Ooh...I had never heard this tip before. One downside is that I'd have go through the trouble of going to their store to return the cablecard, and then later go back again to get one. Actually, it works for me to just make sure I'm logged out of my account. I do see that $149.99 plan you listed, but hadn't thought too much about it, since it was even more expensive. I do have HBO, which is a $15 add-on. So that would make the $119.99 plan about $135. The only thing missing then is the XM cell service (which I guess I should look into), the 600Mbps -> Gigabit internet speed upgrade, and some other channels that I don't care about. Interestingly, the rate card shows the price difference for 600Mbps -> Gigabit with most bundled plans as being just $5. So, theoretically, that $119.99 plan with the Gigabit upgrade and HBO *should* just cost $140, but because these are promo bundles, the $5 internet speed upgrade may not be something they can easily add. More recent posts I've read (in various places) seem to indicate that this doesn't always end well and, again, I have no competition at my address. So I'd feel pretty stupid threatening to cancel only to tell them "nevermind" if they offered me nothing. Have you had recent success with this approach and are you, like me, at an address with no competition?