Video & Voice Replacement Resources

Some companies try to trap customers with additional services like video and voice through bundle plans. Those bundles add a layer of complexity to switching service providers, and keep you on their billing list. If you're ready to switch, but don't know what to do about your TV and phone services, don't worry. We've found some resources to help you "unbundle." Check out our infographic below and find some links to blog posts that compare services beneath that.

Video Voice Service Alternatives Infographic ACCESS

Stream for Free

Here's a short list of some free and "freeish" streaming services to try out before you fully cut the cable.

Pluto TV - Get some live channels like Bloomberg and CNN along with content from major networks that emulates traditional TV.
Locast - Watch all your local stations (even on gameday!) and a few extras like PBS for free, although they strongly suggest a $5 monthly donation.
Plex - Browse a library of popular TV shows and movies on demand with this free, ad-supported service.
Hoopla - Borrow movies through the Anacortes Public Library with this app to stream or download content for offline viewing.

Not satisfied? Here's some other free services to try:
Xumo, Tubi, Crackle, Roku TV, Vudu, IMDB TV


Video Service Comparisons

SupposeTV Interactive Personalized Streaming Video Service Selector

Consumer Reports Video Streaming Comparison

CNET Live Streaming Services Comparison

Digital Trends Hulu vs Netflix vs Prime Video On-Demand Service Comparison


VoIP Service Comparisons

PCMag Top Business VoIP Providers Comparison

Business.org 13 Top Business VoIP Providers (Their Site May Receive Commission if You Click on a Service)

GetVoIP Landline vs VoIP Comparison (Their Site May Receive Commission if You Click on a Service)

Business.com Phone System Reviews (Their Site May Receive Commission if You Click on a Service)

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