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Old 08-03-2022, 01:34 PM   #901
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FYI: Sling TV has a promotion right now (until 8/4) of "Free" service until Aug 20.

I say "Free," because they require you to put in your email and credit card info. They will charge you if you don't cancel before.

I'm tempted... but not sure I want another complication of forgetting something. I forgot my Paramount deal and got charged for full for 2 months because I wasn't paying attention. I apparently put the wrong date in my reminders.

Still, a good opportunity to try Sling if you ever thought it may be for you.
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Old 08-03-2022, 02:47 PM   #902
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FYI: Sling TV has a promotion right now (until 8/4) of "Free" service until Aug 20.
Saw that and was tempted for a moment, but not going to bite.

I subscribe to Sling Orange for a few months each year to watch college football on the ESPN network. In the past I subscribed for five months, starting the first Saturday of the season (Sept 3 this year) but I've learned if I delay signing up until the second Saturday of the season (Sept 10) I can save a full month of subscription cost ($35 + tax). The final game of the season, the National Championship, will be on Monday, January 9, the day before my fourth subscription month expires.

This strategy results in me missing a few games that first weekend, which is not a big deal since most are little more than preseason scrimmages. Not that I really need that $35, but why waste it if I don't have to?
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Saw that and was tempted for a moment, but not going to bite.

I subscribe to Sling Orange for a few months each year to watch college football on the ESPN network. In the past I subscribed for five months, starting the first Saturday of the season (Sept 3 this year) but I've learned if I delay signing up until the second Saturday of the season (Sept 10) I can save a full month of subscription cost ($35 + tax). The final game of the season, the National Championship, will be on Monday, January 9, the day before my fourth subscription month expires.

This strategy results in me missing a few games that first weekend, which is not a big deal since most are little more than preseason scrimmages. Not that I really need that $35, but why waste it if I don't have to?
Notice how they timed this to just avoid the first college games?
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Notice how they timed this to just avoid the first college games?
Yep. Obvious play to get an extra month out of subscribers to avoid missing many of the big time bowl games and the college playoffs.
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I'm tempted... but not sure I want another complication of forgetting something. I forgot my Paramount deal and got charged for full for 2 months because I wasn't paying attention. I apparently put the wrong date in my reminders.
So, you are looking for a babysitter?
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I say "Free," because they require you to put in your email and credit card info. They will charge you if you don't cancel before.

I heard about this a few days ago, but as soon as I saw a CC was required, I didn't give it a second though. I don't have time to watch any more crap anyway. lol
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Apple is offering three months of free AppleTV+ to Apple Card holders, even for existing subscribers. I donít have the link anymore but a quick Google search should find it. You have to remember to cancel in three months, though.
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Is Sling Blue + Orange my best bet for cheap football? $50. Youtube TV is $64.99. Spectrum is $55 but I also have a fee for Local Broadcast Surcharge of $22. And with Spectrum, I can only watch it from my home network (most of the channels).

I may continue through the end of March Madness.
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Is Sling Blue + Orange my best bet for cheap football? .
Yes, that appears to be the case.
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Is Sling Blue + Orange my best bet for cheap football? $50. Youtube TV is $64.99.

I may continue through the end of March Madness.
Sling has broadcast channels in only a few markets so you may need an antenna. For college football and basketball I have Sling Orange+Sports at $46 + tax. I don't get NFL/FS1 like you would but I gain ESPNU, SEC/SEC+, ACC/ACCx, 6 regional PAC-12 networks and Longhorn Network.

For the occasional game on NFL network I want to watch, I can easily switch to Blue+Sports anytime so it's basically included in the price. There may be restrictions on switching during the first month. I didn't learn about this feature until later.

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Q: Can you switch each day? Say I want Orange on Saturday, Blue on Sunday and then Orange again Monday-Saturday.

What about switching quicker than that? Letís say FS1 on Blue has a game in the afternoon I want to watch, and then ESPN on Orange has a game in the evening. Can I switch that quickly?
A: Yes to all that.
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