Sep 29

Tips on TV Providers

Are you paying too much for television? Moving house and considering switching plans? Want to know what options are out there? Telephone companies like AT&T and Verizon Communications have already begun to bring a bit of competition to the TV provider market - a move that Yale Braunstein, an economist at the University of Berkeley says will eventually drive down cable costs and save consumers big bucks. Until then, the market continues to be dominated by cable and satellite. But with so many providers, and so many packages, finding the best deal can be mind-boggling.

That’s where Whitefence.com comes in. The site, a forum for major cable and satellite providers across the U.S., can help you decide whether cable or satellite is right for you, and then help you find the best deals available in your area. Find the next-best solution to splicing cable from your neighbors:

1. Best Cable Rates are only a click away. Simply enter your address into the form, and within seconds you’ll see the services and prices available in your area.

2. Best Satellite Rates - When it comes to satellite TV service, you can pay anywhere from $31.99 a month for 60 channels, up to $93.99 a month for 215 channels. But because there is so much competition among satellite providers (http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/12-22-2005-84685.asp), most give the equipment (and installation) for free. Also check out Whitefence.com for the cheapest options in your area.

3. Free Online TV – That’s right. By far the cheapest option for tuning into the tube is FreeTVOnline.com. All you have to do is download the FreeTVOnline software to get to access to over 2,000 channels from around the world. As their slogan says, “Every computer is a free TV!”

- Jenny Hazan

Comments

  • Where's the catch with the latter? Are they legal?

    Sep 29