Originally Posted by chrisjmccord
I think I got in at a good deal with D*, $0 for first month, $63 for next 3 months after that, and $105 the rest of this year. I pay $108/month for UVerse TV no premium channels.
Then $124 for 2nd year, for the Premium package.
So I feel it will be the best move for me with all my options here in my town.
I used to pay $136 for cable television and internet.
When all the promo discounts expire, my DirecTV alone will probably hit $175. The first three bills were only $60. And now I have a separate internet bill (still with cable for that).
I have a big spreadsheet, but it's hard to predict everything. For example, it's unclear to me whether the $10 paperless/autopay discount is 24 months or indefinite, and there are annual price increases, too.
By the time year 3 rolls around and it's costing roughly $225 for what used to cost me $136, it'll be quite irritating. Yes, I've gained many channels (and I'm currently indulging in Premier, which obviously includes premiums I didn't subscribe to with cable) and much better multiroom DVR capability, etc., but still expensive.