Our "promo" on cable ended and the bill went up to $68.11/month! For an almost basic package. Ugh! I called Comcast asking for a better rate and was told "we can give you a lower price."
Hubby saw me paying the bill and was shocked at the rate. He said, "We need to cancel." So, I started researching alternatives. We can't do satellite or dish because of the direction our apartment faces.
We already have a Roku for streaming Netflix. Then I read about Hulu Plus for $7.99 a month and we tried the trial. It works for us. We won't get all the channels we had, but after much discussion, Hubby and I decided that for a $60/month savings, we could do without them.
So, we bought a couple of antennas from Big Lots for $17 each. And I ordered an additional Roku for our bedroom for $50. So, we spent $84 to get it all set up.
Hubby unhooked our cable boxes and returned them today. We will save $20 this month and starting next month, we will save $60/month. So our set up cost will be recouped in the 2nd month and we will be saving $$$$!!
We can easily afford the $60/month, but we just don't want to pay that to watch TV.
We are pretty happy with our decision!