and essentially a double sales tax (which is the state’s fault not theirs) and equipment rental fees that keep increasing. I told this employee that your anger is mis-directed at people like me who used the system I was given and taught my clients how to do the same thing. I told them, Comcast needs to be more like T-Mobile. Another employee got back to me and say — we are trying!