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Need to review landline, mobile, internet, pay TV etc.

In our three person home in Sydney Australia, we're spending a heap with one provider on landline, pay TV, cable internet, two mobile phones and an iPad. It all works pretty well and having the one provider means less fuss (though we do get separate bills).

We're thinking of ditching pay TV even though we like it, and ditching the landline.

Anyone able to offer some wisdom to us please?

Can I name the provider? It's the biggest in Australia, the first one you'd think of.

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Well there's big pond, telstra from memory.

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But as you can imagine, with the ChromeCast and more folk are predicting sad days for cable TV. It may be tough but why not go cold turkey on TV? Here it's 90USD a month and a great way to cut the budget. We still get over the air content and then we have ChromeCast and more.

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Distance from the tower matters

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Don't know where you live and how far is the tower from your home.

I live about 30 miles straight distance from Empire State Building and I don't get signal. I get CBS only but it is so noisy that it annoyed me watching TV (for live news in case, like Sandy or something) but again, when weather is crappy, you can not count on OTA signal.

I would say, OTA signal is not reliable. I was using Mohu Leaf Antenna (which CS said, would work in my area from

So far have not figured other way of finding reliable OTA signal, so still sucking up to the cable company. Would love to know if you know any other source.

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I went big. Here's the antenna I went with.

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