Paying for What You Want to Watch

Time Warner Cable screenshotTime Warner Cable is one of the largest cable companies in the entire country and with the upcoming, potential merger with Comcast, they will become one the primary sources for cable and Internet service for the majority of American consumers. I honestly do not how to feel about this – few companies are ever inherently evil but they can become too large for their own good, often hampering their own abilities to provide high quality services to their customers while doing their best to maintain profits as is expected by company shareholders. This can complicate matters greatly, causing no end of trouble.

I’ve experienced this kind of trouble first hand but I do not like to blame Time Warner for what I had to go through. The first sign of trouble that I had was the fact that they didn’t even show up to install the cable box the day that they had scheduled – a big problem if you ask me but almost understandable considering the size of their company. Things happen, mistakes are made and it’s always better to forgive and forget rather than hold a grudge against them. At least, that’s my philosophy; I don’t know whether or not it actually works!

It certainly hasn’t made the customer service experience any better and I’ve had a lot of anxiety whenever I’ve called them. Luckily I enjoy the services they provide, including even the premium packages that they offer although I do wish they were able to provide a more flexible model of content subscription, maybe something more similar to YouTube or even Netflix! This would be great since I’m paying so much money for their services as is – I’d pay the same amount now as long as I were able to pick and choose what I wanted to watch.

ADT Home Security: Providing Peace of Mind in More Ways Than One

My adt home security system is a necessity in my house. Although we live in a fairly safe neighborhood, we’ve had our fair share of break-ins in recent months. I’m a stay at home mom, and my husband travels a lot. Therefore, I feel much safer when I’m able to set my alarm. I know something would be wrong if I ever came back to the house and I didn’t hear that alarm as I entered the front door. That simple fact alone gives me peace of mind.

In addition, it makes me feel better to set the alarm at night, particularly if my husband isn’t home. If anyone ever did try and get in, the alarm would serve as my warning, and I could try and get myself and my son to safety. It may sound a little crazy, but I’ve always had a nervous personality. The alarm just helps me to feel better, and I can lay my head down and sleep soundly at night.

I recently discovered another benefit to the system as well. We set it so that the system chimes as a door is opened or closed. It also announces which door has been opened. My little guy recently discovered that he could open and shut the doors in our house. The other day, I was in the kitchen and he tried to get out the front door. You would think I would have heard him as he tried to open it, but I didn’t; the alarm alerted me, however, and I was able to grab him, shut the door and lock it.

We have been talking about moving recently, and I’m on board with the idea. However, I have one condition; the new house absolutely must have a security system installed in it as well.