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Local Channels - Odd Situation
Posted 05 July 2006 - 09:58 AM
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?
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 11:12 AM
Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:27 PM
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.
Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:56 PM
Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:08 PM
D* does work off Zip codes, but recognizes that they often span multiple counties that may comprise different DMAs.
Yes, and make sure the agent puts the county in for you as well.
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