sky card updating + phoneline questions

D4ftpunk

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#1
Hi, recently i got warning letter from sky saying i had to connect my phone line to my box or be charged full subs price on a multiuroom box.

I am using my sky card in my dreambox. If i leave the sky box connected to phoneline but without a card in it,will this suffice, or does the card have to be in it also?
 
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#2
Unfortunately the card has to be in the box, but what you can do is a new installation with the card in the digibox once or twice a month, the box will call Sky and this may well satisfy them.
 
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#3
Ok, i had to do a new installation today when i re-enabled it,

does it have to be in the married sky box?
 
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#4
Yes it does.
 
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#5
Ah, but.....

Our multiroom sub is for our offspring who is only at home
during university holidays so the box can be turned off at the
mains. How will sky see this?

P S Sorry to go on about telephones but it really is a pain
considering S$y take £600 plus a year from me!

Meldrew
 
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#6
If the box doesn't or can't phone home, then you will get a similar letter, they are simply protecting their business, if they didn't insist on the phone connection, everybody would be sharing mirror subscriptions with neighbours and relatives at discount.
 
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#7
rolfw said:
Unfortunately the card has to be in the box, but what you can do is a new installation with the card in the digibox once or twice a month, the box will call Sky and this may well satisfy them.
If it's possible to do a new installation every so often then that means it's a piece of piss to share a sky multiroom sub with a neighbour, colleague or family member living in the same area, so I would expect sky would get suspicious if they saw lots of new installations on a multiroom sub, or would require that the box calls back whenever they request it, and ignore new installation callbacks.
 
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