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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?


@Denztoi wrote:
Obviously comcast regularly meetings with fox are not nearly enough as this complaint for Foxsports 2 is being asked for in a very wide region across the U.S. Comcast teds. Why keep repeating the same answer and just escalate the problem on up to those who CAN make a decision and get it done this year. Your losing customers over this channel is quite possibly going to increase over the summer season.

Our programming teams are well aware of the current situation with Fox.

It takes two companies to come to a mutually agreeable arrangement. 

 

Thanks for your feedback. 


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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

ComcastTeds:  you did not answer my question.  You provided a link.  I asked if this was an internet site which leads to online streaming or the ability to watch an HD television channel.  I believe the answer is that it is an internet site with an inferior online stream to what an HD television channel is capable of.

 

I can access ESPN 3 by using my old Comcast e-mail address or my new Verizon e-mail address.  Yes, I need one or the other.  Fox has upcharges for FoxSoccer2Go.  $20 per month. ESPN 3 does not have an upcharge.   Both are ONLINE STREAMING.  The quality of the video does NOT approach what you and Verizon offer with HD.  It is also inconsistent and fails quite often.  

 

For me and I think for others online streaming is not an adequate replacement for HD video.  I only watch something online when it is not available on cable or satellite.  I am sure that a lot of people-who are trying to avoid the expense-will accept online streaming.  But I am not one.  We spent almost $300 a month with Comcast on our "bundle."  I wanted the best quality video I could get.  Online is not a source for this.

 

Interesting thread.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I believe that Fox puts so few games on FoxSports1 knowing that people will be forced to watch either FoxSports2 or FoxSoccerPlus.  They also know that almost nobody carries these channels.  And, for the few that do, HD is almost nonexistent.  Therefore, they hope that people will go online and pay the $20 upcharge per month to watch FoxSoccer2Go.

 

But the video on FoxSoccer2Go is inconsistent and has never approached HD.

 

Yet when you go to their website they yell and scream to contact your cable provider.  Let us try to influence Comcast and others to carry FoxSports2 and FoxSoccerPlus.  In SD.

 

I am critical of Comcast.  But Fox Sports is now awful.  When they replaced the Fox Soccer Channel with FXX and lost the PL broadcasts they seem to have given up.  Verizon charges $15 a month for FoxSoccerPlus.  In SD.  FoxSoccer2Go, online, is $20 per month.  And, it's neither SD or HD.

 

Did I mention ESPN 3 is free?

 

 

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NASCar Cup Qualifying.

No sprint cup qualifying in Texas. At least not for me...Don't get fox Sports 2,0. I am more than willing to pay 25$ or 30$.
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Here it is well into 2014 NASCAR season and still no access to Fox Sports 2. Sure do miss Speed channel. Been paying for years and now missing Sprint Cup qualifying because it's on Fox Sports 2. Seems like there aren't many companies that do carry it. Thanks Comcast. When is Fox going to realize this power play isn't working and us comsumers are the ones being hurt? Grrrr!!

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Take the survey. http://foxs.pt/1mJNsHc tell them what you don't and do like about Fox

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I am asking the serious question:  if you have an HD television are you going to be satisfied with Fox who, in almost all instances, are broadcasting FoxSports2, FoxSoccerPlus and most everything else in SD?  Let's assume you're getting these channels:  are you happy that Fox isn't broadcasting them in HD?

 

I have been extremely critical of Comcast-who I left after twenty years for Verizon.  But Fox may be worse.  

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I just heard on Fox Sports 1 while watching practice that, as you said, Cup qualifying is going to be on Fox Sports 2 tomorrow, this really sucks but who do we blame: Comcast for not showing FS2 or Fox Sports for spliting up the Speed Channel and creating FS1 and FS2?? I've expressed my thoughts to both of them but wasted my time doing it....nobody listens!!!!!

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?


@ken0965 wrote:

Take the survey. http://foxs.pt/1mJNsHc tell them what you don't and do like about Fox


Here's a tip guys. When you get to the end and they ask you if you want to be on a review mailing list . When they ask if anyone in your immediate family works in any of the listed fields of work, DO NOT check any of them as they will boot you of the list because of it!!!! Just an FYI

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?


@bigdrop wrote:

I am asking the serious question:  if you have an HD television are you going to be satisfied with Fox who, in almost all instances, are broadcasting FoxSports2, FoxSoccerPlus and most everything else in SD?  Let's assume you're getting these channels:  are you happy that Fox isn't broadcasting them in HD?

 

I have been extremely critical of Comcast-who I left after twenty years for Verizon.  But Fox may be worse.  


I get FS2 here in Eastern Mass - it's in SD and I don't like it at all.  I would much prefer it in HD like FS1 is.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

ComcastTeds, aren't you really on here for smoke & mirror purposes. It's fairly simple, we are VERY unhappy comcast customers that only want to know on what steps are being taken to get out viewing experience back to what it was before the sell out to fox. Tell your supervisor if you can not answer that question, then you are useless to us.

 

I'm sure somewhere up your chain of command already knows of this. Sometime around 6-7 months ago a group of less tollarent comcast customers have been directly contacting sponsor's of nascar and of teams informing them of the coverage they may thing is taking place but actually is not.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

With what we have to pay for your COMCAST cable we should at least have ALL the FOX sports channels to watch. Those of us the like NASCAR or any other sport FOX carriers should be able to watch or maybe NASCAR should change who they use for BROADCASTING.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

we are stuck with fox for the next few years,but yes for what I pay I should get FS2,they take away a channel the price does not go down,but they say if they add a channel the price will go up.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I believe that NASCAR should revoke their contract with Fox Sports. FS1 obviously hates MOTORSPORTS because it interferes with their stick and ball programming, thus the handoff to FS2. I live in the MOTOR RACING CAPITAL IN THE WORLD and I can't watch NASCAR qualifying.....f@&?ing thanks COMCAST you better get on the stick!!!!!
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Would like to see FS2 on Comcast. For today, we will miss qualifying for the Nascar Sprint Cup. This is an important part of my being a fan seeing qualifiying.

 

If not put qualifying on another channel that is allready available.

 

Thank you,

 

Bill521

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Let's Get Fox Sports 2.  Shortly I will be switching to the Dish Network.  All NASCAR Fans should follow suit.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Add me to the list of unhappy customers.  I recently upgraded to get HD and more channels, only to find out I STILL don't get  all the NASCAR programming, to include qualifying for this weekends race.

 

I've been with comcast since they took over here in Salem Oregon some 14 years ago.  I've payed thousands of dollars over the years since then, yet here we are in 2014 with no FS2.....

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I have been a comcast customer for over 10-years and now I'm #issed! I just found out that I can't watch Cup qualifying because Comcast doesn't carry FS2 in White Marsh, MD. FIOS has been hot on my trail for a while now and if I find out that they carry FS1 and FS2 then I guess I will become a FIOS customer instead. I live for sports and Nascar is one of them and now I see that I can't even watch it when I want too. This sucks!!!

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

ComcastTeds, here's another question you need to answer. Another poster wrote:

"we are stuck with fox for the next few years,but yes for what I pay I should get FS2,they take away a channel the price does not go down,but they say if they add a channel the price will go up."

what's up with this? My rates didn't go down when you took away Universal Sports. Sure, you replaced it with a crappy channel nobody watches. Same with Fox Soccer Channel. It gets replaced by a crappy re-run channel that has no business in the "Sports and Entertainment Package", since it is neither a sport nor is it entertaining. Just a cheaper way for you to do business, yet, our bills didn't go down. Sure, I got a six month reduction of 5.00, (took a lot of complaining to get that) what happens when the six months is over? You say it takes two to reach a deal that makes sense for everyone, yet your company is taking all the hits from customers.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I've been upset since Speed changed, this weekends Cup qualifying on FS2 (that I can't get in my market (Seattle)) is getting close to the last straw. I don't have many alternatives since Comcast has an apparent monopoly in my area. I have Comcast phone, internet, and TV. I guess I could change to another internet and phone provider and go to sattelite TV (they keep sending me stuff in the mail). Don't want to do it but I feel like I'm running out of options.

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Fox Sports 2 HD or Digital Channel

Can someone please tell me what channel Fox Sports 2 is on ...

 

We would like to watch the Sprint Cup qualifying today @ 3:30 pm

 

I've looked and looked and can't find it on HD or regular Digital cable channels.

 

Thank You for any help.

 

Regards, Jenn

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Re: Fox Sports 2

Why don't I have Fox Sports 2 Channel on Comcast?  I can get it on Direct TV for another $60.00 per year.....

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

what the freak is wrong not carrying fox sports 2 ?  your rules or what ever is preventing the telecast of fox sports 2 is total b s. corporate america thinks about is the dollar at the expense of the consumer.

 

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

It is absolutley absurd that we cannot get FS2 with the amount of money we spend on this service. Im looking into Direct TV or Dish...

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Re: Fox Sports 2 HD or Digital Channel


@Jenn213 wrote:

Can someone please tell me what channel Fox Sports 2 is on ...

 

@WE would like to watch the Sprint Cup qualifying today @ 3:30 pm

 

I've looked and looked and can't find it on HD or regular Digital cable channels.

 

Thank You for any help.

 

Regards, Jenn


Jenn - the channel numbers are different depending on where you live.  You'll need to provide your location for anyone to help.  However, since most areas don't received FS2 - you're probably out of luck.

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Re: Fox Sports 2 HD or Digital Channel

You're not going to find it in HD either.  The very few cable systems that broadcast Fox Sports 2 are in SD-NOT HD.  Most other Fox Channels, excepting FoxSports1, are in SD also.

 

Fox is absolutely terrible for this.  Wait until you find that with a $180.00 per year upcharge ($15/month) for FoxSoccerPlus it is in SD.

 

 

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Re: Fox Sports 2 HD or Digital Channel

MAV TV is another channel that has a lot of Racing.  Owned by Lucus Oil.  Off Road racing and ASCS Sprint Cars.  Chilli Bowl Midget race was also broadcast.  This channel is available in an Outdoor package on Dish, so there is no reason for Comcast not adding it to the lineup.  Again it is available to some (very few) Comcast customers.  It is 2014.  Time for Comcast to catch up.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I have the same desire for my Comcast subscription--Fox Sports 2 and BeIN Sports English in HD. I subscribed to the Sports package (Seattle area) but could only get BeIN in Spanish. That left out one of the world cup qualifiers which I was able to watch at my favorite Mexican restaurant (Torero's at The Landing in Renton).  The owner of the restaurant gladly subscribed at my request. Comcast--do the same!!!

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Comcast carries Bein in SD; Verizon carries Bein in HD in English AND Bein in HD in Spanish.  For that matter Verizon has Univision Desportes in HD, ESPN Desportes in HD and AYM Sports and TyC Sports in SD-neither of which was carried by Comcast.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Here's another vote for FoxSports2.  I pay extra for the sports package because I want to watch international soccer.  Apparently, fox can't fit it all on FoxSports1 so they have to put in on 2.  That's fine except FoxSports2 is not available in Portland.  

 

Please add FoxSports2 and BeIn Sport (English) to Portland lineup.  Otherwise, there is no need for me to pay extra.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I too vote for Fox Sports 2 AND Fox SoccerPlus!!! I considered adding the Sports package but I would only use it for beIN and that is a waste of money for me. I rather go out to a restaurant to watch for the money. Why wouldn't the SPORTS PACKAGE contain ALL of the SPORTS channels?!?! These companies are all so ridiculous! Add FS2 and more soccer to Massachusetts programming!!! Large international communities and no soccer?!?! What is wrong with you??

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Just remember, if you get these channels, Fox is not broadcasting them in HD except in a handful of locations.  Yes, FoxSports2 carried the Dortmund/Real Madrid game today.  The quality of the video was absolutely awful.  Again, FoxSoccerPlus is a $15/month upcharge for SD.  It's disgraceful that Fox isn't presenting these in HD,

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Its not Fox that is the problem.  These channels available in HD and its the cable company that chooses. It's 2014 guys.  Everything should be HD.  Even an SD TV has a better picture using a HD signal, letter boxed.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Is comcast ever going to carry fox sports 2? (I am posting this here because I can't find any where else to complain)
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I'm annoyed with the situation.  It seems like more NASCAR events get moved to FS2 (like today's Nationwide series qualifying), while I'm stuck with a multitude of MTV channels that haven't been about music in 20 years.

FS2 is very overdue for Comcast subscribers.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I'm annoyed with the situation.  It seems like more NASCAR events get moved to FS2 (like today's Nationwide series qualifying), while I'm stuck with a multitude of MTV channels that haven't been about music in 20 years.

FS2 is very overdue for Comcast subscribers.

 

 

X2-- Every other TV provider in our area carries FS2.  Why can't Comcast.

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DO YOU KNOW IF FOX SPORTS 2 WILL EVER BE AVAIL IN 49242 AREA

DO YOU KNOW IF FOX SPORTS 2 WILL EVER BE AVAIL IN 49242 AREA

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Gee!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if there is any meaning to this?  This thread has now message #666 ! Maybe Ted & Comcast are waiting for #777, for absolution??????????? NOT!!!!

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Another weekend and the English FA Cup semi-final is not to be seen since it is on Fox 2 - terrible


@Ctstreetrodder wrote:

Gee!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if there is any meaning to this?  This thread has now message #666 ! Maybe Ted & Comcast are waiting for #777, for absolution??????????? NOT!!!!


 

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Yes, Arsenal vs. Wigan in the FA Cup semifinal will be shown on FS2. It is ridiculous I cannot watch the game. 

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Unhappy about this as well.  Do you get the sense, however, that we have this forum to vent and that's as far as it will go?

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

"Unhappy about this as well. Do you get the sense, however, that we have this forum to vent and that's as far as it will go?"
You are correct. All this site is doing is providing a place for unhappy customers to vent, while not tying up COMCAST employees, who are busy trying to sound sympathetic, but not doing a very good job at it, to those who would rather call in their complaint about not getting FOX SPORTS 2. You could send an email to Tom Karinshank at ecare@comcast.com, and you'll get very empathetic message back saying that they "feel your pain". Not that that will do any good. COMCAST is just trying to save you from your own foolishness at wanting FOX SPORTS 2, knowing that it will make your bill go up by, what, ComcastTeds? You see, he scares us about rate increases but will not tell us how much our bill would go up if COMCAST added FOX SPORTS 2. So the best thing to do is continue to rant on this site, as many of us have been doing for nine months now. COMCAST just doesn't care.
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Fox Sports 2

We used to watch great NASCAR race coverage when SPEED was available. Ever since they changed that to FOX Sports 1 and added FOX Sports 2, we miss viewing our favorite sport coverage as you haven't picked it up yet... It's been months since FOX Sports 2 has been in play... Why don't we have that available to us, XFinity/Comcast customers? Why are you so far behind Direct TV? Please respond as to when you will be adding this to your line up.

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Re: Fox Sports 2

This topic is much discussed on the forum.  Entering Fox Sports 2 in the search box would've given you this - http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/Why-does-Comcast-not-carry-Fox-Sports-2-former...

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I know of about a 150 channels that I will trade for Fox Sport2 and MAV TV
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?


@markdartj wrote:
Not that that will do any good. COMCAST is just trying to save you from your own foolishness at wanting FOX SPORTS 2, knowing that it will make your bill go up by, what, ComcastTeds? You see, he scares us about rate increases but will not tell us how much our bill would go up if COMCAST added FOX SPORTS 2. So the best thing to do is continue to rant on this site, as many of us have been doing for nine months now. COMCAST just doesn't care.

Post 609 has some information and links that I thought you would have found helpful regarding Fox Sports 2 pricing. 


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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

OK, ComcastTeds, I read the link. 57 cents apparently we are already paying for FOX SPORTS ONE, yet I didn't notice much of a change in my monthly bill. The author estimated FOX SPORTS 2 will cost one third of that. So, round it up to 60, that would be 20 cents a month. For me, that wouldn't be a deal breaker whether I keep my cable or not. I give away more than that in loose change daily. (I hate carrying coins in my pocket). So you are keeping us from watching what we want to see over 20 cents a month? This is why you couldn't just say it in your post, instead giving a link that most people will skip over? All this negativity and dissatisfaction with COMCAST over TWENTY FRIGGIN PENNIES A MONTH? I am just about speechless. I'll tell you what. I'll pay Forty cents a month more to get FOX SPORTS 2, then somebody who really objects to a 20 cent raise in their bill won't have to pay it. You people have no concept whatever about customer service. This has just gone to insanity.
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?


@markdartj wrote:
OK, ComcastTeds, I read the link. 57 cents apparently we are already paying for FOX SPORTS ONE, yet I didn't notice much of a change in my monthly bill. The author estimated FOX SPORTS 2 will cost one third of that. So, round it up to 60, that would be 20 cents a month. For me, that wouldn't be a deal breaker whether I keep my cable or not. I give away more than that in loose change daily. (I hate carrying coins in my pocket). So you are keeping us from watching what we want to see over 20 cents a month? This is why you couldn't just say it in your post, instead giving a link that most people will skip over? All this negativity and dissatisfaction with COMCAST over TWENTY FRIGGIN PENNIES A MONTH? I am just about speechless. I'll tell you what. I'll pay Forty cents a month more to get FOX SPORTS 2, then somebody who really objects to a 20 cent raise in their bill won't have to pay it. You people have no concept whatever about customer service. This has just gone to insanity.

The cost would be  x cents times 21 million customers (per month)..... that is where the issue and concern is; passing those costs along to all of our customers regardless of their interest.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read the links. 


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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Well, TEDS, I am speechless. It seems that Comcast is looking out for us ( I think ). Yes, customer interest do vary. But, if you offer such wonderful channels such as ELREY or BBCW, just give us what we want. I mean what is the worst that can happen, we might actually watch it? 

 

Sorry, TEDS, the smug is a little thick here in Indiana. I would love to watch some of the NASCAR qualifications on FS2, or even something I have never watched before. It seems that Comcast rules as a dictatorship, you know what we like and you will like it. The verbage will continue unless morale improves. You know, At&t keeps coming to my door about every three months. My next door neighbor changed over last year and has never looked back. So, when my cable went to over $200 a month, I turned in two DVR's and went to having one DVR and three (yes, three) HD convertors. My rate dropped to $135 and has went up (again) this month to $155. 

 

So, I hate to say this it seems that Comcast is playing with my wallet. I hate that with a passion. 

When you do this I fined this unacceptable. Can you do this anytime you want? If you can, I would rather have a contract that tells me what my rate will be. To me, it is just like What the **** happened?

 

I am sad to say that the customer service is all by a script, "We are sorry you are having problems" or "Is there anything else we can do for you today?" How about treating us like humans and give us a reasonable explination why we can not have what others do ( contract or not ). I await your surly comments which I am sure will say nothing and beyond that do nothing to help us. Why am I  even typing this?