Monday, July 31, 2017
Cable TV Alernatives?
UPDATE: We just got our Time Warner bill this afternoon and without any notice, they just raised us $20. to $158.+. They say our discount expired. So this post is very timely. I will be calling them in the morning when I am less tired. If they stick to this amount, we are going to piecemeal what we want using other services.
We are getting very tired of Time Warner. For the past 7+years we have had really poor service. We have had the service people out so many times over the years that we know them all by name. They have never been able to fix it. For some reason we are not on the Buffalo feed but instead are out of Syracuse which is miles and miles away. We have also been told that we are at the very end of the feed and that is the problem. When I brought that to bigwigs attention, they denied it. Their own service personnel told us this.
So we are considering switching to Sling TV through our Roku. We do have a Roku on each TV now. We are researching it and had our son go through it with us today. There may be other services that we want to add but none of it will add up to what we are paying now.
The other problem is that Time Warner was purchased here by Charter Communications. They now say they are Spectrum. If you have Time Warner and you call to remove or add a service, they switch you to the new company, Spectrum. When they do this your next bill is $20.+ higher than your last month's bill without adding anything.
We are sick of the cable companies tactics. We have to use them for internet( no alternative here) but nothing else. We can either go without our home phone or get service from someone else. I think what we would do is use VOIP.
However I need your help, please. If you have gotten away from the cable company, please share with us how you did it. I know I could get rid of it permanently without getting anything else but Hubby would miss it. Me not so much!
Most importantly if any of you out there have gone with Sling TV, could you tell us how you like it. Also did you buy another service in conjunction with it? We already pay for Netflix and Amazon Prime. Please share what you do. We are older and not as savvy as some of you young people.
Thanks in advance for your help.