You’re fed up. The cable bill is too high, you have tons of channels you never watch, and you have to wait almost an hour just to talk to a real person.
The days of feeling like your cable company’s plaything are over. No more ridiculous upsells to squeeze you of every dollar. No more being herded like cattle from one gatekeeper to another just so you can talk to the customer support rep you need.
But what’s the alternative?
We’re going to take a look at the ever more popular option of cutting the cable. Read on to learn how you can save money, be more secure, and get more channels without the hassle.
Cutting The Cable
The first step you’ll need to take is to cut the cable cord. Call up your cable company and let them know that you want to end your “mutual relationship”.
Be warned; the cable company has heard all of this before. They have systems and plans in place to make sure that you stay. They may offer you a lower monthly payment, more channels, or those ever coveted movies you always wished for.
Don’t let them trap you. It’s not worth it and if you stay, you’ll probably wish you hadn’t. Cut the cable cord, sever all ties, and begin to look at your other options.
Once you’re done cutting the cable, you’ll be able to access almost – if not all – of your previous past shows or channels through alternate services. Going with alternate services instead of cable is often so inexpensive that you can buy multiple services and still pay less than you used to.
With your extra cash, you can buy those movies you wanted to see, save for a vacation, or give a gift to one of your friends or family.
Here are some alternate services you could try.
Netflix has taken over the world of on-demand television. They pack a ton of series, movies, and are always adding to their repertoire.
- Lots of series and movies
- Always adding more
- Produces lots of their own stuff
- Doesn’t always include shows or movies you want
- No option to get more or less content
Netflix is a solid pick for its wide range of shows and movies at a pretty good price.
Amazon Video serves as Amazon’s response to the wild success of Netflix. It’s included with Prime and has a pretty good selection of shows and movies.
- Included with Prime
- Lots of content that Netflix doesn’t have
- High-quality productions of their own
- Not as wide a range as some other streaming options
Amazon Video is a choice that’s already accessible to you if you have Amazon Prime.
IPTV is a relatively new technology that allows you to stream the channels you want. The best IPTV companies give you the channels you want when want them and only charge you for what you use.
- Lets you watch channels live when they broadcast
- Only pay for what you use
- Can be used anywhere in your home
- Purchasing each show individually may cost more than with bundle services like Amazon or Netflix
Have You Cut Your Cable?
Cutting the cable is easy, saves you money, and you lose nothing. If you’d like to read more about how to live the best life, check out our Lifestyle section of the site.