So I believe I mentioned trying to get a better deal on Time Warner cable television. I went to their retail store in Mayfair Mall to see if I could sweet talk a salesperson. There were no salespeople there that day, of course. So I emailed them. The response I got was this:
Dear Mr. Ratkowski:
Thanks for writing.
The Digipic 1000 package, at $51.99 plus equipment ($7.95 per TV) is not the minimal digital package. We offer the Digital Access package, with 150 of the most popular cable channels, the digital interactive cable guide, 46 digital music channels, and access to Movies on Demand and Free on Demand, for only $46.99 plus equipment.
Of course, we still offer the analog standard service of 75 channels, which doesn’t require a cable box, for only $46.10 per month.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us.
Time Warner Cable SE WI
$46.10 for analog cable… yeesh. I don’t understand the difference between the Digital Access Package and the DigiPic1000 package (the Digital Access is not advertised on their site… so I can’t really tell). I looked at San Antonio, where I plan to move, and what seems to be the same as the $46.99 package costs $34.95. I guess that is part of the price you pay for living in a swanky high class city like Milwaukee. Oh wait, back in Chicago Comcast offers basic cable for a hair over $25. Hmmph.
I guess I’ll have to call up and try to sucker them down like $10 on the basic package. I don’t think I can go another football season without cable.