Well we did it. I contacted AT&T and we cancelled U-verse TV. The only thing left with them is our internet. When I called they of course tried to come up with various packages to try and keep me with them. All of them would cost more than just cutting the cord and going with what we have set up for streaming. In the process they did bump our internet access from 18mb to 24mb for the same cost we are paying now.
We were thinking of moving to Toast.net for internet service, but now I need to do some evaluation to be sure. The upside of Toast.net is that there is no data cap. AT&T has a 1000gb cap. From studying our usage so far it looks like we would able to fairly easily stay under the cap. They both charge $60 for 24mb download speed. But I think we might be able to use 18mb download without any buffering issues. During our testing period we did not notice any buffering. If we do decide that 18mb will work, Toast.net offers 18mb for $50 a month with no cap. We will have to think about that some more. It might be worth going to Toast.net just to avoid the data cap.
So how much do we think we will actually be able to save by cord cutting? Here is the breakdown we are looking at:
Here is how our AT&T bill breaks down: Continue reading “Cord Cutting Update #4”