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no more free cable

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by kuba, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. kuba

    kuba TRIBE Member

    last night I got a note from Rogers that theyre cutting my cable today because they found out my landlord split 1 cable line between three apartments.

    I checked my lease and it doesnt say free cable. Thus- Im pretty much screwed, right?

    But the 800 I pay included cable til now- and thats what they SAID it would include.

    should I ask for a reduction in rent to 750?

    How much does cable COST anyways?
  2. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    basic starts at around 25, and usually ends up at around 40-50 for most people's usage.
  3. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    I got one of those notices as well..... but then nothing happened..

  4. defazman

    defazman TRIBE Member

    Just have one person order it and then splice it again.
  5. Boss Hog

    Boss Hog TRIBE Member

    just think of all the reading you'll do now.
  6. lok

    lok TRIBE Member

    considering tha Rogers outsources everything, it should be merely a threat or temporary.
  7. luvslife

    luvslife TRIBE Member

    Are you at home Jake?

    Just watch for the dude, and hook it back up when he's gone.
  8. kuba

    kuba TRIBE Member

    unfortunately im not at home so I cant watch him- but I was thinking of hooking it back up when they disconnect as well.

    Is there any way they'd reduce my rent though is the real question.
  9. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    If you're there when the guy comes over, just slip him a 50. ;)
  10. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    find the main junction box and hook up the entire building
  11. Boss Hog

    Boss Hog TRIBE Member

    If you know where the box is, how do you steal the cable? The guy came to my house a few months ago and found out that I only pay for internet, not cable TV. (When you ask for internet without cable, they actually do include cable without telling you... unless they block the signal intentionally). It was sweet because I paid for internet and my roommate used it for TV, so we split the bill. But then they found us out and cut off the TV signal and I pay the whole bill now.

    Anyone know how to go to the box outside and hook it back up? :cool:
  12. Destro Sanchez

    Destro Sanchez TRIBE Member

    Don't do what mingster said!!!

    My boy Matthew Broderick did that, and the cable guy thought they were best friends or something...it got really freaky!

    (split it again?...ask for rent reduction?...or steal it if you know the right person to do it?)
  13. luvslife

    luvslife TRIBE Member

    Ask your landlord, I guess. If he said you would have cable included then it would be the right thing to do, but if it's not in the lease, he doesn't really have to. That was the obvious answer, but it doesn't hurt to ask!
  14. kuba

    kuba TRIBE Member

    "so you've decided to steal cable"...
  15. luvslife

    luvslife TRIBE Member

    There should be these filters on the cable. They're tubes about 4" long. Take them off, and your cable will work.
  16. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    2 inches long
  17. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    "But dad....you steal satellite TV!"
  18. luvslife

    luvslife TRIBE Member

    alexD has small filters!;)
  19. Jeremy Jive

    Jeremy Jive TRIBE Member

    I'm going to miss my free cable.

    jeremy -oh well- jive
  20. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

  21. AshG

    AshG Member

    what the HELL is that?!
  22. Yourmamas

    Yourmamas TRIBE Member

    Boss Hog,

    Clean out the box, and I might be able to help you.
  23. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    its what the 6 inch filter stops from coming into your house through the cable
  24. lucky1

    lucky1 TRIBE Member

    ooohhhhh..... You beat me too it!

  25. Yourmamas

    Yourmamas TRIBE Member

    THe two inch one reduces noise from the lines, and the biggerones are the filters.

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