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sky + and phone line ?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Ian Edwards, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Ian Edwards

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    Hi

    can anyone confirm that i wouldn't need to plug my sky + box into the phone if i was to get it installed, i know it's part of the sky contract, but i've never plugged a sky box into my phone line yet.

    i guess it dosen't d/l the epg like the tivo does, so i don't see why i would need to

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  2. John

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    I had a letter from sky within weeks of having + installed,telling me I didnt have them ( + and mirror sub ) connected .They were connected , turns out there was a problem with me having an exdirectory number, but sorted it after a visit into the installer menu :smashin:.Dont know what they would do if you dont have mirror sub .But as you said yourself, its in the T & C's
     
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    I think it's only where you've got a mirror sub that you have a problem. I suppose it's to stop me subscribing to everything then getting a mirror sub and giving it to a mate for only a tenner a month rather than 40 quid.
     
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    I have a full sub, so can anyone confirm that the box dosen't need to be perm plugged in ?
     
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    Taken from SKY+ conditions booklet

    Section C - General SKY+ Conditions

    C1. Telephone line connection

    (a) you must keep your telephone line (which must be fixed and operational) connected to your sky + stb for at least 12 months from installation(if installed by sky) and at all times during your minimum period


    so it looks like will need to do it for the first year


    (b) says if you have another box you need to keep both connected while subscribing

    :lesson:
     
  6. Ian Edwards

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    Yes i know it's in the T&C's thanx

    So has anyone not go the box plugged in ?
     
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    I know of 2 people that have had letters from sky regarding the digiboxes not connected to the phone line. Neither of them have mirror cards.


    Out of interest, why do people have such a problem with having it connected? Its not like its gonna start ringing a relative in Australia.
     
  8. Ian Edwards

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    would mean me talking up the flooring for the whole of downstairs
    to hide the wiring

    ( it's open plan inc kicthen etc etc.... )

    easy thing for me to do is buy a box and run aqn extra cable.....

    no need to worry then, i would be outside of the T&C's
     

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