"Just to call your service providers for things such as cable,
satellite, internet, etc, and tell them that you have a better offer
from another company, and in three different circumstances, I have had
monthly prices dropped significantly."
"Phone companies and cable companies have really really
basic rates that they don't tell you about unless you ask. If you have
to cut back its worth asking. When you're unemployed there is a big
difference between $39.00/mo for basic cable and $15/mo for limited
cable. $35.00 for basic phone services and $17 for very basic phone
service. Neither of these businesses will include their cheapest rates
in any price lists."