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1. Cutting the cord was never a plan that was going to stay cheap.
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 06:20 PM
Nov 2022

Also, the ability to pick and choose what channels you want wasn’t going to be a cheap venture either. This is the future it’s not gonna be cheap.


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3. If you have a t-mobile as your cellphone carrier, and on the right plan, they will subsidize your
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 06:21 PM
Nov 2022

Netflix subscription


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4. I'm not seeing anything at the link about price hikes.
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 06:33 PM
Nov 2022

The linked page talks about a new, cheaper plan with ads, but I'm not seeing anything about price hikes. Am I missing something?

Response to BSdetect (Reply #8)


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13. I'm not seeing that, either.
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 04:27 AM
Nov 2022

Are you referring to the Disney+ price hike in December? They do mention that.

Also, I did a cursory Google search and didn't see anything about a Netflix price hike.


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6. Amazon Prime
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 07:31 PM
Nov 2022

Also includes free shipping for Amazon purchases, so its a better deal, I think. Also debating whether to cancel Netflix or not.


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10. I was asked today what is my favorite thing about Am Prime. -- Free returns!
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 12:36 AM
Nov 2022

There's so much crap in the world, and a lot of it just has to go back.


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9. If you drop cable, I recommend getting a Roku device. You can get them as cheaply
Wed Nov 2, 2022, 10:06 PM
Nov 2022

as under $30, and you'll be shocked by how much free TV they offer, on their own Roku channel and other channels, along with the channels like Netflix you'll have to subscribe to.

And get an antenna to pull in OTA stations. You may find you have dozens ot OTA channels that way, with the local affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, PBS and the CW, and most of those stations having subchannels as well as main channels, often several of them. I got an indoor antenna the size of a frisbee (well, it's a flattened ring that weighs a couple of ounces) that pulls in broadcasts from over 50 miles away, and they are HD.

I have Prime Video free because of Amazon Prime, and I subscribe to other streaming services for a month or two, or more, at a time, then cancel for a while.

Link to Roku:


And the main page for their channel store:


I use Roku for YouTube, too.


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11. If the various streaming services don't look like they have content you want, maybe just
Thu Nov 3, 2022, 01:15 AM
Nov 2022

cut the cable cord and don't bother with a replacement until you feel really compelled to see a specific show/movie that one of them has. In the meantime the savings will add up, and when you sign up anew even if the price seems unreasonable you will feel like you have earned it because of your period of abstinence.

Consider getting an antenna if you don't have one. If one's frame of reference for broadcast TV is pre-2009, one ought to know that ever since the analog to digital signal transition there are a lot more channels (and therefore more content at any moment) now. Yeah, a lot of it is uninteresting crap, but so are cable TV/streaming services -- or you wouldn't be talking about cutting the cord/not subscribing. And broadcast is free, it only costs you the same hours of your life as the TV you pay for in currency and time.

Also, there is a LOT of free content on YouTube, and various show/network streaming sites, albeit usually with ads -- but most cable has ads too so there's minimal difference there.

And, FWIW, one of my relatives has Roku device and loves it. No personal experience myself. But it sounds good.

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