I'm what you call a cord cutter. I don't have cable or DirecTV. A few years ago I discovered that all of the shows I watch were either on Netflix, or on Hulu Plus the next day. And since I never watched shows the night they aired, the "next day" part of Hulu didn't matter to me. So I was faced with paying $15 per month for Netflix and Hulu, or paying over $100 more per month for DirecTV for the same content. I decided to get rid of the subscription, which resulted in two things. One, I saved $1000 a year. Two, I keep getting really creepy, ex-girlfriend like letters from DirecTV.

Seriously. If you leave DirecTV, their marketing approach is to send you weekly letters that sound like you just broke up with your girlfriend and she can't get over you. "We want you back". "We miss you". "We'...

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