Cable is Absurd
What’s the number of channels do you have with your premium cable package? Do you even know? Do you know what’s airing on channel 766 at 8 pm on Wednesday? You ought to. You’re paying for all that goodies on the QVC channel that you never enjoy and for the whole channel devoted to commercials that offers more TV time to Chuck Norris to hock the “total gym” than he ever saw with Walker: Texas Ranger. You are paying for hundreds of channels you will never enjoy playing lousy programs that no one ought to ever lay eyes on.
Introducing: The web.
Created by Al Gore sometime in the 90’s (joking), the web has grown exponentially. They have even put TV programs and movies on someone else’s servers so you can stream them to your computer system. Not only that, however many of your preferred programs can be seen TOTALLY FREE utilizing the show’s network site or by simply looking it up on HULU.com. If you want a more premium service, Netflix, and HULU Plus both off a paid-for service that enables you to enjoy entire seasons of your preferred programs and a lot of movies from the convenience of your home computer (still MUCH cheaper than cable). Heck, they have actually 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 local cable/telecom company for $45 a month (after taxes/fees). We utilized to get a somewhat much better deal, however we needed to call every 6 months to attempt and get it reduced due to the fact that our “deal” ran out. I got ill of it, so I went with a cheaper strategy, however it’s still quick adequate to enable us to stream our preferred shows/movies. We downloaded HULU Desktop (not an affiliate link) and developed a fast account to keep an eye on our preferred programs. THIS IS TOTALLY RELEASE! We then “subscribed” to our preferred programs and ones that looked fascinating.
Now, we go to our “queue” when we open the application, and it informs us the number of “unwatched” programs we have available to enjoy. Reveals generally show up about a week after their LIVE air date, so we sort of know when to anticipate a show to come up. There is no rush and no need to be home with the TV on at a particular time to enjoy the show. We likewise don’t have to fret about recording it, due to the fact that it’s recorded and prepared for playback whenever we want. They do normally get rid of programs after the season is over, so we aim to enjoy within a week or more for the show popping up in our queue. We have followed programs by doing this for 4 years now, and we don’t miss cable one bit!
For movies, we have a couple of options. Right now we’re on a Netflix complimentary trial for a month due to the fact that it likewise came with a $50 discount coupon to restaurants.com. SWEET RATING FOR DATE NIGHT! We can enjoy movies featured on there, however let’s be honest; their streaming picking is not excellent. Their DVD service still provides the much better titles, so you can go that route if you choose. More than likely, we’ll cancel the service. The other choice is your local 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 choice for movies than Netflix, and for those who don’t enjoy 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 don’t utilize anymore (due to the fact that I cannot get my complimentary membership anymore) is the Xbox market. The Xbox market had a great choice of movies, and we viewed movies on that for a year. It does require a $5 a month membership to Xbox LIVE and you still have to lease the motion picture, so not the most inexpensive choice, however still CHEAPER THAN CABLE.
You truly do NOT have any reason to have a home phone these days, unless you are running a small business with an office. As well as then, it’s not a home phone, it’s an office or work phone. Cell phones don’t have long-distance charges, can access the web and should take care of all of your telephone needs in your home and away. The only factor individuals normally get a home phone is that the dumb cable companies decide you need one as part of their “package”. Why? I truly don’t get it, however the only description I can create is that they wish to designate you a contact number that they can offer to every spammer on the planet 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?! But truly, cut the cable (literally) and ditch the home phone service. Given that you’re canceling your cable, there is no package deal for this anymore and you can “Cut. It. Out.”
So now that we have actually decided that cable and home phone are for those individuals who like companies to attach a vacuum to their wallets and suck every last dollar out in return for commercials, let’s look at the real cost of your cable “package.”.
Internet/Cable/Home Phone Bundle Offer = $100 a month for 12 months. $120 a month after that. Let’s likewise add 15% for “taxes and charges” to land us at an even $115 a month.
Web Only = $45 a month after taxes and charges… permanently.
Savings = $70 a month.
So you can cut the cable and home phone today to conserve yourself $70 a month! Now, you may be thinking “whoop-dee-doo, $70 freakin’ dollars, who cares?” But it’s $70 a month savings. On a monthly basis. Forever. That’s $840 a year savings by cutting out hundreds of channels you don’t need (we will not even get into the time suck that cable is). That puts you in a nice interior cabin of an extremely good cruise ship that’s setting cruise for the warm Bahamas about this time next year. Can you hear the ship’s horn biding goodbye to all the broke individuals who are stuck in their homes enjoy reruns of “MASH”?
So be brave today. Take back your life and your cash and state “see ya later sucker” to the cable company. Inform them to take back their “package” of scrap and have them hand you back your package of money. And the best part; you will not regret it for a minute. There are MUCH easier methods to enjoy your preferred programs and movies, and they will not affect your budget in the tiniest. And while you are delighting in a life free from the grips of your local cable company, rest easy during the night understanding you are going on a bright Bahaman cruise less than a year from now …