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I Don't Have Cable

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 191 People

    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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    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

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    I have DirecTV. Love it!

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

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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...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    :d

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

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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 31-35, M Jun 27, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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

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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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    I don't know why I don't have close friends. I'm not an extrovert but I've been able to lost most of my shyness in the few past years, and sometimes I think I have plenty of...
    juanc64 juanc64 16-17, M Oct 9

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    Not a single one. My only life is my mother and stepfather. I am in my twenties and don't have any mates. Growing up I had people I talked to casually, but no 'friends'. I mostly...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Most of the time, it's fine that I don't have friends. But not too long ago, I went through a period where I wished I had some. My last girlfriend had been my best friend, and I...
    chickiebos chickiebos 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't have any kids I would like to have kids but I cant afford kids I have no money I don't even have a job
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    I don't have any friends now because I have outgrown them AND I made poor choices a while ago. I would like to make new friends hopefully near to me but if not, far away would be...
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I have a few in another state, but they are always busy, so they never have time to talk to me. When they do talk to me, I get the vibe that they could care less if I never spoke...
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    While I find some tattoos very attractive I don't think I could get one myself. I don't think I could handle the needle and my skin looks better without the ink!
    lesbianjen lesbianjen 18-21, F Oct 5

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    Honesty all my friends already have a car or know how to drive. I don't because I really have no interest an driving or learning how to drive. It isn't a big deal to me. I took my...
    vertffy vertffy 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    Okay so very touchy subject generally, so just thought i'd say prior i don't mean to offend anyone just expressing some of my opinion's. I'm not particularly religious was born...
    curranjm curranjm 18-21, M Oct 19

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    I don't trust my parents with everything cuz they won't understand I don't know if I can trust my friends with some information I have no one
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    I have no one, its not the first time. I talk to the wall because it won't tell my secrets. humans don't get me they don't want me I'm nothing to them. no matter how much I try, I...
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 21

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    but I'm okay with that. I have 1 friend married 25 1 son she's a christian that lives and breaths for God. Been friends with her almost 9 yrs. Then I have another friend 32 2 boys...
    jbnj12 jbnj12 26-30, F Oct 1

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    My girlfriend gave birth to our son 16 months ago, and ever since then I don't seem to have any motivation for doing things. Before he was born I was learning guitar and had...
    mk1rich mk1rich 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    I don't speak to a single person in my family. My parents are very cold and don't express emotions. I left home when I was 17, and have been all alone since. I knew nothing about...
    screaminginside81 screaminginside81 31-35, F Oct 16

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    Well, I do have but it has been broken for almost five years now. I didn't ever had much in there anyways, maybe ketchup, butter, and sometimes cheese, sausage or meatballs. After...
    finnerd finnerd 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I'm not a very social person and the people that invite me out do things i don't do. i feel bad for blowing them off but why should i do something if i feel is wrong.
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I ought to have a retirement account at my age. I just don't feel like starting one because I have a lot of debts to pay off. I'll start a savings plan next year, or maybe...
    CayucosBeach CayucosBeach 46-50, M Oct 18

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    Been about 2 years so far. Have a rod in my arm which is awesome. I love not having to go through the pain and the annoyance. Also love not getting preggers too!
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F Oct 6

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    I wish I had a different family sometimes, but then I stop and look, and see how lucky I am. I should be more grateful and appreciative that I have a family of my own.
    raspberryicetea raspberryicetea 13-15, F Oct 12

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    If you want to know more about me, then you can speak to me in person. My profile gives a genral idea of who I am. If anyone wants to know more, then they'll have to ask me...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F Oct 13

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    No kids. No Husband. No Significant other. And I am quite happy (and a little proud). Not that anything wrong with the above. Its just not for me right now. And I'm so glad I didn...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I'm a clingy bundle of problems how the hell do I have friends
    SonicEXE SonicEXE 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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