I saved a bunch of money and I feel rich!
January 17, 2016 7:47am CST
You all heard about my internet provider woes...that I had been spending $175 a month for well over a year. Yes, it was too much but when it went to $400 for one month I flipped out and I switched to HughesNet. I got my final Verizon MIFI bill a few days ago. The bill was $165 and that inlcuded $20 for the phone and $105 termination fee...so take off $125 and that means my internet bill was $140 - now mind you that was only for 16 days....if I had kept it until the end of the billing cycle it would have more than doubled. Yesterday I got my HughesNet bill online and it was such a pleasure to get a bill for $80.13. The bill is for my unlimited plan of $69.99 plus tax and a service plan, which you have the option to keep or not. The bill gets paid via Discover Card so no worry about forgetting to pay it plus I save a stamp! That's why this month I feel rich because I saved a bunch of money. Compare $83.13 to what I had been paying - big difference over a year's time for sure.
27 people like this
• Olney, Illinois
17 Jan 16
That's crazy, I have months where my entire income can drop below $400...if I had to pay that much for Interwebs, I'd be relegated to being here an hour or so a day on days when the library is open. And in the middle of writing this, I get a call from the boss about work tomorrow, he says it'll be too cold to warm the garage up enough for work (which it will be) so there's another day without pay...winter blows.
• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jan 16
I spend $89.99 for my satellite, and $66.99 for my internet, which are with different companies. It seesm high, but I have been able to pay them, and that is a good thing. I use my iPhone and ipad too, so I feel that I am not really spending all that much for what I am getting. I am glad though, that you were able to get cheaper internet, as every little bit helps.
• United States
18 Jan 16
I know how you feel and that verizon is very high. I am super happy that I cut my cable bill. Now I pay $57 for internet which I thought was high. I guess I should feel rich too. I have a little extra to put to another bill. Good for us cutting down fees.
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Jan 16
It is a good feeling to save money when changing from one company to another. That Verizon is the most expensive company from what you wrote above. We have Windstream and it is around 107 to 110 dollars a month and it has it's quirks but overall, it is a pretty good ISP.