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SouthMSReb
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Member since Dec 2013
2509 posts

Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
Thinking about doing this... I really only watch live sporting events and the other shows can be had on Hulu the day after.

Has anyone done this? How much money did it save you? What service did you use? Recommendations?


colorchangintiger
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Dan Carlin
Member since Nov 2005
29544 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
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Has anyone done this?


Yes

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How much money did it save you?


Originally $60/month, but I added HBO Now at $15/month. So $45/month.

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What service did you use?


??? The internet

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Recommendations?


Do it.


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Ellis Dee
USA Fan
G-Lane aka Pakistan
Member since Nov 2013
6574 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
I cut the cord a long time ago. Best decision ever.

HD antenna for local channels
AppleTV box for Netflix, WatchESPN, etc.
$50/month for 60/60 MBPS internet


SuperSaint
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Sorting Out OT BS Since '2007'
Member since Sep 2007
104807 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
Is this the daily thread for the poors?


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Coatesbathroom
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2012
87 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
I've done it. I only have internet through Cox. Saved me a about 40$ i think.


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Displaced
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2011
24118 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
I did it. Bought an HD antenna for basic TV. We watch mostly Netflix.

I did PlayStation Vue during college football season for ESPN channels.


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Winston Cup
5x SB Champion Dallas Cowboys Fan
Member since May 2016
23898 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
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Any OTer dropped cable/phone

Recently added a 2nd DirecTV package for a converted shed out back. I doesn't save any money, it actually costs more.


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SG_Geaux
LSU Fan
Googolplex Posts
Member since Aug 2004
66337 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
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WatchESPN, etc.


So you are leeching this login from someone I assume? Since it is not a standalone service.


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Bmath
LSU Fan
LA
Member since Aug 2010
16735 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
It's really only a pain when guests come over and I have to show them how to do everything.


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MaHittaMaHitta
LSU Fan
Uptown Dallas
Member since May 2014
2568 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
I did this last week. I had the U-verse internet and full cable package and was paying $122 a month. My promo ran out on us (I didn't know we were on one) without them letting me know. My bill jumped to $188/month. I quickly called them and cancelled the tv service. I now have the AT&T internet only and it costs $60/month. Bought 2 more Amazon Fire Sticks and now we basically have everything again (and more) for way cheaper. Highly recommend!

Edit: I also have my Xbox One in our living room and can do WatchESPN from there with my friend's password so I didn't lose any football.
This post was edited on 1/31 at 3:26 pm


stlslick
Missouri Fan
St.Louis,Mo
Member since Nov 2012
10646 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
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Bought 2 more Amazon Fire Sticks and now we basically have everything again (and more) for way cheaper. Highly recommend!


Uh no, you don't have anything similar to what u had on uverse

I realize cutting the cord makes some of you giddy, but the fish stories have to stop.

I looked at vue/sling/etc has no where near the channels i have and want on dish. Not even remotely close, you could add both of those together and it's still many channels short of what i get.



MaHittaMaHitta
LSU Fan
Uptown Dallas
Member since May 2014
2568 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
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Uh no, you don't have anything similar to what u had on uverse


Considering I can watch any TV show from the first ever Cops episode to live stuff and movies in theaters still, I must say you are wrong. Do you have any experience with the Firestick, or are you just making assumptions?

Do you work for AT&T??
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meauxjeaux2
Xavier Fan
watson
Member since Oct 2007
60283 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
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Do you have any experience with the Firestick, or are you just making assumptions?

to be fair you never mentioned sideloading KODI on your firestick.

You do know they don't come with KODI on them right?

BTW, Firestick sucks monkey ass


4WHLN
USA Fan
Drinking at the Cottage Inn
Member since Mar 2013
6634 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
Yep did it recently. Saving $75 a month from what I was paying for with Eatel. Only thing I am lacking is a DVR for sporting events.
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meauxjeaux2
Xavier Fan
watson
Member since Oct 2007
60283 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
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Only thing I am lacking is a DVR for sporting events.


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MaHittaMaHitta
LSU Fan
Uptown Dallas
Member since May 2014
2568 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
Yea I added Kodi. I prob should have clarified. Took me 15 mins and a YouTube video. Best thing I've ever done. The only downfall is that it takes a couple mins to get to the show you want.


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4WHLN
USA Fan
Drinking at the Cottage Inn
Member since Mar 2013
6634 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
I have Tablo already. I fudged up and meant to say a DVR for channels other than locals.


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Upperdecker
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Nov 2014
15139 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?
Never had home phone, but dropped cable. Saved close to 80 a month


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volod
Southern Fan
Leesville, LA
Member since Jun 2014
3473 posts

re: Any OTer dropped cable/phone in favor of internet only?

Dropping Cox Cable saved me $40/month


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