For the summer, I decided to turn off the TV. Well, not totally. I’ll still watch Netflix DVDs but cable TV has been canceled. The funny part of this is that I’m actually paying more monthly than if I kept my cable TV. I have my internet access through Comcast. They give you a $10 discount if you subscribe to additional services. I subscribed for basic cable for $13 bucks per month. That means I was only really only paying $3 per month for it. When I called to cancel, they said, “Mr. Gregov, how about we lower your monthly cable subscription to $8 dollars? Then you would pay even less than you do today for your overall Comcast service….” My first thought was, “why the heck didn’t you offer that price to me in the first place!” But I declined because cable TV is like a bowl of M&M’s—if I see it, I’ll have some. Then I called TiVo to kill my $13 per month subscription. “Well, Mr. Gregov, how about we give you three months of TiVo service for free? You might want to start watching TV again.” OK, fine, I might do the antenna based HDTV thing eventually. But for now, the TiVo is officially turned off too. So far, so good.
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good for you!!!!! that just goes to show you there is some sick conglomerate trying to make sure you watch tv so you can have less control of your own life. watch the way things change when you spend so much less time consumed by the idiot box. =) do some cool shit, or even just get some real relaxation happening! enjoy!
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