Akron,akron05 said:Here's another question.
The brochure for the 622 says it has an ATSC antenna input for digital OTA broadcasts. We all know that.
What's odd is there is a "3" next to it that at the footnotes says "Requires Caller ID subscription with local phone company." Does that mean that if I don't have a landline phone I can't get HD OTA?? What does that have to do with it?
I realize the pay-per-view issue and they told me I can simply call the phone number instead if I want a pay per view movie. But what does Caller ID have to do with HD OTA? For that matter what does Caller ID have to do with DISH?
I see no point paying for a landline phone when nobody ever called me on it when I did have one, they all used my cell phone, so I saved $20 a month shutting it off entirely.
Calvin,Calvin Carrigan said:I understood that if I didn't keep a land line connected that I would be charged an additional 6 bucks a month and that I wouldn't get updates to my box?
No point switching from cable then. I either pay $5 more a month, reducing my monthly savings to a paltry $11 or so, or pay for a land line which will cost $20.JohnL said:Akron,
The Caller ID feature has NOTHING to do with receiving your locals via OTA.
If you want Caller ID feature to work then you need to connect a Phone Line to the receiver as well as subscribe to the Caller ID feature from your Local Telephone Provider.
With all that said if you DO NOT connect a Phone Line to the 622, Dish will charge you a $5.00 fee each month that phone Line is NOT plugged in. Once per month your receiver will call in to Dish to verify its connection to the Phone LINE with the Number that is recorded as yours according to Dish Network records.
Akron,akron05 said:In addition, I can't get DSL here so I will have to keep TWC RoadRunner either way.
Akron,akron05 said:No point switching from cable then. I either pay $5 more a month, reducing my monthly savings to a paltry $11 or so, or pay for a land line which will cost $20.
It's 2006. Do the DBS providers not realize that half the population no longer uses a land line phone?
The reference should be to footnote #2 which advises that an OTA antenna is required to receive OTA programming.akron05 said:What's odd is there is a "3" next to it that at the footnotes says "Requires Caller ID subscription with local phone company."
Dish is not doing anything that reasonable retail stores do not do... Retail stores have those megnetic thingies embedded in CDs, DVDs, computer software, etc... so that if you try to sneak out of the store with them an alarm goes off.ctviggen said:I think the $5/month to have your system hooked up to a phone line is obscene. Dish is treating people as stealing. I'd also bet that they're sending data up to dish regarding your viewing habits.