I love Netflix (NFLX). I honestly do not know where I would be during busy season without the streaming subscription service and even on lazy Saturday or Sunday mornings with the lady binge watching a show with a cup of coffee. For us “cable cutters”, Netflix has been a wonderful supplement for our entertainment purposes. Back in 2014, Netflix rose their prices on new customers from $7.99 to $9.99, but didn’t touch us grandfathered customers. They didn’t touch us, until now. Our price will go up 25% from $7.99 to $9.99 or a “small” $2 more per month or $24/year (excluding taxes). Question is – when and at what price will Netflix be too much or too high?
Lanny inspired me this week to call my cable provider, AT&T, and see if I could reduce my current monthly bill of about $110/month. I know this is extremely expensive and the bill is almost split evenly between internet and TV. However, unlike his success story of helping his family reduce their bill, I left my phone conversation frustrated and craving some better alternatives. Darn you AT&T, why must you pay me such a great dividend! I figured I would document some of the research I have been performing all morning as I search the internet for better solutions.