Decided to drop OTA television.
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DTVUSA Jr. Member
I had so much trouble connecting to my local stations with my antenna that I gave up. I found a wireless internet provider that offered 100gb PER MONTH OF 4g data service for 79 dollars a month using the Sprint wireless network. Netflix, Hulu and internet based news programming works for me. Three months after taking down the antenna I will never go back to broadcast television.
And when the next disaster happens and your 4g network is overwhelmed, or not working due to lack of power, you'll wish you had access to broadcast TV.
But... but WHY did you give up on OTA? I would think OTA would be a good addition to internet. You don't say anything about CATV. If you had CATV or Satellite or fiber optic TV, I assume you'd mention that.
Originally Posted by wartrace
You had a thread a few months ago about some wiring to the antenna that went bad after 4 years. If upkeep is too hard outdoors, take it indoors! Shoot, I can barely get a cell phone signal in my apartment, but I have an outdoor antenna installed indoors that works fine.
DTVUSA Jr. Member
This doesn't even make sense. It's not like you're charged to use OTA. I have OTA and primarily use Netflix, but its' not like I unhook my antenna out of frustration when nothing is on ... ITS FREE.
This is obviously spam. Yes, wartrace, you are a spammer. No question about it. Do you want to be banned???
100GB restriction? What's that? 20 Blu-ray movies, provided you don't do ANYTHING else? And Sprint service? You may as well keep turning and tuning your antenna, you may get more reception from your antenna than Sprint! Unless of course, there is a tower in your bathroom (or close). Sprint was a HORRID experience for me. After calling (while at work) they could only suggest standing outside in the rain, in the middle of the street, holding a kite, during a lightning storm to have brief Cell reception (not their exact words, but very inconvenient as such). Then I switched to T-Mobile... That's a different book, needing more explicit words probably not allowed here!!! :P
I would suggest Verizon, or even Cable internet... However, Verizon is too greedy, and stingy! Cable is becoming rediculous ("We can only offer you Cable TV/Internet/AND the crappy Phone!")
I am using indoor antenna's, made from coat hangers or similar material, if you think you are frustrated, try cutting your 1st 3 antenna's to the wrong lengths... Luckily I cut them too long, so no real harm, but if I had soldered short dipoles... Oh man would I have been mad lol! But never, ever, could I make sense of giving up on something that is free, and provided as such, over something that is bound to fail, and cost $75+(likely ++++ after charged for over-use). I would agree to this being a spammer, but I had to follow up, as I felt the need! lol
Also, on a side note, the 4G service I have received before through any Cell service has been in some cases Equivalent to a decent DSL speed, and ranked very bad against my current Cable Internet (no phone service lol). I got 18 phone calls in 2 weeks time after letting my bill go past due (no income at that time to pay it...) everytime I spoke to them, they could only state, the system automatically calls you! OTA Channels has NEVER called me, and I've never paid for anything other than the materials I have used!
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