I was paging through Time magazine this past weekend and ran across a full page legal notice near the end… If you were a Time Warner cable subscriber between January, 1994 and December, 1998, you may be eligible for free cable TV services as part of a class action lawsuit settlement. In short, Time Warner apparently sold personal information for marketing purposes without first disclosing this practice to their subscribers, and they ended up getting busted for it.
While they didn’t admit to any wrongdoing, they did agree to a settlement. So here’s the deal… If you’re eligible for the settlement and still a subscriber, you can pick either: (1) one month of any additional Time Warner Cable service that you don’t already have, or (2) two free Movies On Demand. If you’re an eligible former subscriber, you can pick either: (1) one month free of any Time Warner Cable service with free installation, or (2) you can give your settlement benefit to someone else. And depending on how many people respond, your might receive double free services. For details, check the settlement web site.
So let me get this straight… They deny having done anything wrong, and then they make the whole thing go away by offering to install cable in more homes? Sounds to me like they should try to get in more trouble.