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TiVo + OTA + Internet

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Aussie_Falcon, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Aussie_Falcon

    Aussie_Falcon New Member

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    Yep. I don't think $190+ per month is reasonable for all 3 services. I want to reduce that, and keep the function of a DVR, hence the other reason I joined the TiVo forum. I figure internet only, with subscription to Netflix and Hulu Plus should be enough for what I need. I like the idea of the Ooma phone. An IP phone makes more sense these days.

    By the way, I called AT&T a couple of weeks ago and asked them about service in my area. They told me they don't do business in the same area as Verizon. I thought that was interesting.
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I currently pay FiOS $140 for Ultimate HD , 75/75 internet and phone service. If I dropped internet down to 50/50 and the TV down to a Lower tier, I could get my triple play price down to only $99. They really make it so a bundle is the best deal. I had gone to cellular only several years ago. But once FiOS offered phone service and lowered my price, I added a landline back. Sin e the price was so low.
     
  3. trip1eX

    trip1eX Active Member

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    I'm still puzzled as to why not either drop down to a lesser package or go with Time Warner for a year and save some money. And then play your choice of providers off against each other. 2 cable providers in your area means great pricing. Most of us don't have that luxury.

    I doubt you save much money from cutting the cord compared to this. And you have less content and probably more of a hassle in accessing it because of the various streaming apps and then OTA etc you have to use in order to do so.
     
  4. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Active Member

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    Going on 3 years using Ooma. Cheapest in the long run with many more features. Have no regrets dumping land line.
     
  5. Aussie_Falcon

    Aussie_Falcon New Member

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    Because I was with Time Warner before I signed up with Verizon, and I made the switch because they decided to drop my connection speed after downloading something they deemed illegal. No, I won't go back to them.
    Anyway, I'm almost set to go with internet only with Verizon.
    I'd be interested to find out if TiVo partners with Mohu.
    My current list is:
    The soon to be released "Mohu Channels" ($150)
    Mohu Sky antenna ($150)
    Roamio OTA ($170 - Amazon)
    Lifetime Roamio Service ($500)
    Ooma Telo ($150)
    So an initial hardware cost of ~ $1120.

    My FiOS internet only plan will be about $85/month (the part that I don't like so much). Other monthly fees - Hulu Plus ($8), Amazon Prime ($8), NetFlix ($9). So about $110/month, which almost halves my monthly bill.

    That's still better that ~$200/month, but I will own the equipment I need, and have the channels I want, and have access to many OTA HD channels, and free calls anywhere in the U.S.
     

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