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Old Oct 3rd, 2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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will a cable modem work in another province?

I have a technical question.

When i was living in with my parents. I had cogeco cable internet and cable installed.

When i finally moved into an apartment with my friend he had cogeco tv installed (no internet)

So i was curious and plugged in my modem and the internet worked. So i never bothered to call Cogeco to change my address. I just kept on using it.

So now my question is.. if i move to another province and i plug my cable modem in. Will i receive internet?

I am curious about this. Is there a slight possibility that it would work? and why would it work when i moved from my parents to another part of the city.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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There's no possibility of this working.

Modems from a provider are not locked to a specific address, but they do authenticate to the provider. If you're in a different service area (ie another ISP), then you won't get service with your Cogeco modem.
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I have a technical question.

When i was living in with my parents. I had cogeco cable internet and cable installed.

When i finally moved into an apartment with my friend he had cogeco tv installed (no internet)

So i was curious and plugged in my modem and the internet worked. So i never bothered to call Cogeco to change my address. I just kept on using it.

So now my question is.. if i move to another province and i plug my cable modem in. Will i receive internet?

I am curious about this. Is there a slight possibility that it would work? and why would it work when i moved from my parents to another part of the city.
The modem doesn't care where you live or your address. The reason why you still got internet access at your friend's place was because he was on Cogeco cable. If he was with some other cable provider you would not get the internet.

You didn't tell Cogeco that you moved and you didn't cancel your account with them and so you would still be being billed for the use of the internet, not your friend. If you were receiving the bills at your folks place the bills will continue to be sent there so you probably should tell Cogeco that you have moved and give them your new address.

It isn't like you are getting something for free Cogeco will still be billing you for your use of the internet but you probably don't know it because the bills are going to your folks place.
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