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Colonel Angus
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Member since Aug 2007
494 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
If your wife and/or girlfriend is NOT a tech savvy person who enjoys using apps and whatnot...it is not worth the headache of listening to them bitch about the effort and tech knowledge needed for them to watch a simple TV program. Pay Comcast or Cox the $200/month for one remote that they can talk into and gets them every channel imaginable with Wifi. And save yourself the headache. It's not worth the $40-50/month savings to listen to them gripe about it.


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SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
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Member since Nov 2010
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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
I just like not getting surprised by a bill wanting $300 for one month of service when I was promised my deal wasn’t a promotion. That happened twice.


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AU_251
TBD Fan
The Lorde's House
Member since Feb 2013
7632 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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Just dont know if it'll save me much worth the trouble


i don't get this. Where is this "trouble" people speak of? You can cancel on the phone in like two seconds and sign up for youtube tv online in an instant... not doing it is the trouble.


AU_251
TBD Fan
The Lorde's House
Member since Feb 2013
7632 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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Area 51 TV is awesome.


please tell me more about this


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PortHudsonPlaya
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jul 2017
2859 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
That’s what I’m saying. Your wireless typically goes up if you cut off cable, then you have to pay minimum $25 on top of that for the streaming service that offer sports.....so basically your overall spending about the same.


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
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Yeah cutting the cord is awesome bc there is no contract. You can cancel any of the subscriptions.


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Red5LSU
LSU Fan
Knoxville
Member since Aug 2011
403 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
When I had Cox, I wanted to cut the cord. However, it was cheaper to bundle internet and cable then just having internet. It was around $110 with internet and basic cable package plus my subscriptions (Netflix, WWE Network, Amazon Prime) which makes it around $140 a month.

I've moved and my new apartment has cable included at $25 a month with Comcast and has a lot of channels in HD just no premium channels like HBO and Showtime. Internet is $85 and the same subscriptions as earlier, I'm paying around the same amount, but with a lot more channels due to my apartment's cable package.


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WildcatMike
Kentucky Fan
Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
32293 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
What? YouTube TV has every sports channel besides the NFL network...plus local. I got in when the launched for $35...but now it is $40 month.

I pay $49.99 for 100 mbps of high speed from Spectrum...$35 for YouTube TV...then we have Netflix and Hulu...do the math, Hell a lot cheaper then cable.

Google YouTube TV and check out all the sport channels it has.


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DirtyDawg
Georgia Fan
Straight outta Cobbton
Member since Aug 2013
9043 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
Hulu Live is pretty nice. 40 bucks a month and you get pretty much every channel you'll need, all live sports, all major networks, and local networks, as well as getting/keeping access to the classic Hulu streaming service/archives. You just need Internet and something to play it on. (4th gen or later Apple TV, computer, etc)



Can also select to get the add-ons for HBO, etc.


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LouisianaLady
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
69360 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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I don't like being tied to a contract agreement,


Unless something has changed, Cox agreements are just price agreements. You aren’t forced to stay in the contract.


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xiv
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2004
33134 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
I cut the cord 13 years ago and have never looked back. Just do it. You’ll be happier.


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mmmmmbeeer
Georgia Fan
Member since Nov 2014
3010 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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That’s what I’m saying. Your wireless typically goes up if you cut off cable, then you have to pay minimum $25 on top of that for the streaming service that offer sports.....so basically your overall spending about the same.


I'm contemplating cutting the cord, myself. One big cost savings will be getting rid of $50 in rented equipment each month for each TV. Also, bull shite "HD" service fees.

My promotional through Xfinity expired a couple of months ago. For their top internet in my area (300MB), 5 HD boxes, phone, and their best TV package, I'm paying nearly $350/mo. I am going to save a fricking bundle by cutting the cord.

That said, sure, if you only have 1 TV in your house or apartment, you probably won't save a ton of money. Different circumstances for different people.


lowhound
LSU Fan
Effie
Member since Aug 2014
2922 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
Haven't paid for TV in 2 years. love it main


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MorgusTheMagnificent
Grambling Fan
Louisiana
Member since Dec 2014
1153 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
You’re late to the party. I cut the cord and never looked back. Make sure you have good internet connection / speed. PS Vue. Hs antenna. Firestick is all you need


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georgia
New York Yankees Fan
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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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It’s $40 per month. It’s great for sports but if you are already paying $60 per month on internet, you’re not exactly saving money.


This, I'm already paying $80/month on wifi, and I'm ready to cut that too,. phone bill is $180/month already and comes with a 50gb hotspot that I'm paying for and never using. I just put my cable on a seasonal hold to see if 50 is enough, and if it is then charter can kiss my ass. I'm over them.


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tigersmanager
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2010
1812 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
Hulu live tv 40 bucks a month all locals and sports


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PortHudsonPlaya
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jul 2017
2859 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
Don’t most subscriptions to streaming services only allow two logins? I always have millineals at work asking for my password.


The Pirate King
Texas Tech Fan
Pangu
Member since May 2014
27982 posts
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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
Call your tv provider and tell their loyalty department that. They’ll magically find some promotions for you.


Rhames
Arkansas Fan
Member since Apr 2013
896 posts
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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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Call your tv provider and tell their loyalty department that. They’ll magically find some promotions for you



Yep. I'm paying $35 a month for direct TV with hbo and showtime. 4 boxes.




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tigerfoot
Pittsburgh Fan
Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
36700 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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For their top internet in my area (300MB), 5 HD boxes, phone, and their best TV package, I'm paying nearly $350/mo
that is ludicrous


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