Comcast’s Xfinity TV vs Vidgo – Which is Cheaper Cable TV
or Cord Cutting?
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. Let’s go head to head and see which option really is cheaper, cable TV or Cord Cutting. 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 to Vidgo. 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 over Xfinity 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 etc. Final Thoughts: 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.
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