reply to Gougeco
Re: [TV] Seriously how many channels do I need ? First and foremost I want to emphasize that I side with you, support you, and obviously agree with your POV as well as am sympathetic to your plight.
Unfortunately, your only choice is to either pony up even more money if that is an option or take it and like it as far as your current situation.
The cold, really cold facts are the companies will gouge you and others for whatever amount of money they can get. If they THOUGHT they could charge a million dollars and get it from subscribers or customers they would do it.
Hey, I'm poor. (No complaints--just a factual statement.) I would not only like but would from a helpful live my life standpoint benefit form a nice Smartphone and the plan to go with it. But forget it. I can't afford to pay hundreds of dollars for a phone and then at least $100 a month just to have it even it I don't use it. (The average price for a major phone on a major carrier for a standard Smartphone plan. Plus they charge you a $30 dollar "upgrade fee.")
Good luck and getting a better deal or some satisfaction on resolving your current issue.