Well, after one regular CSR and three different Retention Department CSR's (I got cut off twice, once because the battery died on my portable phone, they have promised me a recovery kit. We'll see. They tell me that since I have not activated it, I haven't recommitted to a contract. So far there is no bill. If I don't receive the recovery kit, I will probably just stuff it in the attic. If they don't want it back, I may dissect it for enlightenment.
My memory screwed me up again. When you buy an access card for an owned receiver you bought on a website, you have a certain number of days to activate the CARD or you have to buy a new one. Sorry about that.