I get the appeal of watching it on your laptop, but after 12 hour days behind a computer it’s the last thing I want do when unwinding.The second step – call up Verizon and simply ask them to cut channels out and lower our bill (Hah! We figured if we could find a way to substitute our shows/movies over time by using the internet instead of Verizon, we’d save a nice stash of cash like many of you are already doing and have the best of both worlds going on.
Answer this question below and one of you’ll win a Google Chromecast courtesy of Republic Wireless: Drop your answer in the comments and we’ll randomly select a winner next Friday, Sep 5th. And thanks for reading all of this – and my blog for that matter :) I wouldn’t be here without you guys. first 500mb free and device is abput 90 dollars no contract. tv i use chromecast bluray or a roku (donot get stick breaks easy by bending).
Have a save (and non-expensive) Labor Day weekend out there – we’ll see ya when you’re back on Monday…. and internet still trying to figure out how to get for free unlimited or a big quanity for cheap.
So just like with our cell phones last month, and car insurance and home phone service this month, we set out to tackle the TV portion of this outrageous bill all in the spirit of challenging everything. Well, I’ll let my wife answer that part: That’s reason #1 :) Obviously outside of my control, unless I fancy myself a divorce.
Reason #2 is that I too enjoy a handful of the offerings TV and premium channels serve up.
Anyways, the point is we’re not ready to get rid of TV’s luxuries all the way yet, but we are wanting to scale back and save some dough in the process.
First, find a way to get Netflix/internet onto our TV like all other modern rock stars.
Last article we went over how to get home phone service for practically free by using Ooma, and this time around we’re tackling the heated Cable/TV part of the telecom trifecta. It’s large, paid off, 10 years old and absolutely beautiful.
And just like with our home phone line, I unfortunately screwed myself multiple ways in this department too – one of which out of frugality itself! Except when it’s not and your hacking attempts go to $hit.
Of course, I can still hawk it and probably recoup most of that money since it retails for 0 again, but still. But wait for mistakes #4, #5, #6, and #7 first: I thought I could outwhit myself and find a way to jigger around different cords and contraptions to see if that would save this debacle.
So first bought a coaxial cable to see if that would do the trick (the Blu-ray and my TV both had slots for it) but of course that didn’t work – you need HDMI! I should have stopped there and ate the loss, but unfortunately I went on…
Then there was mistake #3: waiting two months to open it up and try connecting everything.