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Networking The Almighty Buck The Internet Technology

How I Cut My Time Warner Cable Bill By 33% 206

lpress writes "I was at a Time Warner Cable (TWC) store returning a router, when I asked what my new monthly bill would be. The answer — $110 — surprised me, so I asked a few questions and ended up with the same service for $76.37. Check out my conversation with their representative to see what was said, then do the same yourself."
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How I Cut My Time Warner Cable Bill By 33%

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 28, 2014 @11:55PM (#46373413)

    ...by getting rid of cable TV

  • by TrollstonButterbeans (2914995) on Saturday March 01, 2014 @01:00AM (#46373721)
    I saved 50% by switching to GEICO.

    Or how about how I get 90% off on French Fries because I made them myself using a $3.99 10-Pound bag of potatoes?

    Also I saved $73 on ketchup and toilet paper last year by hording ketchup packets and always asking for extra napkins everywhere I go.

    I also made $2,223 in extra income by only going to the bathroom while at work, so I not increased my leisure time but received a 100% return on investment for sitting on the toilet.

    Or something ... What's next? The secret to clipping coupons or how to make $43 typing in the codes on your Mt. Dew caps to the website or filling out the online survey on the Burger King receipt?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 01, 2014 @01:17AM (#46373783)

    why do people use landlines again?

    Because cell coverage is neither universal nor 100% reliable?

    Cell signal disappears about 2 miles from my house. 0%. Nada. Zip.

    "So move" I'm sure you'll say. Well that's just utter BS. I don't live my life chasing cell towers. The residential infrastructure predates cell tower placement. "Just move" is the naive, uneducated cry from spoiled people who've always lived in urban areas and have no concept of the rural majority of the USA's landmass. The cell companies are responsible to make their product accessible to where people live, not just throw down some towers and expect everyone else to uproot their residence and lives just for some luxury service. I have water, electricity, high-speed internet, satellite TV... and a reliable telephone connection that never goes down. Ever. I have a cell phone, but that's a secondary luxury, and due to its intrusiveness when it rings it's also not the default number the average person gets when I give out my #.

    Landlines are reliable, uniquitous, and can carry internet service that is based on speed and not on a capped # of GB/month. That's why we still use landlines, you cocky hipster ass.

  • Re:"Is This News"? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by dcw3 (649211) on Saturday March 01, 2014 @09:21AM (#46375029) Journal

    When we had the earthquake here in VA, virtually nobody's cell phones worked. I was standing in the parking lot with about a hundred people, and nobody could get through. Landlines worked through the entire event. I'd bet dollars to donuts that it's the same in nearly every crisis situation where the cell system basically gets overwhelmed.

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