OK~ The Fall television season is back and it's no secret that many households have cut the cable cord, including this household. For us, it became an issue of how often do we have to wait for the cable company to come and repair "something." I got tired of the waiting and in all honesty, we have not missed it. We have turned to our mobile devices. U.S. Cellular happens to have a very reliable 4G LTE Network that offers a cutting edge device, such as my iPhone 5s.
According to an Experian Marketing Services Report, Americans who no longer subscribe to cable or satellite TV have increased 44 percent in the past four years, which equals 7.6 million households. A recent U.S. Cellular survey also revealed that 79 percent of respondents use a smartphone daily. Of those, 84 percent have cable or satellite TV, but 34 percent have considered dropping it for alternate services. Our digital world continues to change, and once a family embraces a smartphone or tablet, the new doorways to technology are truly endless.
So, are you thinking of cutting the cord to cable? Here's some tips to help you decide if you and your family are ready. In our household, it was a no brainer!
- Determine what TV shows you watch. If your list is small, Google Play and iTunes sell individual TV episodes for $1.99 to $2.99. Season passes are also available at discounted rates.
- Hulu Plus and Netflix offer monthly subscriptions that begin at $7.99, and you can watch HD shows on all of your devices including your computer, tablet, or smartphone. How cool is that?
- Are you already a subscriber to at least one of the above mentioned monthly subscription sites? Then you may be interested in purchasing a streaming media player such as a Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire, which allows you access to thousands of channels, subscription services, convenient ways to rent or buy movies, watch on demand shows and play games.
It's inevitable that your kids will try to log into something you don't approve of. That's where U.S. Cellular's Parent/Child Agreement App comes into play! An investment worth every single penny.
Have you ditched cable or satellite tv? I'd love to hear about your experience! I know. in this house, it's been a positive one. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?