Originally Posted by HowardV
Yes, it's a misunderstanding and I accept your apology. I'm gonna take a wild guess here, but I think you meant to reply to "nyctveng", not me.
Believe me, lazy employees, excessive corporate greed, and shady business practices by monopolies don't turn me on either. I've learned to live with an off air antenna, but I still "need" the internet. So TWC has to stay on my payroll.
Up until last week, I was a happy camper with my 14.99/mo naked internet from TWC. I had the DOCSIS 3.0 modem from my days with cox in San Diego and my trusty router and I was set.
Last week my Mother-in-law got a surgery (83 years old) and came to live with us till the end of her days. It is very hard for me to explain watching TV on a computer to an old person. FOr my sanity, I decided to shell out extra 10 bucks a month (plus junk fees to feed the FCC fat cats of course) and found myself in the middle of this quandary all of a sudden.
As an old DIRECTV employee, I already hated the cable companies and now I am realizing why, once again. Monopolies are never good for the customer.
Oh by the way, I wish I was in your shoes, with the antenna reception of TV signals. In the high desert, there is no such thing. Antennaweb.com lists 4 channels with medium to low signal for where I am but I tried 3 different flat indoor antennas to no signal availability in the last month. So, like it or not, I have to pay for cable if someone in my household wants to watch live TV. I am happy with netflix, hulu+ and an occasional torrent of a TV show I missed everywhere otherwise.