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Help with figuring out my options for TV + Internet (Directv + uverse)

wilto 188 66 June 19, 2016 at 07:15 AM
HI!

Right now I'm paying $115.00 per month with DirecTV under contract until December - ETF is roughly $120.00. Also have Cox cable internet, no contract, which is $72.00 per month so right now my TV and internet is costing me $187.00 per month.

Received a flyer in the mail that uverse is available and it's offering a bundle with DirecTV. When online and it checks out.

Choice package + hd dvr + Max High speed power (45mbps) = $113.63 with taxes locked in for 24 months AND a $150.00 visa reward card

So by making the switch I'd be saving around $73.00 per month.
While the ETF will cost me $120.00, I'll get that back in savings after my 2nd month of service + the $150.00 visa card.

When I cancel service, I'm assuming I will be denied the deals as a new customer but can my wife who has never been a customer sign up and get the deal?

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As far as your wife being able to sign up as a new customer, its ymmv. I tried to get my gf to sign up as a new Uverse customer (same household) but I was denied. Meanwhile my uncle was successful in getting his wife to sign up as a new customer.

One option I'm currently looking into is Playstation Vue. Its basically a cloud-based tv service similar to Sling TV. While its not as comprehensive as a traditional cable tv service, it certainly looks like a viable alternative. Theres 3 tiers ranging from $30 - $45. Even the lowest tier ($30) has like 90% of all the channels I usually watch. The only important channel I'm missing is TWC which is a local sports channel I use to watch the Lakers. But I can always sign up for NBA League Pass for $8 a month if it comes down to it. From what I read on forums and reviews, most people really like Vue. They even offer a cloud DVR that you can use to record unlimited shows. The caveat however is recorded shows will only remain for 28 days before being deleted. Of course there are other drawbacks as well but none that I would consider dealbreakers. For me at least.

If I do go the PS Vue route, I plan on getting internet from Time Warner Cable. They have some good prices for internet only packages. $45 for 100mbps/10mbps. I was also considering on keeping Uverse for internet but upgrading to their new fiber service Gigapower, which is 1gbps/1gbps. That would cost me $70 though. And i would have to consent to their "internet preferences" program. Which basically mean they can spy on me and view my searches and websites I visit to serve me advertisements related to my interest. Not sure I'm cool with that lol.
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