- Aug 4, 2011
I wish my hoa would get rid of the cable although it comes in handy during hurricane season
It sounds like you and I are I are in the same boatWe pay for cable, but we don't use it. The package price through our cable provider is simply cheaper than internet by itself--by about $15/month! We stream all our tv shows and movies, either on our phones, kindles, or laptops, or on the blu-ray player in the living room. We have Prime with Showtime added, and Netflix, and Hulu. I share the cost of the Netflix and Hulu with one relative, and I share Prime with another relative, so I don't pay full price for any of the services. If I was paying full price I would probably only have Netflix. We don't watch enough of the Hulu and Prime shows to make that worthwhile. This is the first year I've kept Hulu year-round. For the last 6-7 years I've gotten Hulu only for the summer months, when the kids and I were out of school/work.
Just our internet is about $82 a month with all the taxes and fees.The reason I went with YouTube tv (which I love) is I like having a dvr. Verizon was charging $30 to have a home dvr and second box (just for the equipment). That’s basically what I pay for YouTube tv (it’s $40/no taxes but I pay with discounted gift cards). So I’m paying $80 for internet, live tv (including sports for my ds, bravo, news and local networks for me), and cloud dvr. My local cable companies can’t touch this.
If this stands for “HBO, Stars, CBS and ABC Family” then they are not included with Prime, they are add on subscription channels. I believe you get a week for free and then after that it is around $10 a month for each subscription.Did you know as a prime member you get hbo strap cbs up family
Sorry for being off-topic..I switched to YouTube TV almost a year ago and love it. Internet Service is $39.99, YTTV $35, Netflix, Hulu free with cell service, Amazon Prime for free shipping. So for about $85 I have everything I need. I agree that if you must have hallmark, HGTV, Food Net. then Philo is an easy answer for $16 but I haven't found it necessary. YTTV has really figured it out and I expect better things down the road as they add and make changes. Their customer service is awesome as well ...which is almost hard to believe.
I’ve got Sprint ...they were offering it 2018 not sure if it is still going on. It’s basic Hulu(with commercials) but it does the job as a fill inSorry for being off-topic..
What Mobile Carrier do you have? I like that some Carriers offer Netflix, Hulu, or even Amazon Prime Membership as a bonus for using their service. I believe we are currently grandfathered-in to an old Family Plan at Metro by T-Mobile [formerly MetroMCS] with 2 Lines for $50. I really want to go with Xfinity Mobile because Service is free for Xfinity Internet Subscribers. You only have to pay for the Data you use. They don't currently allow Android Users to Bring Your Own Device though. I don't want to have to purchase a Verizon Phone just to use Xfinity Mobile.