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Utilities, Phone Service, Internet & More

Electric Service
Natural Gas
Water
Telephone - Residential
Telephone - Wireless
Television
Internet

 

Electric Service
Nashville Electric Service

Tel: (615) 736-6900

Please call to have the electricity in your home or apartment turned on. A deposit may be required to start electric services.


Natural Gas
Nashville Gas Company

Tel: (877) 213-1053 (Service and Order Status); (866) 298-1514 (Sales & Product Information)

If appliances in your home use gas to operate (stove, furnace, etc.) you will need to have the gas line opened to your home or apartment.


Water
Metro Water Services

Tel: (615) 862-4600

Please call to have the water lines to your home or apartment opened. A deposit may be required to start water services.

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Telephone-Residential Service

If you would like a phone line inside your residence ("residential land line"), you must order the service for your home or apartment. A deposit may be required before a telephone service will be installed. You must purchase the telephone itself separately. You will also need to contract with a long-distance phone carrier to make long-distance or international calls from your residential phone line. Listed below are both local & long-distance phone service providers in Nashville.

AT&T

Tel: (800) 205-6268

MCI Telecommunications

Tel: (888) 624-5622

CenturyLink

Tel: (866) 642-0444

Sprint Communications

Tel: (866) 866-7509

T-Mobile
Local Store
2014 West End Ave.

Tel: (615) 327-8505

Verizon

Tel: (800) 483-4224

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Telephone - Wireless

There are two types of cellular or mobile phones available in the United States; phones with pre-paid minutes and phones with monthly service plans that require you to sign a contract. The phones with monthly service plans provide you with a set number of minutes for a specific cost each month.  Dependent upon your length of stay in the United States and if you plan on being here for at least one year it may be cheaper to have a cellular phone with a monthly service plan under a contract.

Pre-paid Phones can be purchased from the following locations:

  • Wal-Mart
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Majority of cell phones carriers (below)
 

Cellular Phone & Service Providers

  • Sprint, (800) 877-4646. (As a member of the Vanderbilt community, you may be eligible for a special discount price for service or equipment through Sprint. Ask the store or check the website for details.)
  • AT&T, (888) 333-6651
  • Verizon Wireless, (800) 922-0204
  • T-Mobile, (800) T-MOBILE
  • Cricket, (800) 975-3708

Please call or visit the website of the cellular phone service providers to set up service or to find a location near you.

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Television Service

Local television includes four basic channels which is accessible to everyone without cost. If you would like more options for television viewing, you will have to order cable or purchase a satellite system. Please contact the providers below for more information.

Comcast Cable TV Service

Tel: (615) 244-5900

Dish Network Satellite TV Service

Tel: (800) 823-4929

AT&T

Tel: (800) 288-2020

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Internet Services

If you would like to have internet access in your home or apartment please contact one of the providers below to have this service installed.

Comcast

Tel: (615) 244-5900

AT&T

Tel: (800) 288-2020

CenturyLink

Tel: (866) 642-0444