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Old 03-08-2009, 09:30 PM   #21
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160 bucks for DISH, phone and DSL. Wonder if I can negotiate, tell em I'm going to Cox or Direct TV, perhaps they'll throw in some HBO or something to keep me on the line. Anyone negotiating?

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Old 03-08-2009, 09:35 PM   #22
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Comcast cable (HD, DVR, no premium channels) plus internet $137/month, tracfone $11/month, Qwest landline $25/month.

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Old 03-08-2009, 10:46 PM   #23
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Comcast high speed cable internet and HD cable with no movie channels $134.77

T Mobile cell service about $60.00 a month...

No land line, SCREW AT&T
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:52 PM   #24
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Comcast "bundled" services; loaded cable, DVR, high-speed internet, telephone ~$215/mo. Prepaid T-Mobile cell, less than $10/mo.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:54 PM   #25
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Basic cable TV and cable Internet --$65
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:15 PM   #26
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$85 for DirecTV. We don't get any Premium packages, sports packages or movie channels, just regular cable channels, but we have 5 TVs and one TiVo.

$47 for Cable Internet

$22 for Vonage basic (500 minutes which includes LD. We never come close to using 500 minutes)

Our 2 cell phones are prepaid. No cost at all if you don't use them, .15 per minute only when you use them. No expiration. Maybe $50/year for both phones combined.

All those costs are including taxes, fees, etc.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:23 PM   #27
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$0 per month for over the air local digital TV. I think I spent about $12 net after the government coupon for the converter box. I check out free DVD's and VHS movies from the library about 1.5 miles from my house.

$0 per month for Internet. I use various free WiFi hotspots around town.

$16.67 per month for phone. I use a T-Mobile prepaid plan and buy $100 worth of minutes whenever I run out, which according to Quicken has happened twice in the last 12 months.

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Old 03-08-2009, 11:25 PM   #28
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Cable TV - $50
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:18 AM   #29
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DSL - $30
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This is not too much for me.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:37 AM   #31
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Extended service cable - $57/month.
Verizon unlimited long distance and DSL Internet - $97/month. (Around here, everybody is long distance and DW talks a lot so it's worth it to ensure domestic tranquility.)
Two Tracfones - $13/month. We don't use them much.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:11 AM   #32
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Comcast "bundled" services; loaded cable, DVR, high-speed internet, telephone ~$215/mo. Prepaid T-Mobile cell, less than $10/mo.
Wow, this must win some sort of prize!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:20 AM   #33
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I forgot a few extras (medical alert feature and service) that are included in the higher price item:

All-In-One package - $167/month for hi speed Internet, security + fire alarm + 911 notification system including immediate call panic buttons for police/fire/ambulance, free lifetime service including replacement of all batteries & monitoring equipment, basic cable TV, land line telephone.

Cell phone - $76/month for 2 person plan
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~$150/month for cable and dsl and landline and cell phone.

Seriously thinking about dropping cable entirely.
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$180.77 a month (current bill) -- no cable/satellite

Land line - 14.88
DSL - 28.00
ISP - 24.99
First Line Wireless - 49.99
2nd Line Wireless - 14.99
Nite & Weekend - 10.00

Sub total - $142.85
Taxes and other foolishness - 37.92

Total - $180.77
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:05 PM   #36
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While we are on the subject. This is what really bugs me:

Wireless Minutes.jpg

Sorry about the formatting (it was originally for my own use) the 3rd and 4th columns are phone lines and column 5 is total minutes used.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:24 PM   #37
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$35-40 for basic land-line (no LD) and DSL --varies due to taxes
$35 for DirecTV (including DVR), this will go up by about $20 in 1 year.
$60 for 2 cell phones

Total about $130.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:30 PM   #38
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:55 PM   #39
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$40 for Internet(DSL) and $10($1 per day used plus $0.10 a minute and free after 7 pm) for cell phone. The TV is strictly for movies and games.

I used to have a $40 monthly cell plan with 1000 minutes but rarely did I break the 120 minute barrier making a by the minute plan a much better deal for me.
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While we are on the subject. This is what really bugs me:

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Sorry about the formatting (it was originally for my own use) the 3rd and 4th columns are phone lines and column 5 is total minutes used.
Interesting study here http://www.ucan.org/files/Teletruth_...ilure_2009.pdf (look at item 4 under "wireless" section) which says that when all is accounted for, the average cost of cell phone calls is $3.02 per minute, because people pay for substantially more minutes than they actually use.
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