Advertisements I'm not sure then. I guess it's possible if they are letting subscribers pick up the cable cards that the info is already there. But it still needs to be tied to your account or did they do that when you picked up the card? Since this is a Charter install thread I'm not sure it would relate to you since you are with Comcast. It would be nice if they allowed you to pick up the cards but from experience and reading about installs on here, the success rate on working cards is not that great. Chances are you'd have to keep going back to get more cards.