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Free cable proposed under Time Warner settlement

Posted June 16, 2008

— Some Time Warner Cable customers could be eligible for a month of free cable under a proposed class-action lawsuit settlement.

The cable company is being sued for allegedly selling subscribers' personal information for marketing purposes.

Those eligible are Hillsborough customers who had subscribed to the service anytime from Jan. 1, 1993, to Dec. 31, 1998.

The settlement must still be approved by a U.S. District Court judge. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Dec. 9.

To be eligible, customers must fill out a claim form no later than March 10, 2009.


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  • Deacons Jun 16, 2008

    they should get more than a free month, their HD picture is horrible, not very clear. I got DirectTV HD and it BLOWS CABLE AWAY! I would NEVER use cable again, and I lost my picture with cable due to "problems in your area" a lot more than I ever do when a bad thunderstorm causes rain fade. Cable is a joke.

  • Travised Jun 16, 2008

    I had a clean line except for misdials for the longest time. Mine was through the cable provider. With my new problem of calls (You won a free vacation!; your car warranty is about to expire {no car} and so on) Since last year I have the option to record calls to document the companies that annoy me on a frequent basis. One month of cable/Internet/Phone would be better for those of us that have the package deal. We still pay more in GAS those that drive.

  • babyluv Jun 16, 2008

    Timewarner is full of it....whoopie 1 free month. I plan to get direct tv also. later for them, they don't show anything worth paying for anyway(timewarner that is)

  • Lissa13082 Jun 16, 2008

    ANOTHER strike against TWC. I dislike them with a PASSION!

  • Scubagirl Jun 16, 2008

    what a joke!

  • smcallah Jun 16, 2008

    Just because you got calls on your new phone line doesn't mean the information was sold to them by Time Warner. Time Warner buys those phone numbers from Verizon and Sprint.

    Not to mention, phone solicitors don't have to know a number to use it. They call blocks of numbers at a time, seeing which ones work. And seeing how Time Warner buys blocks of numbers, it makes it easier for a company to call all the numbers in a row.

    When I got digital phone, I ported my old Bellsouth number over, and have never received any marketing calls.

  • Nitro Jun 16, 2008

    God I love my Direct Tv !!!!!

  • IceCreamMan Jun 16, 2008

    Switch to DISH asap.

  • Just the facts mam Jun 16, 2008

    Here is a web site where you can submit a claim:

  • rjchampa Jun 16, 2008

    When I first got digital phone, minutes after it was on I got calls from Publisher's Clearing House. Many others I checked with did too. When I accused them of selling the info they denied it. Yeah, right! I want my free cable.