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And yet connecting a phone line would not prevent such sharing.

"Because they can."
 

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The second tuner. You can't prove that you're not running two TVs off of your 622, can you?
 

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William said:
Okay I'll try again. Why do they give you a $5 credit for having a phone line? What does hooking a phone line to your 622 receiver accomplish for Dish so that they "give" you $5?

Why do you imply that I'm "disobeying the rules" because I use a cell phone and exactly what rule am I disobeying and "getting away with".?
Is your receiver connected to your cell phone?

Dish's terms of service REQUIRE that ALL receivers be connected to the SAME phone line. Technically speaking, they could disable all unconnected receivers if they felt like it. It's in their terms of service. They have made a business decision not to enforce that rule unless they suspect that the account is being used in a fraudulent manner. (The more unconnected receivers you have, the higher chance that your receivers are being used in a fraudulent manner and the more likely that you will be audited and have receivers disabled should you fail that audit.)

IF E* has not disabled your non-connected receivers consider it a gift. :)
 

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We've been over most of this before. Perhaps if you would spend some of your time here reading?
 

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Since you ordered a DishHD package (required to get a 211 or 622) you can get your locals for only $5.00 (that is the correct price). The $5.99 charge is for people who do not have a base package.

As HDMe noted, the $5 for not connecting a phone line will appear on your bill if your receiver doesn't call in. (Assuming you got the 622 and are not connecting a phone line.) BTW: The receiver must remain connected to a phone line - any gap in calling in and the receiver will display a message and you will start seeing charges on your bill.
 

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DishFamily is still a base package that lowers the price of locals to $5.

William said:
Edit: I just received an e-mail about installation and it contained this. It looks like all I have to do is ask the installer. ;)
Dish said:
...Some receivers must be connected to a phone line. If you do not have access to a phone line ask the technician for another solution to avoid a surcharge....
What they are referring to is easy access to a phone line --- such as a receiver location that doesn't have a phone jack nearby. The "solution" is usually a remote phone extension jack that plugs into wall outlets. You're still on the hook for the $5 if you don't have a phone line connected to a 622.
 
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