Yes You Really Can Save Money as a Cord Cutter


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Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating retired people cancelling cable TV service

Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating retired people cancelling cable TV serviceWe have all seen or heard someone say you can’t save money as a cord cutter.

I could go on for hours about how that is not true, but I decided to let our readers show how they save money instead. We asked our Facebook group and Facebook page how much they saved, and we received the following responses.

Craig Morris said:

I lost my job back in August. One of the first items that I cut was cable. We had gone back and forth about doing it previously. I already had one Amazon Stick and ended up purchasing another. I was paying almost $270 a month for all my services (phone, Internet and cable) through Wide Open West (WOW). I am now paying $105 for 110 mbps and modem rental (my preference) and my video streaming via Sling, Netflix, and Amazon Prime run smoothly, alongside all the gamers I have in my home.

Joe Kaiser said:

Until December 2015 we were paying up to $230/month with TWC for two DVRs (with the sports pass), 50 MB Internet and phone. We now pay $75 for 50 MB Internet (with our own modem and router), Sling Blue and Orange ($40), and Hulu ($8). Our phone is now thru Magic Jack ($3/month). Total monthly savings: $107.

Hilary Pine Cruz said:

We are senior citizens, and I was so hesitant because I thought it would be difficult to set up and so forth. However, our awful 2-year contract with DISH was up in February finally. Before the contract was up, we purchased local TV antennas for a start and were very surprised on how many channels we got. Then we bought 2 Roku Sticks, and they were so easy to install…very user friendly. We started with Hulu Plus and Netflix and added Sling TV about 3 months ago. What was a $120 TV-only bill with DISH, we are now down to about $45 a month. The best part is we’re not paying for a bunch of channels we never watch, and the amount of shows, movies, etc. we have now are endless! Oh, the second best part is there are no contracts, we can drop a service, add another service, go back to an old service…whatever we wish to do.

Kevin M Shea said:

Was paying Comcast $216 a month for TV and Internet. Now pay Comcast $80 for Internet and Sony $34.99 for 2nd level Vue. Already was paying for Amazon Prime and Netflix and had a Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

Erika Elshoff said:

We cut the cord about 2 years ago. We were paying $156 a month for Internet and cable with what is now Spectrum. We now pay $35 a month for Internet only. We own our own modem. Savings there $2,904 over 2-year time period. Use 2 Rokus for Netflix and YouTube with some trial offers. For phone, we used to pay $36 month for phone equaling $1,296 a year. Then paid $20 YEAR with NetTalk for 3 years or $60 and since switching to OBI 100 and Google Talk for last 2 years for $0. Found we were saving $20 per month on electricity after returning cable boxes so another saving of $240 per year. Use my iPhone 5 with H20 Wireless (runs off ATT) with automatic billing $27 per month Unlimited Talk/Text 1G Data. Used to use Straight Talk at $45 month so save $432 over 2-year time period. Total savings $4,932! Nice chunk of change!

Cory Day said:

One year as a CC. Left cable because of ridiculous costs. Former bill was $305 per month, now paying $100. We have an OTA antenna, Sling TV, Prime, and a Fire TV box. I’ve had Prime for years so I don’t count it in the monthly cost. So now $80 for Internet, $20 for Sling. Couldn’t be happier!

We could go on and on but as you see many cord cutters are saving a ton of money. How much are you saving as a cord cutter? Leave us a comment and let us know how much you save by ditching traditional pay TV.

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