We often receive questions asking how readers can convince a spouse or roommate to cancel cable. Often people ask for help with convincing a roommate or spouse on why they should cancel cable. So here are our top three reasons to use when convincing someone to cancel cable.
#1 Cable Box Rentals
The average American pays $231 a year just for his or her their cable box(es)! By ditching your cable box you save enough money to pay for a year of Netflix and still have over $100 left over to buy a Roku or a Fire TV. So, if you have a spouse or roommate who won’t cancel cable ask them what they would do with an extra $231. This savings is on top of the average $1,000 a year cord cutters save, according to recent surveys of about a 1,000 cord cutters.
#2 No more commercials!
Even if you do not hate commercials not having to sit through them is still awesome. So why not ditch cable and use services like Amazon or Netflix to watch your shows? Streaming services that show commercials, like Hulu, show only a fraction of what cable TV shows.
So save yourself almost 18 minutes every hour by dumping cable. If you watch just 7 hours of TV a week, you will have over 2 hours of extra time per week—enough time to watch more TV or pick up a new hobby as you still watch all the same shows you did when you had cable.
While sports are still a tough one, it is becoming increasingly easier to get all the sports you want. Sling TV now offers every ESPN channel for only $25 a month with no contract. Even better is the new NFL Sunday Ticket streaming package that costs less than what you pay for cable boxes every year.
So if you are a football fan it is increasingly becoming easier to get all the games you want. Even the MLB is working on removing all black outs for this streaming service.
Hopefully, these three reasons will help you talk your roommate or spouse into dropping cable. If they still are hesitant, suggest a trial run at cord cutting. Keep cable TV but watch all your content by streaming only. It may take a week or two to find everything, but it is out there if you know where to look.