Hello All, I received DirecTv back in '05 when my daughter was 14 years old. We had the service for a couple years, and ultimately changed to a different company. She is now a college student & moved on her own last month. She called Direct a couple days ago to inquire about service. Because my daughter lived in my home & watched the programming, DirecTv is refusing her service, because I still have a balance. Now,mind you, my service was cancelled by me before she was even 18! They told her she received mail at that address at that time & was associated with me & ultimately watched television. I always said, I would never use my child's name for anything that has to do with credit for fear something would happen and I would tarnish their credit. So it's hard for me to even begin to comprehend how a company can cause the child to suffer the repercussions. Beware Parents! if you leave their company with a balance, it is your children who will ultimately be punished & have to do without!