Koodz: At least they let him cancel. I remember Verizon charging me $200 to cancel my father's cell phone even after I brought them a copy of the death certificate.
cheap_thoughts: Koodz: At least they let him cancel. I remember Verizon charging me $200 to cancel my father's cell phone even after I brought them a copy of the death certificate.You're not responsible for your parents debt.
cretinbob: That's what homeowners insurance is for
MythDragon: This is a little off topic, but I need to vent.So I lose power due to the latest storm in VA. Lots of huge old trees, so when the wind blows stuff starts coming down and knocking out lines. Power goes out (ours did before the storm even started) and stays out for a while. Last major storm it was 8 days. (luckily my service line is still attached this time) Not to worry, I've got a generator to keep me up in cold Cokes and Xbox, but a limb took out my cable line. So no TV shows. But I've got the last three episodes of Revolution, 2 of Defiance, and a couple MLPs to watch. Wait, what's this? No signal apparently means my Goddamn DVR won't even turn on. It has power, I can hear things humming, but the power button does nothing. I un/replug it, and it goes through the boot process, gets as far as the Cisco screen, and then takes a shiat.Apparently Comcast has decided, that if you don't have their express "OK" pinging into your machine 24 hours a day, you don't get to use their stuff. Not even to watch shows you *already* recorded. I guess this is so you can't take a DVR full of quality shows over to a friends house and let him get away with seeing something for free? Fark you, Comcast. It's bad enough that it takes 5 Goddamn days for you to fix the cablelines AFTER the power comes back, I would at least like to watch the shows I already have./And to think this is the route Xbox 1 is going...//End rant.
Dahnkster: Where in the article does it say the guy has insurance? We don't know if he was renting the home or was an owner as far as I can tell. But you sure seem hellbent on tongue-punching DirecTV's fart box. Good for you. Next time you should get some long pants when your mom buys you a suit. You're a big boy now. Yes you are. Who's a big boy? You're a big boy.
d23: well damn me to hell for thinking that basic humanity and common sense should trump a contract! Whoo wee!
Dahnkster: Stop making sense. You'd better get with the program citizen. Bow down before your corporate betters. DirecTV is your friend. How do you ever expect the poors to learn personal responsibility and boot-strappiness? After all, fires are an act of God.
Babwa Wawa: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Slightly off-topic, but doesn't it seem like most of the personal satellite dishes are attached to mobile homes and cheap apartments? Maybe it's just me. I rarely see the things in newer developments but when I drive through town some of the older houses chopped up in to Section 8 apartments have so many dishes it looks like a branch office for SETI.I think it's the density of those places that make you notice. More dishes/sq foot.
MooseUpNorth: He should. At least in Canada, banks tend to require insurance (with the bank as beneficiary) as a condition for granting that mortgage. House burns down, insurance pays off the mortgage, everybody walks away.
Mr. Coffee Nerves: Slightly off-topic, but doesn't it seem like most of the personal satellite dishes are attached to mobile homes and cheap apartments? Maybe it's just me. I rarely see the things in newer developments but when I drive through town some of the older houses chopped up in to Section 8 apartments have so many dishes it looks like a branch office for SETI.
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