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#1 OFFLINE   rb5505

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:49 PM

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. 


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#2 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:01 PM

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.


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#3 OFFLINE   rb5505

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:04 PM

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. 


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

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.

thank you.  i just called too. 



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:26 PM

i take it that the dvr's update programming and software via the dish/satellite? 



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:36 PM

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


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

is a phone line still needed if sunday ticket is purchased? 

 

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:10 PM

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


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:10 PM

It's not needed for Sunday Ticket.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:29 PM

is a phone line still needed if sunday ticket is purchased? 

 

http://support.direc...C9wN0U1LWR1bA==

Phone line is not required for anything, even if the contract says otherwise!


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:34 AM

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

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

Thanks guys.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:28 AM

Phone line is not required for anything, even if the contract says otherwise!

 

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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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:23 AM

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.   


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:08 PM

It is required for ordering PPV through the remote if there is no Internet connection. Certainly not worth keeping a land line for though.

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


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:32 PM

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

 

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


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

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

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


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:50 PM

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

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 


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

 

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

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


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:18 PM

thanks everyone for the quick replies. 






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