Originally Posted by eastern motors
I had a cable modem when I moved in an apartment once. I plugged it in to see what would happen. A cable company screen came up and told me to call them to turn on service. Called up and they instantly turned on my service. The place already had cable TV so this might not always work.
Yeah, apartments often just keep the cable on and basically just change the name on the account, so sometimes you can still get some channels before actually signing up.