We've had Dishnetwork for the 3 1/2 years that we have lived here. The bill without premium movie channels rose past $60. Sometime last year my wife downsized our package to less channels and no DVR so we saved about $10 or so a month. Well just recently she switched us to Comcast Cable. She switched because we were able to get more channels for $28 a month WITH all taxes. Plus we got a Digital Video Recorder to boot! The only drawback is having to learn where all our favorite channels are located.
Why is it then I always hear "save up to $30 over cable?" If that is the case will they now give me back dish for FREE? Doubt it.
The plus is we now have many more channels including some we gave up when we downsized: Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Gameshow Network, Bravo, Oxygen, OLN, FoxSports to name a few. We also have ON DEMAND programming. This is great for my 4 1/2 year old when she wants to watch NOGGIN at night when most kids channels show cartoons or shows for those over 7. We can pull up many ready to go shows that are just perfect for her.
The main reason we switched was that we were not allowed to get SBC's "bundle" service since we were already a DishNetwork customer. We could have saved about $30 a month if they would have let us bundle the package. Well, we're saving that $30 a month and DishNetwork lost our $60 a month.
Why not cater to the customers you already have instead of trying to lure new ones in with cheap prices like Comcast did? The positive is that the $28 a month is for a full year. It definitely pays to shop around: phone, internet, TV, etc.
Do you have any saved money stories like this?