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DirecTV to offer local telephone service!

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#1 OFFLINE   Scott Greczkowski

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 12:05 PM

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#2 OFFLINE   EricG



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Posted 10 September 2002 - 12:33 PM

By Golly, there gonna enforce that Phone Line Connection even if it means THEY'RE the phone company!
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#3 OFFLINE   Karl Foster

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 12:46 PM

Originally posted by EricG
By Golly, there gonna enforce that Phone Line Connection even if it means THEY'RE the phone company!

What is the big deal about having a phone connection? Mine have always been hooked up to phone line, and I don't feel like I am being violated in any way. My PPV's show up each month, so there are no surprises.

I can understand those who have cell service only, but for a normal land-line home, a phone line keeps everyone honest and helps D* keep the integrity of their product and keeps people from ripping them off. There are even wireless phone jacks for those who don't have a jack nearby.

When I signed up with D*, it was on my contract that I would have my receivers hooked up to a phone line. I'm pretty sure everyone's contract said the same thing, so why the complaints?
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#4 OFFLINE   Ryan



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Posted 12 September 2002 - 06:24 AM

It's voice over IP (VOIP) via their DirecTV/DSL service, so it appears you still need a regualr phone line for your DSL to be delivered.

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