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How to Cut the Cord Without Home Internet

From our personal experiences and feedback from Cord Cutters News readers, we know that making the switch from cable to streaming saves most households money each month. One question that comes up often in the cord cutting discussion is whether it’s possible to take cord cutting one step further and cutting an internet bill out as well.

In this post, we’re looking at some ways to cut the cord and watch TV without internet in your home.

Use an Antenna

The easiest way to watch TV without an internet connection is with an antenna. Many cord cutters add an antenna to their set up to watch local channels for free. If the channels you get with your antenna are enough for you, and you don’t care about watching additional content on-demand, an antenna might be all you need!

You can check out Luke’s picks for the best antennas of 2019 in this post.

Subscribe to Netflix DVD

In April, we shared a report that 2.7 million Americans are still using Netflix’s DVD rental service. The company has a massive DVD library and the DVD plan comes with free shipping and no late fees, so you can watch movies and full seasons of your favorite TV shows on your time.

Rent from Redbox

If you don’t want to wait for Netflix DVDs to come in the mail, you can always go to your closest Redbox location and choose a DVD from one of the kiosks. This is a great option if you’re looking for new movie releases. At just $1.75 per day for DVDs and $2 per day for Blu-ray rentals, it can be an affordable option for the occasional movie watcher.

Visit Your Local Library

Many libraries around the country have movie rentals alongside their book collections. Free with your library card, this is a budget friendly option to help you save even more money after cutting the cord. While you’re picking up your movies, you can also use the internet at the library if you need some time online.

Use Your Mobile Device

If you’re reason for cutting your home internet service along with cable was to drop all ties with cable companies, you likely still have mobile phone service. With an unlimited data package, you can stream content on your phone. Unfortunately, using your phone as a hotspot to stream on a computer or TV for any significant amount of time isn’t a realistic option.

Have you cut out your internet bill in addition to your cable bill? How are you watching TV and movies without it? Let us know in the comments!

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