Last week our internet service provider called and offered us a home bundle package. We usually always say no to these sales pitches because they just don’t strike our interest. However, the ISP must have caught me on a good day because I was suckered in. They offered a pretty good deal. For $5 more than what we were currently paying for only internet, they offered a home phone line, basic cable and a faster internet speed. The offer was good for 6 months and then the price would increase afterward.
I thought it was a pretty good deal. Plus, 6 months is a fair amount of time to try a new product out! Also, our ISP has done away with their 30 day cancellation notice. So if we want to, we can cancel the day before 6 months is up with no penalty. That was my initial plan because I seriously didn’t believe we would want to keep the cable or phone.
However now that we’ve had the cable for a week, I seriously don’t know if I’ll want to give it up. I’ve literally sat on the couch for the past week watching TV. Although really, I’m only watching the food network. Oh and a show called border security. And Dragons Den and Rachel Ray. Ugh. Okay I need a life. I even talked our ISP into providing us with a free PVR so we can record shows. So I’m recording so many and am able to skip all the commercials. That’s one of the reasons I hate cable is because of the commercials. Problem solved!!!
The home phone however is utterly useless. We are so used to using our cell phones for everything that we don’t need the land line. I’ve given the number to my Mom and that’s about it. Haha. It might come in handy if we have to call long distance anywhere, but that does not happen very often. So it will definitely go at the end of the 6 months.
I might eventually get tired of watching the food network, but for now I love it!! I feel sorry for our poor Netflix account. No actually, Peter still watches it everyday so no worries!
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