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    DirectTV Question

    I am supposed to be getting my system installed today and I was wondering if I need a phone line to get this installed?
    My wife and I ditched our land line several years ago for cell phones.
    Do I have to have one? Years ago I needed one for digital cable but not anymore.



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    Re: DirectTV Question

    I have never had a phone line hooked to my receiver and I have had Directv for 7 years.



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    Re: DirectTV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by chriscyzer View Post
    I am supposed to be getting my system installed today and I was wondering if I need a phone line to get this installed?
    My wife and I ditched our land line several years ago for cell phones.
    Do I have to have one? Years ago I needed one for digital cable but not anymore.
    Nope - we don't have a phone line (just cell phones) and it works perfectly fine...


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    Re: DirectTV Question

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    Re: DirectTV Question

    They'll tell you that you need it, but I haven't had mine plugged in for years. It's necessary to order PPV and stuff, but there are ways around this, too.


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    Re: DirectTV Question

    Thanks. Bored sitting at home waiting for the guy and read something online that said I needed it for PPV movies and such.
    I thought that sounded strange.



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    Re: DirectTV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by chriscyzer View Post
    Thanks. Bored sitting at home waiting for the guy and read something online that said I needed it for PPV movies and such.
    I thought that sounded strange.
    Without it you can't order PPV with one click on your TV, you will need to call them to order or use their website. I do the latter.



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    Re: DirectTV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Without it you can't order PPV with one click on your TV, you will need to call them to order or use their website. I do the latter.
    Yep, use the website, as they charge you extra if you call for PPV.


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    Re: DirectTV Question

    you need it if you want to order ppv with your remote. you can still order that by phone and I think online without it being plugged in a phone jack.
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    Re: DirectTV Question

    Be ready for the installer to tell you that it's a requirement.


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    Re: DirectTV Question

    The guy that installed mine said that the only reason they encourage that is so they can track your viewing habits, but as others have said, you cannot order PPV without it. When I had DISH, I ran a hundred foot phone line to the tv whenever I wanted PPV, which wasn't often.



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    Re: DirectTV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Be ready for the installer to tell you that it's a requirement.
    If he ever shows up I will. I suppose that is another story for another thread.



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    Re: DirectTV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by chriscyzer View Post
    If he ever shows up I will. I suppose that is another story for another thread.
    It's ridiculous, isn't it?

    I really wish I had the nerve to tell Directv that I will pay them between January and July, much like they say "We'll be there between 10 AM-4 PM.


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    Re: DirectTV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    It's ridiculous, isn't it?

    I really wish I had the nerve to tell Directv that I will pay them between January and July, much like they say "We'll be there between 10 AM-4 PM.
    I had a bad dish and had to get someone out to repair it a couple weeks ago. It took them 2 1/2 weeks to get someone out.

    The reason is that the company that Directv contracts with locally went out of business because the CEO was under investigation for among other things, paying his 5 year old daughter an executive salary.

    SO...now that company has been purchased by another and they are trying to get their ducks in a row.



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    Re: DirectTV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    The reason is that the company that Directv contracts with locally went out of business because the CEO was under investigation for among other things, paying his 5 year old daughter an executive salary.
    I wish someone would pay me an executive salary.



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