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January 28, 2010

Adventures in Dumping Cable for Internet TV, Conclusion

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maura Thomas @ 7:05 pm
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Catch Up with Part 1 here (background)

Catch Up with Part 2 here (researching & purchasing all the components)

Please read the conclusion at the new home of this blog, here.  Thanks for visiting!


  1. […] Adventures in Dumping Cable for Internet TV, Conclusion […]

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  2. Hi Maura!
    I ditched Time Warner cable too! In fact, I had the triple play of digital cable, internet, and digital phone – $160 by the time you add all the fees and any pay per view movies. (The rep told me I could put a parental code on the pay per view option But who was going to keep the code from me when I’m bored?)
    Anyway, I kept the high speed internet from Time Warner (my only option out here in Hutto) and went with Phone Power for a VOIP phone. If you prepay for a year, they throw in the 2nd year, making my monthly digital phone expense a whopping $8 for unlimited domestic calling, vm, caller id, (and several other features I don’t even use or need).
    However, I wasn’t ready to buy a new tv so I had to purchase a digital converter box. The only place I could find one locally was Radio Shack for about $50. So I looked on Craig’s list and found one in Round Rock for $15. Then I stopped by Best Buy and bought thier least expensive antennae ($10) and now have all the local channels. I also got a netflix monthly membership for about $8. I enjoy streaming the movies directly through my old laptop (which I also set up for karaoke) to my tv.
    $160 – $60 (internet) – $8 (phone) = almost $100 savings monthly!
    Bonus, I’ve been SOOO much more productive without 200+ channels to surf!
    I honestly don’t know why anyone would stick with cable.
    Denese Weems

    Comment by Denese Weems — March 14, 2010 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

    • Hi Denese! Awesome! I’m in a similar situation…since I wrote this, I got Clear for home internet and VoIP phone, and I also have mobile internet now, for the same price I was paying for only broadband and digital phone. The internet is supposed to be faster…I don’t think it’s faster, but it’s certainly fine. I also have a Netflix account, but I had that even with cable. I’m saving about $100/month also. I don’t think this situation is going to last forever, there is a lot that could happen, and probably will, but we’ll just adapt again then, won’t we? =)

      Comment by Maura Thomas — March 19, 2010 @ 9:23 am | Reply

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