My dad is all about good deals! He hates bills and does all he can to eliminate any extra charges. When he first told me about this I thought he was crazy, but his cable bill is definitely lower than mine and he has way more! I just had to know his secret. My dad literally calls his cable company every few months or so, when some sort of deal or arrangement he has is coming to an end. He has the sweet, innocent voice thing going and starts to just "let them know" that he's no longer interested in doing business with them and will be switching providers soon. He's extremely nice and ask why their prices are so high and how come they don't do anything special for existing customers. They only reward the newcomers. After all this, he makes sure they know he loves the company but just can't pay that much for so little. The person on the other end begs him to stay and after a while they start offering free services and upgrades for a certain amount of time. Then my dad goes from saying no to saying he'll think about it, but it's still not exactly what he's wanting. They just add more and more to the mix and when he's happy with an offer he'll tell them that it sounds great! He tells them if they do that then he'll stay... This works every single time he does it. Some of the offers are better than others, but he's still getting more for his money. They always believe they've done what they had to do to get a customer to stay when he wasn't even going anywhere It's his creative way of saying "Upgrade my cable for free....or else"! I don't know how I feel about doing this.... It's not bad, just makes me feel weird. Would you or anyone you know consider doing this?