A contract with a satellite or cable provider, like a diamond, is forever — and almost as expensive.
It can feel that way.
Consumers must treat any agreement for television service, Internet and landline phone as if it were a deal with a wireless provider. You know how that works: The commitment usually starts at one or two years. There’s no way out unless you pay an early-termination fee.
Martha Schukoske of Cromwell didn’t know the true meaning of telling DirecTV over the phone in early April that, yes, she wanted to save a few dollars a month by trying the satellite service.