The Leak: Getting Cable, Internet, and Phone Service From Three Different Providers
The fix: Consider a package deal from your local cable or phone company. You can get digital phone service, which is provided by a broadband Internet connection, high-speed Internet, and digital channels for much less than you'd pay separately. For example, Comcast currently offers all three services for $115 a month in the Northeast (price varies by region), a 33 percent savings over the à la carte price. Start by shopping for Internet access at BuyTelco (buytelco.net); then ask local providers what deals they offer when you bundle with phone and TV service.
Savings: $10 to $20 a month.