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Afterthought
Saturday, 28 December 2013
Yes, you can get rid of cable

I recently went through two particular service changes that allowed me to save between $50 and $100 a month. But that's not the point, I am impressed with how clean the new solution looks.

 

1. Got rid of Directv - These guys were charging me $7 per receiver for two TVs on top of channel subscriptions. Total bill was close to $80. I now bought an antenna from Amazon for $35 which gets me all local programming. I also wanted indian programming and bought a Roku + Dishworld combo. Monthly offer is $14.95 for three months and you can change email and signup after that again. Overall, I am paying $14.95 a month for something that would have costed $100+ every month. It will pay for my new digital TV in less than 6 months.

 

2. Got rid of Vonage - It is being replaced by OOMA. Vonage costs about $35 per month with poor sound quality and OOMA comes with better quality and $4 monthly bill. Have to pay $39 for number porting. The device from Costco was bought for $143 including taxes and is wireless setup.

 

Both of these changes add upto savings of $1000 a year while providing a more promising service.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by praneymittal at 2:07 AM EST
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Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 6:08 PM EST

Name: "Praney Mittal"

Update:

Dishworld service is really good and I have added more channels on Roku to give a broader choice. PBS kids and NBC are most watched. The quality is better than cable with much more freedom to watch anytime.

 

For OOMA service, I needed to buy a $5/500 mins plan for international calling. My bill still remains under $10 vs. $37 for Vonage. Moreover, the quality is superb. People have commented that Vonage is top quality, I would differ and say that OOMA is better.

 

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