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  1. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That with the tv/internet bundle that I have, my savings would be $8mo! I don't watch tv but for a few hours a year but I have a full tilt cable package with my internet service. They price the packages low but bend you over with individual service if you don't want both.:mad: Well $8 certainly won't break me but the charges for individual services are ridiculous if you want them that way. My internet cost almost doubles without the tv package! Might as well keep the tv service "just in case".:rolleyes:
     
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    Mine is $46 vs $135 I was paying when I last had cable.
     
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    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    Same here.
     
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  4. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My internet is $57.95 with the tv service but $98 without. My entire bill comes to $116.23mo (tax in) with both!
     
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    And just an hour ago I got an email from Comcast saying the item I ordered was shipped. But I didn’t order anything. Grrrr.
     
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    Yup unfortunately you're pretty much screwed either way. I have internet only from Comcast & get charged close to $90 because I don't bundle. I use Sling TV and YouTube TV to watch stuff.

    I suppose I could do a bundle, but I know I wouldn't use their TV service nor their phone service they keep pushing for some reason. I can't recall the last time I used a home phone.
     
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    well I waited for a good deal from my provider and was able to get internet, land line phone,and internet tv for 65$ a month from spectrum
     
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  9. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    At least you could save some money. Several years ago, I had a package with internet and basic cable TV (local stations). I wanted to drop the cable TV, but they told my my bill would actually increase.. I'm not really sure how that makes sense. It's some kind of bundle pricing, but I'm not sure exactly how it's cheaper for them to offer 2 services rather than 1.
    The reason I wanted to drop their basic cable service was that I realized I could get the local channels over the air easily where I was living, and I could also get a better (higher-def) picture over the air. They had me using a basic cable box that was outputting a square picture (not widescreen) and it looked low-def, designed for an older tube TV. It seemed silly they'd be using a box like that when pretty much all TVs these days now are digital widescreen.

    Since then I bought a house and moved, and I'm using a different service provider now. I signed up for just internet with them - I have better internet service and I'm paying less than I was paying with the other company for both internet and TV. I'm afraid to add a TV service package now though, because I'm afraid they might give me a bundle package and later try to say it's cheaper that way than with a single service.
     
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  10. LPBlue

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    For $8 I'll keep the tv. I have been only mobile phone for 15yrs!
     
  11. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    Free stuff! Oh wait, probably not..
     
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    I had been without tv for decades, then my girlfriend moved in. Grr. So we have a TV, in the basement. I consider it a waste, but there's a few shows she enjoys, so I won't be a total meanie.
     
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    I still like watching TV, at least as a news source.. And there are a few shows I like. It's hard to imagine being without a TV, especially for decades..
     
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    It would cost more to drop the landline phone from my TV/ net package than it does to keep it. The only time I use that phone is to find my cell phone when the couch eats it
     
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    That can’t be good o_O
     
  16. LPBlue

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    Their business model demands that they get $xx from each customer no matter how they have to do it, thus packages are false enticements...they are getting their "per customer $" and the services cost them little to distribute.

    Same thing with fast food...get at least $10 from each customer in any way possible. Sorry, the name is Tucker, not sucker!:rolleyes:
     
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    I only watch antenna tv and Amazon Prime video. I pay around $50 for AT&T internet only. Works for now.
     
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    $65/mo for AT&T Internet only.

    Netflix $12/mo & one-time Roku box purchase (Roku has additional content channels), over the air tv too, but some of them have streaming channels on Roku so if the storms are bad and their tower is shaking around the stream works great.

    Viatalk land line for $12/mo. VOIP phone with 911 service.


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  19. stratnutz

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    I want to quit too, but know they will punish me for it.
    the internet is all I need, but oh "you now don't have the package deal"
    leaves you open for whatever deal they pick.
     
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    yeah...but you are paying with Canadian dollars. If you convert to US dollars, you ared getting a screaming deal!
     
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