Cable TV is a Waste of Your Time (and Money)
by Rebekah Dull
If you do a simple search of “top cable companies” in your Google search bar you will find several different sites with their own rankings. Most of them are pretty similar. You’ll find that Comcast, DirectTV, Frontier, Time Warner Cable, Etc. are among the top cable providers. None of the providers are cheap and most of the time you have to buy bundles such as Cable/Internet/Phone to receive the best deal for your money. Who uses a home phone nowadays anyway? (Maybe you).
Sometimes cable TV prices can be pretty high, ranging from $40-$200 a month! Not to mention they lock you into ridiculous agreements and your price skyrockets after a years’ time. Cable TV is a waste of your money!
Cable TV also has long ads during a program or show, with unnecessary information. A TV show will run from 6pm-7pm, but the actual show time that you watch is only about 45 minutes. That means you watched 15 minutes of ads, most of which didn’t even interest you, which means your cable TV can be a waste of your time!
There are plenty of other forms of TV that you have access to for free or low cost. As a millennial, I personally use Netflix, Hulu, rabbit ear antenna and the TV network’s websites. As a college student, this is a huge money saver. I believe it’s common for millennials to find roundabout ways of watching TV shows on an alternative platform because we grew up with technology in our hands out the womb.
As a millennial, we want things fast and we want them cheap! Cable TV is too expensive and takes too much time. With streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, the ad time is much shorter on the platform than cable TV. You can also opt for no ads or ads that pertain to your interest. This saves time and platforms are also really affordable. They range from $6-$15 a month. This saves you money!
Before purchasing cable TV from a provider you should do your research on other options that will save you money and time. Here are some quick links to get you started:
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