Cable is Ludicrous
What’s the number of channels do you have with your premium cable package? Do you even understand? Do you understand exactly what’s being played on channel 766 at 8 pm on Wednesday? You should. You’re spending for all that goodies on the QVC channel that you never view and for the whole channel dedicated to paid announcements that gives more TELEVISION time to Chuck Norris to hock the “total gym fitness products” than he ever saw with Walker: Texas Ranger. You are spending for numerous channels you will never ever view playing bad shows that nobody need to ever lay eyes on.
Introducing: The web.
Invented by Al Gore at some point in the 90’s (joking), the web has actually grown significantly. They have even put TELEVISION shows and movies on somebody else’s servers so you can stream them to your computer system. Not only that, however a lot of your favorite shows can be viewed TOTALLY FREE using the program’s network site or by just looking it up on HULU.com. If you desire a more exceptional service, Netflix, and HULU Plus both off a paid-for service that permits you to view whole seasons of your favorite shows and a bunch of movies from the benefit of your home computer (still MUCH cheaper than cable). Heck, they’ve even integrated in those applications into TELEVISION’s, digital media receivers, as well as computer game consoles like the Xbox and Nintendo Wii.
Here’s how we do it.
We have internet only through the local cable/telecom company for $45 a month (after taxes/fees). We used to obtain a slightly better offer, however we needed to call every 6 months to attempt and get it lowered because our “offer” went out. I got ill of it, so I opted for a less expensive strategy, however it’s still fast sufficient to enable us to stream our favorite shows/movies. We downloaded HULU Desktop (not an affiliate link) and created a fast account to keep track of our favorite shows. THIS IS TOTALLY RELEASE! We then “subscribed” to our favorite shows and ones that looked interesting.
Now, we go to our “queue” when we open the application, and it tells us the number of “unwatched” shows we have available to view. Reveals normally show up about a week after their LIVE air date, so we kind of understand when to anticipate a program to come up. There is no rush and no need to be home with the TELEVISION on at a certain time to view the program. We likewise do not need to fret about tape-recording it, because it’s recorded and prepared for playback whenever we desire. They do usually get rid of shows after the season is over, so we aim to view within a week or two for the program popping up in our line. We have followed shows this way for 4 years now, and we do not miss out on cable one bit!
For movies, we have a couple of choices. Right now we’re on a Netflix complimentary trial for a month because it likewise included a $50 discount coupon to restaurants.com. SWEET RATING FOR DATE NIGHT! We can view movies featured on there, however let’s be honest; their streaming selecting is not excellent. Their DVD service still provides the better titles, so you can go that path if you pick. Most likely, we’ll cancel the service. The other alternative is your local Redbox movie station. There are over 33,000 Redbox kiosks nationwide, so I make sure there’s one near your home. They have a better title selection for movies than Netflix, and for those who do not view a ton of movies, it’s a less expensive alternative. It’s something like $1.29 for a DVD leasing for one night. The last alternative we do not utilize anymore (because I cannot get my complimentary subscription anymore) is the Xbox market. The Xbox market had a great selection of movies, and we enjoyed movies on that for a year. It does require a $5 a month subscription to Xbox LIVE and you still need to lease the movie, so not the most inexpensive alternative, however still CHEAPER THAN CABLE.
You actually do NOT have any reason to have a home phone these days, unless you are running a small business with a home office. As well as then, it’s not a home phone, it’s an office or work phone. Cellular phone do not have long-distance charges, can access the web and should take care of all of your telephone requires in your home and away. The only reason individuals usually get a home phone is that the stupid cable companies decide you need one as part of their “package”. Why? I actually do not get it, however the only description I can come up with is that they wish to appoint you a phone number that they can offer to every spammer on earth who only appears to call you during supper just when you are about to bite into a juicy cut of meat! Do they only work in between the hours of 5-7pm? Seriously?! But actually, cut the cable (literally) and ditch the home phone service. Considering that you’re canceling your cable, there is no package deal for this anymore and you can “Cut. It. Out.”
So now that we’ve chosen that cable and home phone are for those individuals who like companies to attach a vacuum to their wallets and suck every last dollar out in return for paid announcements, let’s look at the genuine expense of your cable “package.”.
Internet/Cable/Home Phone Bundle Offer = $100 a month for 12 months. $120 a month after that. Let’s likewise add 15% for “taxes and charges” to land us at an even $115 a month.
Internet Only = $45 a month after taxes and charges… forever.
Savings = $70 a month.
So you can cut the cable and home phone today to save yourself $70 a month! Now, you may be thinking “whoop-dee-doo, $70 freakin’ dollars, who cares?” But it’s $70 a month cost savings. Every Month. Forever. That’s $840 a year cost savings by cutting out numerous channels you do not need (we will not even enter into the time suck that cable is). That puts you in a nice interior cabin of a very great cruise liner that’s setting sail for the sunny Bahamas about this time next year. Can you hear the ship’s horn biding goodbye to all the broke individuals who are stuck in their homes view reruns of “MASH”?
So be brave today. Take back your life and your loan and state “good bye sucker” to the cable company. Inform them to take back their “package” of junk and have them hand you back your package of money. And the best part; you will not regret it for a minute. There are A LOT EASIER methods to view your favorite shows and movies, and they will not impact your budget plan in the tiniest. And while you are delighting in a life devoid of the grips of your local cable company, rest easy at night knowing you are going on a bright Bahaman cruise less than a year from now …