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How Much Can I Save?

Take back the cash.

The days of paying for cable channels you don't watch are over. Find out how Elaine knocked out cable, kept watching her favorite shows and saved $1,110 per year.

Braintree resident Elaine knocked out cable and saved $1,110 in a year.

Elaine, Braintree resident
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Elaine, Braintree Resident

Let's crunch the numbers.

Elaine was unhappy with her cable bill.

She was paying more than $200 per month for cable, Internet and phone, yet her family watched only a handful of channels.

BELD Digital Triple Play

(cable, Internet and phone)

$130.95/mo

+

Equipment, fees & taxes

$80.45/mo

=

Total to BELD with cable
$211.40

So, she decided to drop cable and start streaming.

She replaced Digital Triple Play with BELD’s promotion for Internet + phone. She also eliminated cable box fees for three TVs totaling $41.95/month, along with nearly $20/month in other fees.

All said and done, her monthly BELD bill slashed nearly 70%, from $211 to $66.

BELD 100/30 Internet + Phone

($39.95/mo) + Phone ($10/mo)

$49.95/mo

+

Equipment, fees & taxes

$16.00/mo

=

Total to BELD without cable
$65.95

Next, Elaine looked at her choices to replace cable. She narrowed it down to three:

Option 1:

YouTube TV would give Elaine the networks, local and cable news, HGTV and ESPN, along with Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots games.

YouTube TV subscription
$49.95
$49.95
Total to BELD without cable
$65.95

Including phone, taxes, fees, etc.

$65.95
Total per month
$115.90
$115.90
Monthly savings over cable
$95.50

Option 2:

Philo is less expensive with fewer channels, but offers the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime.

Philo subscription
$20.00
$20.00
Total to BELD without cable
$65.95

Including phone, taxes, fees, etc.

$65.95
Total per month
$85.95
$85.95
Monthly savings over cable
$125.45

Option 3:

Antenna and

Elaine also considered buying an antenna to watch over-the-air channels for free (including PBS, NBC, CBS and ABC) and supplementing it with the Netflix subscription she already had.

Antenna
FREE*
FREE*
Netflix subscription
14.95
14.95
Total to BELD without cable
$65.95

Including phone, taxes, fees, etc.

$65.95
Total per month
$80.90
$80.90
Monthly savings over cable
$130.50

The decision:

Elaine replaced cable with YouTube TV. She saves $96/month or $1,152/year.

What would you choose? Options 2 and 3 would save you even more!

Need help comparing options?

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