Has anybody got caught getting free cable?

Welcome to TampaRacing!

 

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features.

By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join the TampaRacing community today!










 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26
  1. #1
    Got traction?
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Tampa, FL,
    Posts
    2,145
    Feedback Score
    5 (100%)

    Has anybody got caught getting free cable?

    From brighthouse? If so what were the repercussions? Thanks.
    98' cobra

  2. #2
    isuck P057's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    tpa
    Posts
    502
    Feedback Score
    11 (100%)
    not by brighthouse, back when i lived in miami we used to have the notorious 'black boxes' and once they found out they just somehow got around it. Never confronted us directly.

    I probably wouldnt risk it, seems rather stupid.


    Been cable free since '01!


    oh wait unless you're talking about internet... then i dunno. I'd like to know how you managed that then! haha

  3. #3
    i love girls ThaiRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    7,654
    Feedback Score
    22 (96%)
    i heard its easy to steal brighthouse since its a shared server

  4. #4
    URFUCT
    Guest
    I had to go to court on monday for some BS and when they were calling out people to go infront of the judge atleast 3 of the people were for stealing cable, they will arrest you and take you to jail believe it or not.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    May 1974
    Location
    SWFL
    Posts
    6,380
    Feedback Score
    0
    Bwahahaha, this reminds me of a story.

    We used to have a cable box when we lived up north. We had an illegal one and a legal Comcast one. Well, before we moved down here, my mom had to bring the Comcast cable box back to them. So of course, she brings the illegal cable box with her without realizing and goes up to the desk and the lady quiety told her it was the wrong one and to leave before anyone said anything...



  6. #6
    Got traction?
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Tampa, FL,
    Posts
    2,145
    Feedback Score
    5 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by URFUCT View Post
    I had to go to court on monday for some BS and when they were calling out people to go infront of the judge atleast 3 of the people were for stealing cable, they will arrest you and take you to jail believe it or not.
    You shitin me? Damn, there goes that idea. -Mark
    98' cobra

  7. #7
    Has V.I.P in HELL! Suicidal Racing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    dirty water
    Posts
    8,989
    Feedback Score
    5 (100%)
    i knoe plenty of people who have free cable and shit..and know some that been cought couple times

    they always got away with it..the say well it was like that when we moved in and i figured it was just one of the things that was included with my rent..other times after they got caught and said that already then got it again..the just said they came home one day and they had cable and they wheren't going to say shit about it

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    10,202
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    My friend used to be a brighthouse installer. He has been stealing it since '01. They just found out about it last month.

    All they did was leave a note on his door that he needs to start paying it or it will be disconnected.

  9. #9
    is gone yuuussss!!!! stockaccord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lakeland
    Posts
    994
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    when we used to have "black market" Direct TV. we had basic cable through them, like 1-70. My uncle used to work for this guy that would burn cards with all the channels on them. So technically it wasnt illegal, but once in a while direct TV would "zap" the cards that were black market and we would just have to have the card re-burnt.

    never got caught
    -Mike-

    "You must always push the limits.
    Because if you never fail you will never succeed!!" - No Fear

  10. #10
    hates race traders
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    tampa
    Posts
    3,053
    Feedback Score
    0
    u get 3 chances then you get in trouble
    Quote Originally Posted by MrNiceGuy View Post
    everything offends black people.

  11. #11
    ! Ne shab'rud'ni ! chi town brat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Brevard County
    Posts
    11,033
    Feedback Score
    13 (100%)
    In Chicago we had a descrambler to get the channels my dad didn't want to pay for. Didn't work all that well from what I remember.

    In Tampa, I decided to downgrade my cable, it was raining, the cable guy had already been drenched by the rain 3x's that day and was tired. He took all the digital equipment and said, as far as you know I went outside to do something to the cable box. Enjoy the channels that you don't need the box for.

    I have since moved and now pay fully for cable. Oh well.
    if you can only race me in a straight line then whats the point ...91 SMF SCCA


    TRSig by chi town brat, on Flickr
    TR "Old Skool EF" Member #017 chi town brat TR "eg6" crew #6

    I see people out there spending money on the car to improve it … If you spend half that effort just working on your driving skills, making you and the car work together as a team, then you’ll go faster – period. To make the car go a second faster on the track takes a lot more energy and money than making yourself drive it one second faster.
    the late Tom Thrash SCCA Solo E Production

  12. #12
    ****** defekt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Temple Terrace
    Posts
    6,050
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    my ex and i were caught at our old apartment in st pete. we had free cable for 8 months before they caught us. our neighbor above had it for a year. the cable box was right behind our porch, so it was easy access. but the funny thing was they caught us a week before the lease was up, so we didnt care much
    RIP my Brother Jason 5/26/1980 - 9/09/2011

  13. #13
    tgm
    tgm is offline
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Orlando
    Posts
    45
    Feedback Score
    0
    The outside contractors only get paid 5.25 to disconnect and they have to usually get on a ladder to disconect so most of the time they dont even bother. Most of the time they just say they disconnected it, brighthouse cant tell if they did or not since its a shared server. So if you stop paying for brighthouse chances are they wont ever bother disconncting you if you have basic service.90% of the guys dont care if your stealing cable too, I got digital and internet this week, all my nieghbors were stealing cable the guy didnt give a shit.
    Last edited by tgm; 09-13-2006 at 02:26 PM.

  14. #14
    King of Ricers Notladstyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    11,330
    Feedback Score
    10 (100%)
    Stealing, as in using the cable without paying for it isnt illegal. If you have a black box and de-scramble premium channels they will flash your box(burns it out), disconnect the cable, or rotate the signal so the box doesnt work and bill you. If you dont pay they will destroy your credit... As my best friend found out after he tore up a bill.

    Almost every apartment building has one person with open wireless for internet tho, I am curious what BH plans to do about that.

  15. #15
    All Vacuum Rales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Port Richey
    Posts
    1,206
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    I have BH internet but no cable tv, I was hoping when I turned off my cable I would atleast get basic cable or some chanels through teh cable. I guess the guy didnt like me much lol they took it all away. So is there a filter on if you just have cable internet and not cable tv or how is that blocked, not about to change stuff as its in my neighbors yard but just curious.
    AIM: SolderedLego

    Toys are fun, atleast they dont say NO.

    Like to drink buy a drinking tee
    http://www.tampaforums.com/forums/mi...s-more-289609/




Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204