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Local Channels - Odd Situation

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jasjar, Jul 5, 2006.

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  1. jasjar

    jasjar New Member

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    I live in an area where the city that my zip code relates to is in a different county than where my physical address is located.

    For example, my zip is 35552 which is Detroit, AL. Detroit, AL is located in Lamar County. My physical address is in Marion County.

    Marion County residents get local channels from Birmingham, AL. Lamar County residents (they think I am one) get local channels from Tupelo/Columbus, MS.

    Is there anything I can do to get my local channels from Birmingham, AL?


    Thanks!
     
  2. davidrumm

    davidrumm Legend

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    Call them and have them change the county in their system. If it does go by county then with the correct county listed it should give you the correct locals.
     
  3. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

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    This is not directly addressing your DirecTv situation, but when I moved into my house 13 years ago, I was in the same situation. The zip code was 55107 which is assigned to St. Paul, MN (Ramsey County).

    My house is located in Dakota County. By the time I had moved in, the people here were already working with the Post Office (or whatever entity has that resposibility) to get the zip code for this small area changed to 55118, which is West St. Paul (totally different city than St. Paul and located in Dakota County).

    Kind of nice because it also lowered my auto insurance as 55118 was less of a risk area than 55107.

    Don't know how viable that is, but I always use the Dakota County versus Ramsey County when there is a misunderstanding.

    I was always under the impression that D* worked off of zip coeds, but that's not based on anything that I could stand on.

    Good luck - sorry I can't be of help.
     
  4. Newshawk

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    D* does work off Zip codes, but recognizes that they often span multiple counties that may comprise different DMAs.
     
  5. AnonomissX

    AnonomissX Godfather

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    Yes, and make sure the agent puts the county in for you as well.
     
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