A friend of mine is about to get Sky Digital (not +) and he's been told he has to connect to a phone line. What do Sky use the phone connection for and how do they 'connect' with it - do they dial up a modem or use and ADSL type connection? I'd be amazed if it was dial up as that could potentially block your phone line when you want to use it for a call. OTOH if it's ADSL then they'll cock up an existing ADSL connection because they'll use the same frequencies. My friend has ADSL so if forced he's going to provide the installer with a splittered phone connection which will block the ADSL frequencies What happens if you disconnect the phone line once the installer has left? Michael.