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kirk dillon
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I pay under $50 dollars for internet service, satellite TV service, home phone service and cell phone service "combined".
I have high speed internet. I have multiple TV channels with a DVR. I have unlimited telephone use and 911 service at home. I have a cell phone that only costs me $3.33 monthly. That's pretty frugal if you ask me....................
 
Adam Briggs
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kirk dillon wrote:I pay under $50 dollars for internet service, satellite TV service, home phone service and cell phone service "combined".
I have high speed internet. I have multiple TV channels with a DVR. I have unlimited telephone use and 911 service at home. I have a cell phone that only costs me $3.33 monthly. That's pretty frugal if you ask me....................


Good for you!

We have Comcast internet at home for $30 (my introductory rate), it will eventually go up to 45 bucks.

We have my phone service through Ooma.com. I've had it for 4 years now and have NEVER had to pay a bill.

We can also make outgoing phone calls from inside Gmail.com. Just look on the left side in the chat section for "Call phone".

We don't watch TV. It wastes too much time and it's all to superfluous anyways.

Fortunately, I do have a company cell phone, but I rarely need to use it for anything since I work from home.

So, my entire communications/entertainment budget is 30 bucks.
 
kirk dillon
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I've been using Ooma for about a year now but I don't have the "hub", so I pay about $5 per month in taxes. I have charter for internet ($20) Dish network for TV ($20 including DVR fees) Ooma is about $5 and I have a "pay-as-you-go phone (PlatinumTel) that gives me 400 minutes for $10.00. I have to buy another $10 every 90 days even if I haven't used up all of my minutes ($3.33 monthly). You have to change your habits a bit, but it's easy to get used to. I make only quick calls with the cell phone and do all my long distance and long conversation stuff at home with my unlimited Ooma Telo.
 
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Awesome. When I find out that some people are paying HUNDREDS of dollars per month just to communicate and be entertained, I have to wonder.

There simply is not enough time in the day for me to justify being entertained at that rate of pay.

There are too many stars in the sky, too many plants to enjoy and too many animals and other things to see for me to worry who took their clothes off on Survivor TV show.

Adan
 
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