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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/29/2016 8:25:56 AM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
@faryl - the unfortunate thing is that actually really upsets me. I like being able to not have cable. The few days we had it at my grandmas with my kids I felt like I had moved into the toy aisle of Target they wanted EVERYTHING on EVERY commercial. It is so nice to not have those commercials. I'll be so mad if at some point I'm forced to get cable just to not have to pay an arm and a leg for internet. But then again, the cost may even out if my kids starting wanting all these toys.....

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faryl
faryl
11/28/2016 11:58:41 PM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
I thought it was interesting that the customer service rep told me to just call customer retention after the introductory price ends so they could give me a lower price again.

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Ariella
Ariella
11/26/2016 7:12:53 PM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
@faryl that amount varies a great deal, depending where one lives. In my area, the setup is free, and there was a promotional rate for the first 18 months when we had cable cover internet and phone. When the promotional rate ended, we dropped the phone and just kep the internet for $60 a month. 

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faryl
faryl
11/25/2016 11:22:23 PM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
I wondered the same. Even the installation for cable with no contract is free, but it would have been $75 for internet only!

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/23/2016 8:44:05 AM
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Re: Cord Cutting
@elizabethv  It's great you told your grandmother about Netflix. I think the older generation needs to be aware that there are other options out there besides Cable TV. They just have to be informed. Just watch what Millennials do and you'll be OK (well, for technology anyway.)

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/23/2016 7:57:50 AM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
I almost wonder if that's how they plan to force all our hands to come back eventually. Make the cost of internet so expensive, that it just makes more sense for you to get a cheaper bundle. 

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Adi
Adi
11/23/2016 5:19:53 AM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
In the survey price was listed as a reason to cut the cord by nearly 83% of respondents, so it's obviously a factor. But generally, speaking price tends to rank high no matter what -- it's always going to be high.  But 60% listed availability of OTT services, which I think is probably more significant in some ways. I think what we are all struggling with is some way to figure out how widespread and sustained this cord-cutting will be. It's worth mentioning again that 80% respondents in this survey still subscribe to pay-TV. The question for us is, for how long?

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faryl
faryl
11/22/2016 5:26:57 PM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
I just uncut the cord because AT&T's internet was not working out for me (google took forever to load) and it cost me less to sign up for a bundle for the first 3 months with Cox than it would have for internet-only installation. So far the only things I've watched on it are The Walking Dead & that Martha Stewart/Snoop Dogg show. I watch everything else on Hulu & Netflix.

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Ariella
Ariella
11/22/2016 2:45:20 PM
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Re: Cord Cutting
I don't subscribe to any service myself. I have cable just for internet. I'd imagine there is still some market for sports viewing, though for programs that are avialble as streams, it doesn't seem to make sense to pay that much for access.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/22/2016 6:48:48 AM
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Re: Cord Cutting
@srufolo1 - You're exactly right. I gave up cable almost two years ago now, and I've never looked back. In fact, a recent trip to my grandparents soldified my decision not to have cable. When my 4-year-old was watching cartoons, I felt like we were walking through the toy section at Walmart - and I avoid that entire section of the store for a reason.        But while I was there, I also taught my grandma how to get Netflix on her computer, and why it was valueable. Here we are a few weeks later, and she uses Netflix just about daily, and very happily. 

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