Five Facts About Cutting the Cord, and Why You Should Go for It

At least once a month, most of us get a call from the cable company pleading with you to listen to the latest and greatest packages they have to offer – for just an extra 59.00 you can add basic channels. Add another 29.99 on top of that and you can get premium channels …for a limited time only!

Before you know it, your bill is over $100 a month, just to flip through tons of channels you pay heavily for but will never watch. While we take pity on the poor salesperson whose job it is to try to get you to sign on for all this, we also want you to know that there is no need to ever pay a monthly fee to watch amazing TV. And yes, free TV is legal! In fact, at Antennas Direct, we consider it an inalienable right.

However, we know change is hard, so let’s talk facts. These may inspire you to cut the cord, liberate yourself from a bad relationship with your cable company, and – best of all – watch over-the-air, high-definition broadcast television for free, with an antenna from Antennas Direct.

Fact #1 – Skyrocketing Cable Costs

An article posted by USA Today in January, 2018 states that:

“Over the past decade, prices for TV service have risen almost twice as fast as inflation, according to an analysis of government data. Data provider S&P Global Market Intelligence says customers’ cable and satellite TV bills have soared 53% since 2007, to $100.98 in 2017.”

What?! You are paying over twice as much as you did a decade ago for the same content? We don’t think this is fair or makes sense, but let’s explore this some more.

Fact #2 – Hidden Fees Are on the Rise

One of the reasons your cable bill is soaring to new heights is because of the hidden fees that are sneaking around in the background. Prepare to be shocked by this Consumer Reports finding:

“With the proliferation of add-on fees, it’s nearly impossible for consumers to find out the full cost of a cable package before they get locked into a contract—and cable companies count on this. These confusing, often misleadingly named charges continue to drive up consumer bills, even if you lock in a promotional rate.” -Jonathan Schwantes, senior policy counsel for Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports.

It’s true. Check out your next cable bill and you’ll see these fees lurking around. They add up to a lot of money, and have certainly attracted the attention of the consumer advocacy groups.  TV antennas have a one-time cost – that’s it. Free yourself from fees! Check out the wide-range of TV antennas available at

Fact #3 – Broadcast Television is the New Basic Cable

Think you’ll be missing out if you cut the cord? Think again! In many major markets, more channels than you can imagine are available for FREE for your viewing pleasure. Take a look at this snapshot:

  • Orlando, Florida – 83 channels
  • Raleigh, North Carolina – 95 channels
  • Los Angeles, California – 173 channels
  • Chicago, Illinois – 110 channels

That’s just a small sampling of markets across the United States. Of course, the number of channels you receive in your home depends on many things, including the antenna you select. We at Antennas Direct are proud to produce the best-performing antennas on the market, with the research and science to back our performance claims. No other manufacturer does the R&D we do, leverages the latest in antenna technology, or holds patents on their designs. Be the one of your friends who is ‘in the know.’ Get in on the New Basic Cable!

Fact #4 – You’ll Save Money $$$ When You Cut the Cord

What will you do with an extra hundred-plus dollars a month in your pocket? Put it into your IRA or kid’s college fund? Go on a fun family vacation? Regardless of your answer, you’re back in control of your money and can do with it whatever you’d like! You’re done giving it away to the millionaire cable company executives, and can pump those funds back into your household. Consider it your own economic stimulus package!

Fact #5 – You’ll Get the Clearest, Most Reliable Picture and Sound Over-the-Air

While it used to be true that cable provided the most reliable signal, those days are long gone. Think about it: the wind blows the wrong way or a storm comes crashing into your town. What’s one of the first things that happens? Your cable goes out. Not so with an antenna. The right antenna will deliver the best picture quality and the most reliable signal. Not long ago, we heard from a recent cord cutter who plugged in his ClearStream Eclipse Antenna, tuned into a local sporting event on broadcast TV, and was AMAZED by the clarity and quality of the picture he was seeing for free! He had never seen that from cable before. That’s why the ClearStream Eclipse has been rated the #1 best indoor antenna for 2018. You can see it, too!

Are you ready to cut the cord now? The great news is that the experts at Antennas Direct can help you pick just the right antenna for your location, and even answer questions you may have along the way. You’ll feel liberated, enjoy TV more, and have some extra dough to do other things. It’s easy. Go for it! Join the cord-cutting family!