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Old 07-09-2017, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by N.Cal View Post
You mean like the other day when everybody who watches it online was complaining about the feed going out while I watched it on my big screen with no problems?

I looked into switching from cable but by the time I would have to purchase piecemeal everything for all the shows I want to watch plus standalone Internet, it was going to be close to what I'm already paying for cable. Not to mention the convenience of DVR. If I feel the need to cut costs, I will cut something else if that time ever comes.
I costed it out to go completely cordless and it was way cheaper. Satellite and cable can go out sometimes too...so if you have lag issues with a computer occasionally it is the same thing.

BUT....I will repeat what I said.

I called Direct TV to talk about cutting the cord...and they discounted my plan, etc. We now only have one tv instead of three hooked up to the satellite dish -- the others are for streaming/casting.

With the antennae I get local channels.

Direct TV is now offering a 'streaming' package that will allow us to have access to their Center Ice, etc.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by moneill View Post
Amazon charges for the subscriptions to HBO, etc. but it is a little cheaper than I was paying through the satellite company.
Hulu is also going to start offering HBO for an additional cost. Its $14.99 extra, which is the same as HBO Now, but I guess it could be nice for the convenience of not having to switch between apps.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:51 AM
Location: north central Ohio
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Originally Posted by Sundaydrive00 View Post
I was paying $40 for internet when I had Spectrum. They kept trying to overcharge me, so I canceled my service after a year and switched to AT&T, where I am paying $35 a month. AT&T had a free installation/ free wireless modem deal when I signed up, so it didn't cost me anything to switch. Have you looked around at other internet providers or even called Spectrum to see if they have any current internet only promotions?

When I canceled with Spectrum, they were willing to price match AT&T in order for me to stay. I had AT&T in the past, and never had a billing issue or a problem with their customer service, so I had already made up my mind to switch no matter what.

Yep, I checked, Spectrum is the only broadband internet provider in my area. I could get crappy DSL from Century Link, but it sucks, and I hated their hidden and always varying charges when I had my phone and DSL through them before so dumped them!
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