I am really angry! We pay a small fortune for cable television, especially if we want the movie channels because they come as part of a package. I do have those channels because I love watching HGTV, the Food Network and some of the channels that show old movies.
Last night my sister called me and told me to turn on the Food Network and press the “info” button on my remote. I did what she asked and I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Rogers Cable has decided that we will no longer be receiving this channel! WHAT? Well of course I immediately called Rogers to confirm that there must be some mistake, and you will not believe what I was told. Get ready. The person on the phone, after speaking with a few colleagues, told me that Rogers just realized that our area and the surrounding areas were never supposed to be receiving the Food Network, and that they just realized this mistake. Do they really think that we are fools? My area and all of the surrounding areas have been receiving the Food Network since it began. Now after over 10 years, Rogers realized that we were not supposed to be getting it? Come on!
Of course my next question was, are they going to lower the cost of my cable due to the fact that we are losing that station? The answer, NO! They are using the excuse that we have been receiving the Food Network for free. For FREE? I pay close to $200.00 per month just to have that station, and the other stations that, I must admit, I rarely watch. I also should mention that I have my land line, cell phone and internet on this plan as well, so Rogers basically has total control of all of my communication.
Well I am tired of paying so much money for a service that I have no control over. This Food Network thing is just another way that Rogers is trying to make more money, as if they don’t make enough already. How dare they take away a channel and then tell us that if we want it, we now have to pay extra for it. Why should they be allowed to get away with this? I guess when you are a huge corporation you can.
It’s my fault. I was lured into thinking that I was getting the best deal ever. I let Rogers take over my phones, internet, and television. I pay them for services that I really have no say in, unless of course I want to continue paying more money. To top it off, I lose internet connection at least 3 times a day, and continually have to unplug my router and then plug it back in. I never get reimbursed for losing internet connection, or if the cable goes down for a while, or when I lose cell phone connections. It’s all about the money. Believe me, I am not against making money, but when a huge company with way too much control, trys to cheat us, then I must draw the line. I am waiting to find out what other stations we have been receiving for “free” that they will be taking away from us.
Well the time has come to look for alternatives for my cable, phones and internet. I have to take a stand. Rogers has gone too far, especially when they have the gall to say that they didn’t realize we were getting the Food Network for free. Good try Rogers! You can say good-bye to this customer.
Whew! I really needed to vent.