Just over 5 months now and you know what? Don't miss it (home phone and pay tv).
I did decide to replace the aged main tv (old, blurry, dark areas, horrible blacks) with a new Smart UHDTV of larger proportions. Interestingly it can't read the formats I have most of my saved programs in. I moved the WDLive to the bedroom for use there and damaged the ethernet cable it uses in the process. (still need to replace that one day) Already had a Chromecast for internet stuff. Found an app for OTA TV listings so I'll know whats on.
Still watch most every thing I watched before. Those cable only networks and their can't miss shows pretty much fade away and are forgotten, replaced by other selections. If you don't see the listing, run across it flipping channels or see the ads you don't miss what you don't know exists. There are a few shows that I do miss or access at a time delay but they are rare. That just made me think of Moonshiners, Being a homebrewer I did enjoy that.
Netflix works when you know what you want to watch and order up,(more of a Millenial age style of watching) I generally prefer to be served and select from that buffet.
I have great options for OTA TV here. All the networks, massive PBS options, a few movie channels, a scifi channel, western channels, comedy / sitcoms, METV, Antenna tv, crime / justice channels and several more that I have no interest in.
The budget antenna has finally revealed it's reason for being sold at Ollies, The rotation motor appears to no longer work. Fortunately it stopped in the best possible postion.(since it was there most of the time anyway)
The cost cutting portion was significant but the provider significantly raised the internet price as it is no longer "bundled" with another service. Sure I could have added something like the phone at a minimum cost but that would still be more than internet alone. Ehhh.
Yep, no contract phones here either. I pay $35 for mine and the same for the wife. (used to be sub $10 month years ago but that didn't make the smart phone transition some time ago) We buy the phones so no iphones and S7's for us. We just replaced our phones recently with each being in the $100-150 range which is the most we have spent on phones.