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Comcast Now Charges You $5.99 For Every Extra TV

Cable TVIf you are still paying for cable TV, today may be the day to become a cord cutter. In many markets Comcast is raising the fee they charge for every additional TV to $5.99 a month.

So if you have three extra TVs in your home you will pay an extra $17.97 a month adding up to $215.64 a year. Over a two-year contract that will add up to a staggering $431.28.

So what is this $5.99 fee? If you have a Comcast DVR that TV is free, but now that you need a digital converter box for other TVs in the house you have to pay $5.99 a month for every additional TV. Long gone are the days of paying for cable TV and hooking up as many TVs as you want.

In some markets, it sounds like this fee has already rolled out. In other markets, it will come in January 2018.

The good news is you can still dump cable TV and become a cord cutter. With fees like this, cord cutting is looking better every day.

If you want to learn more about how you can become a cord cutter, check out our Cord Cutting 101 Guide HERE. You will find a step-by-step guide to help you get started with your plan to break free from the high cost of cable TV.

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13 Responses to Comcast Now Charges You $5.99 For Every Extra TV

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    Nathan John Ganiere December 11, 2017 at 9:15 am #

    yeah that’s $17.97 you could be spending on other programming be it, Netflix, Prime, HULU on demand, or an OTT package…….these ridiculous fees they keep adding and have had for years cable companies will be their death star……

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    TexMarque December 11, 2017 at 9:23 am #

    This is digital meaning every tuner has an address, unlike analog and every channel was available on the cable. Those 3 extra tuners also allow you 4 streams at once with no data charges. For a household that watches TV from morning to night on multiple TVs, this may actually be cheaper than cutting the cord.

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    Garry December 11, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    I spend $50.93 for DTVN and NETFLIX. They are are activated on 8 TVs and countless Mobil devices. No extra charge. Cord cutters are smart. I say that with conviction, because half of my neighbors still have Satellite in their front yard. They don’t know how and you cannot teach them to be cord cutters. The remaining half are avid cord cutters. 50/50!

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      Mike Thaler December 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

      Netflix, and I’m sure DTVN , don’t allow you to do 8 streams concurrently. OTH, Comcast would want you to pay for each outlet – just to have that outlet “standing by”. We stream to 5 TV’s and a couple of tablets in the home – only 2 or 3 at a time.

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    Mike Finley December 11, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    Wow, Comcast is just begging for people to dump them, IF I had them, I wouldn’t before days end!

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    Teddy G December 11, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    I am amazed at how Comcast digs a big hole for themselves and exacerbate the exodist of their customers. One would think this is the time they should be more benevolent to their existing customers to persuade them to stay. They really don’t think much about their customers.

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    aj152 December 11, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    Cut the Cord Today!… I’m just glad we now have not only cheaper but better options than just regular cable or satellite.

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    Fred Koot December 11, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    That’s why companies like silicon dust are doing well. Rent a cable card for $2.50 and make your own dvr

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    JGaLaXY December 11, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    This is exactly why i got rid of Verizon and bought a Roku, and why you should buy some Roku stock lol

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    Sin Dong December 11, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    I can’t wait to dump their internet service.

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    Vegas Steve December 11, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    It’s like big cable wants to chase off their customers. Hope it works.

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    Jack Astor December 11, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

    I don’t understand why ANYBODY would do business with Comcast. I wouldn’t ever give Comcast a penny.

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      Michael December 11, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

      Some of us have no choice. We dumped TV with Comcast for DIRECT TV then recently dumped Direct TV for Sling on Roku. We still need Comcast for internet since they are the only providers available.