Terlingua Dreams

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time Warner Cable

As most of you know I enjoy watching foreign soap operas.  If I am going to make a six to nine month commitment watching them I expect to be able to see them free of any kind of interference.  While in Houston all the basic channels are free…in Del Rio you have to have basic cable to be able to watch anything…at $63.72 monthly I expect a lot more.

Friday I sat down to watch my soap and while I could see the image I was getting voice interference from a Mexican wrestling match. I immediately called to complain but they were closed. I was fit to be tied, uttered a little more than a few choice words and had to put up with it for 43 minutes.

The cable guy came by this morning and explained that it sometimes happens when the wires have been exposed to the elements or chewed on by squirrels and birds.  Being close to the border it allows those channel signals to be picked up by the exposed braids (that is what he called them).  He installed new wires, an outside cable box and a new connection to the television.

We got to talking and I asked him how come all the specials are geared toward new customers but they do not offer any good promotions for their existing ones. That is when he told me about a new special that includes cable and Internet for a lot less than what my mother is currently paying with a one-year commitment.

Went to the main office to contract the new plan but since the service is under my late father’s name they could not let me have it without presenting his death certificate so it could be transferred to my mother’s name or mine.  Has anyone ever had to do this?  Seems ridiculous to me.  Whose account do they think they have been drafting for the past twelve years?  My mother’s of course!  It has not seemed to bother them that it wasn’t my dad who was making the payments.

I dislike Time Warner Cable and this just pissed me off even more.  Who do I like the least Cricket Communications or TWC?  It’s a toss up!

Wanted to welcome Greg to the blog roll.  Thank you for reading me.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. I have Dish and like it. I have a potable dish antenna that I can take with me where ever l travel. You may want to look into that.

    1. Does your portable dish antenna work in Terlingua?

  2. I've heard a lot of people say they have trouble with dish.

  3. Interesting thing about the death certificate and such. Went through some of this with my mom this week as my father recently passed. You know, I can see it for a bank account, but cable?

    I had TWC for years and had all sorts of problems, then switched to U-Verse from AT&T. Since moving, the only option is DirecTV and to be honest, we have been mostly happy with it. If I could just get some decent Internet, (AT&T DSL at dial up speeds, right now), life would be much nicer.

    1. My condolences on your father's passing.

      I agree if it were a bank account I can see presenting a death certificate but I'm sure not going to do it for cable!


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