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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hayesb2, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Legalities come into a play with local channels, state, and country boarders.
  2. MIKE0616

    MIKE0616 Godfather

    Dec 13, 2006
    I'd love to see this as well. Fanboy rantings aside, if allowed and no maximum spelled out, D* would be hard pressed to do squat about it.
  3. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    I'm not talking about actively using an account at two locations at the same time, clearly not allowed.

    I'm asking, where in the terms and conditions, is there a limit as to the number of times you can switch your service address to do what the OP was asking about.

    I keep hearing that Directv would never allow it, but is it spelled out in the terms and conditions?
  4. rbpeirce

    rbpeirce Godfather

    Feb 23, 2006
    Years ago (2004, I think) I inquired about taking a receiver to a weekend place and was told this would be no problem as long as I was paying for the receiver. The rules may have changed since then but I still do it.

    I got a dish on tripod and put it out when I am there. It is 175 miles between the two locations which puts me on the edge of the local spot-beam. Nevertheless, I can get local channels most of the time. They almost always fade in the summer months during the warmest part of the day. You can get a useable signal at signal strengths down to about 25.
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    This thread seems to have two different cases/scenarios.
    This is where it is going to get difficult, over having a vacation/weekend home, where you take your receivers when you're there.
  6. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Gotta disagree with you here Shades. As long as the subscriber is updating the service address, the receivers can be moved to different locations. It would be like the subscriber moving and not using Mover's Connection. It's the same account, just a new service address.

    Now while suspending an account is limited to 6 months or twice a year, it would be interesting to know if DirecTV has some policy regarding the number of service address changes allowed.

    - Merg
  7. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    I missed the not wanting to lug receivers part VOS, thanks. That changes my thinking on the OPs scenario.

    Wonder how the scenario changes if he had owned receivers at each location and along with changing his service address each week, he would activate and deactivate receivers each week.

    Still wonder if there is a terms and condition that covers the amount of time you can change your service addy (or deactivate and reactivate owned receivers).
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    "Someone might" simply add a receiver or two to their account and pay the $6/month.
  9. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    Me and 14 of my "roommates" share 15 "homes".

    Catch my drift? :D

    Every address needs its own DirecTV account. Now I know that a friend of mine lives on number 500, and he has a small 1 bedroom apartment built over his garage that is legally defined by the post office as "500 A" (with its own mailbox) that he rents out, and as part of the rental agreement he provides a DirecTV DVR and wireless internet to the tenant. (He lives near a university so he rents to a student). Not sure of the legality of THAT scenario.... but if you are talking two physically separate houses, each house needs to have its own account.

    Although I personally don't think DirecTV would ever found out if you have 4 receivers, 3 at the house, and 1 at the weekend house with a self-installed dish in the weekend house.... it IS against the terms set by DirecTV.
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I've heard an HSP will check if there is one or more utility services.
  11. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    If I understood the original post, this person does not have DirecTV now.
    Therefore DirecTV collects zero dollars as it stands right now.

    If the OP could do this and got DirecTV he would be paying for it at his weekday home.
    On top of that he would add 1 / some receivers for the weekend home and be paying for those also. DirecTV collects $$ each month vs zero.

    It is complicated and lines have to be drawn someplace Is that one house, one address,
    2 houses at one address ( we have helped people on the forums put up a system in their boat houses and barns and the son's apartment over the garage, etc. ).

    It is an interesting situation.

    The OP pays utilities at each place. Is that the same or not since when he is at one place at a time the utilities are not running up the bill at both places ?

    At this time in the world, I would also wonder about driving that far every weekend. The time on the road each way and the gasoline, thousands of extra miles of wear on all the parts of the car. What does all that cost ?
  12. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    The question has been answered and we're straying into areas not specifically allowed by the DIRECTV Customer Agreement so, for now, this thread is closed.

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