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So we got here from free coffee shop wifi as mentioned above. But those drinks at Starbucks are at least $5 a pop. If you have to stop in each day to check your email and the sports scores you are up to $150 a month. But you would likely be hungry at some point with all of those tasty pastries around. Could it be priorities? That is some good coffee though.Why does everyone sound so angry and snarky or smug when discussing this topic? If you choose to ditch cable/satellite to save some cash that is awesome. Have suggestions for others on how they can save too, even better. But to respond with anger or disdain I just don't get.
I don't think you can buy it anymore. It appears like they were so beta the market rejected them and they stopped selling them for now.
I quit TV during the 1970's. I gradually got back to watching at least some times, starting in the early 80's. I have had cable, then dumped it, over and over. Currently I have only internet via cable. Dirt cheap as it is some sort of deal in my area. So my use will last as long as the deal does. I have used my phone as a connection to the net to my laptop, and that limited my time due to actual data costs. The big problem with that as Microsoft doing updates to Windows 10 I could not control, stealing the entire months data in a few seconds. But if I dropped cable I would go back to using the data via the phone to run my laptop.As for TV, I use 'over the air' get thirty channels. No problem. Don't watch much.Usually I am listening to music.
Hey! Well, just an update. So, I went back to RCN and have been using their internet service for 2 months now. I received many mails from them, so I called them and went for up to 500mbs internet service for $45/mo including all taxes. Although, that is for the first year, they all do this, but I think after the first year I'll likely ended up paying $60-70/mo. Which is not bad, still cheaper than other companies available in my area. I don't always get 500mbs. I did speed test at different time and day and the speed average around 350-400mbs, well the key word is "up to" in their ad. And so far the service have been fine and reliable. I'm using over the air to get my local channels and Sling TV for $25/mo and get cable TV channels that I like to watch like BBC America, AMC, Foodnetwork, History and etc. I do missed one or two channels but not a big deal. Anyway, so far so good and no more Spectrum aka Time Warner for me, by the way one of the guy I worked with just canceled his Spectrum cable service also. Well, so far so good. Let's wait until next year and see how much this will cost me after my first year Take careBuddy
My monthly cable bill was $205/month, and the day I got a letter saying that next month my bill would increase by $15 a month, I cut that cord.Don't regret a single second. Bought an OTA antenna and mounted it on the roof for less than $100. The wife wants the ability to have a "smart DVR", so we bought a TiVo unit, and pay about $15 a month for the "TV Guide", and all that goes with the "smart" recording. The internet takes care of all our other needs. So for less than half the price, we're just as happy.Now... If I can only figure out where that $125+ a month went...
Found out that Disney will be starting their own streaming service in 2019.While that may not mean much on the surface, if you think about everything they own, will now no longer be available on any other streaming service.So.... everything StarWars and LucasFilm is now proprietary.Remember "back in the day" when you couldn't buy a Disney movie (on VHS) because they weren't releasing it, but every so often to create extra demand?It's going to be like that again.
Remember Buddy, when the year is up and you see your bill being readjusted up....you call and you state that you are getting bunch of fliers from Spectrum and Verizon tempting you from dropping RCN and bang, you will get your bills down to the original cost or get a massive speed bump up. Theoretical 300 Mbps....actually gets me around 345 on their end. Plenty sufficient for anything and everything here. They even offer 1000 Mbps....Jesus. It is insane.
Hey Buddy...wow, its been a long time since we chatted..haven't been on here much lately, so just came upon this thread. ......
Because it seems like the more I tried to improve it, make it of what I think should be technically more accurate, the less enjoyable it becomes. So, I came to a conclusion that I have to stop before I loose all that emotionally goodness.
Why, Bob, I didn't know you played.
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