reply to rick0204
Re: All digital in Hidson County NJ Ok so here is something else to toss into the question mix. My parents picked up their boxes this afternoon because the bill said June 5 was the cut off. Turns out the real date (according to Customer Service) is September 27. I only asked because we needed to call to activate one of the boxes.
The question was, "why did we pickup the boxes now if we really don't need them until the end of September and when will the promotion end?"
The response was, "The promotion does not fall off based on when the boxes are picked up by individual customers, the promotion is going to end for everyone in your area at the same time, usually 1 year from the cut-off of analog service in each area" and then she said that the free boxes would convert to full price November 2013. So they are getting the free boxes for over a year for getting them early...
Does that make sense? The woman told me that was how they did the free boxes in the already converted areas. Can anyone confirm? If that's not the case, I kinda want my parents to bring the boxes back and wait until September so they truly to get a full YEAR out of the boxes. Right now they don't need the boxes. They only have family cable.
Of course, looking at the picture above, it seems like 9/27 is the last date that analog will be alive in NJ... so even with them rolling this conversion over a 4 month window, they must be pushing people to get the boxes but seems like analog could go away at just about anytime... they don't seem to have any definitive time table.. kinda at their whim I guess.
That's correct for past areas. Can't say for any current areas, but my node went full digital mid July last year, but the promos went through 9/30.
My area (Monmouth, NJ) was supposed to go digital on June 5. I received a letter, robo-call, and there was a message in my last bill.
However, we are not digital yet. There have been no emails, no postings on the channel guide, etc. so I don't know what to expect and when!
reply to Jmartz
Well when they went digital here 1000s of people waited till after Tv's got turned off then went to walkin center to wait on huge lines out the door. You could have boxes mailed to you though.