Post # 1
I wish we could live without cable or internet but that doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon.
For cable we have HD TV, 2 DVR’s, and Whol House DVR, and three boxes in total (2 hd and 1 regular)
For phone we have regular service with long distance, call waiting, etc.
For internet we have high speed wireless.
In total with tax and fees we pay $165 per month. I would like to lower the price of the plan if possible but having the HD tv (no movie channels) makes everything higher. Getting rid of the phone isn’t much of an option because we saved money in the bundle to cover the phone.
Whic provider do you have? What is included? And if you don’t mind how much do you pay a month.
Post # 3
we have time warner – i work inIT and i would never ever ever have time warner if i could help it but they have such a monopoly in the carolinas and their services are the highest of any cable provider out there – i know this from experience
Cable and internet is included in our rent – so im not going to complain right now – but befoe this apt we were paying around 140 a month for HD cable, internet, (1) dvr box and hbo.
Post # 4
We have pretty much te hsame package and we have Fios. It is actually more expensive not to have phone than to have it so we have a phone that only telemarketers use…lol.
Post # 5
I got rid of my landline a couple months ago and now only use my cell phone. That save me about $50.
My service is through Qwest or I think they changed names. It is now CenturyLink. (Seattle area) I chose Qwest over comcast because I wanted Directv and they offered a bundled package.
I just looked at my bill. I pay $120 for internet and directv service.
I considered switching to Clearwire internet to save some $ but saw some bad reviews. We are going to call Qwest/CenturyLink and see if there is anything they can do about our pricing.
ETA: Oh, that price includes two DVR boxes. We have a HD tv but I don’t want to pay for the HD channels quite yet.
Post # 6
We only have interenet and no cable or phone. Waaay cheaper and we still get to watch pretty much whatever we want.
We use hulu plus and netflix on demand through our xbox (can watch on TV). For a total of less than $20 a month. We have network V through old school rabbit ears (ABC, NBC, PBS, FOX, and a few others and many are in HD)
I think its Comcast. I think with TV and internet its about $50 a month? or maybe $60? And we truly can watch what anyone else watches.
Post # 7
I don’t know what ours cost monthly (DH pays those bills) but we have the following:
- TV through Direct TV with HD, two boxes (1 with DVR)
- No home phone
- Internet through CLEAR wireless (I hate it).
Post # 8
It looks like my packae is pretty comparable to what everyone else has.
Post # 9
@lefeymw- I have considered this. I guess if we even get strapped for cash it is a definite option. But Darling Husband and I love TV at the end of the night.
Post # 10
We went through a local company that’s only offered in the immediate area because they don’t make you sign a contract. We have internet and then cable TV with a couple of upgrade packages to make sure we get all of the channels plus HD. I believe for the two we pay around $80-100 a month. The price includes one main box and basic cable in the other rooms. There were options that were cheaper but you had to sign a two year contract for the temporary low prices and we aren’t sure we’ll be here for two years.
We were worried about a smaller company at first but it actually works really well.
Post # 11
We go through Insight. We don’t have home phone, but our cable and internet is bundled and $99 a month (they tried to jack it up to $120 but after I called and tol them we only needed internet they gave me our old bundle price and Showtime for free). For that price we have cable with Showtime movie package, one DVR, and our internet connection.
Post # 12
@roxy821: You can watch all the major stations when the air via free network television (just buy the rabbit ears), and through hulu you can watch them on demand the next day saving the commercial time! I love it! As well as catch up on many past seasons. With netflix you get some older shows from many different stations as well as fitness videos that rotate.
Both have movies as well.
We are currently watching Friday Nigh Lights and Battlestar Galactica on netflix download. We want to watch Lost next I think. I just finished 2 seasons of Cougar Town and caught a few jersey shore episodes. No DVDS or anything. And we still caught Whitney and 2 1/2 men this week for the new season.
Post # 13
We have Cox cable. The only other real choice (because we’re in an apartment that’s not conducive to satellite) is Century Link and their speeds are just not good. We have the internet/cable/phone bundle. Currently we have 2 cable boxes, one of them is a HD DVR. I think we pay around $120 a month. I stand corrected, it’s about $150.
Post # 14
@lefeymw- Rabbit ears do not work in our area. Are you sports fans? Getting Darling Husband to give up his football or sportscenter is probably going to be my biggest hurdle.
I should look around the area and see if there are smalled companies, it seems like bees are getting a better deal from those companies.
Post # 15
@roxy821: He doesnt have to! At least with the Xbox.
Darling Husband is a super avid sports fan. He gets to watch clips on-demand (no commercials) of lots of sports, sports clips,. sports center. He gets ESPN 3 as well as any games that are on the networks. He does miss some of them that are on ESPN 1 during the week. He gets live and replay games via the xbox
Post # 16
@lefynm- Thanks! I just need some supporting facts before presenting lol! I am in charge of all household stuff but I know if he lost his sports he’d flip