It is a well-known secret that cable simply isn’t worth the money anymore.
Cable television used to be a cornucopia of different entertainment outlets. But over the last decade or so, cable has seemingly failed to deliver quality entertainment options at reasonable prices. Despite its faltering popularity, cable prices continue to rise. Of course, you may think it’s because of inflation, but that’s only a tiny portion of the problem.
The rise of cable prices soars over the average inflation year to year, which will prompt millions of cable users to cut the cord in 2022. If you’re considering cutting the cord for the new year, here are some facts to inspire you to do so!
NO LONG TERM CONTRACTS
Cable companies will lure you in with promotions or deals that look appealing on the surface, but once you purchase them, that’s when the troubles begin to occur.
The fine print attached to many cable companies’ deals comes with a price hike sometimes after installation. When you sign off for a contract, these price hikes are unavoidable. You can terminate your service, but it will cost you an egregious amount of money in termination fees.
Installing a digital antenna can help you get a sufficient amount of channels for free, so don’t fall into the trap of outrageous contracts!
FASTER INTERNET MAKES FOR BETTER STREAMING
Mainstream internet has been around now for almost 30 years. In that time, the speed and efficiency of the internet have improved tremendously.
With such efficient internet speeds, there has been no better time to stream your favorite shows than right now!
Here’s the kicker: Most shows or channels you find on your cable can also be found on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu with the use of a media streaming device!
CUTTING THE CORD CAN SAVE YOU TONS OF MONEY
As you may know, having cable can cost you around $200 a month alone! When you cut the cord to cable and switch to a digital antenna, media streaming device, or both, you can be saving yourself tons of money as streaming services only cost around $8-$15 per month! Imagine what you can do with all that extra cash!
MORE SPORTS OPTIONS
One of the most significant drawbacks at the beginning of the streaming era was the lack of sports coverage. However, in recent years, streaming services have struck deals with sports outlets to provide coverage on plenty of streaming devices.
Be able to keep up with your favorite sports teams when you cut the cord!
ENDLESS ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM
Certain cable companies do give you thousands of channels to surf through. However, half of these channels don’t work, and you have to either time it right or record your favorite shows to watch them. When you cut the cord in 2022, you get to choose what and how you watch your favorite shows and programs.
Perhaps, you’ve noticed the HBO Max lineup this year matches your tastes perfectly, or Peacock lets you watch endless episodes of “The Office” while giving you access to Winter Olympics coverage. Whatever suits your taste in entertainment, cutting the cord gives you the freedom to pick and choose for far less money.
TAKE YOUR ENTERTAINMENT WITH YOU
Another reason cable is getting kicked out the door is lack of mobility. Wherever cable is hooked up, that’s where it stays. When you cut the cord, though, you’ll be able to take your favorite movies, news channels, and shows with you! If you’re traveling or just taking a break at work, streaming services allow you to access their content on a mobile device or phone; all you need is sufficient services or access to the internet.
ALL THE FAMILY CAN ENJOY
Purchasing cable means you can only watch it in your house. When you cut the cord and gain access to streaming sites, everyone in your family can enjoy its perks, even if they don’t live in the same home! Whether it’s your kids or grandkids away at college or a close relative, you can share the same streaming site while only paying for one.
CUT THE CORD WITH CABLE ALTERNATIVES
When you want to cut the cord to cable but are unsure of where to start, contact Cable Alternatives. Book a free consultation online or give us a call at 763-571-1037 today!