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tagmedia7
Nov 2, 2011


So, just wondering if anyone can help clear up this bit of confusion.

I have an office in Pennsylvania that sits on top of a very strong Xfinity public WiFi connection. About six months ago, I struck a deal with my sister where I would pay part of her Comcast bill in exchange for use of her Xfinity public WiFi login, so I could save on Internet costs. About two months later, my sister and her husband decided to discontinue their service and switch to a different provider.

Flash forward to now: four months later and my access to the WiFi on both my iPhone and office PC are still inexplicably running. This is not just isolated to this one spot. I have traveled out of state and to different towns and continue to have access wherever Comcast public access is available.

I'm not trying to jinx a pretty awesome thing, but I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on why this is happening?

The only conclusion I can come to is maybe it has something to do with the fact the devices were almost constantly connected with a service that is only designed to be used sporadically for an entire two month period? I'm grasping at straws.

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DrAlexanderTobacco
Jun 11, 2012

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The main thing I could possibly envisage, judging by the myriad of bad Comcast reviews I've seen online, is that your sister's service hasn't been properly disconnected; either the full service, or a part of it that corresponds to the free WiFi access.

I've actually had a similar experience myself, however I was a tourist in the US. Signed up for a free 1 hour trial with XFinity, was able to stay connected for the entire week!

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