TV at no cost – the benefits of aerial installation.

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What’s that you say? TV for free? Seems an incredulous statement, but in a way its true so read on.

Here at AB Aerials we fit a lot of aerials, satellite dishes and additional TV points around properties (amongst many other products and services) and at the last count, for the year 2018-2019,  338 lucky customers have benefitted from having a quality installation along with a great customer experience. You don’t have to take my word for it as there are a ton of written and video testimonials and reviews to view on the website too.

How much does an aerial installation cost and what is the price compared to satellite TV?

One of the overriding reasons why people are choosing TV aerial and satellite installations over subscription TV is cost. Plain and simple. Well, how cheap is cheap?  Firstly, customers, being a fickle lot, don’t want just cheap thrown in to the equation, they want quality too, that is why we here at AB Aerials only use industry approved materials and all installations are carried out by experienced City & Guilds qualified technicians. Secondly, we offer a great after sales service e.g. for those who struggle with technology and need a walk through the maze of buttons and drop down menus.  And finally, the bottom line that is the money. If a customer lives in a decent signal area a standard aerial supplied and fitted to serve one room is £120 and additional rooms are £40 each. Satellite dish installations start at £135.

Not quite sure how to put this but previously the demographic for customers watching traditional methods of TV, i.e. through an aerial or dish, were, let’s say, more life experienced and their viewing habits were less demanding. But what I’m finding now is that younger people too are now opting for and aerial or dish in favour of subscription TV and in addition are going for the less expensive options of SMART TV’s and devices where apps provide additional variation and choice.

So how can you get TV for free?

It seems that the cross customers have to bear with subscription TV is that monthly prices mysteriously increase with little or no explanation.  When I subscribed to a well known cable TV company I had notification stating my bill was going up by £5 a month because they added an additional cooking channel. Well I couldn’t have been happier (not) so I promptly withdrew my patronage.  Having a TV aerial or satellite dish to watch Freeview and Freesat respectively means that after the initial payment of the installation no more money is taken from your account, hence the “Free” element to Freeview and Freesat.

AB Aerials recommendations.

What AB Aerials recommend is to install a TV aerial or satellite dish to compliment a decent (SMART) TV coupled with a recording device. By doing this a customer has all the functionally offered by subscription TV i.e. recording, pausing, fast forwarding and reversing etc, but no ongoing monthly payments to satellite and cable TV providers. The whole investment pays for itself in three or four months and from there on in its free!!!

Technology is constantly changing which means the way we watch TV changes too.  But we are living in the moment and have to make decisions which best suit us, satisfying our need for entertainment and education balanced with that of the cost to provide us with these needs and wants. On line streaming and subscription TV can be expensive so it may be prudent to have a look at the more traditional methods of watching TV thus saving those all important pennies.

Further reading and links.

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Owner, AB Aerials - helping customers through the process of installing TV and radio aerials, satellite dishes and CCTV. AB Aerials has been trading for over 35 years so we must be doing something right. The secret is that we address customer fears. Connect with Steve on LinkedIn >>

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