Bye Bye, DIRECTV! Last 15 years have been great, but it’s time to goes our own ways.

I’m finally cutting the cable (so to speak) as I’ve called and cancelled my DTV account. It will be cut off at midnight on Sept. 11 2013 (my account is paid up to that day). Of course they tried to get me to change my mind since I’ve been a customer since 1998, but I held my ground. The bill was $130 a month and I was watching about $10 worth of shows from it. These shows I’ll either stop watching or find them on something else. I may look into other resources and even if they are up to $20 a month it will still be a lot less. Most likely I’ll just wait for them to be available on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

dtv_logoI’d been thinking of doing this for quite a while (at least a few months), and this past Friday, I finally made the call. It took about 10 minutes after I got a person and it was a pleasant call. We joked about the cats not having anything to watch and I said if the cats complain, then I’ll consider signing up again.

They’re sending a box for me to return the receiver and so when that happens I’ll remove the dish too. Not sure what to do with it, as they don’t want it back. Interesting that they don’t want it back, but I guess it’s just not worth the hassle of picking it up and processing the paperwork. It’s one of the larger dishes to pick up more birds, but it’s still small compared to the large dishes I’ve seen in the past.