5G Home Internet Is Here. And, So Are Streaming Services with “Cable Like” 100 channel line-ups, Including Local Networks. That’s great, Because I’ve had it with cable!
Not everything about Streaming is better than Satellite or Cable. And not everyone can replace cable internet access with 5G, but I and millions of others are doing just that. Here’s how that’s been working out for me, and might, for you.
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Finally, we are seeing solutions for a streaming alternative to cable, that don’t require paying for a “zillion’ different apps/streams. YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV are two excellent examples. They combine roughly 100 channels including local TV in their packages. AKA – similar to Cable, including having add on packages, but it streaming rather than cable, with its advantages and its disadvantages.
WOW!Although not exactly an Apples to Apples comparison, but, replacing my monthly Xfinity cable/internet, with its $295 a month (total), to $115/month + taxes, will save me almost $2000/year!
Some eye-opening pricing numbers: In my case, My Gigabit speed internet (not really that fast – more like 550Mb to 600Mb) from Xfinity (Comcast), plus cable TV (no HBO or any other premium channels), just basic sports added (
My bill for February had I not cancelled was going up to $295/month (taxed and tagged), which includes four 4K capable wireless WiFi boxes, one for each TV and projector in my home.
5G Home Internet from T-Mobile Cell Tower, Plus YouTube TV: $115 (plus taxes – haven’t gotten the first bill yet so don’t know exactly what the taxes will be.)
That’s about $150+ in savings depending on the details, but, a quick almost $2000 a year in savings!
Interested yet? Note, there are a couple of caveats, which I’ll discuss in these pages.
How We Made it to 5G and Streaming – A Bit of Background: From early DirecTV to current times
My Practical History. Twenty years or so ago, while living in So. Cal, DirecTV arrived. Internet was piped in from Cox cable. My home relied on those two for our electronic entertainment until we moved to Florida 3 years ago and change.
I always heard DirecTV ads stating how satellite users were vastly more happy with their service than those with cable. I never had the opportunity to compare but it didn’t matter, because I found DirecTV to be both good and reliable (although hardly inexpensive). It wasn’t until I moved to a condo in Florida 3 years ago, that I had to give up satellite, and go with cable. (Xfinity). No offense, but, having spent the better part of two decades with DirecTV, I couldn’t agree more, that DirecTV is better than cable, in a number of ways. But, as I’m not going to be using either, going forward…
So, I’m not going to focus on cable, other than to mention my dissatisfaction with aspects of cable, and the annoyingly high costs – (seemingly only getting more expensive)! Those, however are what really motivated me in the last couple of months to consider, and switch to one of the alternatives.
I’ve previously considered dropping cable to stream, but I figured I was still stuck with my cable company for internet. That always seemed like solving only half the problem
There are two issues when it comes to “cutting the cord”: