I was thinking about if this is a good time to cut the cable. I am thinking of inventive ways to save some money on these recurring bills, and by far, the cable is the third largest next to the car payment. We have Cox communications, and our bill is around $300 a month! Currently our cable package includes: Digital Cable..Though Cox calls this 'Advanced TV' with 100 something odd-channels that are actually "watchable"..the rest are channels that are "Not authorized"....when I say watchable, I mean, it shows an image on the screen, not something that is worth watching. Possibility of being able to be replaced with Netflix/Hulu on our Macs, Apple TV or Xbox. Possibly buying individual episodes on iTunes Digital Telephone Service...Something that never gets used as the entire household are on iPhones, with three of the iPhones having unlimited minutes. The telephone was only used for faxing, until we decided to just switch to eFax. (The main reason we actually got it in the first place was the tripple play promotional package.) And High speed internet, which we actually use, A LOT. I believe our package includes 25M down and 10 up. We can not get rid of this. If we drop just say, the telephone, how much do you think we would save? Anyone have experience with dropping one of the items that they don't use at all? Cox warns us that the price will go up if we attempt to break up the triple play package. So I turn to MR for some advice on how to save money on this monstrosity of a bill.