The lady from Charter called and couldn't believe I didn't want TV service.Submitted by DevinUp on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 19:30
This employee from Charter (I have high speed internet from them) called today and tried to tell me about great deals they have going on. I told her all I'm interested in is internet service. She asked me about phone service and I told her that my cell phone is all I need. She asked what I would do if my cell phone's battery died and I needed to make a call. I said I'd plug it in and then call someone. "But what if the power is out?" was her reply. I told her that I didn't see the reason to pay extra money to cover the off chance that I'll be in a situation I've never been in before that is not likely to occur.
She dropped that one and then moved on to television service. She asked how many TVs were in my house. Not that it is any of her business, I said there is one. She asked if I had a favorite genre or what I watched on TV. I said that I do not watch TV. She seemed to be in disbelief. She said something like "Well maybe you don't watch it a lot, but I'm sure you watch something." I told her that I didn't have cable service with them or anybody else, and that was fine. I just use the TV for movies and videogames. She was like "Well you just have to have TV! We have some cheap plans right now!" Cheap meant $49 per month. I said that was ridiculous and that I can watch the couple of shows I even care about for free online. She tried to tell me about how great on demand is, and I told her shows are on demand online as well.
Even if I did care about watching TV shows, I would just get Netflix and save $40 per month. I really have no interest in watching things on TV though. The internet has everything I need... even if the average person doesn't seem able to let go of television.