I received an advertisement for Dish and it looks much cheaper. I don't care about the home phone, it is just something I had to bundle in. But decent channels (don't need movie channels) like HGTV, local news and decent tween channels.
BTW, when I first started with my cable company, my bill was $140, 3 years ago, it has just slowly increased. Now I'm paying close to what my car payment is for cable.
Any yeahs or nays?
Experience with customer service has always been positive, too.
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I agree that cable bills are outrageous. They have been nickle and diming me to death. But I like the speed of cable internet as compared to DSL.
One thing to be careful if you switch because many companies offer this great price but in the fine print it says that the low prices is only for a few months. The cable company did that to me too.
LOVE IT!! Our bill in the city was almost $200 too. Insane. Now we have 5 tv's, cable, DVR's on all tv's (no movie channels) Internet, (no home phone) and our bill is $90.00 per month!
People talk about losing the signal during bad weather, etc. we have been here for three years. We have had thunderstorms, blizzards, 60mph winds, etc. We have maybe had it go "fuzzy" for a couple seconds once or twice in three years. So would I pay that $3600 I've saved over the last three years to get rid of the couple seconds of "fuzz"? NO WAY!!
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That said, talk to any neighbors who might have Dish. My sister lives more in a *valley* and she would lose reception at the least little storm. We, apparently, are a bit higher (20 mi from her) and I think lost reception maybe 2-3 times in the 10 yrs we had it.
Our only complaint is that the cable company owns the franchise for the local baseball team so we don't get to see those games. Otherwise it is MUCH cheaper and the selection is fine. I think I pay less than $70 for two receivers with dvr and insurance, $30 for internet. I don't have any premium channels, don't need them.
The only thing I don't like is that I'm stuck in a two year contract - I'd prefer no contract.
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The kicker was the contract--if you cancel before 2-years, you have to pay a huge fine. Yes, you can take it with you when you move--IF the place you're moving to allows satallite dishes. My new apartment complex does not.
1) the trees matured and one spring the TV just didn't work because the leaves were in the way. Had to pay to move the receiver
2) every storm the dish went out ( there's a commercial making fun of this)
3) every damn time it snowed I had to get out a damn ladder, climb up and remove all snow/ice.
The PPV wasn't as good and there was no internet with it.
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Movies I can rent or buy.
Mostly I want local news, HGTV, a few kid channels.
The internet is imperative.
I live in a two story house, there will be no climbing on anything during the snow…that would be a problem.
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I'm only interested in the news channels, A&E, the History and Animal planet channels and HGTV .. and my local television stations - yet my package includes 100 different 'sports' channels. Ugh.
I'd go Dish, but Internet service is either wireless, which provided very irregular response when I tried it a few years ago, or DSL, which is too slow to meet my needs.
I could save $240 over the next 2 years by switching, but that's just not enough savings to justify signing up for an iron-clad 2 year commitment. JMO.
I'd go cable internet, over the air TV, and Hulu + Netflix. That would save about $500/year, but 2 local channels that are important to us just don't come in clearly in my location.
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