Cutting the Cord

About a year ago we did away with our direct tv bill. At first it was hard to change because there were shows we missed but now we have gotten quite use to it.

We bought two of Amazon fire tv sticks for our tvs they were about $35.00 each. Then we needed two antennas to get reception those two were $35.00 each as well. Now the Antennas are flat like a book they are no longer the rabbit ears we remember from years ago.

You can pay $9.00 a month for Netflix and you pretty much do not need anything else. We were paying $145.00 a month for direct tv which was quite expensive. It seems more and more people are ditching the high cost of tv and trying some of these alternative ways. It is called, “Cutting the Cord” and it feels really good.

We have spent $248.00 on tv for the last year. This included the initial cost of the Fire Tv Sticks, antennas, and the monthly cost of Netflix.  We have saved $1492.00 in the last year by doing this.

Once you pay for the initial items you need you will only being paying for Netflix each month. That means our cost for the next year will only $108.00.

There have been a few shows we have gotten hooked on and we watched all the episodes of like “Falling Skies” and “Justified”.  It is a lot of fun to watch back to back episodes of something you enjoy especially on a rainy day when there is nothing else to do.

When the new season comes out you can pay $2.99 per episode to see it then or you can wait until the new season ends and see it on Netflix for no charge. We are patient enough to just wait and find something else to watch in the meantime.

While we are waiting for the new seasons of those two shows to end our son got us hooked on a show called “Supernatural”, we are currently on season 4. It is a great show and we are really enjoying it. Sometimes it’s a bit scary which I am not that crazy about but this show is really good.

What are some of your favorite movies you have watched on Netflix? I love watching a good movie.

Do you have any shows you are hooked on?

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5 thoughts on “Cutting the Cord

  1. The average British citizen can expect to pay around $248 per year for BBC programming. The average American pays ten times that or more. The difference is that in Britain television is considered a public utility and is regulated and priced as such, whereas here in the U.S.—even though the airwaves are technically owned by the public—television is considered a luxury to be paid for only through private enterprise; the more services you want, the more you have to pay.

    Service providers see no limits on how much they can gouge paying subscribers for, and they’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that no limits are ever placed. That’s why ISPs may now gouge customers for Internet service with tiered packages, date use fees, up-charges, and so forth. It’s why cable and satellite television companies can get away with charging hundreds of dollars per month, thousands per year, and if you don’t like it good luck with local “free” television.

    The FCC needs to crack down and regulate television and Internet as public utilities, and regulate prices so that we who pay for the services are not ripped off anymore.

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    1. I think in the last few years more and more people are cutting the cord. I wish our tv was as cheap as the Brittish TV.. The FCC needs to do something or soon all the cable, direct tv and dish companies will be begging people to come back. You can guarantee it has hurt them already.

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  2. Reblogged this on The Outraged Progressive and commented:
    The average British citizen can expect to pay around $248 per year for BBC programming. The average American pays ten times that or more. The difference is that in Britain television is considered a public utility and is regulated and priced as such, whereas here in the U.S.—even though the airwaves are technically owned by the public—television is considered a luxury to be paid for only through private enterprise; the more services you want, the more you have to pay.

    Service providers see no limits on how much they can gouge paying subscribers for, and they’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that no limits are ever placed. That’s why ISPs may now gouge customers for Internet service with tiered packages, date use fees, up-charges, and so forth. It’s why cable and satellite television companies can get away with charging hundreds of dollars per month, thousands per year, and if you don’t like it good luck with local “free” television.

    The FCC needs to crack down and regulate television and Internet as public utilities, and regulate prices so that we who pay for the services are not ripped off anymore.

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