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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

    Aug 8, 2014
    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

    Jan 31, 2002
    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

    Apr 2, 2005
    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

    Mar 14, 2010
    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

    Aug 8, 2014
    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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