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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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Honestly I’m not saving money but I love not dealing with TV providers


streaming services are TV providers. the content is just delivered via a different manner.

in terms of cord cutting vs. traditional cable/satellite, i think it's a matter of where you live. If you're in a rural area with less options, the providers have a monopoly and jack up the rates, hence the people that were paying $200 and more for service; thus cord cutting becomes a viable option. If you're in a metro area, than there's going to be multiple options, and the competition between carriers will drive the price down. In los angeles, i pay $97/mo including tax for internet bundled with directv satellite service. Spectrum sends me ads for $100/mo packages all the time. ATT uverse and dish network is available in my area as well.

i previously looked into a streaming service, and the cost of a la carte internet was $60/mo, and i'd just wind up spending more money than if i bundled with directv.


jkylejohnson
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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
I pay Suddenlink 70 a month for 400mbps unlimited. Firestick on all 5 TV's in the house . I use some questionable apps that I had to watch YouTube videos on how to even get on there. I can watch anything I ever want though including stuff still out in theaters. It's pretty awesome as long as the TV police don't kick in my door.


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kc8876
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since May 2012
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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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Don’t most subscriptions to streaming services only allow two logins? I always have millineals at work asking for my password.


So don’t give it to them, you come up with some stupid shite


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jscrims
LSU Fan
Middle of the Pacific
Member since May 2008
2297 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
I cut it right before football season and went with DirecTV Now. I have kids and we would always record the first half of the game to watch without the kids and fast forward through the commercial and halftime. I could not record the first part of a game and then start it when I was ready. The DVR aspect was horrible and despite the reps telling me it would be fine, it was not. I also have a boatload of Kids shows and movies recorded which are not available on Prime or Netflix so that makes it even more bearable.

I switched back to DirecTV and got it for $75 a month for the channels I need and got my internet lowered to $45 a month. Also got the nfl package for free the first year even though I had cancelled for less than a month. For $120 a month, I get all I need and more and it is easier for my whole family to use.

If they can make it easy for me to record games and my kid’s shows, I will do it but it didn’t work for me when I tried it.


CajunSuperJeff
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US military
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
This is the big question I continue to ponder, Is it worth it?

I only pay $45 for 60Mb DSL internet (I can't go with Comcast because they charge you per gig over their 1TB and my kids stream everything and play on Xbox Live).

I continue to call Dish every year to have my programming drop to $55ish. I am thinking about cutting the cable only to save maybe $15/month.

is it worth it???


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List Eater
Texas A&M Fan
Htown
Member since Apr 2005
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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
No Sleep is the best I've had so far with immediate response and status updates. There are a couple others on here who use or did.

To Noonan - I'd suggest getting the Fire TV at least. It's got a faster response time than the stick.


noonan
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Nassau Bay, TX
Member since Aug 2005
31121 posts

re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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I'd suggest getting the Fire TV at least. It's got a faster response time than the stick.


One step at a time. I'm not in the market for a new tv at the moment, probably soon though. But I'd have to replace each tv that I own. I'd rather get a fire stick for my current tv's then replace as I go.


List Eater
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Htown
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re: Thinking about cutting the cord
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One step at a time. I'm not in the market for a new tv at the moment, probably soon though. But I'd have to replace each tv that I own. I'd rather get a fire stick for my current tv's then replace as I go.


fire tv stick...
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