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 We can't totally ditch cable because we are locked into a 2 year agreement, but just for curiosity, I was wondering how that hulu thing worked? If we were to take our cable down to the lowest package, could we supplement the premium channels with hulu? I was just thinking of how I could save some money. Between the cell phone bill and the cable bill it is insane. I could almost quit my job if we didn't have these bills. I cut the cell phone bill, but am locked in with them for 2 years also. Any thoughts on what to do?


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by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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by New Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM

We have basic cable (with antenna converter box), so the big 4 (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox) and then high spped internet (for my home based business).  We use the Wifi from our internet to watch Netflix for $8/month.  Our total output for tv/internet is $62/month.

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by Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM
We have no cable, we have Netflix.
by New Member on Sep. 11, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Not anymore. We pay for Internet, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime. All of that is still way cheaper than cable.
by Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 2:37 PM

We don't have cable. What we did is got an Antennae for $69 Canadian and a digital feed through converter box that converts Annalog to Digital. The box was $39 Canadian and we have been viewing basic Television this way for 3 years now. We get about 12 stations, no specialty channels, but just the basic stuff. We've  easily saved over $3000 in the past 3 years. ( $89 per month average for cable x 36 months). Need any other savings tips let me know!

by Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 7:27 PM

We have basic cable and a Roku box that lets us watch Netflix, hulu, Crackle and more.   We really like it.  We also have our home phone through OOMA , they do your phone through the cable, and you only get charged for the taxes, for us it is $4.30 a month.   You should check them out.  As for cell phones our kids have the Walmart Straight talk that lets them have unlimited everything for two phones it is around $90 with tax NO CONTRACT.  You may also want to coupon.  I go to a coupon clipping site cause I figure if I get the Sunday paper it is $1.50 and I get the coupons THEY want me to have but at the coupon clipping service I get to choose the coupons I will use the most check them out at

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