Why the phoneline connection?

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jonniejames

Guest
seeing as sky comes through the dish why does my sky plus have to be connected to my phoneline?
 
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jonniejames

Guest
is that true if so its scary big brother gone mad. i thought u could get broadband with them or something!!!!
 

colinwheeler

Active Member
If you check your contract with them you have to keep you line connected for the first year so that they can collect information about your viewing habits. At least that is the way I read it. Please correct me if I am wrong anybody.
 

paul1967

Novice Member
In the local mall Sky are promoting and in big words no need for phone line connection, i'm in worcestershire
 

clockworks

Novice Member
The phone connection allows you to purchase pay per view movies and sport. This is a big money spinner for Sky, so they want you to have the phone line connected, in the hope that you will spend more money.

It also allows them to check whether you are complying with the terms of a multiroom package, or whether you've passed your box onto someone in a different house (not allowed).
 

PlasmaIan

Standard Member
I thought you only had to be connected for 12 months too. However I received a letter yesterday from SKY saying the yhave noticed not all sky boxes are connected to the same number....... sort it out or we'll charge you 2 subscriptions

I've had multiroom 3 years

anyone else been charged 2 subscription ?
 

neilmcl

Member
PlasmaIan said:
I thought you only had to be connected for 12 months too. However I received a letter yesterday from SKY saying the yhave noticed not all sky boxes are connected to the same number....... sort it out or we'll charge you 2 subscriptions

I've had multiroom 3 years

anyone else been charged 2 subscription ?
It's just the standard Sky installations that require 12 months telephone connection only. Multiroom subs require the telephone connection for the life of the subscription.
 

johndon

Well-known Member
PlasmaIan said:
I thought you only had to be connected for 12 months too. However I received a letter yesterday from SKY saying the yhave noticed not all sky boxes are connected to the same number....... sort it out or we'll charge you 2 subscriptions

I've had multiroom 3 years

anyone else been charged 2 subscription ?

There's been at least one forum member who ignored the letters who was then charged full price for the second subscription...

John
 

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