Originally Posted by rodi
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.