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TV and cellphone

June 2nd, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Did the over-the-air digital mandate finally go into effect? I noticed that I completely lost my one analog channel. Decided to completely rescan, but still ended up with only 3 good channels. Oh well, I can't complain since it's free.

Wow, I had to double check this month's phone usage, because I really thought I made a mistake somewhere. But... apparently not. I used only $1.67 worth of minutes! I guess this makes sense because most of my conversations were through email. This pre-pay arrangement is really working out nicely for me!

9 Responses to “TV and cellphone”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    As far as I know the change starts on June 12th. Great job on the cell phone usage. I should probably get something similar.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    I see. Yeah, I'll probably re-scan again that day.

  3. Caoineag Says:

    I am so tempted to go to prepaid. I think we would definitely save money over the long term. We just don't use enough minutes to justify even the lowest family plan.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yeah, it's working out great for me, but I also have to qualify that I am a very low usage user. To give you an idea of how I ended up with such a low cost, I only used 18.6 minutes in the month of May.

    I think for people who use minutes more regularly, monthly plans might hold a better value.

  5. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    I'm prepaid too... and a light user like you.... we text more that speak on the phone over here... much cheaper than monthly plans for me...

  6. whitestripe Says:

    do you have a set-top box? i dont know if it's the same as here, but our reception was absolutely crap until we decided to lay down the dough (all $49 of it) for a set-top box. now we have PERFECT reception, and more channels (well, we have 10 channels - used to be 5 channels - i know you guys get more for free but that's how it's always been for us).

  7. whitestripe Says:

    oh - and last month i was only $23 off my cap plan of $300 Big Grin i like to talk a lot on the phone. and we don't have a home phone that we use, it's only there for internet.

  8. broken arrow Says:

    Um... I don't have a set-top box, but I'll look into it.

    However, a normal set-top box here is just a TV tuner, be it analog or digital. Unless there's some kind of new technology that helps to clean or boost signals.

    In any case, I watch most of my TV shows now on Hulu.

  9. asmom Says:

    Some TV stations chose to go earlier than the switch over date. June 12th is the last date by which they have to had made the switch.

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