Q. I'm paying too much for too little — almost $200 for cable, Internet and phone. How can I cut those costs?
A. You're definitely overpaying, and you're not alone: I've heard this lament from many people, up to and including my own mother.
Your easiest and first option should be to threaten to fire your current service, then see what kind of a discount it offers you to stay. If it isn't sufficiently generous — as in, compare its proposed price break to the deals its site touts for new subscribers — it's time to look for alternatives and then make good on your threat.
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Have you tried to threaten to fire your current service? Has it worked?