|reply to Mr Matt |
Re: Magic Number has been reached!
said by Mr Matt:I agree with part of what you say. Prices have risen too much. People are mad as hell. And they are finding ways to cut down their cable bills.
Cable Television subscribers have learned that CATV is not a necessity. Prices have reached the point (magic number) where customers are saying, what the character Howard Beale said in the move Network, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'
a threshold has been reached where customers are beginning to discontinue service because they cannot afford to pay the continually escalating prices.
In other words Time Warner Cable has out priced themselves.
I don't agree that the main reason is they can't afford it. I think the main reason they are cutting their bill is that they feel they aren't getting what they are paying for(i.e. they are being taken advantage of) and they have found ways to get what they want for their money elsewhere.
For me, I cut down my cable bill by $55/mo by cutting all the Premium channels. It wasn't because I couldn't afford it. It was because I think Comcast & Hollyweird were ripping me off and I found other more cost effective ways to get what I wanted(Netflix in my case).
Agreed. I had HBO through DirecTV a long time ago, realized I wasn't getting much for the $13-14/mo that it added onto my monthly bill, and dropped it.
Actually, the biggest reason why I dropped it, DirecTV only had two HBO channels in HD. When I asked how long it'd be before they add more HD channels, their answer was basically "We see no reason at this time to increase the amount of channels offered in HD". "Ok, fair enough, I'll just decrease what I give you guys on a monthly basis going forward" was my answer.
I think I'm down to just the basic package and regular HD package.
It's all about value.