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I just moved into a new apartment in the same building. I took my current Comcast cable box from my old apartment, plugged it in and had full cable - HD channels and all.


I called my landlord and asked her if she forgot to cancel her cable/internet service to the apartment, and she explained that she had canceled it about 3 months ago, and that she hasn't received any bills or anything in the meantime.


Am I simply getting all of these channels because of my cable box? Obviously I will have to return the cable box when I cancel my service that is associated with my old apartment, but if I were to get a Tivo HD with a Comcast cable card, could I theoretically get free cable?
 

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The cable companies normally do not do a truck roll to physically disable sevices to a user addresse as long as they disable the use of any cable company services to the those registered to be at the addresse. You are getting the benefit of the fact that services to your equipment has not been disabled.

You are not getting anything for free since you are still paying for your service until you cancel it.
 

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Originally Posted by BlueBomber /forum/post/18182737


if I were to get a Tivo HD with a Comcast cable card, could I theoretically get free cable?

You still have to pay for the cable card, which means you'll still have to pay for service in order to rent the cable card in the first place. There's no free lunch.
 

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And you would have to pay for all of the subscrtiption channel you want from comcast for channels that are encrypted in additon to paying for basic cable services.
 
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