Aloha Friday: Cord Cutting
Back in August, I wrote about cutting the cable cord. At the time, I concluded that it wouldn’t pay to cut cable, but we have since revised our opinions. (Look for those revised opinions as well as reviews on the products/services that caused us to review them in some future posts.) We’re now not just considering going without cable, but without a landline phone as well. For phone service, we would rely on our cell phones.
My Aloha Friday question is: Have you gotten rid of your cable/satellite TV service? Have you gotten rid of your landline? If so, how much money have you saved and do you think it was worth it?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.
We’ve been discussing this for quite awhile too. As far as the landline goes we’d like to get a “Magic Jack” for the house because we have a 12 yr old & a 7 yr old & I think it’s important but the number would be long distance so we haven’t.
We’ve been talking seriously about dropping satellite too. It would save about $80 a month & to be quite honest all of the shows that we watch are on the internet. So we haven’t yet but I think we will soon.
I never had cable to begin with, but I am considering getting rid of my land line (just want to make sure that I’d be saving if I do).
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We don’t have cable 🙂
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We don’t have cable either! 🙂
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We have satellite, but have never had a landline. Since we get satellite internet, we really feel like there’s no reason to have a landline. It would cost us about $50 a month just to have a landline, before any calls were made.
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We have all of the above. would not want to be with out.However if I had to cut back and discontinue them , the saving would be……200.00 per month, 5424.00 per year. Wow I could do a lot with that. But I do not think my family would like living without TV and if the satellites go down my business would suffer. So for now the landline and Cable will remain. Good thoughtful Question 🙂
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We have basic cable and we have vonage for our phone. I can’t see us getting rid of either in the near future.
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We only have our land line to get a better cell phone package. We never use it except to fax. We live in a town that really has no other option to cable and satellite so we just deal with it.
Have a great Friday!
No we have both but we are considering changes.
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We no longer have a landline. We just use cell phones and it’s fine. It’s saving me $35 per month.
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We still have cable – and 1/4 mile of it! (yeah, we have a super long driveway) We are out in the country, so there have been quite a few times that a rat has eaten through the cable and it really made us frustrated! But this is the least expensive route to go so here we are 🙂
we DID get rid of our landline to save money 🙂
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I’ve considered getting rid of cable, but since we can’t afford other sources of entertainment, we haven’t done it. If we need to though, we’ll get rid of it and just try to watch online. We don’t have a home phone; we only have cell phones and save quite a bit that way.
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We have not gotten rid of cable although it would be great to not have that bill. I am seriously considering getting rid of our landline though… even if we added a cell to your plan with our home number on it, it would be cheaper than the landline.
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Cable is so overpriced but I love tv so I have to keep it. I still have the landline too. I just like the clarity and reliability.
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I pay less than $8/month to have “cable”. It gives me reception, 3 PBS stations, and in all honesty I do not need it, since I watch exactly 1 1/2 hours of telly a week.
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I have cable and landline still. I really want to get rid of my landline, but afraid to do so…especially if there was another natural disaster.
We have kept out landline and cable so far but we’ve been talking about cutting costs when it comes to the landline!
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We got rid of our landline a few months ago, and we don’t miss it at all. We like our cable though lol
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Actually, we still have both. 🙂
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