Armed with this little bit of incentive, I tried the same thing with my telephone company (yes, I still have a land line), resulting in a better bundle with unlimited long distance on my fax line. Rubbing my palms together with anticipation, my cell phone provider became my next quarry. No actual savings were harvested, but for the same money, I got more minutes and features by switching to a newer package. I was liking this!
These companies don’t advertise they’ll do these things for you. You have to ask for it. But if you liberally sprinkle your request with “Please” and “Thank You”, and phrases like “I need your help”, you’re going to leave the bargaining table at least temporarily satisfied.
Try it. And I’d love to hear about your little victories.