As the title suggests, I am currently redecorating and don't really want a phone cable running all the way round my newly painted room so am planning to ditch the phone line connection. I would obviously lose box office and some other interactive services but I refuse to pay for any of these anyway since we already pay Sky a packet for monthly subscription. Are there any other implications of disconnecting the phone line? Especially with regard to software udates - I presume these are downloaded direct from the satellite? I could phone those "helpful" people at Sky but I don't have a spare 2 hours and the answers I get here will be far more reliable!! Thanks for any help.