email from Holderhost a.k.a. Hostwinds
Hello xxx, We would like to welcome you to the Hostwinds family! You are receiving this message, as you were previously a customer of Holderhost, which Hostwinds has acquired. We are going to ensure your transition to our services goes as smooth as possible. Your login details to your accounts will all remain the same, only your IP address will be changed. You will receive a ticket within the next few days stating that we have begun your migration process to our Hostwinds Enterprise Servers. As Hostwinds offerings, differ from that of Holderhost, we have matched you with a comparable service within Hostwinds. We understand that there may be a pricing difference; as such we have extended you an offering of 25% off recurring for life on the product. You presently have the following with Holderhost - LEB Special #3 We have paired your service with the following service - Budget Level 4 CPU 2 core Ram 4 GB Disk Space 100GB This product can be viewed at the following page - https://xxx The cost to you will be $22.88 per month, with your next due date being 1 month after the date your service is currently due. You can request your billing cycle to be changed to either quarterly, semi-annually or annually, simply request this in a ticket with your Hostwinds account.
.... the "service" they "paired me with" is a downgrade vs existing service. I suppose one could argue that the IP change alone could be deemed a change in contract terms.
I mailed them back w/ a refusal of the contractual changes.
Oh, that $22.88 per month would be ~78% increase in price over what I've been paying.