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Required Phone Line for NFL Sunday Ticket

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by waterengineer81, Sep 2, 2007.

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  1. waterengineer81

    waterengineer81 New Member

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    Is it a requirement to have a phone line to recieve NFL Sunday Ticket?
     
  2. cnmsales

    cnmsales Hall Of Fame

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    I dont think D* REQUIRES a phone line for anything.
     
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    It's in the terms & conditions for Sunday Ticket, but will work fine without a phone connection.
     
  4. 996911

    996911 Go Pack!

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    Tobacco...
    I posted something like this when I signed up. Not only was I told by the great members of this forum that the ONLY thing it is needed for is PPV, but I was also told by the CSR and her Manager when I needed further confirmation that SAME thing. He said with the new box D* boxes program data and sub info is obtained via sat now. No phone line for me and everything is great. However, my old D* Tivo box won't function since it does need a phone line to get program data. They send me a R15 to replace it and all is right with the world now :)
     
  5. azshaw

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    My brother has had NFL ST for 7 years and has never had his phone line hooked up.
     
  6. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    Yes & no.

    It's part of the terms and conditions of your customer agreement.

    However, D* hasn't enforced it for a long time. Could they decide one day to enforce the phone line requirement for the sports packages? Sure. There will be a lot of PO'ed people out there calling in wanting to know WTF is going on. Will they do it, I don't think so. But, I have been wrong once or twice before. :)

    So, if you have a land line, why not plug it in and get the few perks of plugging it in?
     
  7. old7

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    All DirecTV-TiVos receive the program data from the satellites and not from the phone line. I have 2 series one DirecTiVos (Sony SAT-T60), 4 series two DirecTiVos (HDVR2) and 2 HD DirecTiVos (HR10-250) and none of them are plugged into a phone line and all have current guide (program) data. I also have 2 HR20-700s, networked, but not plugged into a phone line.

    I have NFL-ST, NBA-LP and MLB-EI and I have never had a problem with not having a phone line.
     
  8. 996911

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    Tobacco...
    Interesting. My Tivo (Phillips model Directv Tivo based unit) would be just fine after a call to tech support and then about 1 week later it would give a message saying that the box hasn't made a successful call in "x" amount of days and to do so immediately. At that point it would remove the DVR functionality of the box and I would have to call back to get them to "reset" my account to allow it to DVR. Apparently the Tivo and DVR boxes are different in the eyes of the computer system. For example, I had 2 charges for 5.99 DVR service and called and they said, that's odd, it's one fee for the ENTIRE house. After a bit of digging around they found that the "DVR" monthly fee only recognizes the Directv based boxes and not the Tivo boxes. They had to "add" the Tivo box and then "zero" out the charge. What a PITA! The CSR (Tech) said, I'd be happy to send you a R15 at no charge if you want to replace it. I accepted.
     
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