You may have seen a lot of talk about how cable TV is cheaper so today, we
are going to compare a real Comcast Xfinity TV
bill to the cost of Vidgo
go head to head and see which option really is cheaper, cable TV or Cord
First, a special thanks to all of the Cord Cutters News readers who sent in
their cable TV bills to help make this story a reality.
The cost of Xfinity TV:
In this post, we will be looking at the Xfinity Preferred XF bundle
with phone and
internet. This package is not Xfinity’s most expensive but is a good comparison
Thanks to a reader’s copy of their bills, we know that this Xfinity TV with
DVR service and 2 TV boxes cost $288.79 a month. That includes a $10 DVR fee,
$9.95 HD Technology Fee, $17 box and remote fee, service to two other TVs $1,
Broadcast TV fee $21, Regional Sports fee $11.85. Plus, additional taxes and
fees that add up to over $20 a month, like a franchise fee, regulatory cost
recovery, 911 fee, and more.
The total cost of the Xfinity TV bundle is $288.79 a month.
The cost of Vidgo:
The cost of Vidgo right now is $64.95 a month to get access to 110+ live TV
channels. There are no device fees or other hidden fees. You can also get
T-Mobile home internet in most areas now for just $50 a month.
The total cost of Vidgo
with the internet plan is $114.95. (Plus sales tax depending on where you live.)
Total Savings of Vidgo vs Cable TV:
In total, going with Vidgo
will save you about $173.84. (Plus
all the fees and taxes that you pay for Xfinity but not Vidgo.) Over the course
of a year, Vidgo will save you $2,259.92 a year even before we look at fees
Yes, like everything right now, the cost of streaming services is going up,
but so is the cost of cable TV. No matter how you look at it, cord cutting is
still cheaper than cable TV.