If you do it yourself, you will save some money. However, if freeTVee cuts the cord for you, you will save the most money, guaranteed! Keep in mind, that savings must be balanced with experience. Remember, the goal of cutting the cord should be to save the most money and get the best TV experience.
Cord Cutting means freeing yourself from expensive cable and satellite bundles in favor of free (or much less expensive) flexible TV alternatives.
The number one reason people cut the cord is price. If you are paying more than $100 for high speed internet and TV services, then you are probably paying too much. freeTVEE guarantees that you save the most money, by lowering your internet to only $40-$50/mo and getting you TV for free!
Your CCROI will depend on how much you are paying to your current cable or satellite provider. In most cases, you will break even on your freeTVEE purchase within 4-6 months. For example, our average customer saves over $130 a month.
Let’s take a look at how ROI is calculated: ROI = (Gain from investment – Cost of investment) / Cost of investment * 100. For example, if you cut the cord and end up saving $100 per month you will save $1200 in one year and $6000 over five years. This means that if you spend $899 with freeTVEE then your ROI after five years will will be 567%: ($6000 – $899) / $99 = 5.67 * 100
You can cut the cord on your own. Just make sure you have the right tools, plenty of time and are technically inclined. You will need to buy special tools, hardware & supplies which will cost you well over $500. It is also helpful to have a working knowledge of advanced router configuration.
If you can deal with wasting a lot of time, money and can work through all of the Top 4 Problems listed below, then yes you can DIY. Either way we suggest you start with a Free Consultation.
The Top 4 Problems for DIY Cord Cutters are:
Confusing & Difficult
Your family should be prepared to make sacrifices-missing channels, glitches, complicated setup, etc. Solution-freeTVEE does all of the work & delivers an Easy To Use Cord Cutting setup with 1 remote, 1 Interface & no TV input switching!
Bundle BS-You call your Pay TV provider to get internet only and they tell you its $100+. Solution-freeTVEE guarantees to get your internet only bill down to $40-$50/mo!
Poor Antenna Reception-You clutter your home with cheap indoor antennas & now you are missing channels or having pixelation. Solution-freeTVEE guarantees to get all your channels in awesome HD w/o interruptions!
Streaming Buffers & Pauses-You are renting your modem/router for $10+ /mo. and you can’t stream w/o buffering & pauses. Solution-freeTVEE’s network experts install a new modem to save you renting & a better Wifi mesh network that blankets your home in WiFi coverage!
We talk to people all of the time that have tried to DIY and failed miserably. They wasted a bunch of time & money only to create a half baked and hard to use TV setup. We fix all of the common DIY Cord Cutting confusion and avoid the 4 main DIY problems problems before they happen. We GUARANTEE to save you the most money every month.
Streaming is the act of watching content via the internet as opposed to watching via cable, satellite or antenna signals. There are two types of streaming, on demand streaming and live streaming. Netflix is on demand streaming, which means the content is always available and not live. Watching a baseball game live on an app like MLB.TV is live streaming.
Yes. However, for most people we don’t recommend doing local channels via a streaming service. You will be paying $20-$40 more than you have to every month, plus have less flexibility to cancel or pair back your streaming service.
Streaming Live TV uses more bandwidth, will push you over internet data caps and is more challenging than streaming Netflix. In order to stream Live TV consistently & reliably you need to make sure that you have a new high quality WiFi router/Mesh network that supports Ethernet back haul, dynamic routing, service priority management and blended dual radio signal support.
A standard router, or the one supplied by your internet provider, will probably not be able to support a quality live stream. Additionally, your streaming media player hardware needs to support the apps you need to use, have a high quality AC WiFi receiver, support interlacing, plus support any streaming upgrades over the next two years (a smart TV will not cut it).
Believe it or not you can actually get 98% of the channels that you can with Pay TV for free or a lot less money! As of now, in Denver, you can’t get AT&T Sports Net and Altitude Sports. Although you can out of market teams and all other sports channels & cable channels. Our customers just listen to the game on the radio, go to a restaurant or use the money they are saving to catch any important game live
Yes. At freeTVEE we do not endorse nor install any options that are not 100% legal. Please google “freeTVEE Reviews”-we have been in business for over 8 years, have nothing but great reviews and are A+ certified with the BBB!
Cheap indoor antennas clutter up your home because you need to put 1 on every TV in the house. Most importantly, they don’t work well-you end up missing channels or having the picture break up on you in the middle of your favorite show or game. freeTVee only installs a small but powerful outdoor or attic antenna – this way we can 100% guarantee reception w/o any issues on all of the major channels.
If freeTVEE installs your antenna, then weather should not be a problem.
No. The Government/FCC still rules here. It’s your legal right to put an Antenna where ever you need to get good signal. The HOA can only have size restriction limits, which our Antennas are well under.
As directed by Congress in Section 207 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Federal Communications Commission adopted the Over-the-Air Reception Devices (“OTARD”) rule concerning governmental and nongovernmental restrictions on viewers’ ability to receive video programming signals from direct broadcast satellites (“DBS”), broadband radio service providers (formerly multichannel multipoint distribution service or MMDS), and television broadcast stations (“TVBS”).
The rule (47 C.F.R. Section 1.4000) has been in effect since October 1996, and it prohibits restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance or use of antennas used to receive video programming. The rule applies to video antennas including direct-to-home satellite dishes that are less than one meter (39.37″) in diameter (or of any size in Alaska), TV antennas, and wireless cable antennas. The rule prohibits most restrictions that: (1) unreasonably delay or prevent installation, maintenance or use; (2) unreasonably increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use; or (3) preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal. See your rights here.
There are countless ways to cut the cord and we have tried all of them. Based on our 8 years of experience, we have assembled the best combination of hardware and TV services to make your transition to cord cutting as smooth as possible.
When you first cut the cord, you will notice some changes. However, you will still be able to plop down on the couch, turn on the TV and start watching what you want to watch. After a few weeks you will wonder why you did not cut the cord sooner.
An amplifier will not help with signal quality. If you are in a bad coverage area an amplifier will not help you get more channels. An amplifier is used to boost the signal if you have a lot of TVs in your home. Most installs do not require an amplifier. In fact, an amplifier can actually cause you to have distortion issues if it is installed improperly.
A digital converter box is only needed for older televisions or for newer televisions that do not have a built in tuner. Televisions built after 2007 are usually capable of processing digital antenna signals and therefore do not need a digital converter box. If you have an old TV that needs antenna signals we often recommend just buying a new TV.