said by PaulGo:
Also a way many consumers can save money is not to get triple play but just get a bundle of TV and Internet. Ooma was rated the top telephone VOiP provider by Consumer Reports and in many instances was as good as or better than Cable providers. I found a considerable savings by switching to Ooma since just the taxes and fees that Cable providers charge is far in excess of what Ooma charges. In my area I pay less than $4.00 per month in taxes and fees while for my cable provider it was closer to $10 per month plus even in a bundle the cost of telephone service is at least $20 per month after the promotional period expires.
Don't forget the possible number portability co$t to switch service providers in many cases are surcharged in the amount of $40. With Ooma, you just plug in w/ your new ISP and it's done. Provided you have reliable cell for 911, that's the way to go.
The bigger problem is if you want stand-alone internet, not even cable companies want to offer you a discount for switching anymore for just one service. Plus the price & offerings have been getting anti-competitive in the last 2 years in particular despite the way off in the distance glimmer of Google fiber passing a few hunreds thousand homes. The attidue of the ISP is to gouge everybody if the cheapskates refuse to buy phone & video from them in a bundle and use their internet to get those services free or cheap.