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what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 23, 2023 02:59PM
Poll
Monthly cost of media content.
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49 votes were received.
less than $100 (you are so lying) 13
 
27%
less than $200 18
 
37%
less than $300 10
 
20%
less than $500 6
 
12%
I'm embarrassed, but I blame my spouse and children. 2
 
4%
I live under a rock. 0
 
0%



That would include, cell service, interwebs, streaming chans, cable, spottyfy, Prime, etc.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 23, 2023 03:05PM
if is $320, but I put under $500, does that mean everyone thinks I'm spending $499?





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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: hal
Date: September 23, 2023 03:11PM
I am not lying, but I will not comment further...
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 23, 2023 03:20PM
$70 internet $35 1/4 Amz Prime $18? Netflix. So less than $200.

Never had cable, had Netflix since DVDs and I prefer computer games to TV.

Edit: I completely missed cell service though I don't consider that entertainment like a streaming service, $120 for 4 people pops me to the under $300 tier, though then you need to consider household size. Bigger households mean paying more for many things.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 23, 2023 03:39PM
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jdc
if is $320, but I put under $500, does that mean everyone thinks I'm spending $499?

nah, we know it.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: September 23, 2023 03:54PM
AT&T (phone & internet): $87
Google Fi: typically around $25

So, about $112 out-of-pocket monthly

I looked into cutting the landline, but going internet alone (without being bundled with somethng else) was nearly the same cost the last time I checked.
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 23, 2023 03:55PM
I'm dropping Spectrum cable next week and going to streaming, so my bill will drop by more than $100.

CURRENT
Spectrum cable - 165
internet -85
landline - 20
mobile - 30
HBO - 15

TOTAL 315

Next Month
Internet 85
landline 20
Hulu Live (ad free with Disney/ESPN+) 100
HBO 15
Bally Sports (6 months @ 20 so avgs to 10) 10

TOTAL 230

Plus with creative financing, we will likely qualify for Lifeline program discount of $40/month. So our monthly bill will be $190.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 23, 2023 04:42PM
$305
+118
+15
+19
+....... oh crap, better stop before spousal unit sees this......
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: btfc
Date: September 23, 2023 04:54PM
$72.
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 23, 2023 05:09PM
even with the bare min, FiOS & T-Mo+, I'd still be over $100.
Some of you must have very good cell deals.

FiOS $40
T-Mo with Netflix $76.50
Apple $7
beezee $12.50
whonu $8



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 23, 2023 05:46PM
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Fritz
That would include, cell service, interwebs, streaming chans, cable, spottyfy, Prime, etc.

This list skews the total costs artificially for "media".
- An Amazon Prime subscription provides more than just "media".
- Cellular service provides much more than "media"
- A single "streaming" channel might be watched via WiFi (not cell service) on computer, cell phone or tablet, but all three have many uses besides "media".
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 23, 2023 06:08PM
there is no room for perfection in reality.
IE: one without the other where it cannot be broken down by mere mortals.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 23, 2023 06:11PM
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Fritz
there is no room for perfection in reality.
IE: one without the other where it cannot be broken down by mere mortals.

Well, since we're all "mere mortals" here...

This survey doesn't yield useful data on expenditures exclusively for "media".
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 23, 2023 06:38PM
I have a 5-person family clan where we share costs of mobile service. That alone is ~$230.

Pretty easy to get above $300 by adding YouTube Premium (would be last to end), Disney+, YouTubeTV, Paramount+, AppleTV+ and Netflix. We are about to dump Netflix.

Not counting fiber internet, which is $55/month.

Not counting Amazon Prime - we watch very little on it in general.

I'll add it up again, but we historically paid $230/month for cellular and ~$250/month for the Charter TV triple bundle (cable, internet and phone) about 10 years ago. We cut the cord and have been under the cost of the triple bundle through 2022 for sure.
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Black
Date: September 23, 2023 07:25PM
Internet $82/mo, phone $30/mo, $5 ea for wikimedia and archive.org, $8 for Cornell's Birds of the World= $130.
How are 6 people bringing it in under $100, unless they didn't read the OP?
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Pat
Date: September 23, 2023 08:18PM
$80 Frontier fibre
$40 Sling
$16 Netflix
$7 Paramount+
$15 Prime
$125 Verizon cellular

Both work from home, so 90% of phone usage is wifi. Prime as noted above is more than media and other than a few Scandinavian shows not on Netflix, don't really watch anything on Prime.
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 23, 2023 08:58PM
$72 for 350 mbps Spectrum internet
$35 for Spectrum Streaming app with cloud DVR
$5 for Hulu with ads and Disney no ads, Black Friday deal
$2 Paramount with ads, Black Friday deal
$28 for Spectrum Mobile two lines.

$142 total

I didn't include Prime because we would have it for free shipping alone even if it didn't have Prime streaming.

Will probably drop Spectrum streaming app as it just went up to $35. Drop Spectrum and tack on AppleTV+ and cheap Netflix maybe.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: September 23, 2023 10:57PM
My subscriptions are over $300/mo and I spend $100-200 buying DVD’s or downloadable music. Much of it I don’t use at all but somebody in the family does. My spectrum internet is $160/mo and all I get is internet & a phone line. Seems high compared to what others have reported here.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Wags
Date: September 23, 2023 11:44PM
Optical cable - 50 but not used solely for entertainment

Apple TV - 7

Apple Music - 11 probably gonna drop this soon, not using it much

PBS Passport - 5

Amazon - 15 but I save on shipping and get other benefits, so

$88 if you count everything but probably more like $60 in reality.
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: September 24, 2023 03:54AM
Amazon. $6.99
Glo Fiber $63.00

AT&T 115.54

Going to sign up for Apple TV 2 month free trial today.

With the writers strike this could be easier.

Under $100.00

per Roberts ruling




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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: fauch
Date: September 24, 2023 04:12AM
Just my Cellphone service which gives me 200 GB and I use to tether. I have zero subscriptions to anything and don't intend to start anytime soon.
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: D-Rod
Date: September 24, 2023 05:51AM
I pay about $15.50 a month. That includes Prime, internet with Nord VPN and cellphone.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 24, 2023 06:57AM
jealous of those of us under $100.
I suppose shouldn't really include Prime either as I haven't watched anything there since covid the 1st.

I should do some research and see if Prime is even worth it for what I buy there.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: September 24, 2023 10:59AM
Fritz,

Cellular service isn't media. Never has been and never will be. It's telephone service. That you can access media services with cellular service is a different matter entirely. Cellular service should be removed from the list.

Amazon Prime offers a tremendous number of benefits. The media benefits are just a few of them. I wouldn't put the entire cost of Amazon Prime towards media. Maybe 1/4 of it. Walmart's media bonus is a free subscription to Paramount+ Essentials. The other benefits have nothing to do with media. Like with Amazon Prime, I'd take a small part of the cost of Walmart+ and consider it media expenses.

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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 24, 2023 11:06AM
Verizon is offering some attractive deals right now: Gig FiOS for $65 a month, guaranteed for 4 years. I may look into taking that part of my "media" expenditure away from Spectrum. I can't quite bring myself to dump Spectrum TV because without NY1, there would be no local news at all fit to watch. NY1 is pretty superficial but the others are worse.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 24, 2023 11:16AM
semantics to me

I'm not a literalist, I'm a figurativist or perhaps an abstractionist.
and as you might have guessed, a very lucky high school drop out.



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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: chopper
Date: September 24, 2023 01:30PM
I saw on Samsung plus and OTA yesterday there are a TON of free
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: Black
Date: September 24, 2023 08:45PM
Total number of respondents who didn't read the OP now up to 13.
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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 26, 2023 08:57AM
$212.49

More than I thought!

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Re: what is the monthly cost of your media content?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: September 26, 2023 03:07PM
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Black
Total number of respondents who didn't read the OP now up to 13.

Read the OP, and yes my total is under $100. You assume much.
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