I Don't Have Cable

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 185 People

    My Parents Won't Pay Fo...

    My parents won't pay for it. They would not watch it since they don't watch TV that much. And we are only three. So it would be waste of money
    Rawa Rawa
    18-21, F
    Apr 10, 2008

    PBS Is All You Really Need.

    You've got Faith and Reason with Bill Moyers, Foreign Exchange, Antiques Roadshow, The McLaughlin Group, NOVA, Power Yoga, Frontline,  the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Independent Lens, Masterpiece Theater and sooooo much more.  And what's best is there's hardly any...
    JackieZoid JackieZoid
    26-30, F
    Feb 19, 2007

    I live in an area that I can get reception from

    an HDTV antenna and my "cable" is Sling TV.
    wolf70jc wolf70jc
    46-50, M
    Mar 2, 2016

    Internet Killed Tv

    We don't do cable. It just isn't a luxury we want. There is Gamer mode. There is the Internet for everything else. There are dvds and videos. No bs mind-control, mass marketing crap!!
    forgiveisdevine forgiveisdevine
    51-55, F
    Oct 22, 2012

    Cable Vs Eating

    I think I would rather eat and watch the 12-15 channels that I have with the converter box rent a movie from redbox or go on youtube and find free movies someone has uploaded on there not really that serious to me I have different priorities that's just me it's way to expensive...
    foreversingle30 foreversingle30
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2011

    I stopped having cable in the 4th grade

    because my parents said it wasn't worth it. So now when people talk about these stupid commercials I have no idea what they're talking about xD and it's really hard to keep up with shows that I like...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    Haven't Had Cable In Almost 10 Years

    I don't really watch a lot of tv anyway.  Even when I had cable, I was usually only watching CNN and The Weather Channel.  Sometimes I'd watch TLC or Discovery, though I really don't put a lot of faith in their "educational" programming.  The internet has...
    pooge pooge
    41-45, F
    Oct 5, 2007

    I have DirecTV. Love it!

    Had it 4 years, low price great service!
    AuntieShani AuntieShani
    36-40, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    Don't have cable, no satellite,

    dish, nothing. Grew up without it & have never had it to this day! :o
    brunettebarbie14 brunettebarbie14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2014

    All I ever watch on television (sometimes) is

    the local news or an occasional movie on the weekends; I do not watch a lot of television. I can keep myself entertained with other activities. Sometimes, I check out DVDs from the library where I work. I use a "rabbit ears" type aerial in my apartment, and I am satisfied...
    s4019t s4019t
    31-35, M
    Jul 29, 2014

    And Don't Really Care

    I barely watch tv anyways, as long as I can see a few shows I'm good, I spend more time online or on the phone when I'm home.
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2008

    Never Have Had

    i just wouldnt get the time for it all, i always have too much to do, the thought of sitting down and watching hundreds of channels seems pointless. There is so much to be had out there.
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2008

    Too Much Family Time

    I love them....all 4 of my family members but since my parents decided we dont need cable anymore the family time has been too much. Im not addicted to the tv but having something to do once in awhile other then read a book( which i happen to love doing) would be nice. Good...
    rainbowdoor rainbowdoor
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2010

    Don't Really Want It

    If we had cable in the house, I'd probably watch it, but I really don't care that we don't have it. I can keep myself entertained fine without any TV at all, let alone one with a zillion channels.I'm fine with the handful of network channels I get.  I don't need any more.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Nov 18, 2012

    In Fact...

    since i moved out of my parents' house, i don't have ANY tv. except what i can get on the internet, and series i rent on dvd. i think it's pretty awesome and i intend to live my life this way. i must admit the occasional tv night at my parents' house is a welcome escape from full...
    janebee janebee
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2008

    I Actually Don't Even H...

    I actually don't even have a tv. CAble without TV is a waste of time.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2008

    Anything Worth Watching Is Downloadable

    If I ever want to watch TV again I'll get another expressvu dish. Maybe starchoice. Cable is a waste of money though. just about everything is on the internet and my monitor has better resolution than my tv, and my laptop has better sound with our speakers plugged in. I don't...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2007


    And I don't want it either.
    Mdear Mdear
    18-21, F
    Oct 24, 2010

    Long Time Running

    Cable hasn't lived in my house for years and years. In the beginning- No I won't start reading the Bible- the whole though of getting cable had me shrugging my shoulders. There were no good TV shows on at the time that I felt compelled to follow every single day. I was more of a...
    Linxer Linxer
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2010

    Or Satellite

    nope...no tv for me :(  i mean, i HAVE one, i just can't get any channels on it...i wish i could get the basic local ones, but...nope, must be in a bad spot or something :(  I used to have satellite before i moved into this apt building, but...i couldn't bring it...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

    Cable Is Really Expensive

    i don't have cable because it costs a lot of money, though i must admit, i do indulge when i'm at my boyfriend's parent's house...they have seriously every single channel on the face of this earth.... personally, i'm more of an internet junkie than a couch potato, though i do...
    quietrocket quietrocket
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2007

    There Is No Cable

    There is no cable available where I live, it's either dial up or satellite for internet. It's never been available. I called every company in the area. I even went door to door to get enough names to convince a cable company to run lines. That was almost 3 years ago. Because I...
    zunderwo zunderwo
    36-40, M
    Jun 27, 2010

    Yes, I don't have cable...

    Yes, I don't have cable. Honestly that's a twisted question. "You Don't Have Cable?" Good example of how it would be so easy to answer wrongly, I almost instinctively put "No". EP staff, murder the algorithm, put it out of its misery. Please!
    chovhani chovhani
    46-50, F
    Sep 20, 2007

    "Have You Seen That Comercial? the One That...."

    nope, they dont ever have to go on.... they forget that I havn't seen that comercial nor have I watched the news latley or whatever show may be all the rage....
    browneyedgirl23 browneyedgirl23
    31-35, F
    Mar 19, 2008

    Learned to Deal

    Supernatural, Prison Break, Friends, Will&Grace, Gossip Girl, Sex and the City. I don't think I'd really watch it that much if I got it.
    ItsDizzy ItsDizzy
    18-21, F
    Oct 12, 2007

    I Like Not Having Cable

    If I had cable, I'd probably turn into a terrible bum.  I have my parents to thank for not having an addiction to cable TV.  I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune, the news, an The Young and the Restless - but only if I stayed home sick from school.  My sister and I...
    sbouchette sbouchette
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2008

    I Have Digital Cable. ...

    I have digital cable.  I can't get along without my wrestling!
    Luvbooks Luvbooks
    36-40, F
    Apr 10, 2008

    I Sure Do.  New Zealan...

    I sure do.  New Zealand T.V sux without cable.  we only have 5 channels one of which is in another language
    renegadeangel renegadeangel
    26-30, F
    Oct 12, 2007

    I Will Not Use Cable Or Satelite Tv

    Like most I fell for Comcast's low pricing when it first came out. Month by month the billing increased until finally I said; 'enough !' and canceled it. In came Direct TV another with low teaser rates but within four months they were charging as much as Comcast had been. Out...
    everwonder everwonder
    Jan 1, 2013
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