$16.99 a month? You would think long time customers could catch a break. Wanted to order it but not at that price.
That $16.99 a month price is ala-carte. Are you a former TWC/BHN customer? You can get a break with a Triple Play bundle. Spectrum Triple Play Silver and Gold both offer HBO and several other Premium Movie Channels at a package discount price.
I would call Customer Care and ask if any current promotions include HBO. Ask about any specials. Spectrum is not as good as TWC was in this regard, but you might get something, due to HBO being very popular. If you don't get anywhere with Customer Care over the phone, go to your local office in person and see what the reps can offer in terms of deals adding HBO to your package. Most discounts are good for 12 months. Let us know what happens with this!