(Closed) So angry right now!! I hate cable companies! (vent)

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Umm.. that doesnt sound right.. Can you take your paperwork showing that it is your property up to the cable company and show them.. When I have wanted to switch stuf to my name all i had to do was go up there and tell them where I live and that I want the bill in my name. Why would you want to put something like that in YOUR name if YOU didnt live there.. sometimes companies are dumb.

Post # 4
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That’s pretty weird. The only thing that I can think of is maybe the renter left without paying the cable bill and they are trying to make sure that’s it’s not you trying to get cable under another name. My advice would be to go down to your local division and explain to them that you just bought/moved into the house and would like to get new service installed. You will definitely get better service in person than you will over the phone.

Post # 6
64 posts
Worker bee

We had a similar thing happen to us.  The jerk before us didn’t pay his last bill and didn’t return his cable box so they wouldn’t give us one.  We ended up having to go in so they could check our ID and make sure we were new people and not the previous tenant. 

Post # 7
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I second the idea to go in, with the purchase paperwork, some bill sent to the house, and photo IDs so they can see that you own the house and live there and you aren’t this other person.

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