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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Oakland, Ca. & Aventura (Miami), Fl.
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Question for those who have cut back, but not "cut the cord"
There have been several articles of late about how cable (and sat) might have to stop forcing customers to pay for dozens of channels they don't watch just to get one they want.
My question is: Has anyone been successful in getting CC to give you a channel you want along with a low tier rather than lose you as a customer.
One "problem" - they only will give you the "on demand feature" with a mid-level plan. I'm willing to pay for the few extras I want.
In my ideal world -
Would want the DVR, on demand, data "stick" for bdrm TV, basic channels, Comedy Central (we'll miss Colbert), CNN, channel 107 and MSNBC - (I'm a news junkie).
We can get ESPN, and HBO by using the "WatchESPN" and "HBOGo" apps projected via Chromecast to our big screen. I think there are also apps for TCM and SHO and some other channels.
In our case, we get all these other channels in another location because the HOA made a package deal w. CC to provide almost the whole menu. (We just pay for the DVR and internet there.) Kids now just use their parents ID, and adults are using grandparents log in info.
People under 35 cut the land line phone cord long ago. Large numbers have cut the cable cord. We were able to cut the internet from CC because our condo bldg. in Okld. now has bldg. wide 100Mbs hard wire service to each unit for $25/mo. It was added to everyone's dues. We were paying over $50 to CC for much slower service. (Most bldgs. put up in the 20 years have cat 6 phone wire which can handle high speed internet - and most bldgs. have more than one pair to each unit.
Sorry for the rambling!