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Old 09-21-2015, 09:57 PM   #81
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I read a couple of other threads this evening on the topic of cutting cable. One still needs internet service. I see that internet service alone, for some users, can be upwards of $75.00/month or so! Bear in mind that I do not have a smart/cell phone nor want one. Therefore I am wondering whether $99.00 plus tax for the three services--landline phone, mid-tier TV, and internet--is worth it.
If anyone cares to answer: all told, how much do you pay per month for: internet, TV (or streaming services, etc if you use them), and phone (whether landline or cell)?
Sorry to belabor this topic. I guess that's what I am doing. I remain upset about this matter--angry. I despise being backed into a corner, cheated, taken for a fool, "used." That's how I feel.

Marita40, your $99 sounds pretty reasonable to me as long as you're comfortable with a bundle. We go ala carte these days to have a bit more control. We pay $49 for DSL Internet (south metro), $37 for a modest Dish plan, and rounded out by Netflix streaming and OTA. So just a few dollars less than your $99 and that's with no landline, having dropped our $10/mo Vonage plan awhile back.


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Old 09-22-2015, 05:37 PM   #82
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If anyone cares to answer: all told, how much do you pay per month for: internet, TV (or streaming services, etc if you use them), and phone (whether landline or cell)?
Landline phone (cell coverage is not universal here): $64.99 includes unlimited long distance in the continental U.S.

Internet: $24.99, that's a normal DSL line.

Assorted other fees and taxes bring the total to $108.31.

We have two TracFones so that is $20 a month, approximately.

Cable is $89.88 with taxes and fees. It isn't quite the basic one but a step or two up. I'd drop it but there'd be h*ll to pay from DW so I suffer in silence. Ah, the things we do for love.
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I get my service from a very small rural co-op phone company. In 1976 they sent out a survey asking customers if we would support fiber optic service and the majority saaid yes. They finished the complete upgrade a few years ago. My service for telephone including long distance calling and 30Mbps internet service costs $90 per month. I just ran a speed test on the system and here are the results:

Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results
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I just ran a speed test on the system and here are the results:

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28 up and down are better than mine. I get 25 down and 10 up. But, I am locked into a very good price and any change means lots more $$'s. I will wait until the locked-in price changes and then probably go for more speed. Nothing is as fast as it used to be, or so it seems.
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We have "Extreme 150" service and get 81 down and 20 up.
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