In order to save some cash, I decided to cancel my current satellite TV outright to save myself $60 a month. We don’t really use it besides the kids and one music station. $60 just seemed to high and I figured that if we could not live without it I would just get basic cable at $30 a month later.
So 2 days ago I called and cancelled. It took around 20 minutes as the loyalty person tried to convince me otherwise but I really wanted to try and see if we could do without it. I think we watch more on Netflix now anyway. After that was done I was feeling pretty good about saving $60 a month, but not looking forward to the complaining from my kids.
Today Bell called to see if they could change my mind. I am always will to listen if someone is attempting to save me money or give me more service for the same amount. The came up with a phone/internet/satellite package that they wanted to pitch to me.
My current phone provider give me phone with call waiting and call display, 2 cents a minute long distance and unlimited high-speed internet for around $80 a month. This was the best price I could find and unlimited internet is hard to find around here.
This is the package Bell offered me to stay with them. Phone with call display, call waiting and free ling distance in Canada and the US, unlimited high-speed internet and the next higher package satellite service including free PVR and wireless modem. Total price per month: $80
Basically it works out that I still save the $60 per month, keep my satellite with more channels and no longer pay for long distance. I need to keep my home phone, and the internet is used by everyone so it must be unlimited. I can’t say that this could be used by everyone, but I think all television delivery companies are really scrambling to keep any subscriber they can as they are losing customers to Netflix, YouTube and other on-demand services.