When the cable service is part of your condo maintenance or rental fees its called a Bulk Rate Address. Even though the TV service is free, you must have an active account with Rogers in order to use digital services, even if you own your own equipment. Because you can order PPV and VOD on the terminals, Rogers needs to have an active account so they can bill you for those services. In addition, most bulk rate addresses often include free terminal rentals and Rogers needs a way of charging customers who leave the building and neglect to return the equipment. Also HD terminals will not work at all even if you have an active cable feed if it is not activated on an account. It will just display Not Authorized.
To open an account in a bulk rate address there is no charge, however a credit check is required.