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Using second receiver while traveling

bzam
06-17-2008, 11:32 AM
If I have a Dish account and activate a second receiver, can I take the second receiver in my RV for short trips? I already have a dish on the RV so that is not an issue.

Will the primary receiver still work at home to record stuff while I am on the road?

glennb1
06-17-2008, 12:11 PM
If I have a Dish account and activate a second receiver, can I take the second receiver in my RV for short trips? I already have a dish on the RV so that is not an issue.

Will the primary receiver still work at home to record stuff while I am on the road?

Should be just fine to me.

You don't need to call and discuss it with the DISH NETWORK cust. serv. people.

Bigloww
06-17-2008, 12:16 PM
Yep, it will work just fine. You may get hit the $5 a month charge for not having your receiver connected to a phone line and your locals may get goofy, but no biggie.

glennb1
06-17-2008, 01:26 PM
You may get hit the $5 a month charge for not having your receiver connected to a phone line .......

Is this some weird thing DISH NETWORK does ? I've had a DIRECTV receiver in use upstairs that's not hooked to a phone and I'm not getting a $5/month charge just for not having it connected to a phone line.

Bigloww
06-17-2008, 01:35 PM
Is this some weird thing DISH NETWORK does ? I've had a DIRECTV receiver in use upstairs that's not hooked to a phone and I'm not getting a $5/month charge just for not having it connected to a phone line.


Yes, I think so. I have the Vip 622 down stairs and another upstairs. If I ever disconnect the phone line for more then a few days, a message appears in the menu that I "may" be charges the $5 a month for not having it connected. I never did get charged to my knowledge however. I usually keep them connected for the Caller ID function anyway, but just a heads up.