Skip to comments.‘A Soup of Misery’: Over Half of People Say They’d Abandon Their Cable Company, if Only They Could
Posted on 06/06/2014 4:19:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Frustrated with rising prices? Check. Keep getting hit with more fees and charges? Check. You're paying for more channels than you'd ever want to watch? Check.
These are just a handful of the most common complaints consumers have when it comes to grappling with cable companies. And it's not just anecdotal: A survey of subscribers on the nation's biggest cable providers has found that more than half of Americans would abandon their cable provider if they felt they could. Cable rage is real, and here's the data to prove it.
Fifty-three percent of respondents to a recent survey said they'd leave their current cable company if they had a choice. But as many as 70 percent said their options are too limited, according to the study by consulting group cg42.
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Cut the cord.
I don’t have cable.
What am I missing?
Done >10yrs ago.
There’s always choice.
Stop paying stupid quantities of money for cable or satellite.
You won’t miss it. The only reason most people do it is some kind of silly societal expectation or measure of success. “I have cable, I must be doing well.”
Time to view it another way... “I don’t have cable. I know better than to be ripped off.”
$70 a month is $840 a year. And many pay a lot more than that for multiple boxes and premium channels.
How much content can you pay per view, rent or BUY in the form of movies or season box sets for that kind of money? Answer: More than you can watch.
Never was an option in my neck of the woods.
Bought and buried 200 feet of coax when my underground untility feed was dug 22 years ago and there it still lies....waiting.
DirectTV came first.
In my case a decent internet connection. My phone connection was like a string and two cans.
The garbage company, too.
One should be BLOATing at $70/mo.
Kill tha tee-vee! What are these people smoking that they think they don’t have a choice?
I want channel by channel choice.I have 400 channels,only a dozen of which I watch.
Exactly. Fortunately, the internet service is a legitimate work expense for me so my company covers part of the bill.
I can’t get cable where I live. The choices are Dish, DirecTV, and digital broadcast. Hard times hit in 2009. I got rid of satellite since it had hundreds of channels I wasn’t watching anyway. Once things improved, I never saw the need to get it back.
We are cable free since January.
I canceled my cable when TWC signed me up for something that wouldn’t even support streaming DESPITE ME MAKING THAT FIRST AND FOREMOST IN MY ORDER.
When I called to cancel, I got connected to some high pressure hick salesman, who wasted an hour of my life trying to convice me I was making a big mistake. Then it took another 20 min to be connected to someone to cancel my cable. THEN it took 45 minutes on hold with billing to get my deposit refunded- which I have to wait 2 weeks to get back..
I bought an HD TV antennae and get 21 FREE channels with shows like the original Star Trek, Emergency, Cannon, the Rockford Files, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, The Fugitive, Maude, All in the Family, I Love Lucy, The Donna Reed Show, The Rifleman, MASH and my favorite, WKRP in Cincinnati. I love them all and I am always laughing at the innocent humor from back then.
Best of all, there is no narcissistic a-hole hogging my screen.
Cable these days is nothing more than good clear commercials delivered to and paid for by the consumer.
The amount of content now is less than 50% of program time, commercials fill the rest.