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Poll results: What do you have? (Check all that apply)

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  • Land Line

    29 56.86%
  • Internet Phone

    5 9.80%
  • Cell Phone

    44 86.27%
  • DSL

    23 45.10%
  • Dial Up Internet

    5 9.80%
  • Broadband (Cable)

    22 43.14%
  • Broadband (Phone Company Card)

    0 0%
  • Home wireless network

    18 35.29%
  • Regular Cable TV

    17 33.33%
  • Internet TV

    2 3.92%
  • Digital Cable

    16 31.37%
  • Just watch shows on line (Thank you ABC, NBC, CBS....)

    3 5.88%
  • TV Antenna (Roof and Bunny Ears)

    7 13.73%
  • None of the Above... (I live off the grid)

    0 0%
  • Others (Please explain yourself)

    11 21.57%
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Thread: Home services (AIB Cost of Cell Phones)

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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    Home services (AIB Cost of Cell Phones)

    The cost of the cell phone thread noted that there are several of us that only have cell phones. This made me wonder how many people have particular combinations of home services such as cable, internet, home phone, and similar.

    So speak up cyburbia! Tell us about what you pay for!
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
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    Directv - satellite digital tv
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    DSL and bunny ears.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    Land Line, DSL and Direct TV from Qwest. $130/mo
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Cyburbian zman's avatar
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    Dial-up.
    Land Line (Qwest)
    Dish Network (no cable lines out in the sticks).
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Cyburbian Plus Salmissra's avatar
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    In addition the land line, 3 cell phones (hey - work provides the crackberry!), and DSL, we also have HD-DirecTV.
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    2 cell phones ($100 a month)

    Digital Cable with premium channels and DVR, + cable internet. ($150 a month)

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    Super Moderator kjel's avatar
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    All utilities included in the rent including cable and high speed internet. Rutgers IS good for something after all.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Cyburbian Hceux's avatar
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    Landline phone: $35-$38/month
    DSL internet: $42.35
    Cable TV: free. My landlord pays for it.

    Note, the above figures are in Canadian dollars.

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    Cyburbian jsk1983's avatar
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    Broadband Internet, Comcast $29.99 intro rate
    T-Mobile Cell Phone $39.99/mo
    Rabbit Ears, I'm fine with no cable, althouggh I can't seem to get Fox or anything higher than channel 11 for that matter
    No land line

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    Cyburbian Plus
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    No cell phone, No phone message machine, No FAX machine here.

    I Do have a package deal - phone, cable tv & cable internet for $91 @ month.
    Long Distance included.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Mobile phone: £35 pcm inc unlimited cross network minutes, unlimited text messages, free internet

    Cable TV/Broadband (upto 2Mb)/Landline (unlimited weekend & evening calls) combined: £41 pcm - looking to get a cheaper deal soon though.

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    Cyburbian Captain Worley's avatar
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    Land line, basic cable, and dial up.

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    Cyburbian Mud Princess's avatar
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    Two land lines (one for home, one for office), standard cable TV, and Road Runner. No cell phone... though I do have a Tracfone with a limited number of minutes for use while traveling.

    I'm surprised to see I'm not the only one without a cell phone! We are definitely in the minority. I don't even like talking on the phone. Our home phone bill is never more than $35-40 a month.

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    Cyburbian Plus dandy_warhol's avatar
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    vonage
    cell phone
    home wireless
    broadband

    i had just a cell phone for a long time, but i got sick of dropped calls and sh***y reception. so the BF and i wen with Vonage. $18/month free vonage to vonage calls.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    2 cell phones
    Wireless Interent by cable modem (paid for as part of assoc dues.

    No Cable TV beyond the free stuff on internet
    No land line
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Cyburbian zman's avatar
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    Oh yeah, our land line is just the basic phone. No caller ID, call waiting or anything.
    Qwest was certainly surprised that there was someone out there that did not want all the bells and whistles and they did their best to sell us on everything.

    However, just the basic phone line is around $20/month.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    We have:
    • DSL
    • Land line
    • 1 cell phone
    • no cable - rabbit ears
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

    Six seasons and a movie!

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    Cyburbian DetroitPlanner's avatar
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    Land Line
    Cell Phone
    DSL

    If I did not have an alarm on the house I would consider dropping the land line if I could keep DSL without resorting to cable.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    We have the cable package - Digital Cable (+DVR) , phone and broadband. My husband has a cell phone, that I use only when I'm roadtripping with the kids and without him.

    and i LOVE DVR. the only person that watches real time tv in our house is DH - usually baseball or Dirty Jobs or Bizarre Foods.

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    Cyburbian the north omaha star's avatar
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    Unlimited long distance and DSL (Verizon) - $92
    Cell Phones (Verizon Wireless) - $70
    Basic Cable (Comcast) - $50
    Total: $212/month

    Damn this is high! Time to talk to the Mrs. about switching!!
    I am recognizing that the voice inside my head
    is urging me to be myself but never follow someone else
    Because opinions are like voices we all have a different kind". --Q-Tip

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    Cyburbian jmello's avatar
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    How could you leave off satellite TV?

    We have:
    DishNetwork (200+ channels, local channels and HBO) w/1 HD DVR receiver and 1 SD DVR receiver $70.00
    2 Nextel mobile phones (free long distance and free calls after 7:00pm and on weekends) $80.00
    1 TimeWarner RoadRunner Lite (cable modem) $29.00
    Total $179.00

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    Cyburbian CJC's avatar
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    Cell phone, air card for laptop, and digital cable and internet.

    Haven't had a land-line in a decade.

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    Cyburbian Bubba's avatar
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    Land line (hardly ever used), cell phone for Mrs. Bubba, work-provided CrackBerry for me, DSL for the home computer, regular cable (which we'll probably switch to digital now that the costs are roughly the same).
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    Cyburbian Queen B's avatar
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    We have a cable package that provides internet, phone(local and long distance), and cable ( no movie channels.) $153.
    Cell phone $62. I carry the cell. The area where the family is does not get reception.

    So $215
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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