Tips for Slashing Those High Internet, Cable Bills and Phone Bills

Follow Paula Farris?s money saving tips to reap huge savings on cable, Internet and phone.
2:32 | 10/23/13

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Next tonight our "real money" team is back. As you watch us now we are ready to show you how your family can save on the big bill for cable, internet, the phone. What if you could cut that bill almost in half. Abc's paula faris with ways to keep the money in your pocket. Reporter: Does this sound like your family? That number was a little bit horrifying. Reporter: The seldom family from boston is wired up and stressed out. I'm like why are we paying so much? Reporter: They're paying nearly $2500 a year for cable, phone and internet, but our technology contributor joanna stern says their bill doesn't have to go as sky high as their channels. They're paying a lot. They are. Reporter: Tip number one, shop around every year for plans using websites like yahoo!'S digital quote. We instantly find four in their boston area. This one has bundles starting at $80 a month. Look at the competition, see what they offer and come back to them and say, but I can get this here, what can you do for me. Reporter: Sure enough, one quick call by dad and slashes $420 off their bill. And we keep going. Tip number two, did you know you get charged monthly to charge DVRs, MODEMS AND ROUTERS. You're paying to lease. You can buy it for less. Reporter: We find this one for sale on line. Saving them another $120. Tip three, lower your internet speed unless you're streaming a lot of video for you or your children like the seldoms you don't need the highest speed. A simple switch can save close to $360 a year. Finally, tip number four, go back to the basics with the land line. Cancel call waiting and caller i.D. Adding those tiny changes up, they can save over $1,000 this year. That's real money! Reporter: It is shocking that you are not rewarded for your loyalty. When our family called their provider whom they have been with for 15 years to take chang of an advertised deal, they were told it was only for new customers. That's why it's so important to call around, shop around at least once a year. A lot of money. You're back tomorrow night. Is to for specks, why you don't have to see double for the price of eye wear. Thank you so much, paula. Coming up here a modern

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