|ding ding ding round one, tqc!
||[Dec. 5th, 2009|02:19 am]
The Question Club
A friend of mine bought a house just over a year ago. It was a foreclosure, and they've been working on steadily fixing it up over the past 14 months. Today, she mentioned something about not getting a certain channel through Comcast, and that took me by surprise, as she refuses to pay for TV considering she never watches it. She says that the cable hookup is just there, and that they just plugged their tv in and hooked up the cords and BAM! Cable. Her husband investigated the lines on the property and wasn't able to identify a source (eg. plugged into the neighbors) for the cable, and after asking neighbors, none of them within one lot of their house have Comcast. My friend has never received a bill for it, and the digital switch thing went fine, though she doesn't have the converter box, because apparently you have to get it specifically from Comcast, and she doesn't want to call them up and deal with this.|
At this point, I say this is "stealing cable", and by not telling the truth to Comcast, it's a lie of omission, and that at some point they could find out and go after them for it. She says that since they can't readily identify the source and it's not obviously piggybacking off someone else's, she's in the clear.
What are your thoughts on this? Why in the world do they have free cable?