|Rod Serling never paid for TV and neither should you|
When did it make more sense to pay $3 for a cup of coffee or a bottle of water instead of just making it ourself or turning on the tap?
I'll tell you how, it's in little bits and pieces.
They get you to pay a little bit for this, and a little bit for that and pretty soon you're paying real money for things that used to be free.
Recently I let my Verizon Wireless contract run out and switched over to the no contract still use the Verizon equipment Page Plus Cellular. My Verozon bill was $80 a month and my Page Plus is $12. There has been zero change in my service. I use the most basic phone there is so maybe it won't work for you if you're on a smartphone, but in that case I would recommend Republic Wireless who offers unlimited coverage for $19 a month.
More and more I find I'm watching streaming over satellite. DirecTV was my satellite provider and I enjoyed it while I was paying $24 a month for it. The offer went away after a year and my bill jumped to $80 so I called them to see what the penalty was for cancelling because calculating out the expenses I thought it might be cheaper long run to just cancel and take a hit. Instead they lowered the bill to $40 and I stuck with it until my contract was up.
When my bill jumped back to $80 after another year I called to cancel and this time they offered to drop it to $50 a month, but I can see the trend here, they lower it but not back to what you paid the first time around, I said to the woman who called me a few days later from DTV that if she could drop the bill to $24 for life I would stay with it. She said how about $42 and I said how about forget it.
Do I need satellite? I sat and wrote out what I had to watch.
College Football is an essential, but I don't care what game I get to see. Broadcast TV shows college games on Saturday so I could still catch Notre Dame or USC or BC with my regular $12 air antenna.
|You want to cancel DirecTV.|
Not surprisingly, they show full episodes the day after they broadcast them on their website for free.
FACE OFF on Syfy?
Yup, you guessed it-- they too show full episodes on their website.
The same goes for TOP CHEF and that was about all I could think of for shows I watch regularly. I do stick with Deadliest Catch and FLIP THIS HOUSE, but they too are available either as streaming or on the host website for free.
I have NETFLIX Streaming which I watch on my TV through my ROKU player-- the best investment I ever made. I can also watch AMAZON PRIME (which is Netflix like streaming FREE with my Prime membership), and I subscribe to Warner Archives which is also a streaming service ALSO available through my ROKU and featuring most of the movies shown on TCM.
Wait! What about TCM?
Sadly my favorite channel has been showing a lot of stuff I wouldn't call classic, and it struck me that I own 90% of what they show. Now I'll watch it on my schedule.
It's goodbye paying for TV other than the three streaming services which still comes to less than $25 a month. And who knows how long I stay with those?
So ask yourself, the next time you're flipping through the remote-- what exactly are you paying for?