I’ve been wanting to get away from Comcast basic cable for a long time. The problem is they give you a good deal with their packages that include telepone, high speed internet, and TV service. When customers try to disconnect one, you lose the savings of the bundle.
But the cable TV service just needs to go, as the channel selection and quality is well below average. There is so much discussion these days about HD, there isn’t much choice with Charter Cable. So I started doing a little research on who else was available in my neck of the woods.
I am fortunate to be one of the folks who have a couple of choices. Unlike many subscribers who can only pick from either the cable company or Direct TV satellite TV, I have another option in my area. The old telephone company in this area has been altering the telephone network. So I have an additional player with AT&T and their U-Verse service.
That doesn’t mean of course I won’t have similar issues. It would put me in the same boat as with the cable TV company, as the phone guys want me to bundle their television setup with internet and voice service. If the service works out well, I’ll be pleased. Then again if the service is poor you are in the same circumstance that I’m in now with the cable operator. So I’m doing a side by side comparison, cable TV vs Direct TV so I make the right decision.
Some reviews I found on the internet are pretty good on telecom TV service. Of course it is brand new, there is always a learning curve with a new technology like this, and some customers share their poor reviews. Some of those reviews are the funny, because people decide to write a dissertation on their poor experience and share it on the internet. They badmouth the company like it is some giant conspiracy to make the customer unhappy, like the company does not want to make money!
Another option I’m looking into is of course satellite television. Since we have four television watchers in our house, we usually buy a high end TV package. The satellite TV choices are fairly even, as the Premier DirecTV package and the America’s Everything Pak by Dish Network are both right around $100 per month. Sure that’s pretty high for pay television, but when you compare that to treating your family to supper and a trip to the movies, it really isn’t all that much. Some in my family speak Spanish, so the Direct TV Mas bundle looks pretty good. The great thing is that there are plenty of DirecTV pros and cons to help me decide which direction to take.