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.
With the economy the way it is, everyone is looking for ways to save money. For awhile now, I’ve thought about how much our cable TV costs us per month and whether/how we would do without it. We currently have Time Warner Cable’s All-In-One package (Internet, Phone and Cable) with two boxes. One is a DVR and one is a plain cable box. The phone line and Internet we would need to keep. (Ok, technically we could cut our land line and go cell phone only, but that’s a thought experiment for another day.) Switching to Time Warner’s “Surf & Talk” plan would save us about $65 per month.
Of course, our cable TV doesn’t go unwatched every day. NHL and JSL watch it. B watches it. I watch it. So we can’t just rip out the cable line and pocket the monthly savings. Some kind of entertainment is going to need to replace the cable TV loss at or below the cost of cable TV. In doing research on this, here are some of the options I’ve come up with:
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