As the digital revolution has set in, customers have more options to watch their favorite programs with OTA TV to streaming services. With all of these options available nowadays, it can be quite hard to find a cheap cable package which works for you. Are you one of those customers who do not want all channels, but only a select few at a lower price? If so, you are lucky to be living in the digital age.
Research Your Options
There are many different options available to you: basic, cable bundles and advance packages. Knowing what your present options are can help choose a package that will meet your requirements.
Cable service providers in the US have to offer a basic package that comprises broadcast channels, in addition to government, public service and local-access channels. These cable packages are also subject to price control from the government, so they are often available to customers for below 20 dollars a month, but cable TV providers do not mention it on their website. You can use this information to negotiate with your existing cable company and get a better deal from them. In other words, tell them that they are responsible to offer you the basic package.
The next option is “expanded basic”. The step up from basic cable costs more in comparison but provides a relatively wider range of TV channels. A cable operator usually shows these as the cheapest cable package available on its website, although a more affordable option exists out there.
Decide What You Want from Cable
If you are living single, and are not used to watching TV on a daily basis, a basic package may suffice for you. However, if you are living with your family, then you will need a more advanced package that caters to varied tastes. When choosing a cable plan, have a clear idea in mind with regards to what you or your family requires. For instance, maybe you all prefer arts over sports, or perhaps it is vice versa. It is a no-brainer to choose the package favoring what everyone prefers the most. It gets trickier when some members of your family prefer arts, some sports, and so on. In this case, you will have to make compromises of some sort to keep your monthly costs down.