I can confirm that they have no way to just turn it on yet. As of Sat they did not and sounded like they might not be prepared come stated cut over day.
So far I've been through 4 different call requests (given I am in one of the test markets) and I get different stories from each but consistently informed they can do nothing short of a new DECA install till post national roll out.
I had hoped that being in one of the test markets I could just get the boxes authorized and avoid the post national rush but NOOO. I'm pretty certain the field techs are authorizing the receivers individually at the sites now which implies to me a keyword search would make it fizz:rolleyes:
I initiated several of the calls and had another email case escalated several levels. Got the escalated "This is how we'll tell you no today" response at mile 53 of a 73 mile bicycle ride I was doing up in Lewis County WA. When I couldn't get them to answer a direct question I gave up and thanked them for telling me no yet again.
"People in my market can subscribe but you say you cannot assure me of no interruption of this service". "So then those that signed up and are already paying may lose their service temporarily as well?" Sigh...
Am doing my best to make noises so the powers that be see a demographic such as mine exists and needs consideration.
It's a bit frustrating as I'm offering them the money with no up front investment on their side. Even if they roll the truck and have their tech "tag up" and they do nothing but authorize all 9 receivers someone is losing money on my install.
Don "patiently impatiently waiting" Bolton
You will not have to do the SWiM/DECA upgrade .. You WILL be able to use home networking .. It will still cost $3/month ..
The best I can tell, the CSRs are not yet ready for this (think 5/13). You will have to call in when things start, but don't call now as I don't think there is any way to turn it on yet.