A few months back I decided it was finally time to cut the cord with cable. I was getting so tired of my cable bill continuing to go up when the service stayed exactly the same. I was paying around $130 a month for internet service, home phone (which I never used) and about 50 channels total. This just seemed outlandish to me.
A few friends of mine and some relatives cut the cord and just used Netflix or a similar service. However, due to the fact that I am a massive sports feign, this did not suit me. I also hate being out of the loop when it comes to my trashy reality tv!
Playstation Vue became the ideal solution for me. I currently have the “Core” plan which is $45 a month. This includes a large majority of the channels I watch on a regular basis: basic cable channels, USA, Bravo, OWN and my sports networks!
Unfortunately, my local cable provider is still tremendously expensive when it comes to internet service. I end up only saving between $15-$20 a month by using my cable provider’s internet and Playstation Vue. However, I am still saving around $200 a year which is a big bonus! I also find myself not flipping as mindlessly as I used to with cable. If there’s nothing legitimately on I will put on a show on demand or watch a Youtube video instead. I truly love Playstation Vue and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for anyway to lower their expenses.
With that being said, when my fiancee and I move in together we are reconnecting that cord. Why?? Most cable providers, including mine, offer such fantastic deals for the first two years of a contract that a monthly bill comes out to be less than an internet + Vue deal! We will take advantage of the promotional pricing and when it returns to “normal” pricing we will switch back to our Playstation Vue!