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SUDDENLY getting charged for Regional Sports Fee! Anyone else?

Anyone else SUDDENLY (after 11 months of service!!!) getting charged the Regional Sports Fee? What a Rip Off!

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Yep.  Just got new service last month.  Was told my bill would be $88 a month for 2 years.  Logged in today to pay my bill and see $116.72, $5 of that is regional sports.  I don't watch sports, ever.  A $28 bump up second month into a 2 year double play contract, this is really encouraging ... not.

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Hello, and thank you for reaching out to us. I would be happy to assist you from here. Can you verify your account information with me? I would need your phone number, full name, and service address. You can private message me by clicking my name and clicking private message. Thank you

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Yes, getting the $5 regional sports fee, and even more ridiculous the $7 broadcast tv fee. Really! I have an antenna on back of tv, can get all the broadcast tv in HD free just by changing input on tv. That fee better come off immediately or our 10 year relationship is over!

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mnbvcxjhgfd wrote:

Yes, getting the $5 regional sports fee, and even more ridiculous the $7 broadcast tv fee. Really! I have an antenna on back of tv, can get all the broadcast tv in HD free just by changing input on tv. That fee better come off immediately or our 10 year relationship is over!


If you have Starter TV service and up you get the Sports fee. Everyone with TV service gets the Broadcast TV fee. It's a way of keeping the base price of TV packages low so they seem less expensive. Comcast is just passing on the cost of doing business directly to its customers. It's a dirty trick IMHO - Equally as bad as that ridiculous HD technology fee. 


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I have a $10 sports fee added to my bill which i did not authorize ( I do NOT watch sports)  I have a question... Since i did not agree to this charge (nor was i advised beforehand) does this void my contract with Comcast so that if i decide to move back to internet only there are no early term fees applied?  You did change the terms of the contract without my consent after all.

 

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i believe the early termination fee only applies if you cancel all services. i seen on their website, and asked a rep and they said downgrading will not cause an early termination. only if all services are cancelled. this is from the website...."Early termination fee applies if all Xfinity services (except for Xfinity Mobile) are cancelled during the agreement term". and i dont know if downgrading to interney only will get you away from the regional sports fee and the broadcast tv fee. i just downgraded to internet only, and both those charges are still on my bill. just spent 30 minutes in live chat trying to make sense of the internet only bill, and all they could tell me was wait 24-48 hours to see if my acount would update.

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Re: SUDDENLY getting charged for Regional Sports Fee! Anyone else?

Hello, the Sports fee and Broadcast fees will be charged if you have TV service, and the fees can change at any time as it is not part of the base terms. As for an early termination fee, you would only be charged if completely disconnecting your service if still under contract. So you would be able to downgrade at any time with no fees. If you have internet only, you will not have these fees since there is no TV. I would be happy to look into both of your accounts if you would like. 

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Re: SUDDENLY getting charged for Regional Sports Fee! Anyone else?

In other words... 

Many NON-sport subscribers are subsidizing other subscribers who do watch sports and the cable company is passing on the royalty fee for sports access to subscribers even the non-sports subscribers.

 

The 'regional sports fee' should ONLY be charged to those subscribers that subscribe to SPORT channels!

 

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@mchan1 wrote:

In other words... 

Many NON-sport subscribers are subsidizing other subscribers who do watch sports and the cable company is passing on the royalty fee for sports access to subscribers even the non-sports subscribers.

 

The 'regional sports fee' should ONLY be charged to those subscribers that subscribe to SPORT channels!

 


THIS!!!!

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Yes , my bill went up
35 dollars in two years
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The charge was not sudden, it was that I  just noticed, because I never really paid attention to any extra charges, why is there a charge for Reginal Sports??? I do not have exclusive Sports package, I do not watch Sports particularly and the charge is not just change it is in the dollars.  Any answers?

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@Billsluckyleo wrote:

The charge was not sudden, it was that I  just noticed, because I never really paid attention to any extra charges, why is there a charge for Reginal Sports??? I do not have exclusive Sports package, I do not watch Sports particularly and the charge is not just change it is in the dollars.  Any answers?


If your cable tier includes sports channels, you will be charged that fee whether you watch them or not.


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