If you're going to be abandoning Netflix, what service are you switching to?
As Netflix subscribers now know, the recent separation of DVD and streaming services for pricing purposes and attendant sharp price increase were only the first of a battery of insults.
A comment posted beneath the blog announcement this afternoon was admirably succinct: “Mr Hastings, I’m afraid your letter will go down as the oddest suicide note in history.”—Roald Simonson, Freelance Director. Alaska State Legislature.
When the services split into two independent entities, one with a name so stupid that I don’t want to see it in my mailbox or my bills, I am canceling the streaming portion. I will move to another DVD rental service as soon as I decide which one will suit me best.
When I signed up for Netflix 9½ years ago, it had no competition, and yet it provided great service and lived up to all its promises. I have been a happy, loyal, praise-singing customer ever since. But after this, I am gone.
The question is, where?