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Can I get rid of Cable TV ?

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I never see the Cable TV which comes standard in the apartment. Have Cablecom Digital TV which more than suffices.

Can I get rid of the Cable TV ? I read on the Swisscom website that we can cancel the Cable TV and request CHF 25 reduction in rent.

I also found out that Cablecom is the provider of Cable TV in our area. Would it be that stopping Cable TV means cancelling all Cablecom services as I have Internet and Fixed line as well from them ?

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Old 04.02.2010, 13:46
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I never see the Cable TV which comes standard in the apartment. Have Cablecom Digital TV which more than suffices.

Can I get rid of the Cable TV ? I read on the Swisscom website that we can cancel the Cable TV and request CHF 25 reduction in rent.

I also found out that Cablecom is the provider of Cable TV in our area. Would it be that stopping Cable TV means cancelling all Cablecom services as I have Internet and Fixed line as well from them ?

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There are two fees for cable TV in this country.
1. The fee for the hook up that is the connection at the wall jack.
2. The service which is Cable TV. I.E. channels that you can actually watch with a TV.

If you are using the wall jack to get your phone, TV, or internet then you will continue to pay the first fee no matter what you do.

Good luck getting rental agency to release you from the obligation to pay the second. They may have a package deal and are getting a cut. Who knows. Give it a try. You might be successful. Those that don't ask don't get.

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Re: Can I get rid of Cable TV ?

You are paying for the Cablecom infrastructure in your rent. This gets you your internet and phone too.

If you were to switch to another provider for those two services, I believe you can have Cablecom seal your connection closed which can get you a reduction in your Nebenkosten. This might be a bit drastic, but I suppose it depends on your contract duration and the competitors' offerings.
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Re: Can I get rid of Cable TV ?

I dont think its possible because the service for phone and internet runns trought the TV Cable, but you can cancel the contract with the didgital encoded TV reciver where you get a lot more channels than over analog tv.

I dont think you will save monney if you swap to swisscom, because they charge a bassic service fee as well, but then you wont get any TV connection trougt the cable TV.
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There are two fees for cable TV in this country.
1. The fee for the hook up that is the connection at the wall jack.
2. The service which is Cable TV. I.E. channels that you can actually watch with a TV.
Actually according to Cablecom connection includes analog and basic digital TV.

http://www.cablecom.ch/en/index/tvra....htm?setlang=4

"cablecom digital TV basic.....already included in the cable connection provided by cablecom"

However Cablecom encrypts all these supposedly "included" digital channels forcing you to get Cablecom equipment (not included of course) to receive anything.
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Actually according to Cablecom connection includes analog and basic digital TV.

http://www.cablecom.ch/en/index/tvra....htm?setlang=4

"cablecom digital TV basic.....already included in the cable connection provided by cablecom"

However Cablecom encrypts all these supposedly "included" digital channels forcing you to get Cablecom equipment (not included of course) to receive anything.
Yes, well maybe it is different in other parts of Switzerland. Here, in Vaud, I pay Sitel for physical plant access to the cable itself. I also pay Cablecom for the actual television channels, analogue and digital, both.

These are two separate bills for two separate companies.
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