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Ep. 398 - Trent365! - Time: The Ultimate Perishable Good
Take. I walk into three hundred ninety eight thousand three sixty five is Wednesday, the second of January, and that means you've got three hundred sixty three days left in two thousand nineteen to get done. What you need to get done. Almost a full twelve months over fifty one weeks as of midnight tonight. You've got eight thousand seven hundred and twelve hours left. But at this time of year is many people sort of think more about how much time is left despair. Second and think about the fact that forty dollars gone. That's ain't coming back because I think once you stop to understand and appreciate the time in many ways is the ultimate perishable good. You might think a little bit differently about how you use. It just thought already. Let's thanks shooting. We'll be back again tomorrow. So you. Wait and see.
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Cable fees keep going up - cutting the cord is still cheaper
Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. Wait a minute. Fifty one dollars a month to subscribe to lose cable, TV alternative service. Well, that's the new six dollars a month increase that the company told customers about this week for it's ad free. Top tier of service, not that the ad supported version is immune. That's going up five dollars to forty five dollars a month. And this comes shortly after net. Flicks raised its rates for twenty nineteen. Although not as dramatically is Hulu averaging around two dollars more monthly I'm Jefferson Graham. This is the talking tech podcast the weekend addition where we look at the week's biggest stories and the biggest question that were left with which is hey is cutting the cord still a better deal than cable is now the time to go back not if you like pay more money because the two largest cable companies Comcast and charter spectrum both quietly jacked up their rates as well at the end of twenty eight teen. And more substantially spectrums new rates. According to the verge will add one hundred dollars yearly to the current costs a service direct TV and the dish network also raised rates. I was rather surprised when I tried to order service from spectrum, and I found that their plan of internet and TV in Los Angeles, which happened added around one hundred sixty bucks before taxes, and that, of course, includes installation to DVR's, it's still the entry level version and a note that fees are going up another four bucks in February bringing the total turn around one hundred sixty five dollars direct TV's entry plan is eighty eight bucks. It's a two year contract in charge twenty dollars a month early termination fees, while the dish network comes in at a more reasonable, seventy five bucks. Both of these are before taxes. Now, that's way more than the twelve dollars for net. Flicks the six dollars, which is the new lower price with ads of basic Hulu or the forty dollars monthly that the cable TV alternative services. Youtube TV and direct TV. Now start at the beauty of streaming services. Of course, is that all you need is an internet connection to bring thousands of movies and TV shows to your TV either via a streaming player like the Amazon fire TV stick or Roku or a smart TV, which has built in apps for Netflix, Hulu and other channels. So to be fair. Let's just compare a cable TV service spectrum minus the cost of internet to pure TV, streaming LA's spectrum gave us an online quote of ninety dollars for entry level TV service that includes two DVR's. But again, the prices are going up four dollars in February bringing the total to ninety four dollars before taxes. Now, I tried to get TV only pricing from LA competitor. Frontier. But the rep told me that the company won't sell TV service without getting internet as well. Thank you very much. So even with the fifty one dollars of the top tier Hulu with live TV which includes the broadcast networks in originals like the Handmaid's tale or. Forty dollars for YouTube TV ad in a Netflix or Amazon prime subscription, and you're still paying a little less than cable. So as I've said many times by the time, you're all said and done you're probably paying the same. You did before. And that will only go up over the next few years as more new services from apple Warner media, Disney and NBC universal lunch. But at least you won't have to pay those stupid broadcast, TV and sports fees. We hope and you'll get away better experience with the ability to watch shows on TV, tablet, phones, or laptop with visual menus and recommendations based on your viewing history. Saving money is one reason to cut the cord better viewing is a bigger factor as well. I'm Jefferson Graham, you've been listening to talking tech. What do you think have cable fees driven you crazy? 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"What phone should I buy?" We have 2 cheap choices
Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website all from one powerful platform, go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned after the show to hear you can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners. So it's one of the most popular questions that I get on a daily basis. Hey, what phone should I buy? And this follow it up by in. Why do I have to spend a thousand dollars? Once I've made a decision. Good news. Talking tech listeners if you'd like to save money, and you want to go name brand, I can get you a great apple or Samsung phone for two hundred fifty to four hundred dollars, which is a lot less than the thousand dollars at the top of the line. Ones are now selling for if not more I'm Jefferson Graham with USA today. You're listening to talking tech the apple iphone S E which apple discontinued in two thousand eighteen is currently available as a close out for two hundred and fifty dollars on Apple's website. This ca. Impairs the seven hundred fifty dollars for the lowest price new iphone, the ten are or four hundred forty nine dollars for the iphone seven a phone that was first released in two thousand sixteen the S E is a great great deal. I urge you to take a look for it. The the pros is this price. The con is a four in screen, which is a lot smaller than the current editions. Can you live with that the Samsung galaxy S eight is a larger more advanced phone it's from twenty seventeen it's two generations back it selling for five hundred dollars new on Samsung's website. I found out an Amazon for just over four hundred dollars in on EBay from various sellers as low as three hundred and forty seven dollars. Why by an older phone start with saving money, perhaps? You don't care about the latest bells and whistles, and you just wanna basic device to make calls send and receive texts and emails and surf the internet. Well, with the SEC as I said, you could the smaller screen. Four inches compared to six point one inches on the ten are and older technology. You won't be able to get or may not even care about features like face ID the ability to make videos with four K resolution, and the processing chip is an eight nine compared to the more powerful current eight wealth, I can tell you. My wife has an SE and she has not had any power issues. Apple's unlikely to ever sell a phone this cheaply again. So if you want a good reliable iphone at a low price, this one is for you. If you do want that larger galaxy the difference between a model from two years ago in the current S ten will you get sixty four gigabytes of storage compared to one hundred and twenty eight on the new model Samsung says the S ten performs better for low light photos and has a slightly larger screen six point one inches to the older five point eight inches. So so the differences in these two models are very slight the S ten sells for nine hundred dollars while the larger edition, the S ten plus sells for a thousand dollars. Now, if you're willing to accept the refir- model, and you should as they come with a full one year warranty at new battery apple has a variety of prices listed on his website for the seven and seven plus models, which are larger than the SE the best deal. I saw touted was four hundred and sixty nine dollars for seven plus with one hundred twenty. Eight gigabytes of storage this compares to six hundred seventy dollars new listeners questions about new phones versus older ones used versus we firms in the like, I'm at Jefferson Graham on Twitter. I look forward to your comments, please subscribe talking tech wherever you listen to online audio. I'll be back with you tomorrow with another quick hit from the world attack. Thanks, everyone for listening. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Have a business idea. You're ready to grow or a story ready to share. But not quite sure how wicks can help with that wicks allows you to build a professional website any way you want start from scratch or choose from over five hundred sophisticated templates, and customization is a breeze. You can push the limits of web design without spending hours on coating easily. Personalize your site with hundreds of design features like galleries video backgrounds and custom forms wicks is the most technologically advanced website building platform available. No wonder over one hundred forty million people are already users Bill the website of your very own with wicks today for free. And if you go to wicks dot com and use the coupon code talking, you'll get ten percent off any premium plan with wicks premium plans, you get more storage, a free domain for a year and much much more. That's wicks dot com code talking for ten percent off any premium plan.