On New Years Eve, we had our cable shut off. I’d thought about it from time to time, but was always too afraid to just let it go. I was worried how I’d watch all my shows(and there is an embarrassing amount of them.) Then the bill kept going up and when we got tired of that we called and tried to cancel so we could go with a different company that was a bit cheaper. While trying to do that our cable company offered to match the other company’s price, only catch was we would have to call back every few months and go through the whole thing again or our bill would go up. Each time this bugged me more. We were only watching a few favorite channels.
Then I came across this post and this one. I read all the comments and there were only a few, mostly sports watchers, who regretted it and had the cable turned back on. We are not sports watchers, so that won’t be a problem.
It’s been about five days now and so far we’ve not missed it one bit. We already had Netflix, and Amazon Prime. We added a Roku and Hulu Plus and have more than enough to watch. Even after we added Hulu and the Roku we are still saving 100 dollars a month. That gets us closer to our goal of being debt free.
Has anyone else given up cable? I am surprised that a lot of people seem to be doing just that.