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I Don't Have Cable

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 191 People

    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

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    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 16-17, F Apr 10, 2008

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    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...
    unknown304 unknown304 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    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 16-18, F Oct 12, 2007

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    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 46-50 Jan 1, 2013

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    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

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    I have DirecTV. Love it!

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30, M Jul 29, 2014

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    I Have Digital Cable. ...

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25 2 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    :d

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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    Don't have cable, no satellite,

    dish, nothing. Grew up without it & have never had it to this day! :o
    brunettebarbie14 brunettebarbie14 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    "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

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    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I need some help, I really don't have any friends. I am lucky to talk to two adults in one day, usually my mom and my husband(who I love). I think I am a good person, I try not...
    momof4goingcrazy momof4goingcrazy 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I don't have any real friends that are female, other than my ex sister-in-law. My best friend is a man.
    angierose2014 angierose2014 36-40, F Jan 20

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    I don't have but 2 friends its hard to trust people
    sugarplum44 sugarplum44 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    This is kinda hard to write about just because it is embarrassing. .. I mean what 18 year old doesn't have friends?? I try and I have tried my whole life but nothing seems to...
    JaneEbony JaneEbony 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't know why this is happening right now. I had a best friend for 7 years & we have been through so much together. I have had a really hard life and I don't trust many people...
    Wvgirl20 Wvgirl20 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my family to bits and most of them are wonderful and supportive! But... we've just never had that sense of closeness that so many families have. I'm...
    Saiyanprincess Saiyanprincess 18-21, F Jan 2

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    My husband just left me in the house by myself...again. I don't care that he hangs out with his friends but he makes the plans early in the day and won't tell me until a hour...
    Javail5 Javail5 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Society has put a pressure on us, the youth and the young adults, to "have your life together." We've been asked countless times when we were kids, "What do you want to be when you...
    elliechickenface elliechickenface 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Not sure I have any! I don't go out much. I don't drink. .....?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 20

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    and I kinda don't want any for a long while ... all of my friends or people I know are either on there first child or second or third which is crazy even thinking about it now and...
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like where ever I go I don't really fit in.i feel that they like me and my personality but I never quite fit in to any place
    painfullyloving painfullyloving 16-17, F Jan 4

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    I'm new on this site and my best friend all of a sudden hates me. We first met in 7th grade and we played basketball together and became fast friends. Soon we became best friends...
    Rooknightingale43 Rooknightingale43 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    every single ''friend'' i had turned out to be fake and every single girl turned out to be a mistake i'm content and happy just being on my own i pleasure myself real good i don't...
    AndeleAndele AndeleAndele 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I spend a good portion of each day lost in fantasy. I have a friend that I can have sexy conversations with. This usually leads me to writing a new erotic story or creating a new...
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    My dad died in a fight when he was drunk when i was 3 . haha. Damn guy. The guy who killed him had knucklebusters like a punch bltch. Too much blood rushed to his brain. I barely...
    Savagez Savagez 13-15, M 16 hrs ago

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    I thought I had a friend but turns out that I didn't. I was just being used....
    Urtech Urtech 22-25, M Jan 8

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    It's been this way for ten years now. He married my mom when I was five and has been unkind to me ever since he married her. I can't take it anymore, being disrespected. It...
    ningqin ningqin 13-15, F Jan 11

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    My mum isn't like other mums... Things I should have done with my mum, my dad had to come with and do because she's too busy being selfish. he even said to me 'isn't this...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    at a church event. I'm ready to go home. I have no car.
    tinalr tinalr 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I am 21 and turning 22 this year.. i am also a member of NBSB. When i turne to this page and find out that there is a community like this, and find out i am not alone. ??i love...
    xxbiRitch xxbiRitch 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10