Cable is Ridiculous
How many channels do you have with your premium cable bundle? Do you even understand? Do you understand exactly what’s playing on channel 766 at 8 pm on Wednesday? You ought to. You’re spending for all that goodies on the QVC channel that you have never see and for the entire channel devoted to paid announcements that gives more TV time to Chuck Norris to hock the “total gym” than he ever saw with Walker: Texas Ranger. You are spending for numerous channels you will never ever see playing lousy shows that no one should ever lay eyes on.
Enter: The internet.
Invented by Al Gore at some point in the 90’s (joking), the internet has actually grown greatly. They have even put TV shows and movies on someone else’s servers so you can stream them to your computer. Not only that, but a number of your preferred shows can be viewed Free Of Charge using the program’s network site or by merely looking it up on HULU.com. If you want a more exceptional service, Netflix, and HULU Plus both off a paid-for service that allows you to see whole seasons of your preferred shows and a lot of movies from the benefit of your personal computer (still MORE AFFORDABLE than cable). Heck, they’ve even built in those applications into TV’s, digital media receivers, as well as video game consoles like the Xbox and Nintendo Wii.
Here’s how we do it.
We have internet only through the regional cable/telecom company for $45 a month (after taxes/fees). We used to obtain a slightly better deal, but we had to call every 6 months to try and get it lowered due to the fact that our “deal” ran out. I got ill of it, so I chose a cheaper plan, but it’s still quick enough to permit us to stream our preferred shows/movies. We downloaded HULU Desktop (not an affiliate link) and created a fast account to keep an eye on our preferred shows. THIS IS TOTALLY FREE! We then “subscribed” to our preferred shows and ones that looked fascinating.
Now, we go to our “queue” when we open the application, and it tells us the number of “unwatched” shows we have offered to see. Reveals typically arrive about a week after their LIVE air date, so we sort of understand when to anticipate a program to come up. There is no rush and no have to be home with the TV on at a certain time to see the program. We likewise do not have to fret about recording it, due to the fact that it’s recorded and ready for playback whenever we want. They do generally eliminate shows after the season is over, so we aim to see within a week or two for the program turning up in our line. We have followed shows by doing this for 4 years now, and we do not miss cable one bit!
For movies, we have a number of alternatives. Right now we’re on a Netflix complimentary trial for a month due to the fact that it likewise featured a $50 coupon to restaurants.com. SWEET RATING FOR DATE NIGHT! We can see movies featured on there, but let’s be sincere; their streaming selecting is not excellent. Their DVD service still uses the better titles, so you can go that route if you select. More than likely, we’ll cancel the service. The other choice is your regional Redbox motion picture station. There are over 33,000 Redbox kiosks nationwide, so I make sure there’s one near your home. They have a much better title selection for movies than Netflix, and for those who do not see a ton of movies, it’s a cheaper choice. It’s something like $1.29 for a DVD rental for one night. The last choice we do not use anymore (due to the fact that I cannot get my complimentary subscription anymore) is the Xbox market. The Xbox market had an excellent selection of movies, and we viewed movies on that for a year. It does need a $5 a month subscription to Xbox LIVE and you still have to lease the motion picture, so not the most inexpensive choice, but still CHEAPER THAN CABLE.
You actually do NOT have any excuse to have a home phone nowadays, unless you are running a small company with a home office. As well as then, it’s not a home phone, it’s a workplace or work phone. Cellular phone do not have long-distance fees, can access the internet and needs to take care of all your telephone needs at home and away. The only factor people generally get a home phone is that the foolish cable companies choose you require one as part of their “package”. Why? I actually do not get it, but the only explanation I can come up with is that they want to assign you a contact number that they can sell to every spammer on earth who only appears to call you during dinner just when you will bite into a juicy cut of meat! Do they only work in between the hours of 5-7pm? Seriously?! However actually, cut the cable (actually) and ditch the home phone service. Given that you’re canceling your cable, there is no package for this anymore and you can “Cut. It. Out.”
So now that we’ve decided that cable and home phone are for those people who like companies to hook up a vacuum to their wallets and draw every last dollar out in return for paid announcements, let’s look at the genuine expense of your cable “package.”.
Internet/Cable/Home Phone Bundle Offer = $100 a month for 12 months. $120 a month after that. Let’s likewise tack on 15% for “taxes and fees” to land us at an even $115 a month.
Web Just = $45 a month after taxes and fees… forever.
Cost savings = $70 a month.
So you can cut the cable and home phone today to conserve yourself $70 a month! Now, you may be believing “whoop-dee-doo, $70 freakin’ dollars, who cares?” However it’s $70 a month cost savings. On a monthly basis. Forever. That’s $840 a year cost savings by eliminating numerous channels you do not require (we won’t even get into the time draw that cable is). That puts you in a good interior cabin of a very good cruise ship that’s setting sail for the warm Bahamas about this time next year. Can you hear the ship’s horn biding goodbye to all the broke people who are stuck in their homes see reruns of “MASH”?
So be brave today. Take back your life and your cash and state “good bye sucker” to the cable company. Inform them to take back their “package” of junk and have them hand you back your package of cash. And the very best part; you won’t regret it for a minute. There are MUCH easier ways to see your preferred shows and movies, and they won’t impact your budget plan in the tiniest. And while you are taking pleasure in a life devoid of the grips of your regional cable company, rest simple in the evening understanding you are going on a bright Bahaman cruise less than a year from now …