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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 11:36 AM
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4. DSL isn't available in my area.
For high speed Internet it's either cable or satellite, so no I won't be canceling my cable anytime soon.
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  -Cancel your cable. JDPriestly  Feb-26-10 11:29 AM   #0 
  - I did. That's why I went to the gym to watch it and was horrified by Campbell Brown on CNN.nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-26-10 11:30 AM   #1 
  - in many areas you need a landline for DSL  tabbycat31   Feb-26-10 11:31 AM   #2 
  - Your cable company doesn't offer internet? They do in some areas.  JDPriestly   Feb-26-10 11:38 AM   #6 
  - it does offer internet  tabbycat31   Feb-26-10 11:39 AM   #8 
  - That is our story too. We get an excellent phone rate(landline) &  truedelphi   Feb-28-10 04:12 PM   #73 
  - I'm in Central New Jersey -  Mike K   Feb-26-10 01:48 PM   #55 
  - CHeck with your phone company and ask if they have DRY LOOP or "naked"  aaronbav   Feb-26-10 11:52 AM   #23 
     - Cable is more reliable and gets 6 megs downstream  Cronus Protagonist   Feb-26-10 12:12 PM   #36 
     - I used to work at AT&T.... Uverse uses VDSL  TwixVoy   Feb-26-10 12:17 PM   #39 
     - Shared bandwidth vs direct bandwidth (cable vs DSL)  Hawkeye-X   Feb-26-10 01:32 PM   #52 
     - In our case, DSL was far more reliable than ComCRAP. We  aaronbav   Feb-26-10 10:26 PM   #69 
     - I have dry loop. Yanked my phone # from Qwest (cancelled landline)  Hawkeye-X   Feb-26-10 01:29 PM   #51 
  - what about re-runs of "Burn Notice" ?  crazyjoe   Feb-26-10 11:34 AM   #3 
  - Doen..... is that you?  Fla_Democrat   Feb-26-10 11:43 AM   #15 
  - Ha! I love that one, too  Warpy   Feb-26-10 11:44 AM   #16 
  - And White Collar. Best shows on the tv.. Go USA!....n/t  monmouth   Feb-26-10 11:47 AM   #18 
  - I don't want any of my money -- not one cent -- to go to Fox.  JDPriestly   Feb-26-10 11:55 AM   #24 
  - FOX is not on my directv package. I unsubbed to all the major networks  SPedigrees   Feb-26-10 12:45 PM   #40 
  - burn notice, white collar, in plain sight and royal pains. can't miss those.  niyad   Feb-26-10 11:59 AM   #30 
     - I really like Burn Notice and Royal Pains.  tammywammy   Feb-26-10 01:24 PM   #50 
     - Not sure about the others, but white collar is available on usanetwork.com  jtrockville   Feb-26-10 04:53 PM   #61 
        - The internet solution for TV -- thanks!  truedelphi   Feb-28-10 04:14 PM   #74 
  - DSL isn't available in my area.  ohheckyeah   Feb-26-10 11:36 AM   #4 
  - Sorry to hear that.  JDPriestly   Feb-26-10 11:37 AM   #5 
  - Yes, I use cable for the Internet and  ohheckyeah   Feb-26-10 11:57 AM   # 
  - I don't even have cable in my area...  pipi_k   Feb-26-10 01:14 PM   #46 
  - KILL YOUR TELEVISION!  Indepatriot   Feb-26-10 11:38 AM   #7 
  - Absolutely, Indepatriot.  JDPriestly   Feb-26-10 11:40 AM   #11 
  - Your Brain can only process so much drivel  Indepatriot   Feb-26-10 11:50 AM   #20 
  - if only i could get me peeps to agree  Supersedeas   Feb-26-10 01:02 PM   #44 
  - best solution for those who can't moderate themselves  jdp349   Feb-26-10 04:54 PM   #62 
  - I haven't watched much of anything on it for 15 years, but then I grew up without a TV  Lorien   Feb-26-10 09:22 PM   #65 
     - You can say THAT again.  Jamastiene   Feb-26-10 10:21 PM   #68 
  - I did that some time ago.  Webster Green   Feb-26-10 11:39 AM   #9 
  - I still watch Sanford And Son n/t  spiritual_gunfighter   Feb-26-10 11:40 AM   #10 
  - "If Della Reese is your niece,  Blue-Jay   Feb-26-10 11:55 AM   #25 
  - I never bothered with cable. I worked nights  Warpy   Feb-26-10 11:40 AM   #12 
  - Thanks for the tip on Newseum. I'll check it out.  JDPriestly   Feb-26-10 11:41 AM   #13 
     - Sorry, should have given linkie  Warpy   Feb-26-10 11:47 AM   #17 
  - Actually, since getting a flat screen monitor, tv sucks.  dixiegrrrrl   Feb-26-10 11:41 AM   #14 
  - My TV screen is a TV/monitor LCD screen  Warpy   Feb-26-10 11:50 AM   #19 
     - lOL....I hear ya.  dixiegrrrrl   Feb-26-10 12:56 PM   #41 
        - I own one "posh skirt" in case somebody insists on inviting  Warpy   Feb-26-10 12:59 PM   #42 
  - .  Blue-Jay   Feb-26-10 11:52 AM   #21 
  - I'll keep mine. My cable company, Cox Cable, gives me all 3 CSPANs.  4lbs   Feb-26-10 11:52 AM   #22 
  - Get rid of cable because three news channels suck? I don't have cable...  TreasonousBastard   Feb-26-10 11:55 AM   #26 
  - Or You Could Just Change the Channel.  Toasterlad   Feb-26-10 11:55 AM   #27 
  - My husband and I followed the entire summit  jkshaw   Feb-26-10 11:57 AM   #28 
  - I'm doing the same; dumped DirecTV  supernova   Feb-26-10 11:57 AM   #29 
  - Ironically, C-SPAN wouldn't exist if it weren't for Cable.  progressoid   Feb-26-10 12:02 PM   #31 
  - Cancel my cable because I don't like the way the health care conference was covered?  cherokeeprogressive   Feb-26-10 12:02 PM   #32 
  - I can't give up my TV and I love being able to record shows SO...  Statistical   Feb-26-10 12:07 PM   #33 
  - I found the coverage excellent  DrDan   Feb-26-10 12:08 PM   #34 
  - Cable is currently the highest quality internet access commonly available.  gorfle   Feb-26-10 12:10 PM   #35 
  - I'd love to.  northofdenali   Feb-26-10 12:13 PM   #37 
  - NO!  flyarm   Feb-26-10 12:13 PM   #38 
  - from my cold dead hands  frylock   Feb-26-10 01:00 PM   #43 
  - I did this two months ago and I LOVE IT!  Bennyboy   Feb-26-10 01:05 PM   #45 
  - Let us know how the stream Direct TV works for you  Lorien   Feb-26-10 09:20 PM   #64 
  - Nope!  Born_A_Truman   Feb-26-10 01:19 PM   #47 
  - I already did 2 months ago... we've had a computer hooked up  Luciferous   Feb-26-10 01:20 PM   #48 
  - And you can watch all PBS programming for free on PBS.org anyway. nt  Lorien   Feb-26-10 09:23 PM   #66 
  - no thanks.  onenote   Feb-26-10 01:24 PM   #49 
  - Can I get -  Mike K   Feb-26-10 01:38 PM   #53 
  - Three tiny outlets suck and so you would have us throw out  Bluenorthwest   Feb-26-10 01:41 PM   #54 
  - No, thank you  tammywammy   Feb-26-10 01:50 PM   #56 
  - sorry but I love my DVR...  Green_Lantern   Feb-26-10 01:51 PM   # 
  - I did that for a while but reverted to Dish. They have Amy, Laura and Thom  EFerrari   Feb-26-10 01:51 PM   #57 
  - Agreed, Though I do miss some things like olympic coverage  Egnever   Feb-26-10 01:53 PM   #58 
  - No thanks. I actually enjoy watching television now and then.  Codeine   Feb-26-10 01:58 PM   #59 
  - I can I Play Devil's Advocate?  Jkid   Feb-26-10 02:34 PM   #60 
  - TV keeps me on my exercise bike.  ginnyinWI   Feb-26-10 05:10 PM   #63 
  - For those not willing to cancel, please at least call & write your provider & demand C-Span 1, 2 & 3  MrsCorleone   Feb-26-10 10:10 PM   #67 
  - Can't access DU without it, can't get DSL either.  Initech   Feb-26-10 10:31 PM   #70 
  - Haven't had cable since 2001. It's amazing how you can do without.  Liberal In Texas   Feb-26-10 10:31 PM   #71 
  - I used to have DSL  Angleae   Feb-27-10 02:45 AM   #72 
  - We've got Fairpoint DSL that cuts in and out so often you would  Vinca   Feb-28-10 04:21 PM   #75 
  - No thanks.  LWolf   Feb-28-10 04:27 PM   #76 
 

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