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Author Topic: Cord cutting revisited  (Read 97489 times)

dgies9156

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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #625 on: March 19, 2024, 01:42:26 PM »
Anyone here have ATT fiber? Now in my area - looks to be a lot cheaper than current ATT service.

We had Comcast for decades until I got fed up with crappy service last year.

We now have AT&T fiber right into our box and love it. No service disruptions, no orbiting circle in the middle of my Marquette game and top quality support.

Worth every nickel of what I pay for it.

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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #626 on: March 19, 2024, 03:38:07 PM »
Random question - has anyone here attempted to stream US sporting events in Jamaica?  My buddy decided to get married in Jamaica, which will be a nice little getaway, but I will be there S16/E8 weekend.  Unfortunately its more of a bed/breakfast type place - not a large all inclusive.  Seems like the viewing options within the "resort" might be non-existent, so I might be down to having to attempt to stream the games on a laptop. 

I have a silly amount of anxiety that I won't be able to watch the NCAA tournament games, especially if MU is still alive (hope to have this problem!).  I've never been to Jamaica - has anyone on Scoop been and attempted to stream US sporting events without a VPN?

Would love any info so I am not in a mad scramble next Thursday (we land early afternoon).  Thanks in advance!

I have been to Jamaica many times and will also be there a week from Saturday. No experience using VPNs there as I have always been able to locate a bar that carries most US games be it NFL, NCAA etc.

Not sure about all-inclusives, couldn't have gone as many times as we have that way. I stay in Negril and besides the Margarittaville, many bars in Negril carry US sports.

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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #627 on: March 19, 2024, 04:03:37 PM »
I have been to Jamaica many times and will also be there a week from Saturday. No experience using VPNs there as I have always been able to locate a bar that carries most US games be it NFL, NCAA etc.

Not sure about all-inclusives, couldn't have gone as many times as we have that way. I stay in Negril and besides the Margarittaville, many bars in Negril carry US sports.

Really appreciate the response, Spot!

My understanding of the place we're staying is that its a bit remote and that there are not bars within walking distance.  Its along the southern coast in the central part of the island. We will not have a car either.  Admittedly have done very little research as am "along for the ride" with a group of friend that set it up.  I am hoping that worst case scenario my MU wife and I can find a bar in walking distance if we're unable to figure out a way to stream in the game in the b&b were staying, but don't want to rely on that.

Have you tried to stream any games over wifi while there?  Just wondering if I am going to get geoblocked when I try to stream on my laptop or a firestick. 
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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #628 on: March 19, 2024, 04:06:13 PM »
Really appreciate the response, Spot!

My understanding of the place we're staying is that its a bit remote and that there are not bars within walking distance.  Its along the southern coast in the central part of the island. We will not have a car either.  Admittedly have done very little research as am "along for the ride" with a group of friend that set it up.  I am hoping that worst case scenario my MU wife and I can find a bar in walking distance if we're unable to figure out a way to stream in the game in the b&b were staying, but don't want to rely on that.

Have you tried to stream any games over wifi while there?  Just wondering if I am going to get geoblocked when I try to stream on my laptop or a firestick.

Walking around inland Jamaica?  Consider not doing that.

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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #629 on: March 19, 2024, 04:35:41 PM »
Walking around inland Jamaica?  Consider not doing that.

I was just gonna post the same thing.

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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #630 on: March 19, 2024, 04:42:20 PM »
I was just gonna post the same thing.

Walking around inland Jamaica?  Consider not doing that.

Right…which is exactly why I am trying to figure out if these games are going to be stream able. FWIW - it’s on the coast, not inland. But ya…my default position is to not wonder off the property.
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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #631 on: March 19, 2024, 07:05:20 PM »
Kinda like wanderin' 'round downtown MKE, aina?
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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #632 on: March 19, 2024, 07:24:24 PM »
Kinda like wanderin' 'round downtown MKE, aina?

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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #633 on: March 19, 2024, 10:48:07 PM »
Right…which is exactly why I am trying to figure out if these games are going to be stream able. FWIW - it’s on the coast, not inland. But ya…my default position is to not wonder off the property.

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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #634 on: March 20, 2024, 09:41:41 AM »
Really appreciate the response, Spot!

My understanding of the place we're staying is that its a bit remote and that there are not bars within walking distance.  Its along the southern coast in the central part of the island. We will not have a car either.  Admittedly have done very little research as am "along for the ride" with a group of friend that set it up.  I am hoping that worst case scenario my MU wife and I can find a bar in walking distance if we're unable to figure out a way to stream in the game in the b&b were staying, but don't want to rely on that.

Have you tried to stream any games over wifi while there?  Just wondering if I am going to get geoblocked when I try to stream on my laptop or a firestick.

Can you just sign up for a VPN, think some of the them give a free week or monthly trials.

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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #635 on: April 16, 2024, 07:21:08 PM »

Called Spectrum to cancel my TV service since I have YouTube TV now.

I was told that because of the unbundling, the internet portion of my bill would go from $75 to $86.

Or, I could get a free cell phone line (text, talk, and data) for 12 months and my combo cell+internet bill would be $62/month.  In other words, they are paying me $24 a month to use their cell service.

Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Cord cutting revisited
« Reply #636 on: April 16, 2024, 09:08:36 PM »
Thanks, Obama.