Friday Five

Friday Five: Cable

Friday Five: Cable

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Hello Sophisticated Spenders!

I had a conversation with my coworkers the other day and it was all about our cable bills.

One guy mentioned that he called Comcast to get his bill down to $160 from $214!

That reminded me about my cable bill that used to slowly creep up and up and up.

I hate that you have to keep calling in to get them to reduce your bill.


Make sure you are calling in at least once a  year.  Tell them that you would like to sign up for their latest or current offer or you will switch.

They want you to stay.

So they will accommodate your wishes!

So I’d like to know:

1: Who do you have for cable/internet and how long have you been with them?

2:  How much do you pay?

3:  What’s included in that price?

4:  Was there a special going on when you signed up?

5:  Are you happy with your service?

My Turn!

1:  I recently moved.  I now have Xfinity (which is Comcast).  I’ve been a subscriber since June of this year (3 months).

2:  I pay $65.22.  (They send you a super cute monthly video saying, “Hi Crystal!”  Here’s an explanation of your monthly charges.)

3.  I pay for high speed internet only (I know, boring).  But it comes with basic cable and Xfinity on demand.  There is also an Xfinity app where I can watch shows on my tablet and mobile devices.  AND there’s also an app that automatically logs me into the nearest Xfinity wifi (for free).

4.  I believe that all companies have specials going on at all times.

5.  I am happy with my service.  I have Xfinity on demand, Netflix, Apple TV and Amazon Instant video (because I have Amazon Prime).  So I am not at a loss for things to watch on TV.

Your turn!!!!!  I’d love to hear your answers!

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

  1. 1: Who do you have for cable/internet and how long have you been with them?

    People are still doing cable? I have a roku device (set me back around $50) with amazon instant,
    Netflix and a quite a few more free apps for TV/TV shows/documentaries/exercise segments. I mean,
    how much TV do I need?

    I had cable about 10 years ago for a few months…

    For the Internet, I use Comcast high speed @ $50/mo

    2: How much do you pay?

    For the Roku I paid a one time fee. See above for Comcast.

    3: What’s included in that price?

    4: Was there a special going on when you signed up?

    Nope. I just did my homework.

    5: Are you happy with your service?

    Sure. If it’s down and I am watching something, I just read. Problem solved!

    1. Thanks for sharing Adella! As I was listing all of my services that did make me think the same thing…how much TV do we REALLY need!

      1. Indeed. There are a lot of wonderful things on TV. I certainly have learnt a lot from
        shows like “Cosmos”.

        When I had cable, I would find myself flipping aimlessly like a crackhead only to settle on something totally trite like “Big Brother”.
        In my rehab from reality television, I realized that we have become a very uncaring and
        unkind society where laughing at the crassness/weight/ignorance of others have become
        mass marketed entertainment.

        I believe that laughter is good medicine but constantly laughing at the misfortune of others
        sounds a bit poisonous to me.

        Give me good/well-written TV any day but mostly, I enjoy NOT spending money on cable :-D.

        1. I totally agree with you Adella. I used to watch all of the housewives shows and love & hip hop. This year was my first year not watching and I can say (with truth) that I don’t miss any of those shows. I didn’t like how I would doubt myself after watching those shows (wanting to go out and by things and want hair weaved down my back-thank God I’ve never worn a hair weave). But those shows are 100% pointless and not entertainment at all. I wish others would stop lying to themselves and stop watching.

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