A few months ago when paying my bills, I discovered that the promotion was running out soon with my current cable company. When I called about getting on a new promotion, the customer service rep was rather rude and unwilling to help us keep within our budget.
Being the stubborn bull that I am, I told her I’d be cancelling, then. I was tired of playing the game, so I decided to look into alternatives that are satellite dishes. The reasonable rates provided by Dish Network got my attention. They have five packages under $50 per month!
The one I was going to get is the America’s Top 200. It had a few must-have channels like Bravo, truTV, and Nickelodeon among others. We like premium channels but decided we could live without them and pay the $39.99 per month for this package. After your first twelve months, the rate goes up by twenty dollars to $59.99 which is still not bad but something to keep in mind when budgeting for television.
I was ready to go, until I saw how much my cable company would raise our internet charges once we dropped the cable. I can live without HBO, but I won’t survive without a fast internet connection. Cable internet is the only option where we live, and while Dish does offer a satellite internet option it is so expensive that we’d be right where we started in the first place.
My husband was able to call back the cable company and use his charm to get us into a new promotion that was around the same price we’d been paying. It worked out in the end, but sadly we still have to play the silly game in another six months.
If we lived in an area where we could sign up for DSL, I’d definitely give Dish Network a try. Maybe some day.
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