Roommates have cable TV no more

@maezee (27797)
United States
December 3, 2017 7:35pm CST
I was surpised at their decision to cancel cable TV as they watch so much of it. They are big TV watchers. Comcast recently hiked up their bill and their contract was over so what the heck. They are going to attempt to only watch their Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. I think they will be fine and now save around $80 a month. I think another consideration is they are remodeling their unfinished basement and just spent $1,200 on flooring. Haha. It looks good so far. I could definitely live without cable considering I cant name the last time I turned my TV on. More often than not I spend that extra time in front of the tv, tv off with a book in hand. Do you have cable TV ? Or do you manage without it?
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
4 Dec
We do DVDs and when the internet cooperates, YouTube. We haven't had cable in over a year.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
4 Dec
Aha. I bet you are saving a ton of money as a result!
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
4 Dec
@maezee I do save a little. But I spend it on DVDs
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@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
@thislittlepennyearns you do seem to buy them often!
@RodrickH (1067)
• China
4 Dec
Do you ask them why?
@maezee (27797)
• United States
4 Dec
A combination of hating Comcast, the bill going up, saving money and because they have streaming.
@RodrickH (1067)
• China
4 Dec
@maezee So many reasons to get rid of it,I guess they made the right decision
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@maezee (27797)
• United States
4 Dec
@RodrickH I would think so!
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@TRBRocks420 (62166)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Dec
Yes I have satellite and, love it, but I don't do rate hikes.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
No. Where is your service through? Is it a bigwig like Comcast or direct tv?
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@TRBRocks420 (62166)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Dec
@maezee Dish. They are pretty good.
@sjvg1976 (14597)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec
We have a cable tv. But we didn't have it in our childhood as we didn't use to study but used to watch t.v. more.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
Is it worth what you pay for it do you think?
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@sjvg1976 (14597)
• Delhi, India
5 Dec
@maezee hmmm...No issues here as it's not costly .
@Courtlynn (50826)
• United States
4 Dec
We get basic cable for free where we live. Then pay for cable and internet package. But then we watch lots of different shows so need it. Plus we have netflix and wwe network for wrestling.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
Aha I see. Same with my mom. She doesnt have a ton of money but tv is her #1 and perhaps only source of entertainment.
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@Courtlynn (50826)
• United States
5 Dec
@maezee we pay maybe $100 for cable /internet. But half is just internet. And with cable we get hundreds of channels including hbo.
@averygirl72 (13959)
• Philippines
4 Dec
No we don't have cable just free TV. It's added expenses. We just have monthly internet connection
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
Nice. Thats good. Cable is so expensive.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
I do tend to agree. I guess it also depends on how much you like tv!
@Happy2BeMe (70131)
• Canada
4 Dec
No I do not. I gave it up 3 years ago. We watch everything online.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
4 Dec
Nice. Do you have Netflix or where do you stream from?
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@Happy2BeMe (70131)
• Canada
4 Dec
@maezee We stream
@cherriefic (4279)
• Baguio, Philippines
4 Dec
No. We just watch local channels which are for free. I don't want my kids watching too much TV.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
Very good point indeed!
@rina110383 (23070)
4 Dec
Don't have cable TV. Not fond of watching.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
Me neither really. What do you like to do instead? Are you a reader?
@Scrapper88 (1224)
• United States
4 Dec
I never had cable TV. I have an outside TV antenna. I get 21 channels on my television.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
Nice that works too. Broadcast tv has some decent shows
@sharon6345 (109584)
• United States
4 Dec
I gave up cable over 4 years ago. I have two roku devices and the fire stick. I watch youtube all the time. About two months now I have had hulu.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
Nice. Do they have full shows and episodes on youtube? I am clearly out of touch
@FourWalls (9960)
• United States
4 Dec
I dropped cable in July. I don’t miss it in the least.
@maezee (27797)
• United States
5 Dec
Good for you. I bet yourr saving a ton of money!
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@aureliah (3867)
4 Dec
I believe watching TV takes so much of your time. They made a good decision
@marguicha (81726)
• Chile
4 Dec
I have cable TV but it is only a part of a combo that includes internet and line phone. If I canceled it, I would not save much. Now I mostly use Netflix instead of cable TV.