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Phone line for regional sports net

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SD493, Aug 20, 2003.

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  1. SD493

    SD493 Legend

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    I've just switched from E* to D*. I had my programming activated today. In going through my channels I noticed that my
    regional Fox Sports Net was showing as a "must call to subscribe"
    channel. I called Pegasus because I am supposed to have that channel with the Total Choice package. They said that in order to get it I would have to have a phone line connected. I hadn't planned to connect a phone line, I never did with Dish. Is it true that the only way I can get my regional sports channel (not the sports package) is to keep a phone line connected?
     
  2. James

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    That is correct. No Fox sports without a phone line. I think the are afraid you are going to take one of your boxes to a bar or something of that nature to make money off of it. (Just an example) With the phone line plugged in they can verify that is still located at your home phone number.

    James
     
  3. Msguy

    Msguy Hall Of Fame

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    Fox Sports Nets are where most of the MLB Extra Innings games come from. Yes A Phone Line is needed because unless you subscribe to MLB Extra Innings MLB Games and NBA Games and NHL Games during there respective season will be blacked out. You won't be turned off from your Regional sports network. But during out of Market games if you don't subscribe then you will be blacked out. The Phone Line determines where you live and your area and all that.
     
  4. SD493

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    Thanks for the replies. The phone line isn't really a problem, I'll just have to use a line splitter as I have the phone line running into my Replay.
    E* didn't require this that's why I was surprised when my regional sports network was not coming in.
     
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