According to our user agreements we must keep our DirecTV or Dish Network receivers connected to a phone line.
Now, some customers have told their provider of a different service address, even when their satellite receiver is not at this address. Mostly to get networks or whatever. I think mustcarry and other rules make doing local channel service costly and channel space limited, and many subscribers are shunned without network coverage for whatever reasons. Or they must pay for cable and satellite.
But if DirecTV or Dish know about this (the act of a subscriber using different service address to get networks from another city) by verifying the phone line #, wouldnt this be considered conspiracy? Its a definite also considered unfair advantage DirecTV and Dish have over cable when they can offer networks even if DirecTV isnt carrying the local feed. I was just thinking about this, not meant to criticize but shouldnt the providers which are very careful of hackers, be subject to also verifying phone # being called is in the same DMA where locals are being seld?
Basically, I can tell DirecTV I live in Baltimore with a Baltimore service address I find on the net, keep my mailing here in NJ, connect the phone line, subscribe to Baltimore, my phone number shows a NJ exchange, but no action would be taken. I know DirecTV carries my locals anyways, but if they didnt but Comcast was, it would be an unfair advantage or conspiracy if I lied to DirecTV and DirecTV knew I was lying but didnt do anything about it as long as they had an advantage over Comcast.