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Re: Where are the numbers?
It's an almost impossible statistic to measure. The rebroadcasters will always say it's microscopic in their press releases, because they don't want lend any credence to the idea that it's possible to live without a subscription television service in your household. When you cut the cord, you should aways make a point to tell them your NOT going to the other service, but going OTA/Netflix/Redbox/ or whatever your plan is (Giving up TV altogether because you're tired of paying to watch commercials.)
As long as the cablecos and telco continue to play the promotions game offering temporary big discounts on bundle plans, people will take advantage of them and switch. Then when the promotion discount ends, they switch again. So the companies can claim they are "gaining subscribers". But is there really a net gain?
When I buy the largest box of cereal in the super market, I get a better price per ounce. I don't get that better price for 6 months or a year, but always. If I give my auto insurance company my household insurance as well, I get a discount - not for 6 months or a year, but forever. Only in a situation where monopolies and oligopolies exist, can you give volume business, Internet, TV, and phone, to one company and watch the discounts go away after a short time.