Pulling the Cable Plug

Posted by: BTrain

Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/07/18 03:46 PM

After seeing Spectrum add increase on top of increase, I need to look at pulling the plug on cable TV and switch to streaming. Has anyone in the Seneca Falls area made the switch and might offer helpful hints?
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/07/18 04:10 PM

if you look in the computing and tech forum under satelite v cable tv (later changed to spectrum peeves customers) you will see a brief discussion on the best way to approach spectrum

if you have tv, internet and phone thru spectrum then the best thing to do is seperate the 3

once spectrum sees that you have all 3 services with them then they will continue to raise your rates because they think you will not drop some of their services

change some of their services for a few months and then go back to them for the lower 'new customer' rates

spectrum considers you to be a 'new' customer after 30 days of none service and you can get the lower rate for 'new customers'

have spectrum as your internet and use another company for your phone and another company for your tv

or change it around to fit your needs

netflix, amazon prime, hulu, roku... provides shows

if you have a cell phone then increase the data if it is more cost effective than having spectrum for all your internet needs

it depends how much internet you need
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/09/18 12:34 AM

Originally Posted By: BTrain
After seeing Spectrum add increase on top of increase


call them and ask why they increased it

if they say it costs more just laugh

tell them that they have removed a large amount of on-demand programs since january 1, 2018

that must have saved them a large amount of money

the price to watch a one time movie 'rental' seems to have doubled

then point out that just about every other commercial is spectrum boasting about how great their service is

if their service is that great do they really need to tell it to their own customers?

tell them to save the millions they spend on their own self promotion advertising and use it to provide better more affordable services

the 'zombie' commercial they have running is the worst yet

if you have been a long time customer point that out

do not let them give you the old double talk routine

Posted by: bluezone

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/09/18 12:41 AM

Originally Posted By: BTrain
After seeing Spectrum add increase on top of increase


if you talk to others that have the same service but you are paying more you

could call the public service commission to see if you are being overcharged
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/09/18 12:47 AM

Originally Posted By: BTrain
After seeing Spectrum add increase on top of increase,


if you only view a few channels would it make sense to get your own antenna and

then you would not have to pay a monthly fee

see antennas priced between $30 - $150

the higher costs are for more channels / longer range

Posted by: DR. D

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/09/18 02:49 PM

I will be gathering info to help folks not to pay the blood money for cable boxes and posting it soon. Spectrum has already started blacking out customers ahead of there stated letter.

I truly hope the person from charter/spectrum that is responsible for this steps on a lego bare footed daily for the rest of their life.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/09/18 05:39 PM


Posted by: bluezone

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/09/18 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: DR. D
Spectrum has already started blacking out customers ahead of there stated letter.


individuals that experience this disrespect should contact the public service commission at 1-800-342-3377 or the new york state attorney generals office or contact a local news station so that they can air the story on television

the more complaints they get the harder they will put pressure on spectrum

Originally Posted By: DR. D
I truly hope the person from charter/spectrum that is responsible for this steps on a lego bare footed daily for the rest of their life.


I truly hope the person from charter/spectrum that is responsible for this steps on a lego bare footed hourly for the rest of their life. wink
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/09/18 10:12 PM

Originally Posted By: DR. D
I will be gathering info to help folks not to pay the blood money for cable boxes and posting it soon.


youtube had some techniques on how to bypass their boxes
Posted by: DR. D

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/10/18 05:38 PM

Cutting the cord will be discussed at a later time because that's where my house is heading. Ok this sounds complicated but it really is not we will start with that. A few things to remember are you have to maintain spectrum service and have wifi and a Roku streaming player in order to accomplish this.

After setting up your Roku (you don't need a subscription to any of the services that Roku is trying to sell) follow the link and video to learn a bit more on how it works.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Usi...3&FORM=VIRE
Posted by: roadguy

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 01/25/18 03:50 PM

Cord cutters

This is the best site on the internet to explaining everything regarding cutting cable.
Posted by: bluezone

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 08/03/20 11:15 AM

Has anyone tried Hdfreeunlimited tv antenna?

It is supposed to have a 100 mile range
Posted by: DR. D

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 08/04/20 11:12 PM

I have digital antenna I snagged on clearance from the store made by all for one and I get about 30 channels. For my streaming devices I have an Apple tv 4k on my main tv and a few Roku's in the house. Now the next part is a bit mind blowing I get a streaming package from spectrum for $15 a month...not on promotion its just that low. Has roughly 60 Channels the same channels as sling blue with addons for half the price.

List can be found here. https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/charter-spectrum-tv-essentials/
Posted by: roadguy

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 08/05/20 04:30 PM

You must be grandfathered in because I don't believe Spectrum has offered that TV streaming for 60 channels for some time. That was over a year and half ago. I don't see it offered for that price now.
Posted by: DR. D

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 08/06/20 12:19 AM

Just checked and they are still offering it for $15 (I called and asked for a "friend")

Here is more information. https://thestreamable.com/live-tv-streaming/spectrum-tv-essentials
Posted by: roadguy

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 08/06/20 12:50 AM

Interesting. Went to your link. It shows the streaming option. It asks for an address. That gives you different packages none at $15 a month. I think it depends on where you live. As for me, I'm good with my streaming services. I was offered a streaming package from Spectrum some time ago but it was an alla-cart plan where you pick like 10 channels.
Posted by: DR. D

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 08/06/20 11:38 AM

The link was to show what is included and that it exists, if anyone is interested call spectrum directly(yes I cant believe I am saying it either)
Posted by: Crabby

Re: Pulling the Cable Plug - 10/15/20 02:41 PM

Essentials IS available on their website for $15, along with their "stream" and "choice" packages @ $25 each.

Essential package IS NOT the same as Sling Blue, however.

Essentials channels are as follows.

Included with TV Essentials
Channels may vary by location
A&E
AMC
American Heroes Channel
Animal Planet
AXS TV
BBC America
BBC World News
BET
BET Her
BET Jams
BET Soul
Bloomberg
Cheddar
CLEO TV
CMT
CMT Music
Comedy Central
Cooking Channel
Destination America
Discovery
Discovery Family
Discovery Life
DIY
Food Network
FYI
Game Show Network
Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Drama
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
HDNet Movies
HGTV
HISTORY
IFC
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network
Logo
MotorTrend Network
MTV
MTV2
MTV Classic
MTV Live
MTVU
NewsmaxTV
Newsy
Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Nick Music
NickToons
Outdoor Channel
OWN
Paramount Network
Science Channel
Sundance TV
Teen Nick
TLC
Travel Channel
TV Land
VH1
Viceland
The Weather Channel
WEtv