Disable my cable!

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
November 9, 2012 8:19am CST
We did it! We finally went cable free! Yahoo! After doing the math, we will be saving close to $800 dollars a year. It has been 3 weeks. And we really aren't missing it. We have Netflix and have always used it. Has anyone else gone the "disable my cable" route? How else have you cut expenses.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Nov 12
What sort of programs were you watching on cable? Was it just basic cable or did you have other tiers as well? I think it is easier if you have not subscribed to speciality cables, especially the speciality news cables. I do not know if one can get them on Netflix, besides I would need a bigger computer with the very large screen. I can see cutting out some channels, but even that is hard to do with the theme based. You cannot pick and choose one station. You have to get the whole bit. I have to get the movie themed channels if I want TCM and do not want to go out and buy more movies. Besides some are very rare and have not been put on dvds yet.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
13 Nov 12
We had extended basic, and 2 movie channels. Good point about the rare movies.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Nov 12
In the last couple of months TCM has gotten permission to show some movies that was not allowed before. And it might be a while before they are available on DVDS. Some of them are quite good.
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Dec 12
Wow! That is really a huge savings for you. For me, it is really not a choice. Moved to Dubai to find a job and here we don't have television so I'm left with no cable. I don't miss it that much anyway since I only use the cable just to watch HBO and Star Movies. I'm happy that my sis is a download wiz that I get to watched the movies I like and miss.
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
10 Nov 12
I'm glad that your family has decided to be cable free and that you will be saving tons of money. My family and I have never had cable or satellite the whole time we have been married or since I was living on my own. Which total equals seven years. It is really expense and I'm sure that you will save a lot of money. We usually just get movies from the library, video store, red box, and we use to have netflixs. So that works out great and we are saving money as well.
@deazil (4556)
• United States
9 Nov 12
I cancelled my cable a few years ago. I don't really miss it. And these days I'm too busy online trying to make some $ to watch much of anything. I only had basic cable and I mostly only watched nature shows, Animal Planet and old movies, like TCM and AMC. I switched my internet connection to a bundled service with a friend's cell phone service and that only costs me $25 a month for a high speed connection. I also have an inexpensive cell service - I use A Jitterbug phone because I don't need (or understand) all the stuff on smartphones. And I cancelled my land line. Don't need that either. I also grocery shop at Trader Joe's. It's less expensive for the most part. And I think the food is better. Their organic produce costs less than the major supermarket chains charge. Still trying to think of other ways to save.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
9 Nov 12
ohh that's good one. we still have cable and here its cheap. Some are going for other connections, because of channels and others things. But i agree,its too expensive and we should cut down our expenses.
• United States
9 Nov 12
I cut my cable off for the summer months. I moved here with no reception to get regular tv. so,I had to order cable in order to watch tv. I did not want to use net flix and stop working online just to see movies. I have no other system to watch them on.