Enough Already

In my area we have only two choices for an internet provider. We went with the one we thought was the best. Until the last few years we were satisfied with the provider and never had any issues.

It had gotten to where I was seeing more political ads and commercials than the programs that I was watching. My bill kept increasing without me making any changes until it got to the point of being ridiculous. The most cost was for television.

A while back my sister told me about Apps. I love music and she had told me about an App that I could use for free to listen to tons of music. I really enjoy it.

Recently she and I have been discussing Apps and commercials. She has told me about many other Apps that I can use to see movies, news, weather, and other things. Best of all they are free to use.

I was fed up with seeing so many commercials and the cable bill being so high. With my cable provider I had TV, internet and phone bundled. I didn’t know if what I wanted, they would do or not.

I contacted the provider and spent much time off and on with several people online and on the phone. They kept trying to get me to make changes that I didn’t want, but I stood my ground. Finally, I got what I wanted without having to switch providers.

My sweet sister spent a lot of time researching Apps and helping me get all set up so I could get the best Apps for what I wanted to watch on TV. She is like a bloodhound when it comes to finding something. I appreciate her so much; she has researched not only Apps but a lot of things for me.

I can now view all I want to, there are still commercials but not as many and they are shorter, best of all I am not having to pay to watch more commercials than programs. I still have my phone and internet; they gave me faster internet and I am loving it.

My cable bill went down $200.00, and I am incredibly happy about that. I made a wise decision. Sometimes we just need to hang in until we get what we want.

24 thoughts on “Enough Already

  1. Mama's Empty Nest July 1, 2022 / 11:48 am

    I am going to have to check that out. Our cable bill (also bundled with internet & phone) just increased way too much. We’re investigating (okay, my hubby is because I don’t have the patience to do all the research) making a change and disconnecting from that company. I’m glad I saw that you subscribed to my blog recently and then I decided to check out yours and found this post. Thanks!!

    • Mags July 1, 2022 / 2:31 pm

      You are welcome! Thank you for visiting and commenting. I wish you all the best in your research and possible change for TV services. I enjoyed your blog and will for sure keep following.

  2. indianeskitchen June 6, 2022 / 3:40 pm

    I need a sister too! Thank you for sharing I had no idea there were free music and tv apps.

    • Mags June 7, 2022 / 9:58 am

      I had no idea either until my sister told me. I have been enjoying the movie and music apps way before I ditched cable.

  3. annemariedemyen May 31, 2022 / 11:07 pm

    So glad that worked out so well for you! We probably pay way too much for our internet, satellite tv, and phone service. I should really check into fixing that.

    • Mags May 31, 2022 / 11:15 pm

      I am glad too, my sister helped me a lot. I still am very pleased and that big financial savings sure feels good.

  4. Grandma's Ramblings May 27, 2022 / 10:21 am

    We also went round and round with our cable provide but were able to finally get internet only – and then use other apps to watch TV and movies.

    • Mags May 27, 2022 / 11:17 am

      Isn’t it great that we can do that? The financial savings is wonderful.

  5. Joyful2bee May 26, 2022 / 5:34 am

    Good to have a sister like her! Happy you have made peace with your internet/cable/TV.

    • Mags May 26, 2022 / 9:54 am

      I don’t want to ever be without my sister, she is a jewel and helps me a lot even though we live many miles apart. Thank you for your comment.

      • Joyful2bee May 26, 2022 / 1:39 pm

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  6. ianscyberspace May 25, 2022 / 8:33 pm

    Originally we were promised that paying for cable saved us from all those ads on free to air TV. That is no longer the case. Worse still is the social media giants allow advertisers to spy on you and record your likes and visits then target you with a bunch of advertisements that drive you to distraction unless you pay an additional fee to block ads.

    • Mags May 26, 2022 / 9:57 am

      You are right about all you said Ian. I decided if I am forced to watch ads at least I won’t be paying for them. If we pay for cable we should not have ads. TV without ads is way in the past.

  7. peggy May 25, 2022 / 5:26 pm

    Way to go girls. So glad your bloodhound sister could help you. My daughter helps me with technology. People are always trying to sell us things we don’t need.

    • Mags May 26, 2022 / 10:01 am

      You are so right about those people always trying to sell us things, they are aggravating. I am glad your daughter helps you with technology. My sister sure helps me a lot.

      • peggy May 26, 2022 / 10:08 am

        Lucky us to have a helper in our lives.

        • Mags May 26, 2022 / 10:09 am

          I agree. Hope you are enjoying the cool weather. Have a nice day Peggy.

  8. Suzassippi May 25, 2022 / 5:18 pm

    Good for you. I hope lots more of us get fed up about a lot of things that are just wrong. Isn’t it great to have a sweet Sis? I am fortunate to have one who is awesome also.

    • Mags May 26, 2022 / 10:03 am

      There for sure are a lot of things that are wrong. I keep hoping that changes for the better will come. I am so happy that you have a sweet sister too, they are so special.

  9. theclampettsblog May 25, 2022 / 2:41 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement! I am glad it worked out well for you.

    • Mags May 25, 2022 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you, I am glad too.

  10. chardixon47 May 25, 2022 / 2:09 pm

    So happy you have a plan that meets your needs! It can be trying to talk with people who just want to sell, sell, sell. Kudos to your Sweet Sis, too! Love you, Sis ❀

    • Mags May 25, 2022 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you, sweet Sis. You are right about the people wanting to sell. They kept trying to get me to keep the whole bundle with no more than $15 to $20 less. Love you much sweet Sis. ❀

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