Who else is paying more after cord cutting?

I’m paying more no thanks to the extra $49.99 a month I pay not to be charged data overages over 1TB and $40 for DTV Now which isn’t cheap. Anyone else paying more after cutting the cord?

16 Replies to “Who else is paying more after cord cutting?”

  1. Lots of people pay more after internet upgrades, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube tv or something similar, etc. you really have to do your research before doing it.

  2. Nope. With TWC, and pay $49.95 for 400/20. That’s the only expense. I use OTA and free apps via roku, and I have a Plex server. If I have to pay for it, I simply don’t watch that service.

  3. You’re paying more because you are just trading a live TV package from your cable provider to a live TV package from someone else, and the content providers on them set the price.

  4. It depends on all sorts of stuff:

    * what you paid beforehand.
    * internet cost
    * internet cap potential
    * what services that YOU require

    Right now I pay $39.99 for 100/10Mbps service, AT&T gives me HBO for free and I share Amazon Prime with a friend. In May of 2015, I paid $300 for Roamio OTA DVR one time for lifetime service and it’s still running fine (if you figure that’s worth $10 a month, I paid that off about a year ago).

  5. I’m not, I am thankfully not close.

    But frankly that’s kind of the thing with cord cutting. As a matter of practicality it’s not for everyone.

    In you’re case any savings from dropping from cable packages has to equal out to at least $50 to make up for the unlimited internet.

    So if your cable package wasn’t at least $90 a month odds are you aren’t going to save money. It sucks but it’s accurate.

  6. Not me. I pay less. I don’t subscribed to anything but one service. Better off renting movies when you want and using free movie services, plus the on demand through your tv streaming app.

    Lastly, I use ota and recording with HDHomeRun and channels. I got channels at a discounted price for the year. Otherwise I’d use plex since I’m a plex pass user.

  7. Said it before, I’ll say it again – cutting the cord isn’t about saving money, it’s about taking back control. It’s nice if you save cash, but chances are anything you save is going to cost you time and effort to keep your system and sources running and maintained. This is why I recommend my less technical family and friends to stick with whatever works for them.

  8. More than $100 less a month here.

    Switched to Fios Gigabit for massive Internet upgrade. Not buying any live streaming service. Quitting all other streaming services besides Netflix.

    I still have more entertainment than I have time to watch. If there’s a show I want to watch that I can’t get through Netflix or OTA, I’ll just buy it outright for $25. Much cheaper than a recurring $40/mo.

    As far as your data cap goes, you may want to monitor how you are streaming. Assuming streaming is the bulk of it, that’s well over 300 hours of HD streaming. Sounds a lot like you might leave something streaming almost all the time you’re home even if you’re not actively watching.

  9. If you dump one live TV service for another you won’t see much savings unless you already had uncapped internet and weren’t benefiting from bundles.

    If you are getting rid of live TV subscriptions and only going with Netflix, Hulu and/or Amazon then you should always see some savings.

  10. Nope. I cut everything from my house and couldn’t be happier. Got rid of Cox completely, went with an unlimited hotspot plan and I still have my grandfathered Directv Now plan plus HBO. Saving $110 a month with this setup and I couldn’t be happier!

  11. Bill was 195 a month + 14 for tivo service. Dropped television and tivo, it went down to 65 a month + youtube tv at 40. 100 dollars less every month.

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