Use of sky modem from abroad

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rkhsaw

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I'm still having problems acivating a Sky Freeview card "off-shore"
I rang Sky from a "hidden number" but unfortuatley the purchaser of the card was female & I am not (I'm doing this on her behalf)! Thier policy is only to deal with the subscriber.
So, I was wondering, as I understand that the official instalers activate cards by going through the hidden menu and the digibox sends the info via the modem, is there anyway I could do this from a non-UK phone ? I think I could get the box to ring the exta digits but will it work ?

Anyone out there tried it ???
 
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rkhsaw said:
as I understand that the official instalers activate cards by going through the hidden menu and the digibox sends the info via the modem, is there anyway I could do this from a non-UK phone ?
You need a gadget called "dialer" to activate authorised SKY cards with modem.
Dialer is a little "box of tricks" that go between skybox and phone line.
You then go into installer"s setup menu and do a new installation...The "dialer" does all the necessary communication with SKY switchboard and activation signal is recieved through the modem..
 
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... or you could clamp a pair of mole-grips onto your testicles and ring them back... O-Ha


Sorry. That's not funny. :(
 
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#4
Why not just get your wife/sister/daughter/next door neighbour to do the call?
That would be less painfull :-)
 
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#5
Thanks for all the suggestions (I think !)

Quickly passing the molegrips idea :), I might just try to lash up a dialler myself for curiosity. Finding a female to phone insn't as easy as it sounds as I am in France and surrounded by French women who don't speak english (I've left myself open for more jokes here, I'm sure).

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iceman said:
You need a gadget called "dialer" to activate authorised SKY cards with modem.
Dialer is a little "box of tricks" that go between skybox and phone line.
You then go into installer"s setup menu and do a new installation...The "dialer" does all the necessary communication with SKY switchboard and activation signal is recieved through the modem..
Speaking of diallers,have you had any trouble recently trying to activate new cards?
 
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simonskyman said:
Speaking of diallers,have you had any trouble recently trying to activate new cards?
Havent had the use for it lately M8...
why do you ask? have you had probs?
 
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