We had seen advertisements on television about our cable company going digital. This concerned me as we have 3 televisions. I knew that each one would need a box, and they charge for them on a monthly basis, on your bill.
We got the notice that we needed digital boxes for each television by October 16th. They would supply us with 1 digital box for the duration of our contract. We already have one, so we went online and ordered another one for our bedroom. We rarely use the smaller television in the second bedroom/office, so decided just to leave it there, knowing we can’t use it without a monthly payment now.
Our box came within days, and between us we were able to get it set up. It did state that if you couldn’t manage it, they would send a technician out to install it.
Now we have to wait for the 16th for the transition to take place. We pay for our standard + service through our H.O.A., so am not sure how much it will cost us, once the contract expires. I really can’t see them paying for it, and if they did, then our monthly maintenance fee would go up accordingly.
Is this just a big companies wanting more money from us? What happens to the people that only had analog television, and can’t afford to pay a monthly fee for a box. We live in a time, when big businesses don’t give us choices, anymore.