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Old 08-07-2013, 04:48 AM   #141
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Off topic but couldn't resist: Here's a nice prepaid plan comparison for wireless carriers and a lot of other good info:

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Thank you! I was just wishing someone had compiled this information!
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #142
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I do not have time for links but I'd suggest everyone search for coupons / promos online. Many have multiple months free offers for newcomers on Netflix, Hula+, etc. through fatwallet, momsviews, investopia, whatever, etc.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #143
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While I'd love to cut my cable cost I'm a huge sports fan and there aren't really any other options if you want to watch live sports on a regular basis.

Now if I could just design my own cable system that includes the 10 channels I watch and eliminates the rest that would be nice.
Bingo - that's my problem as well and I don't want to pay $42 a month for streaming events. In New England if you want to watch the BB/Hockey or Baseball you need a paid service. Really sticks because you still get loads of advertisements.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #144
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It gets worse - my Dish package includes ESPN but not NESN so for some Red Sox games that ESPN broadcasts I get blacked out - some work others don't - a bit stupid since every Red Sox game is sold out but nonetheless aggravating.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #145
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The dancing grandmas would definitely be the last straw for me!
Hey I'm a brand new grandma as of a week ago, and I resemble that remark!

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Old 08-14-2013, 11:44 AM   #146
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We are at $140 for the bundle, includes HD channels. We don't need the phone part so we are now re-negotiating our contract. Last time we got it down to $125.

It still seems like allot of $ to me for what they deliver.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #147
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Hey I'm a brand new grandma as of a week ago, and I resemble that remark!

Congratulations.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:39 PM   #148
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Instead of starting a new thread... two things:

1. Al Jazeera 24/7 news... available on Netflix or in Newscaster on ROKU...
IMHO possibly the overall best, consistent and well researched news program available. If the news is slanted, I sure can't see it!

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If you try it out, spend ten or 15 minutes to explore what is available. I think you'll come back to it.

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #149
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Instead of starting a new thread... two things:

1. Al Jazeera 24/7 news... available on Netflix or in Newscaster on ROKU...
IMHO possibly the overall best, consistent and well researched news program available. If the news is slanted, I sure can't see it!

2. A website that could keep you busy for a few years...
online courses, books on tape, discussions... and more than 500 free classic movies... some of the best ever offered.
If you try it out, spend ten or 15 minutes to explore what is available. I think you'll vome back to it.

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Al Jazeera is available on DirecTV as of this afternoon, #358, where Current used to be. I watched the evening news and the 7:00 money show with Ali Velshi, formerly of CNN. The promos for upcoming shows show a lot of familiar names and faces from CNN and MSNBC. The segments devoted to each story seem longer and the hosts don't speed talk like the mainstream morning shows. Nice to have an alternative. I'll sample during other times and see how it is.

One problem, it's in SD, not HD, which just looks makes it look like a junior tv network.
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