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Cancel Basic Cable

June 8th, 2017 at 09:18 pm

We have basic cable here. Before we moved we had an antenna in our attic to receive over the air channels. I did the research here hoping to do the same, however, the signals are not great in our location for over the air. The cable portion for very basic channels is $30.48 which includes two digital adapters and taxes.

But guess what? We don't watch television. We end up watching things on our phones, tablets and computers. And what we watch doesn't require a cable subscription. I did think of one show my husband does often watch on Sunday mornings, but after talking to him he said he could watch it later online. He seemed to think that was a perfectly fine solution.

So I just need to make the change. I need to call the cable company and cut the cord! Once I do, and turn in the adapters, I will save at least $30.48 each month, that is $365.76 a year.

Do you have cable? Did you have it in the past and cut it? Do you rely on just over the air reception?

6 Responses to “Cancel Basic Cable”

  1. Amber Says:

    We have cable and our contract ends next month, I can't wait. I too will be canceling. My mom has cable and I can log into her account to watch programs

  2. Laura S. Says:

    I have cable, but only because with new service and a promotion it was cheaper than just internet. I have a $29.99 for internet and cable (just local channels and HBO) for a year. I will definitely revisit it after the year is up!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    No cable here. Antenna and streamables. I had cable years ago, but I can easily do without it. There's so much offered so many different ways.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    We have basic cable for $5/month. Our internet is crazy expensive. Only one choice. It will be $75 or $80 with cable. Mostly because we won't sign a contract. I try to tell DH to sign but he refuses

    We have a basic box that they don't charge. I'm not sure what we are doing at the next place but I think we are getting a better deal for internet because there are two companies. But knowing my DH he won't sign a contract (he hates internet companies) and he won't switch. So we'll overpay because when they upset him he'll switch.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    We have Time Warner, which was bought in our area by Spectrum. They don't require a contract. They do offer specials for 12 months when you first sign on, but they don't require a contract.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We had cable for the past year. I just canceled it a few weeks ago. I am looking into an antenna.

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