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Old 10-02-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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Whats the cheapest cable TV and high speed internet you can get in Nashville? I'm in an apartment till I find a house so the dishes might be out of the question but still I hate paying comcast $90/month for something I use so little. BTW I normally watch the news channels (CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc...), the food network, cartoon network (the kids) and the history/discovery/TLC channels the rest I can care less about BTW I'm just north of the airport near opryland.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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You might check into the package offered by AT&T. The law was just passed this year allowing them to get into the cable TV business here; so it seems like they're offering a pretty good deal to generate business. I don't know how good their customer service is, but it couldn't be any worse than Comcast.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Ugh. I cannot wait until football season is over then I'm cancelling Comcast and don't care if I even have TV. They are horrible.

We are unable to get DirecTV in this rental, not enough southern exposure. I hope we move by next year.

AT&T is abandoning their relationship with DISH and going with DirecTV so hopefully there will be some other option there. I miss my NFL Sunday Ticket!!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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The AT&T deal is a DSL/DirecTV dish combo. It's still a triple play deal like Comcast but they sub the TV service out to DirecTV. The cost was slightly less than Comcast, but not enough for me to want to deal with DirecTV again. Comcast customer service is bad, but DirecTV is far worse. As providers go, Dish Network was the best. Not saying they were great, just better than the rest, which isn't hard to do.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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The cheapest Internet is to buy yourself a wireless network card, and search for unprotected signals. I have found that there are many stupid (or very generous) people in the Nashville area who do not password-protect their Internet access. This means no monthly bills, and free Internet 24-7 for you!

Just to be clear, I don't espouse this method, but you asked for the cheapest Internet you could get...!
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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The cheapest Internet is to buy yourself a wireless network card, and search for unprotected signals. I have found that there are many stupid (or very generous) people in the Nashville area who do not password-protect their Internet access. This means no monthly bills, and free Internet 24-7 for you!

Just to be clear, I don't espouse this method, but you asked for the cheapest Internet you could get...!
Just wondering.....is it illegal to do that or not? I don't do it, but just wondering.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The cheapest Internet is to buy yourself a wireless network card, and search for unprotected signals. I have found that there are many stupid (or very generous) people in the Nashville area who do not password-protect their Internet access. This means no monthly bills, and free Internet 24-7 for you!

Just to be clear, I don't espouse this method, but you asked for the cheapest Internet you could get...!
As I understand it, it's also a good way to get any of your passwords and/or personal data stolen.
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Just wondering.....is it illegal to do that or not? I don't do it, but just wondering.
Technically it is. Some states will prosecute if you get caught. To get caught, the person you are stealing it from needs to have some networking knowledge. If you are able to connect to their router, then they have an unsecured network which probably means they don't have much networking knowledge.

If you have a wireless router, you can log into the router via a wired connection and see who is connected to the router. All that really tells you is that someone within a thousand feet or so is connected. From there I guess you'd have to go knocking on doors.

Free internet is all over the place. Most restaurants and coffee shops have free WiFi.
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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The AT&T deal is a DSL/DirecTV dish combo. It's still a triple play deal like Comcast but they sub the TV service out to DirecTV. The cost was slightly less than Comcast, but not enough for me to want to deal with DirecTV again. Comcast customer service is bad, but DirecTV is far worse. As providers go, Dish Network was the best. Not saying they were great, just better than the rest, which isn't hard to do.
We had DirecTV for about 5 years with no problems, even with 2 moves. DISH doesn't have The NFL Sunday Ticket. I'll pay more for that and the good service. We've had Comcast since July and have had to argue with their incorrect billing every month.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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The cheapest Internet is to buy yourself a wireless network card, and search for unprotected signals. I have found that there are many stupid (or very generous) people in the Nashville area who do not password-protect their Internet access. This means no monthly bills, and free Internet 24-7 for you!

Just to be clear, I don't espouse this method, but you asked for the cheapest Internet you could get...!
You are right about that. I went to visit my stepson in Denver a few years ago. He lived in an apartment building. There were 17 wireless networks and 13 of those were in the clear with no encryption.

I live in Donelson and have my network encrypted and password protected, but a few of my neighbors have their networks wide open.

I figure if a hacker would ever "war drive" my area looking for networks, he/she would ignore my netowrk, since there are so many easier pickings in the area.
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