Stupid Cable Company here!! Move a few blocks , & now I lose a channel...WTF???

United States
March 27, 2009 11:25am CST
ARRGGHHH!!![i][/i][u][/u] I swear I live in the World's Dumbest Town, I move just a few blocks from my old place seriously its just BLOCKS, not miles, not another City and now I can't get one of my favorite Tv Stations any longer unless I UPGRADE to a higher paying service;!!! NOT!! Hateful person I talked too said I was "lucky" to have gotten USA NETWORK the whole time I lived at my old place, and now that I moved I no longer get it; CRAP! CRAP ! CRAP!!!! I liked that channel too dang it! And no I'm not up grading to a higher paying service crazy people; If I had money to blow out my rear-end then sure I'd do it ; Does your Cable company make you just "Mental"?? Mine does!!! Everything is such a rip off these days!!!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
27 Mar 09
That is really stupid. I have heard of people having to pay more if they live in a certain part of town but never heard of not getting certain channels depending on where you live. I do not have cable, haven't had it in many years. We have satellite and I like it. With satellite you get to pick which priced package you want and that way you get to pick really what programs you want.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Hi Ya {{Tyc}}, How are you?? Yeah that's my cable company here, stupid and dumb and a big old rip off for sure; knowing my luck they'll send me a bill for having a channel that according to them I wasn't even supposed to have at my old place; I have no control over what those nim_rods program at the residence's you know? she was such a "rude woman too" guess she was having a bad day, well so was I... I'd love to have satellite someday but there again a few months ago they were doing away with the local channels on Satellite like CBS, NBC, ABC ( main stations to me) I was having to record the soaps for my niece and some of their favorite evening shows and then suddenly the local channels were back, guess they had mega complaints; I would've yelled too!!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Time Warner is the mail cable company here and I know one of our local channels has been running things across the bottom of the screen and heard on the news that at midnight April 1st Time Warner will not carry the local's. Our satellite is still carrying local, thank goodness.
• United States
29 Mar 09
HI Tyc: Yeah that sounds similar to what they were doing to my nieces satellite before they went back to having the local channels, personally I don't trust them but who can we trust these days ya know?
• United States
27 Mar 09
It's not just you. Comcast drives me crazy too. they just recently changed the order of most of their channels....so now I have to rememorize all the channels. it took me forever to find the cartoon network again...lol. are you sure thye just didn't change channels on you? I recently just moved 7 miles from where I used to live and now my cable is almost 30 dollars more. Cable companies make me mental too.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
HI OceanZealot: Sorry its taken me so long to get back on here to respond, still busy unpacking and trying to put up my pictures and things in my new place; Yeah I'm sure I called the company and before I did that I even redid the auto scan of tv channels to make sure and also just punched the number in, its no long a part of "basic" package ( the cheapest) which is what I have and what I had at my other place the past two years...ARrrgghh!! Yeah just to get my USA channel they want at least another $20.00+ dollars and most of the other stations that come with that program I have no interest in, (sigh) oh well; I think all cable companies are just a rip off more or less..ya know?
• United States
28 Mar 09
I know what you mean we moved to this small town and they only have one company that you can get cable from and you have to pay a 200.00 deposit to even have it turned on then for basic cable you have to pay 50.00 month what a ripe off.
• United States
28 Mar 09
OH Corona: Now that is horrible, I'd say you for sure are getting ripped off bigtime! I've never heard of a cable company demanding to be paid up front $200.00 to hook up that's INSANE! Do you get that money back if you move or quit the subscription? and then on top of that you have to pay $50.00/per month!! OUCH! That's way too high for me!! I hope you get tons of movie channels then with that? Good grief!! I had to pay $15.00 upfront for them to turn it on here at my new place, I just moved last week, and I had to borrow that from my Dad as I was flat broke as per usual this time of month; but that $200.00 is REALLY REALLY A RIPOFF FOR SURE!!!
• United States
1 Apr 09
yea i am getting total ripped of not only on the cable but on eclectic and water as well.we have to come up with 200.00 for the electric company to turn on our lights and 100.00 for water.that is something i never thought i would have to pay for come on paying for water that is crazy and then we have to pay 40.00 a month to keep the water on
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Whoa! I really feel for you, Jan! What a crying shame! I mean, you get used to certain channels and the programming on them and then *poof*! They disappear just like that! I haven't moved since I've gotten cable, so, I wouldn't know about that. I really like the USA channel too. That channel came with my basic cable package. My cable company is Cox. Is yours Time/Warner? Call them up and give them HECK about it, girl! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
• United States
8 Apr 09
HI KellyJeanne: Yeah I called up my cable company its US CABLE here in my little town, but the woman I spoke too was really snarky about it, said I wasn't supposed to be getting that station anyway with the cheapest basic package I Had; I said well I've had it the last two years and 2 months and I only moved a few blocks, she said hatefully to me that the USA CHANNEL was on the higher package, which I can't afford. hateful woman; so oh well I watch too much anyway and I can watch the shows I missed on their websites thankfully they put up video's of their shows but still I did enjoy that channel; and when they sent me my bill the stupid !@!##$%$##@! hateful place is now charging me the next higher cable package which I do not have and am not paying, so I need to phone them as I sit here and type this out; GGRRRR!!!!! I knew they try and pull a stupid stunt like this I swear we have to "examine" our bills very carefully anymore especially hospital bills they are always trying to sneak in items that is NOT part of what we had done ya know? hope you are well;....
• United States
30 Apr 09
HI Kellyjeanne: OH that is awful! That hospital sounds like mine here; did you call them about that and give them a piece of your mind?? I would have!! I do watch some things here on my puter but not for too long, it hurts me too bad to sit here; Depends on how good I am feeling otherwise too; But thanks dear friend; Keep an eye on those hospital bills now...(EG)!!!
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
27 Mar 09
I lost one of my favorite channels too, they just don't cover it anymore, they say the channel wanted too much money so they dropped it.
• United States
28 Mar 09
Hi there: Isn't that just crazy?? I see I'm not alone in this battle of the stations, I probably could see/view what I wanted on my computer but its not the most comfortable to sit here in this chair and try to watch a program I used to get; but I might have too; (sigh)! Now if they do away with my Discovery Channel I will flip a major nut for sure; That has fast become my most favorite channel to watch tv on, there are so many shows I dearly love now;
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
29 Mar 09
I love discovery channel too
• India
29 Mar 09
Cable companies are a pain in the you know where irrespective of which part of the world you live. Fortunately, I don't have a TV, so I don't need a Cable company to part me from my hard earned cash. They are actually getting more and more expensive as the days pass. :) Why don't you chuck them and use some other service? Surely there are many companies that offer such services? Cheers and happy Mylotting
• United States
29 Mar 09
HI Positive: How are you?? Oh My no TV?? AACCkkk!!! I'd go stir crazy for sure; WEll more than I am now let's say.. No, my town has only the one cable service ( small town) but different satellite places but can't afford those either so I'm stuck with my silly cable company; you take care now!!!
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
cable company usually are just rip off. i really hate their service. we have to pay so much just to watch television. and i don't like cable movies that much. i just watch mostly on regular channels. that does not need any cable service at all. but now we can't get signal without cable so that is why we have to have cable service. i think that cable customer service is really bad what ever company you subscribed to. they usually ask for payment and when you have some delays they will call immediately and be so mean in reminding about the delay son payments. and that is why i have hated my experiences with these companies. i have transferred from one cable company to another. but usually most of them are just the same. but now i am now subscribed with company that charge less though with less cable channel but i don't mind cause i don't get to watch often those cable channels that are not included in my subscription. and i don't watch tv that much. i am mostly into local channels and news.
• United States
28 Mar 09
HI there Hotsummer: I think these cable companies are just a bunch of rip off's in all towns anymore; I watch too much Tv myself but having neck and back injuries there's not a lot else I can do and I must admit I am highly addicted to ( too many shows) my soaps, and my nightly shows Yikes!!! As crazy as the cable companies make me, I still gotta have it or climb the walls one I guess..LOL!! Good luck to you, and I hope you can continue to get the shows you like with your cable company; I always watch my local channels too and the news; of course all of that too is handy here on the puter too; Thank Goodness right?
@anjlgrg (18)
• India
28 Mar 09
hi friend.... see, wherever u live it is not a dumb place...are ur tv shows are more important than u..then why r u getting upset of cable network..go for ur own sattelite...they r so cheap now, nd u will get it easy instalments too..... ur friend
• United States
28 Mar 09
Hi there: I've thought of getting Satellite before, but just really can't afford that right now, and don't really need that many channels , I can hardly keep up with the shows I love to watch now (G)! But maybe some day, for me being on Disability and all the basic cable package is all I can manage, but it still aggravates me that they dropped that channel after I'd had it the last two years and only moved a few blocks from where I lived before; It's mostly my crazy town that I live in here, they are nutty!!
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
28 Mar 09
ARRRRRGGHHHH!!!! Who the heck do them people think they are treating you that way. Everything is a rip off, it all cost more and you get less.
• United States
28 Mar 09
Hi ya Polly; LOL! Yeah everything is a rip off for sure; I think they do that when you are a new customer, they get you all lured in, and then try to get you to upgrade to a higher package; PPFFTTTT!!! Tain't happening!! Old Jan can't afford to do that, those Jerks!!! They need a shaking fist icon on here LOL!! That way I could be shaking my fist towards the cable company...LOL!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hey jan! Yup! They charge so phucking much and they act like they are doing you the biggest phucking favor by giving you one little channel extra! Don't they have the most nerve? I can't believe what they get away with! I have my phone, Internet and Cable connected together to get a "discount" and when I tried to lower my Cable bill, they wouldn't let me! I don't even get that many great channels! I'm not sure I even get USA either! It is such a rip off! And I'm now stuck because if I get rid of them it will cost just about as much to have the three service separate! Can you say M O N O P O L Y?
• United States
28 Mar 09
HI Opal~Darlin; Yeah I agree, they sure do act like that 100% +++ They have tried to get me to do my phone, and TV, and puter all together too and I have thought about it but now after reading your experience, I'm not too sure I want to do that?? Its all so confusing isn't it? and who's to say it would be better? I doubt it; YEP!! I can SAy M O N O P O L Y!!! LOL!!! AMEN TO THAT!!!
@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
27 Mar 09
Direct TV, honey bunny. Or Dish Network. Less money, more channels!!! Seriously. Just make sure your landlords are OK with a mini dish.
• United States
28 Mar 09
Hey Jerz! I'm still mega busy with unpacking and trying to decorate here; will try to answer some emails over the weekend; mostly just trying to reach payout, I've not done that since LIke Jan. GEEZZ! Anyway there is a satellite dish here out back, they are ok with it, I just can't afford their packages and if you read up above you'll see why I don't want their stuff right now, last year they were doing away with the local channels ...WTF??? can you say STUPID??? But after a few weeks they added them in again and you know I love my MAIN channels like NBC, CBS, ABC I'd seriously hurt someone/or company if they did away with them in the packages or CHARGED EVEN MORE TO GET THEM... they all are a bunch of rip off places I think anymore!