Monthly Archives: March 2017

I cut my bills with a dreambox

It has been some time since we last posted as several things as I have been busy since Christmas but have now settled back into my routine and that gives me a chance to post again. There are a few things I want to blog about and one of them is how one of the guys on my rugby team was telling me that he has cut down all bills and is only left paying electricity and internet now. I find companies are always just picking cash out of my bank account with direct debits so have been meaning to go through my account properly and find out what I am actually paying for!

dreambox V8SI did notice that I am paying for some old gym memberships that I am not using so that is something that I have obviously stopped. Another big bill I have is my UPC bill for TV. I rarely watch TV but it is nice to have it but coming in at over €70 per month this had to go. I then discovered this thing called a dreambox which apparently is a satellite receiver allowing you to get the free to air channels and has no monthly bills. So I went and got this and it works great. I only had to buy this dreambox receiver from and I connected it to an old satellite dish that we had from years ago and now I can get most of the main channels.

As I said I don’t really watch a whole lot of TV but it is nice to have it for when people are over or when I get bored. I also have an android box but mainly just use it for movies and TV on demand. Between these two devices I have cut out that €70/month bill. Next on my list is how to get cheaper internet. I am even just considering using my phone to hotspot!