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Looking to lower your cable bills?

Thursday - 1/14/2010, 2:50pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Want to pay less for cable? It could be as easy as picking up the phone or going online.

You can lock in your rates or cut down on your current cable bill by calling your cable provider or participating in an online chat with customer service.

Everything is negotiable. Call up your cable company. Or do an online chat with customer service and say you want to pay less, want to cut packages or want to cancel your service.

Here is the contact information for cable providers in the area:

You should also beware of early cancellation fees.

Verizon is about to double its cancellation fee for new Internet and TV subscribers to $360, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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