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Setting Up A House

Once you find a place to live, you may need to contact some of the service providers below to turn on or install their services.  If renting, you may ask your landlord about certain utilities.

BASIC UTILITIES

Nashville Electric Service (electricity)
http://www.nespower.com/
615-736-6900
Call to have the electricity in your home or apartment turned on.  Typically you will have to pay a deposit to start electric services.

Nashville Gas Company (gas)
615-262-0545
Only 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.  Ask your landlord if you are unsure whether your utilities use gas or electric power.

Metro Water Services (water)
http://nashville.gov/water/
615-862-4600
Contact to have the water lines to your home or apartment opened.  Typically you will have to pay a deposit to start service.

 

Television Service

Comcast Cable TV Service
http://www.comcast.com/
615-244-5900

Dish Network Satellite TV Service
http://www.dishnetwork.com
615-262-7099

Direct TV Satellite TV Service
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/index.jsp
888-777-2454

HughesNet
http://internet.hughesnet.com
800-955-9365

Telephone Service

Special Student Plans & Discounts on Cellular Providers:
•    Sprint Communications has a special plan for Vanderbilt students (using this plan helps many international students avoid the issue of needing a social security number to open an account).  Please visit http://its.vanderbilt.edu/cellphone/sprint/student_plan.php.
•    For a list of all cellular providers who offer Vanderbilt discounts, visit http://its.vanderbilt.edu/cellphone/.

Listed below are local, long-distance & cellular phone carriers who provide services in Nashville.

AT&T
http://www.att.com/#fbid=Q7V8ebDl1GL
800-205-6268

MCI Telecommunications
http://www.mci.com/
800-624-5622

Sprint Communications
http://www.sprint.com/index_p.html?context=CP
800-877-4646

T-Mobile
http://www.t-mobile.com/
Local Store: 4117 Hillsboro Rd: 615-386-2113

Vonage (cable telephone service)
www.vonage.com
800-706-3507

Verizon
http://www22.verizon.com/
800-483-3737

Virgin Mobile
http://www.virginmobileusa.com/
888-322-1122

Cricket Wireless
http://www.mycricket.com/
800-922-5159

 

Trash Service

Some houses outside of the metropolitan area require private trash pick-up at an additional cost.  When renting/purchasing your place, be sure to inquire about trash services. Davidson County issues curbside pickup trash and recycling bins for free to most residences.

 

Homeowners Insurance

If you’re planning to own a home, it may be necessary to purchase homeowners insurance. Click here for a guide to some of the best homeowners insurance.