posted on Jan, 3 2018 @ 08:59 AM
Recently, I went from paying over $200 each month for cable and wi-fi, to paying $20 for the same and more.
I have 9 TVs throughout the house (all 4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, master bathroom, kitchen, and craft room).
First thing I did, (after telling cable I quit), I got a $10 digital antenna from Amazon. I installed this on the inside of my roof, in the attic,
right where the cable came in. I put it right to the splitter that runs to all of these rooms, and used the signal booster we previously used for
cable. This gives me about 50 digital channels, for free, each month. Channels like the major networks, etc. No streaming needed. All crystal clear
So, for $0 a month, we can turn on the TV, and watch CBS, ABC, NBC, local affiliates, even some specialty channels. With another booster, may even get
Next, by paying $20 a month to our cell provider, we got a mobile hotspot unit. This gives fast enough internet to stream content to select TVs (that
have a $30 Google Chrome plugged into the HDMI port). The two of these, allow us to play anything from our phones or laptop, to the TVs. (and I still
have HDMI cables in each room, for a direct connection if desired.)
Now, you could then go with subscription options to Netflix, Hulu, etc. and STILL be cheaper and get more content, than cable, or you can get an
Amazon Firestick, and some software, and get pretty much everything for just the initial cost of the firestick (around $70 or so depending on exact
Bottom line though, going from over $200 a month, to $20 a month, I can still just turn on the TV and immediately watch shows (no streaming), or I can
just stream a movie or TV show whenever I like. Cutting the cord was the best financial decision we ever made.