How I “Broke up” With Big Cable and Saved Thousands (Without Losing My Favorite Channels)

Ben Gordon
How I “Broke up” With Big Cable and Saved Thousands (Without Losing My Favorite Channels)
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What the hell happened to TV? I remember when I could sit down, zap the tube, and watch all my favorite shows for around $25 bucks a month. And it wasn’t that long ago, either (I’m only 35!).

Big cable is running scared because of services like Netflix, Hulu, and all those other streaming platforms. And that’s caused them to jack up prices like crazy.

Can you believe that my basic cable package went up to $75 a month? And the price for local channels skyrocketed 50% in the last year!

Everyone is telling me to shell out another $20 a month for Netflix, but here’s the problem with that:

Netflix doesn’t have my local channels

Netflix doesn’t have the news

Netflix doesn’t have sports

Netflix shows KINDA SUCK (most of them, at least)

Also, I DON’T WANT TO SPEND MORE MONEY!

Luckily, I found the answer. It’s called Sling TV.

Sling gives me all the channels I want, PLUS my locals, and at HALF the cost of my cable bill. And that’s just to start.

They also tossed in:

Free HD antenna

Free AirTV 2 for local channels

Free Trial

I’m going to tell you how you can save about 1000 bucks a year (like I do) in just a minute. But first, I’ll give you a quick look at what Sling TV is all about.

Why I Chose Sling TV

Sling TV is the same as cable TV but with one big difference: It’s an internet service and not a cable box service.

To watch it, turn on your computer, smart TV, or phone and select the Sling TV app.

From that point on, it’s just like cable TV. You can surf channels, watch the local news, catch live sports, enjoy a movie, and everything else. JUST. LIKE. CABLE. Except it’s half the price (or less).

Not only that, but Sling TV comes with some other perks that you won’t get with cable:

** No contracts or penalties**

Watch multiple channels at once

10 hours of DVR included for free (upgrades available)

Add premium channel packages instantly for as little as $5

Works with all digital media devices (Roku, Fire Stick, Chromecast, Apple TV, etc.)

Works on all gadgets (Android and iOS phones, tablet, computer, Xbox One, etc.)

In-Demand viewing

Authenticates with your TV apps (Watch ESPN, FX Now, Bravo, etc.)

Sounds pretty good, right? So, what’s the catch?

There isn’t really a catch. The only thing is, you need a decent internet connection. If you can stream videos on YouTube without interruptions, your internet is good enough for Sling TV.

How to Switch To Sling TV (Right Now)

Why should you switch to Sling TV right now? Because you don’t have to ditch cable right away to try it out. You can check it out for FREE over the weekend, thanks to Sling’s free trial.

You don’t have to make any calls, install any boxes, or wait for any cable guys to switch to Sling TV. And there are NO CONTRACTS. You can cancel anytime.

Here’s how to do it:

1 Go to sling.com

Head to [sling.com] (https://trutrack.aquarterricher.com/click)to get started. You won’t need to wait for anything or talk to anyone. Explore the features for yourself to see if Sling TV is right for you.

2 Choose your package and sign up

Sling has two packages to choose from: Blue and Orange. Each package costs $30, or you can get both for $45.

Here are the differences between them:

Blue: Blue has more channels than Orange but fewer sports. It also allows you to stream to more devices at once.

Orange: Orange doesn’t have as many channels, but you get ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3. You also get the Disney Channel, which isn’t included in the Blue package.

The best option is clearly to get both for $45. But in my case, I went with Orange to save a bit more cash. Orange has all my sports, three news channels, a bunch of movie and entertainment channels, and my locals.

Once you choose your package, just fill out a quick form, and you’ll be ready to start your free trial.

3 Download the Sling TV app on your devices

Ever download an app before? Pretty easy, right? Head to the App Store, Play Store, or Amazon Appstore on your device and download Sling TV. It takes about 60 seconds.

When the app is finished downloading, open it up, and enter the username and password you chose when you signed up at sling.com.

4 Watch TV (and choose your add-ons)

Once you enter your username and password, you’ll go to the Sling TV dashboard. This is kind of like an updated TV Guide channel. It’s where you’ll see all the shows that are currently airing. If you’re ready for some tube time, scroll through and select what you want to watch.

You can also optimize your viewing experience directly from your TV or device by adding extra perks and packages. Select add-ons from the Sling TV dashboard, and they’ll be available immediately.

Want to binge a series on Showtime this month? Add it to your dashboard for $10 and cancel whenever you want. Need some more DVR hours? Add 50 more for $5. It doesn’t get easier than that.

5 Save Money on Cable

The best part of switching to Sling TV is sitting on the couch watching the game on Sunday and knowing that I’ll never have to look at a cable bill again.

The average Sling TV user saves over $900 a year in bills. I’ve been using it for a couple of years, and I’ve saved thousands.

There really is no reason to keep paying for cable. It’s overpriced and outdated, and it’s incredibly frustrating to make the simplest change or get in touch with customer service.

I might not use Sling TV forever, but for now, it’s the best way to enjoy cable and local channels at a fraction of the cost.

Head to Sling to make the switch today. You (and your wallet) will be happy you did!