Posted 5 years ago on March 1, 2012, 5:30 p.m. EST by francismjenkins
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If we had free wi-fi (which exists in some cities, I think Phili has free city wide wi-fi), we wouldn't need anything besides a cell phone. You don't need cable for TV (an indoor antenna, Hulu, and a DVR does the trick just fine), you could use a "local" cell phone carrier (just get your cell phone unlocked), and there you go, all the stuff you now pay around $200 per month for (at least) .... for around $50. It's like giving yourself an almost $2,000 annual pay raise, and you'll no longer be forced to support the 24/7 corporate media chatter boxes of bullshit.
In fact, you could pull off something close to this even without free wi-fi. You could get DSL (or FIOS) "only" (without cable or phone), use a local cell phone carrier, get a good wireless router (and share with everyone in your building, if you're an urban dweller, but still save money if you're a suburbanite), get an indoor antenna/hulu/dvr player, etc.
Coming next, ways to avoid Walmart for suburbanites :)