Here's where I was with the cable issue: http://ctonabudget.blogspot.com/2013/08/more-news-on-cable-tvinternet-front.html
I have since written corporate, and received a voice mail message on Friday, advising me that they are available by phone 24/7 to resolve any issues (um . . I called FOUR times!) but if I want to just pay what would be owed for the current month (yes-that has continued to be my request, to just pay WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY DUE!), please submit $121.02. Sigh.
So, I called today (the date that the bill is due, or would it have been due 9/4 as one of the customer reps told me during call # 2 or was it # 3?), as I didn't have my note that I wrote, stating what the amount due would be. Fine. Customer rep confirmed the cost. I asked to pay over the phone with my CC, to ensure that my account would remain in good standing. She could, but there is a $10 fee. Ugh. Luckily, I could also do it on line, at no cost, which is what I ended up doing.
So, now we stand at an increase from $112. 84 (can't remember the exact change amount) to $121.02 with taxes applied to both. Not thrilled with any increase, especially considering how little I watch TV. This is still under the budget axe, as I told the kids, and I may just drop down to plain old basic cable. We're located in the woods so cable is a must in order to get any reception. Call this an $8 increase for now, with a free monthly trial of Netflix. Still not sure if we'll keep that either.