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Why Cutting The Cord Will Make You Rich In Trinidad

You are probably wondering “What cord do I have to cut to get rich?” The cord in question is that pesky cord that attaches to your TV which in turn brings you a nice fat bill at the end of the month. That cord!


It’s safe to say that the last few months have been quite a whirlwind for us in Trinidad.


Gas subsidy reduced, doubles prices going up, more items hitting the VAT list. Life is certainly changing and with all these changes happening in our beloved country, I needed to make some adjustments of my own, to brace for our economic challenges.


Should I give up my skittles fetish just to save a few dollars?  Cut down on my Stag intake? Hmmm, tough choices lol.  I took a hard look at where I spent my money, and could honestly say I don’t spend too much outside of my necessities.


Then one day I grabbed my remote, turned on my TV, and began flicking through the channels.


Every time I turn on my TV I am reminded why I don’t watch much of it. As my luck goes, there’s usually never anything I care to watch whenever I decide to get in front of the tube.


Couple days later, I received my monthly bill from my cable company, checked the balance to see what was owed. Now usually, I take my bill to my closest via booth and just pay the bill, because well that’s just what we do with bills.


This time, it hit me. $594!


What on earth am I getting for such a cost? There is never anything on whenever I want to watch TV. We have 5 TV’s in our home, we pay extra for the premium movies and a sports package and yet there is NOTHING but old movies and reruns.


I couldn’t shake the idea that there must be a cheaper alternative to watching TV.


I know what you’re thinking. to the rescue! Now, while this is great for your movies and TV shows, it can be a bit annoying to watch a small computer screen when you’re trying to enjoy a movie with the fam.


Should I just hook it up to my TV? (Been there, done that) It gets annoying real quick.


I have a Macbook, so, therefore, I gotta find my HDMI adapter, the cord, bring the laptop to the TV and hook it up. Sometimes I still want to do work on my computer whilst having a movie run in the background, and you can’t really do the two.


So I searched long and hard for a viable solution because I know I could not be the only person in the world with this problem.


How do I get a cheaper solution to TV so that I can cut my cable bill or get rid of it all together?


Then, it finally hit me.


I remembered some years ago while I still lived in Canada and working for Apple we had a lot of customers buy the 2nd Gen Apple TV, jailbreak them, and throw on XBMC and use apps such as Icefilms to get all their movie and TV content.


This was back in 2011 and I was curious to see whatever happened to that technology. Low and behold the more I got deeper into my research, the more I started to see just how many dollars I could shave off my cable bill.


And now? I currently spend ZERO dollars on my cable bill and have given back all the equipment to my cable company.


I know what you’re thinking! What sorcery is this Mr. Rose? How did you manage to cut the diabolical cable cord?


I stand before you today ready to aid my fellow brethren in cutting your cable cords with our CableboxTT movement.


Android TV boxes have been around for quite some time and so are the applications that provide us with thousands of worldwide live TV channels in all genres, movies and TV series on demand. You are now able to cut your monthly bill, get all the programming you want for a one-time payment.


What started out as a way to reduce the money spent on cable for myself, turned into family and friends asking if I could help them cut the cord as well. In Trinidad, there is nothing that spreads faster than news and boy did the good news spread. Before you knew it, everybody was purchasing boxes and we saw first hand how many people were ready to cut the cord.


So if you bounce up a $5 doubles man, you shouldn’t have to fret because now you will be able to have a little extra in your wallet to pay for it or buy the next round of Stag for yourself and “patnas” (I’ll take one thank you).


This is more than just TV, this is the start of a movement, the cable cutting movement.


So check out our products, follow us, read the blog, and immerse yourself in CableboxTT and see all the ways we can help save you money and find more ways to enjoy your TV.





Keron Mcleish

Keron McLeish is the owner of Droid Island and has over 10+ years of international experience working for some of the biggest brands in mobile such as Apple, Telus, and Rogers. He is located in Trinidad and Tobago and is a trusted mobile expert in the region. In his off time, he can be found shooting airballs on the basketball court or eating a bake and shark on the beach.

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