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dvr without phone line?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by rb5505, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Jul 2, 2013 #1 of 36
    rb5505

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    we're no longer in need of our home phone line and would like to port it with our cell service. this will disconnect the home phone line. will the dvr's work without the phone line? our wireless internet is capped at 20gb/month. this is why the dvr's have never used the internet option.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2013 #2 of 36
    jimmie57

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    There is no longer a requirement for a hard wired phone line.
    If you are connected to the net you can order movies there or call in on your cell phone and order them.
    I have 3 receivers, 2 are HDDVRs and one is HD receiver. None have been connected since 2009. No problems.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2013 #3 of 36
    rb5505

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    update.....called directv, no phone line is required. it would mean you'd have to order pay per view over a cell phone and instead using our remote.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2013 #4 of 36
    rb5505

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    thank you. i just called too.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2013 #5 of 36
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    i take it that the dvr's update programming and software via the dish/satellite?
     
  6. Jul 2, 2013 #6 of 36
    jimmie57

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    Yes, programming, guide info, software updates, all from the satellites.
     
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    jimmie57

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    Now that is a question I can not answer,
    but,
    I do not think it is needed.

    Can someone else answer this for us ? Thanks
     
  9. Jul 2, 2013 #9 of 36
    dpeters11

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    It's not needed for Sunday Ticket.
     
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    I can also confirm that a phone line is not needed for Sunday ticket. They are able to black out games without it.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using DBSTalk mobile app
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    It is required for ordering PPV through the remote if there is no Internet connection. Certainly not worth keeping a land line for though.
     
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    I think internet or phone line is also needed for certian automatic "call-backs" of other things as well like collection of viewing statistics (if you opt in from your online account) and other receiver usage data, reporting signal strength levels so DIRECTV can alert you if a service call is necessary for dish realignment, etc.

    But participation in these are voluntary, not mandatory.
     
  15. peds48

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    is only "required" if you want to order via remote, as you can now order via text, website, smartphone app with no charge.
     
  16. Laxguy

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    You don't need a phone line attached to order via onscreen Guide; but you have to then have internet connected.
     
  17. peds48

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    Yeah, but is not a "requirement" which is the point here :bang
     
  18. Laxguy

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    It must be your point, then! !rolling

    My point is to be accurate in correcting your statement. No need to knock your head over it! :coolglass
     
  19. peds48

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    but no need to correct a "correct" statement..... Thus my point :coffee
     
  20. rb5505

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    thanks everyone for the quick replies.
     

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