If you've ever signed up for a really great deal on a cable TV subscription or a cellphone plan, you've probably been burned by gotchas. There always seems to be an additional charge for this or that.
Some of these companies also getcha simply by trimming your services. We recently told you about Microsoft cutting down how much OneDrive cloud storage it gives away for free. And, not long ago, cellphone company Sprint began capping how much data you can use each month.
We also told you about Comcast's confusing plan to cap its Xfinity customers' data usage. It started testing a plan in nine states to cap data usage to 300GB, then you'd pay $10 for each chuck of 50GB that you went over. Comcast also offered a truly unlimited plan for an extra $30 per month.
To add to the confusion, Comcast now has a similar but more expensive plan. Starting Dec. 1, it'll change terms on Xfinity customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Virginia.
Customers there will still have a 300GB data usage cap. They'll also pay 10 bucks for each additional block of 50GB they use.
But, instead of paying an extra $30 to get Comcast's unlimited data plan, customers in those four states will pay $35. One way or the other, they'll getcha.