Entertainment on a Budget
Entertainment on a budget is a new way of life for many people this day and age. Many people today don't have enough money to have cable internet home phone and a cellphone. So most times people end up having to decide which they need most and living without the rest. I have come to realize that this is more common than I thought. There are more ways to be able to enjoy some form of entertainment without having to pay hundreds of dollars a month to have them. Today that is what I would like to share with others.
Cable service packages usually cost about $100 as an introductory price when you agree to sign up for a service provider's yearly contract. The prices are subject to change after a certain amount of time for the same services if not less. IE: You sign up for one year and you get internet,home phone and 250 channels and some extras and the cost is $100 after the year is up your plan changes. Your cost goes up and you loose some special channels that you had before and well its not cost friendly.
How can we have the same for a lot less? I finished my one year contract and called the service provider up to make changes to my account. I kept the internet and WiFi. It doesn't seem to make sense but it will in a minute. With internet and wifi you can stream just about anything. There are tons of free sites which you can use. Youtube,Hulu,Crackle etc.
At the moment I am in between moves saving money is essential. I have my internet and wifi which cost me $65 I also have a membership to Netflix. My wife uses the wifi and we stream Netflix ($12.83 a month)from our devices. Her cellphone service is free with the use of the wifi. She can make unlimited text and emails and she hits play on the 30 second videos and she earns free air time to make calls.
We are able to watch tv shows in order, movies and of course browse the internet. She is able to stay in touch with others even though she has no service provider for her cellphone. The down side to it is that her cellphone won't work if she isn't within range of wifi but otherwise its a great way to go to save money and still be able to have some form of entertainment. Our children aren't bothered by not having cable right now because they can view most of their favorite shows using any one of the above mentioned services.
We were paying $188 for the most basic package of cable,internet and home phone. We have saved 2/3 of the cost and we still enjoy watching our shows and movies and it doesn't cost so much and as mentioned before she has cell service too for free. I hope that this information was useful to someone out there. Especially to someone who has little money and has children we know how hard it can be to have little ones and after they have read books played games and played with toys have nothing to do.