Tough times: Consumers cut expenses for phone, TV and Internet ...

Full story: Orlando Sentinel

Armando Triana, 27, loves his gadgets. He's got an iPhone , an iMac, high-speed Internet and satellite TV service with a digital video recorder.

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John Dough

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Nov 5, 2008
 
So, okay....WHERE'S THE STORY??? Only thing here is the headlines.
GOBAMA

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Nov 5, 2008
 
yup, headlines are great. no story, not so great.
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#3
Nov 5, 2008
 
Good article, I suppose, but...where is it?
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Nov 5, 2008
 
I guess the headline is supposed to say it all...
The City Zero

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#5
Nov 5, 2008
 
Best reporting in years. Keep up the good work.
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#6
Nov 5, 2008
 
wonderful story line. the suspenseful arrival to the stories conclusion was exhilirating!
julary

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#7
Nov 5, 2008
 
Tough times: Sentinel cuts expenses for printing actual story.
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Nov 5, 2008
 
Another in-depth, fact-filled article from the Sentinel! Yeah, Orlando is really "worl class."
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Nov 5, 2008
 
julary wrote:
Tough times: Sentinel cuts expenses for printing actual story.
Great response!

Since: Aug 07

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#10
Nov 5, 2008
 
Hi everyone,

Very funny theories about why this article only had a headline.

In reality, it was just a glitch with the way articles that appear in the print edition are loaded onto the Web site. I assure you there is a whole article to go with the headline and it's on here now.

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Nov 5, 2008
 
The Brighthouse bundle of phone/internet/TV gives me service levels that I cannot get from any other provider at a price that is lower than any other provider. Brighthouse Networks is one of the best things about living in Central Florida.
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Nov 5, 2008
 
You can't amoritize a decision to save money by foregoing a captial outlay and include it as "savings". So your example should be trimmed to just $70 in monthly savings, because to say the guy will "save" $83 a month because he chose not to spend $1,000 is misleading.

That's like saying that I'm going to "save" $10,000 a month by not buying that Ferrari
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#13
Nov 5, 2008
 
It's gonna get a lot worse boys and girls. You may have to go back to the old analog TV's with the rabbit ears. Oh! you will need a converter box for that. Sounds like a Communist government plot to keep all news and other information out of the public eyes and ears unless it's spouting the party line. Welcome to the Socialist Republic of America.
The City Zero

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Nov 5, 2008
 
Why all the gloom. Spread the wealth to those who have less

Since: May 08

Orlando, FL

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Nov 5, 2008
 
Last month, I called Bright House and told them I had to scale back. I cancelled my digital cable service, turned in my beloved DVR :*( and switched from standard high-speed Internet to the light version. You know what? It's just fine. I thought I would really, really miss these services, but I don't. I actually prefer now to catch up on the few TV shows I like by watching them on the Web. The light version of Internet service is perfectly acceptable. It's tough watching standard definition TV on my beautiful high-def TV set, but it's worth it. I'm saving about $100 a month!
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Nov 5, 2008
 
I I am sorry, but with a newborn and all who needs an I phone. I had a brand new cell phone in April. When I was hospitalized for 9 days, and being on disability at $969.00 I cancelled the phone asap.

I am sorry but there is more these people can do to save even more money for isntance buy a used computer, or get a baisc cell phone.
I don't miss mine at all. Remember what did we do before them, nothing. Nothis is that important that it can't wait.
Armando Triana

Altamonte Springs, FL

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#17
Nov 5, 2008
 
To clarify:

Thankfully, the iPhone was a birthday present from my entire family and co-workers, so I only had to invest about $20 of my own money.

As the story states, my computer is 7 years old - I am only purchasing small hardware upgrades.
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Nov 5, 2008
 
Mew wrote:
The Brighthouse bundle of phone/internet/TV gives me service levels that I cannot get from any other provider at a price that is lower than any other provider. Brighthouse Networks is one of the best things about living in Central Florida.
So, how long have you worked for DarkHouse for?:)
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Nov 5, 2008
 
CommuterBob wrote:
You can't amoritize a decision to save money by foregoing a captial outlay and include it as "savings". So your example should be trimmed to just $70 in monthly savings, because to say the guy will "save" $83 a month because he chose not to spend $1,000 is misleading.
That's like saying that I'm going to "save" $10,000 a month by not buying that Ferrari
Thank you, was thinking the exact same thing!!
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Nov 23, 2008
 
I hope by now that you have found "the whole story".
Look at the center of the page, and to the right of the headline where it says "read story".
click on it and presto.. you got it.
Dan

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