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Old 05-22-2019, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Today I received my new AT&T bill and it jumped nearly $100 to $228.27 and I am ticked!

Yes, I had a two year contract that just ran out but there is no way I am going to spend that much on internet and cable television every month.

And I don't get anything special... no HBO, Showtime or anything else just straight cable television.

So... looking to cut the cord and my big question is to see if anyone else >50 cut the cord and how do you feel about it?

I can get high speed internet with download speeds up to 100 Mbps for less than $40.

I bought two Amazon firesticks today and I have Amazon Prime and Netflix.

$228.27 is insane. Just nuts.

Anyone else use Fire Sticks?

PS Thanks for letting me vent.... $228 is over half a car payment and that's nuts.... grumble... grumble....
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:03 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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We’re trying Sling TV now, got a free Romu Express from them free, next is YouTube TV. Just got a indoor HDTV Antenna for local channels.
Our cable/tv/internet went from $160 to $169. I too don’t like it. I don’t watch much TV except for CNBC and my husband like Sports. I agree it’s nuts.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:14 PM
 
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We cut cable almost 10 years ago and haven’t missed it. We have amazon and Netflix, watch YouTube sometimes.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I have a Smart TV and watch shows through my Amazon Prime subscription. I also stream movies through the public library's website. I still am not caught up on my viewing.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I did over 6 years ago. My total TV cost for the last 74 months is $28 for a Leaf antenna(more expensive now).

I get 87 channels and watch about 35. Several good old movie channels.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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We switch between AT&T and charter so always get the new customer rate.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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We dropped Fios last year and went with YouTubeTV. It's saved us over $100/mo. I like that I can watch on my ipad when I'm traveling. And since you can add multiple household members with their own logins, I let my sister in another state have a login she can use. I just have to log in with her info once every three months so it recognizes her ID in our home location periodically. I watch a lot of TV was was very resistant to dropping cable but I'm completely happy with our compromise (and the money savings!).
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:01 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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We pay our cable company for internet only. We use Roku to watch media, as well as antenna for over-the-air channels. It's something like $55.00 per month, which sounds high but the upload/download speeds are excellent.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I've hung on to DirecTV this long simply for the ability to record things and FF the commercials. I don't watch live TV at all. I see several services that have Cloud DVRs, but it says you can't FF all channels. How does that work?
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Like Oddstray, I too have cable just for the internet. It's $55 a month and I stream on Netflix and have a roof antenna for local channels. I have Amazon Fire TV but I dropped Prime because it went up. There is plenty to watch without a dish, which is still on the roof unused.
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