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Old 06-09-2014, 07:11 PM   #81
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I cancelled my cable (video) last week. Since I have tivo - I had to turn in a cable card and tuning adaptor - took over 40 minutes in line at the Time Warner office to do that. Makes me dislike them even more.

As retention they offered to reduce my rate by $5/month for 6 months. I wonder how many people settle for that lame of an offer.
Congratulations on dumping cable TV! That $5/month for 6 months is such a slight reduction that it is almost insulting. I am enjoying not having cable TV, although I will not get my newly lower bill until the end of June. They told me it would be $110 lower, but I'll believe it when I see it. If it is not significantly lower without cable TV, I'll switch my internet to U-Verse and tell Cox Cable to take a hike.

Meanwhile, it is a wonderful feeling to be out from under those high bills. Since I don't follow any sports teams, and since I don't especially like watching movies, I haven't missed cable at all. Amazingly, it seems there is ALWAYS something more fun (for me) to do in my spare time. I just hadn't been making the effort to think about it before turning on the TV.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:13 PM   #82
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As a follow up to my original post a month ago about my outrageous cable bills: Free at last, free at last, TGA, free at last! Got a $20 increase in THIS month's bill -- on TOP of the increase that led to my post a month ago.

So I finally got off my duff and called Comcast to cancel their greedy as*. Turning in cable boxes this week. Kept "Blast' internet for about $80/mo with tax. No contract. Will dump that if I can find reliable internet that's more competitively priced. Cut my Comcast bill in half. It's Netflix and Chromecast from now on.
Congratulations, and welcome to the happy ER Forum cable cutters! Good decision. I am so happy that I have cut cable. I do not have Netflix (even though I could share F's subscription for free, I think), because I wouldn't use it. I think OTA is such fun and it provides everything I want.

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