I’ve been using our local privately owned telephone company for as far back as my first home. And that was a long time ago. Way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, or something like that ;). It wasn’t until 2001 after I had my (failed) back surgery that I bought my first computer. Back then we really only had two options for the Internet. Sowega and Citizens. I went with Citizens Telephone and I could only get dial-up in our area. I did check Sowega and I could only get dial-up with them too so I just chose Citizens since it was in my town. And dial-up was a bugga. I could cook a meal before I could load a page sometimes and I’m not joking at all. I lived in the middle of a forest where service was terrible. I couldn’t even get cable from them because of how far out I lived, so I didn’t even have cable. It wasn’t until I decided to give apartment living a try that I was able to start getting cable and because I’ve been using them forever, I decided to get cable with Citizens as well. I’ve been paying $100 a month for cable and I never watch it other than watching the Golden Girls.
Well, last month was my last month of having cable. I ditched it and got Hulu (free trial and $5.99 a month) for movies (the first day I got it I watched My Girl again and cried as always, <3 that movie) and Starz channel (free trial and $14.99 a month) with my Amazon Prime Videos so I could watch the Golden Girls and they also have a lot of movies on it. I already had Netflix and Amazon Prime videos which I pretty much watch day and night even though I had cable. So, it isn’t like I’m going to be missing out on anything and I can put that money that I was spending on cable to good use.
If I had to pick one or the other that I prefer, I’d have to pick Starz. Reason being, I can watch it on my Kindle Fire HDX which I always have going, and I can’t watch Hulu on it. I like to listen to my TV’s more than I like to sit and watch them when I’m cooking or getting chores done.
And just like that, I knocked out one whopper of a bill that I was paying for nothing (literally because it didn’t even work the last 3 months, and despite my repeatedly calling, no one came to see about it, so I paid $300 for nothing. Don’t that just make you sick?). I’m patting myself on the back for the decision even though it was one I should have made years ago.