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Spectum- No longer allowing self install cable cards?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Johnwashere, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
  2. m.s

    m.s Active Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    Sorry, I was wrong. You should have made sure your "facts" were right before posting in the first place.
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    As I posted, I tried but my link no longer worked. I take it you never make a mistake.
  4. m.s

    m.s Active Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    I once thought I was mistaken, but I was wrong.
  5. caughey

    caughey Member

    May 26, 2007
    Orange County
    At the risk of dragging this back on topic, OP have you tried the magic words "I would like to cancel my account" ?
  6. Johnwashere

    Johnwashere Member

    Sep 17, 2005
    Columbus, Ohio
    Not yet, I literally just resigned up a month ago- no contract though. So we were paying $20 for business tv with time warner and that included a free box. Then spectrum business emailed me saying they had cheaper, faster internet and same tv prices. I got the bill and they chraged me like $17 for tv and then $7 for the box - so tv price actually went up a little bit. If I switch to cable card its only $1 a month, but more importantly I just want to use my old tivo just laying around.
    I might just have them do the truck roll and then argue the $100 truck roll fee after I get the bill. They still hinted they might waive the truck roll fee if I do it. Im just getting tired of playing games with them.
  7. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    The WV...
    I wouldn't doubt that in the 'fine print' of the Business Contract/Service agreement there's clauses that hint all maintenance and service be performed by 'the company'. I'd think it's well within their rights to specify this. The fact that they even allow 'your equipment' is maybe surprising. Is your modem and router supplied by them or yours.

    FCC CableCard rules might not apply. It's a 'commercial' establishment
  8. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Active Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    You guys should meet after 3rd period Algebra and duke it out!
    CloudAtlas and das335 like this.
  9. johnfasc

    johnfasc Active Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    Just another reason to dump cable... Which I did two years ago!
  10. alexb

    alexb Active Member TCF Club

    Jan 4, 2003
    Kirkland, WA
    Always interested when i see these comments. Every time i look the cost of internet + sling / psvue package that *matches* what i get with cable comes to about the same price. I can save money by cutting channels. For most folks when i see this i assume what you really did is reduce your package at the same time you switches and it is the reduction in package that is saving the money more than anything else? Or am i off base?

    note, i do renogtiate my package every 12mo and push them down as much as i can, i never pay the stated rates (like 45% lower than stated rates)
  11. jth tv

    jth tv Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2014
    Around here there are no longer substantial discounts after the first year. Here, in apartment buildings, satellite dishes and antennas in common areas are Not allowed. The cable company (Charter/TWC) knows that and for the past several years has just said too bad, just pay.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  12. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

    Jan 1, 2009
    In the same community I had Spectrum Business at my office and Spectrum at my house. No self installs for Spectrum Business for anything but I can self install all day long on Spectrum at the house.
  13. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    Then you should have edited your post if that's what you think someone else should have done regarding a correction.

    You should have made sure you were right before posting in the first place.
  14. lisabranam

    lisabranam New Member

    Apr 5, 2018
    Spectrum- No longer allowing self-install cable cards?

    I am not sure if Charter does that. I hope the FCC complaint comes into effect and you get your cable card.

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