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Old 07-28-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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Glad this got bumped, I was going to start my own thread.
I just cut the cord a month or so ago.

Previous Cable TV + Internet bill: $165
Current bill: Internet $70 + Netflix $9 + Hulu $8 + Amazon around $9 + HBO Now $16 = $112
=More content then I have time to watch.
Probably dump HBO after watching GoT and save even more...
Wow $70 for Internet is on the high side unless you are getting 1 GB speeds.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Wow $70 for Internet is on the high side unless you are getting 1 GB speeds.
Depends where you live. Big cities with more customers and more competition offer better prices. I have Time Warner in my area and the regular price for internet at 15mbps is $59.99 less a whopping $10 discount, I pay $50 a month starting this month and was paying $40 last month. Who knows what will happen next month. I am having to call in every six months to threaten to disconnect just to keep the price reasonable. They love to keep raising prices without even notifying us. In San Antonio (closest big city), regular price is $49.99 for the same speed and they offer higher speed packages than in my area. It's important to note that they have no real competition either. There is no other option at my house except satellite or dial up (lol). We are stuck. At&T does offer uverse but just not in my neighborhood and they are not any better on the pricing either.

I dropped Dish a few months back and now they are sending me letter offering me a $200 credit and a 2tr price guarantee. I say no thanks, been there done that.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:01 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Live. The only Live streaming services out there at this time are SFN TV, Playstation VUE, and Sling TV.
There are a few others available with individual apps. For example, the food network offers live TV on their app for the Fire TV. The only problem is you have to have a valid satellite or cable subscription to activate it.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Wow $70 for Internet is on the high side unless you are getting 1 GB speeds.
I wish people would use the location field.

$70 is pretty standard here in Cleveland, Ohio.
Same deal as GGuerra except I am NOT getting the $10 discount. Have to look into that.
It's either that for me, or a 6mb line from ATT which is the highest they offer at my house.
Ridiculous....
I live in a hole of poor internet and no choice (my neighborhood).
Neighbors in both directions (N-S) has much more options not more then a mile from me.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:17 AM
 
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Depends where you live. Big cities with more customers and more competition offer better prices. I have Time Warner in my area and the regular price for internet at 15mbps is $59.99 less a whopping $10 discount, I pay $50 a month starting this month and was paying $40 last month. Who knows what will happen next month. I am having to call in every six months to threaten to disconnect just to keep the price reasonable. They love to keep raising prices without even notifying us. In San Antonio (closest big city), regular price is $49.99 for the same speed and they offer higher speed packages than in my area. It's important to note that they have no real competition either. There is no other option at my house except satellite or dial up (lol). We are stuck. At&T does offer uverse but just not in my neighborhood and they are not any better on the pricing either.

I dropped Dish a few months back and now they are sending me letter offering me a $200 credit and a 2tr price guarantee. I say no thanks, been there done that.
It really sucks for people that only have 1 choice in their area. The big cable monsters are completely ripping people off by raising their rates all the time. They'll get theirs though when gigbyte wireless and 5G wireless technologies become more common.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:18 AM
 
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There are a few others available with individual apps. For example, the food network offers live TV on their app for the Fire TV. The only problem is you have to have a valid satellite or cable subscription to activate it.
That's easy. Just ask your parents/relatives for their username password.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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I wish people would use the location field.

$70 is pretty standard here in Cleveland, Ohio.
Same deal as GGuerra except I am NOT getting the $10 discount. Have to look into that.
It's either that for me, or a 6mb line from ATT which is the highest they offer at my house.
Ridiculous....
I live in a hole of poor internet and no choice (my neighborhood).
Neighbors in both directions (N-S) has much more options not more then a mile from me.
Oh, I understand price is dictated by location and there's not much alot of us can do due to local government regulations and politics. I'm sure once there is more competition for all of us we will be paying less than .07 cents a mb.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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We are proof you don't have to be young, hip, technically literate, or new gadget users to cut the cord.

We are long-time retired people who cut the cord last year, paying only for internet. We bought a Roku (a one-time charge for the hardware) and until this year got everything we wanted for free, off Roku. We have now subscribed to Acorn TV, a Roku channel, for $49 a year. They show ALL the old (and new) British dramas and comedies, if you like those.

This year, in order to catch the World Cup games and Euro 2016 games, we subscribed to Sling TV. They show live and taped games. This is $20/month, and we may cancel it now that the season is past. Maybe not.

We're still not spending anything like what we were, either with satellite or cable, both of which we have had in the past. We'll probably never go back to cable or satellite. If we were in a less rural area we'd probably investigate an HD antenna.
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:14 PM
 
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We are proof you don't have to be young, hip, technically literate, or new gadget users to cut the cord.

We are long-time retired people who cut the cord last year, paying only for internet. We bought a Roku (a one-time charge for the hardware) and until this year got everything we wanted for free, off Roku. We have now subscribed to Acorn TV, a Roku channel, for $49 a year. They show ALL the old (and new) British dramas and comedies, if you like those.

This year, in order to catch the World Cup games and Euro 2016 games, we subscribed to Sling TV. They show live and taped games. This is $20/month, and we may cancel it now that the season is past. Maybe not.

We're still not spending anything like what we were, either with satellite or cable, both of which we have had in the past. We'll probably never go back to cable or satellite. If we were in a less rural area we'd probably investigate an HD antenna.
Good for you, not alot of senior people are willing to cut the cord. BTW I live in a suburban area and with an indoor HD antenna I'm getting about 50 channels free.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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That's easy. Just ask your parents/relatives for their username password.
Already doing it, just didn't mention it. My aunt has Time Warner.
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