TV & Internet advice please!


Hey Chicks,

I'm getting really tired of paying around $160 a month and TV and internet. Do you ladies have any suggestions on how to save on the cost. If I get the new skinny package, I'm left with only 1-2 channels which I could watch. Then again the package 1 up to that, I don't watch all the channels anyways. I've tried to work it out different ways but can not find a solution. I find $160 a month is way too much for TV and Internet.

Anyone of you ladies just use streaming such as Netflix, Shomi and Crave instead of having regular TV service? If so, which ones are your favorites. I have tried Netflix, but not too sure about Shomi or Crave. Any tips or advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
Jul 16, 2016 @ 11:09 pm

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yes I do

First of all get a Kody or any other box installed into your computor or tv. Then all you need is the internet, cable not required My entire monthly bill for my phone and internet is $113.00 Still if you get just internet, it will only cost forthat minus a phonewhich would be approximately $86.00 a month Now THATS a saving for you
Jul 17, 2016 @ 08:44 am


Forgot to add, You can see any tv show or movies old and new. I always get to watch 2016 movies. Nio need for netflix or cable Give it a try.
Jul 17, 2016 @ 08:47 am


I opt for Netflix I pay $12 a month cause u can have more than one TV going with it I have net savvy I pay $50.81 I also have smart tv so they offer a "app" ctvgo it's all the good shows they offer and it's free I also watch put locker for my movies so 62.80 is my cost and honestly it's more than enough for me and my kids to watch. I also have the global app on my iPhone which is like ctvgo and you can watch all the shows that are popular we r happy
Jul 17, 2016 @ 01:20 pm

Sorry missed the last bit

Oh yes shomi and crave weren't as good as Netflix in my option i have had it for 3 years and I haven't ever thought to go back to cable. I found them similar to Netflix but the platform wasn't as good and content isn't as good (U.S. Netflix much better) if u can get it
Jul 17, 2016 @ 01:24 pm

Thanks Ladies

Thanks for the advice ladies. That is really helpful.

In regards to the apps and watching tv shows. Do you ladies know a good app or site? I'm going to try CTVgo because CTV is really the only channel I watch on regular tv. I'm just getting really sick of paying so much for cable and internet. Plus my service provider adds an extra $7 every 2 months or so for no reason. It's really starting to tick me off.

@IrememberU in regards to the boxes, do you just preload the the apps to watch TV channels? Sorry, I'm just trying to figure out how this works and give it a try. :)
Jul 17, 2016 @ 03:56 pm

Such a rip off

I have been trying lately to widdle down my package on Bell satellite. I am paying $20.00 a month on top of everything else just so I can have HBO. My bill is about $140 after tax and that doesn't even include Internet. It's ridiculous.
Jul 18, 2016 @ 02:42 am


Great price and you can use it on up to five devices. Netflix all the way, baby.
Jul 18, 2016 @ 08:46 pm

I cancelled

cable a while the TV box for the digital signal. It doesn't always work great (when the weather is super crappy the signal is bad for CBC) - but I get the four basic channels at no cost...I don't need to watch as much TV as I used to anyways....
Jul 18, 2016 @ 09:13 pm

no cable

I've been without cable since August 2015. I also don't use a home phone (cell phones instead) so we only pay for our internet bill. We have Shomi (which came free with our internet deal) and Netflix. We really don't watch a lot of TV, which is why we cut cable in the first place, but we get some good use out of Netflix, I'd say it is certainly worth the price we pay per month. Even though we have Shomi, I could count on one hand how many times we have used it in the past year because I really don't care for the selection of shows and find the system difficult to navigate compared to Netflix.
Jul 19, 2016 @ 08:27 am


We've been with Teksavvy for 7 or 8 years now without any concerns - you do have to buy your modem up front, but for about $50 a month we have unlimited bandwidth and can stream shows from online.

You can get a ground line for about $20 a month through Teksavvy or Vonage as well (we only have cell phones via an amazing price through my employer's plan).

We also have Netflix (I LURV it) - I've had it for just about as long, and the shows have gotten SO much better over the last few years.

With too much repetitive channels, lack of quality television script writing on mainstream TV, and watching an hour or so a day, cable/satellite is not necessary for us.

We had it for a year, and barely watched it.

I've always opted for Internet over Cable/Satellite, as I find the Interweb much more entertaining & useful in my life.

Jul 19, 2016 @ 10:01 am

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