Comcast Xfinity hidden fees and charges
How can a TV bundle that is $150 per month end up being over $200 a month? It’s simple Comcast Xfinity math, we call it Bundle BS. The Comcast sales person misinforms you that the bundle is the best deal and your rate will be so low. Yet when you look at the bill you pay every month, you see all of the extra fees and taxes that they did not tell you about. Experts estimate Cable companies use hidden fees to raise your bill by 24% every month.
The real cost of Cable and Satellite with hidden fees and taxes
2020 has changed American TV viewing habits forever. There are now much better and less expensive, no contract options to get any Cable TV Channels you want without Comcast Xfinity.
What hasn’t changed is the big corporate Cable and Satellite and their sneaky fees. Cable TV has actually added more fees and taxes in 2021, and these fees continue to raise every year. With over 23 years in the TV and Telecom industry, the experts at StreamWise Solutions will help you cut your monthly Cable bill in half!
List of Comcast Xfinity fees
Here are just a few of the expensive hidden fees that Cable TV charges you for every month, and these hidden fees are only getting higher every year.
- Broadcast TV Fee $18.15/mo.
- Regional Sports Fee $6.75/mo.
- Cable Box Fees (per TV) $5-$10/mo.
- Service To Additional TV (per TV) $9.95/mo.
- HD Fee $9.95/mo.
- DVR Fee $10-$20/mo.
- Cable Modem Rental Fee $14/mo.
- 12+ Different Taxes $10-$20/mo.
- Installation Fees $100-$300
Don’t believe us? We got all of these fees directly from Comcast Xfinity’s website, on a hidden page of course.
The Cable TV Bundle Bill has lots of expensive fees and taxes.
Whether you pay for Cable or Satellite – Comcast, DirecTV, Dish all have lots of sneaky fees and taxes. It’s no secret; your Cable TV bundle bill keeps going up. If you have ever wasted hours calling in to try to reduce your Cable or Satellite bundle TV bill, you can probably guess why. Part of Cable TV’s sales plan is to sell you on a TV package without quoting all the extra fees. Then make it hard to cancel – you can only call in, going through endless voice prompts, long hold times, and transferred calls, only to end up with someone trying to sell you phone service and home security…
TV and Phone have a lot of extra fees
Comcast Xfinity will not tell you this, but TV and Phone have an outrageous amount of extra fees. A 2018 Consumer Reports study found the average Cable bill had $450 a year in fees. Fees have only exponentially increased since 2018, so it’s likely well over $600 a year in extra fees now!?!
In addition to these bogus fees, Comcast provides misleading information regularly. So it’s hard for the average person to make a truly educated decision when the sales reps are always pushing you to the bundle.
How to get TV and Internet without all the extra fees
There is a lot of misinformation out there that the Cable and Satellite bundle is that best deal. This is far from the truth. From over 23 years of experience, half of the inside big corporate telecom, we can 100% guarantee you that getting Internet only will be a lot less expensive. We help people get high speed internet for $40-$50 a month every day. Even more important is that if you do it right taxes and fees on internet is less than a few dollars a month!
TV for free – How to get rid of the Broadcast TV Fee
The Broadcast TV Fee was added by cable companies to try and recoup Broadcast Re transmission Fees. These are per subscriber fees paid by cable and satellite providers to broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) for the rights to re-transmit the Super Bowl, the Oscars, Young Sheldon, the nightly news, This Is Us, NCIS, Chicago Fire, etc.
- Believe it or not ALL of these channels and their shows are available in stunning HD for free. All you need is a professionally installed outdoor or attic HD antenna to guarantee perfect signal all the time.
How to get rid of the Regional Sports Fee
Sports have been missing for months, but Cable and Satellite customers have still been paying Regional Sports Fees. Actually Cable and Satellite providers just raised both Broadcast TV Fees and Regional Sports Fees for 2021. Even with the slow return of sports on TV, people have learned they don’t need sports as mush as they did before.
Even if you do want sports there are lots of ways to get your local Sports teams for a lot less money, including ESPNs, FS1, FS2, NBCSN and many more Cable channels. You can even get Altitude Sports for the Nuggets and Avs, as well as AT&T Sports Rocky Mountain for the Rockies. Comcast Xfinity has blacked out Altitude Sports for over a year now, so why are you still paying so much for Cable TV?
For a couple of years I’ve been wanting to get out from under the high and ever-increasing prices of cable TV. We had a triple bundling of services with Comcast for many years, but every 6-12 months the rates would go up – often a lot – and lengthy phone calls and negotiations would ensue. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND StreamWise Solutions.YELP REVIEW – LISA G.
Least expensive TV and Internet – Cable TV alternatives
Here is a quick summary of the least expensive way to get the same TV channels and high-speed Internet. Check out our blog on getting TV and Internet for under $60 per month for all the details.
- Get Internet Only – $40-$56 per mo. As stated above, all of the big fees and taxes are on TV and Phone, NOT internet.
- Get an attic or outdoor TV Antenna – $0 per mo. Why pay every month when you can get all of your major local network channels in better HD for free?
- Get your favorite Cable TV channels – $20-$33 per mo. Why pay more? Get the exact same Cable channels with no contract for a lot less.
***All prices above include all taxes and fees, unlike confusing Cable & Satellite prices.
Conclusion – If you stay with Cable & Satellite your bills are guaranteed to get higher every year
It doesn’t matter what you do, or how many hours you waste every month calling them, the fact is Cable and Satellite bills will keep increasing with higher sneaky fees and taxes. The Internet only fees and taxes are very minimal, and there are lots of different options for free and less expensive TV without all of the fees and contracts of Cable and Satellite.
Comcast, CenturyLink, DirecTV, and Dish have all proven over the last decade that they can’t be trusted. Instead of wasting your time calling them to hear their misleading Bundle BS sales pitch again. Save your time, money, and sanity. Schedule a free phone consultation today with a StreamWise expert and start saving thousands of dollars every year!