Slash Your Satellite or Cable TV Bill
How to lower your monthly Cable TV or Satellite bill
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Customers of Dish Network TV, DIRECTV, and Cable TV providers know the benefits and convenience this type of service provides.
While media streaming is still relatively a new industry, nothing beats the convenience a Satellite Receiver or Cable Box along with a DVR provides. Unfortunately this all comes at a premium price to end users.
There will always be a large segment of the population that can afford or are simply unwilling to do without the higher priced services from Cable TV or Satellite providers. Some folks are intimidated by new technology and would rather stick what they know and feel comfortable with.
For those that would accept nothing less than a DIRECTV Premier Package for their television entertainment needs and are not quite ready to completely cut the cable, we understand.
That's why we would like to pass along a few money saving tips to help reduce your monthly bill.
Take Advantage of New Customer Bundles and Promotions
Satellite and Cable TV providers offer low cost packages in order to entice new customers to try their service. These typically only last a year and then the price increases to a much higher rate.
Be aware Satellite providers require a contract of two to three years. This is to off-set the cost of the hardware which is often provided free for new customers.
Cable TV providers do not require a contract and will often give great deals on bundles which includes Internet, TV and Phone. These are typically limited to a year after which the price reverts to the normal rate.
Negotiate With Satellite and Cable Providers for a Discount
As a long term customer of the Satellite or Cable TV industry, unfortunately the same deals that new customers often get usually do not apply. However, here are a few tips that can help cut your monthly bill.
1. Renegotiate your monthly bill with your provider. Be sure to ask for customer retention department and tell them that you want to cancel your service and are going with another provider. Customer retention agents are trained to keep customers and will offer special pricing for a six to twelve month period of time not available to first line customer service reps. They may also throw in extras like free HBO and Showtime as incentives as well if you ask. Be polite yet firm and this can amount to a nice additional savings every month. When the special promotion expires, be sure to call back and renegotiate your bill again.
2. Switch to another provider that offers great introductory pricing. This requires more work, although by taking advantage of these savings it can amount to significant reduction of your monthly bill.
3. Try a media streamer like Roku and see if this is something that can help supplement your television programming needs. Many will find it offers enough content to reduce their programming package to a lower channel tier which can help lower the monthly cost significantly.
4. If you have a Cable or Sattelite account, you can eliminate extra box rental fees by using Roku streamers on your extra television sets. Just add these Roku channels and watch many of the same shows on Roku on demand without the added monthly fees.
Cable TV Providers, Dish Network TV or DIRECTV still offers access to decent television programming, as long as one can afford the cost for this service.