Late to the Cord Cutting Party

@mawhite (244)
United States
August 31, 2016 7:56am CST
Everyone I know has pretty much 'cut the cord' when it comes to their cable bill. It's something my husband and I have talked about multiple times, but have never really gotten around to making a firm commitment to. I want to do this for a number of reasons. While I do think in the end it will wind up being slightly cheaper for us each month, that's not the biggest reason. It's actually an opportunity to have access to more shows that we'd like to watch, but don't subscribe to. Right now we're paying $146 a month for our cable and internet. Out of that, it works out to $75.94 for the cable bill. We don't have any premium channels such as HBO or Showtime, but we do have the extended cable so that we can watch channels like AMC and USA. I feel that $75 a month could go to streaming services that would assure we're paying for things we actually watch and like, as opposed to all those cable channels that we never see. Before the end of the year, I want to finally get around to cutting the cord, and seeing how much it actually costs us in the end.
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@LadyDuck (147759)
• Switzerland
31 Aug 16
We have no cable from many years. A basic number of channels come with our monthly Internet bill, we do not need more.
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@mawhite (244)
• United States
31 Aug 16
That's great. I think that when we do make the move, we'll have to keep the basic cable to get the internet, but that's no big deal to us.
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@LadyDuck (147759)
• Switzerland
31 Aug 16
@mawhite We are now evaluating if we can have a better offer for the Internet and TV. Shopping around time by time can be interesting.
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@CinnamonGrl (5740)
• Paradise, California
31 Aug 16
I can't do it yet because we need to stick with what my mom is familiar with, and that is the Dish
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@mawhite (244)
• United States
31 Aug 16
I can totally understand that. My mom was very used to her remote, and if any changes had been made, it would have been stressful for her. It took her a long time just to feel comfortable with how to use it.
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