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I Don't Have Cable

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 191 People

    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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    I have DirecTV. Love it!

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My parents are both wonderful people. It isn't that they don't have time for me (which it kinda is actually) but my sister has lupus, shes 32 and I'm 22....she's been sick since...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F Dec 2

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    What I tell my friends is that you guys aren't my best friends your really good friends but one is not better than another so technically I don't have a BEST friend
    cchristinaa cchristinaa 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I feel dead. I have no idea who to talk to. My parents already have enough bothering them. My best friends are oblivious and frankly I don't have the guts to tell them anything...
    PassionateIndifference PassionateIndifference 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I don't have anywhere I'm really attached to like that place that puts a smile on your face
    twixxer twixxer 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I've probably said this to 20 people on here. But its worth repeating: The source of all unhappiness is having expectation. Expectations exist solely in your mind. They are a...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I don't understand why I just can't have a "friend". Not a friend with benefits. Just a ******' friend! Most of my "friends" are males and 85% of the time they end up liking me...
    Aquarius05 Aquarius05 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Well that's not true. I have one. And when I don't get a fix. I go through deep with drawls. My drug of choice ? Is you!! I miss you so very much sweetheart !!!!!! :-)) :-((
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I miss having a best friend. :/ I got into an argument with my ex-best friend a few months ago and now she refuses to associate with me. Don't get me wrong, I didn't want to talk...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I don't even know what a boiler is. But I'm glad they break down sometimes! No school!
    Somethingcute Somethingcute 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    So, b*tches, you can't break something which doesn't exist
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    it's been a while since i actually socially; or consider someone as a friend friend ... at least one of the same zip code. as it stands right now, I have co-workers...
    ambut ambut 31-35, F 1 Response 15 mins ago

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    The main question is why you want a license? If you have a own car then it's fine. The reason you are very much able to get license. Conclusion: LICENSE IS CHEAPER THEN CAR
    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Nov 29

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    I have lots of friends and acquaintances but no bf. I haven't had a bestie since high school and id love to have someone that's my best friend
    Expproject29 Expproject29 41-45, M Nov 30

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    My friends all have their own best friends. I'm just that friend that people turn to when they need someone around. That spare friend.
    Donchueven Donchueven 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    its hard to have a person best friend... a best is someone you fully trust and you know that whatever problem you have, he will be there for you, cause he knows that you will be...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M Dec 1

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    Sometimes I'd see this movie, or something will happen and I'd really wish I had a best friend to share it with. And I'll start wondering how I have no best friends, or any friends...
    Lechette Lechette 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I like to have close friends and friends... Best friends just are too much drama
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Would love to have a 'best friend' that I could tell anything to, do everything with and that I could trust! my best friend drifted, need a real friend that'll stick around no...
    ells97xo ells97xo 16-17, F Dec 5

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    I've recently moved to a country with minimal public transport. This being very different to where I lived in for the last few years. This being a big issue. In the Netherlands...
    BounceAround BounceAround 22-25, F Dec 8

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    To know. For a minute, I was curious. I wanted to know if...it doesn't matter what I wanted to know. :) I have been learning not to ask too many questions. If a person wanted me to...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Dec 9