Santa Monica, CA
·Time Warner Cable
Re: May be time to cut the cord
said by Skippy25:Good luck!
Yesterday I went to a cord cutters site, can't remember name, but it walked me through a few things and most importantly it opened my eyes and made me realize I am paying about $1300 a year for 5-6 channels which only have 1 or 2 shows between them that I actually watch. Everything else is on free TV, thus I need to start looking into become one of the stats.
Hardest part may be convincing the wife, but as long as I have DVR setup for the shows she wants I will be good.
Disney plotted long ago, to appeal to the middle-American housewife with their LifeTime Movie Network (not to be confused with the lesser Lifetime), knowing full well that husbands will never quibble over $70 a month (high-average basic pay-tv bill component).
Sadly, your "eye-opening" experience informs why we're in such a mess as a country. How many years have you been paying, and complaining, without running the numbers, and appropriately contemplating doing without?
Clarendon Hills, IL
Checked my latest bill.... wow, bloat everywhere. $25 for 2 tv receivers ($8/ea) and an Internet gateway ($7). $10 for the "HD Technology Fee" and another $5 for "HD Premium Tier". All before I watch a minute of TV or hop on the Internet. Ouch. Definitely time to start paring this down.
Pun definitely *NOT* intended! "Were looking forward to delivering even more value in 2014"
...to our shareholders that is
Sea of Japan
We146;re looking forward to delivering even more value in 2014 I guess that message was meant to be directed at shareholders, and not their consumers.
More value How do you deliver more value with a price hike? Are internet speeds and channel offerings going up?
Unicorns! Show ponies! Where's the beef?!
Metered Bandwidth Just wait until they begin charging per gig of bandwidth like they do for wireless. That is what will come next.