Do I need a landline phone to setup DTV HD DVR service?

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Sorry, I have searched around and cannot find a concrete, up-to-date answer. I'm interested in switching to DTV, and will need (1) HD DVR box, and (1) HD box. I'm not interested in PPV or the sport season packages. Do I need to have a landline? This is a deal breaker if so. I do not have a landline and even if I did, there is no phone jack anywhere near my TVs. I also saw some websites claiming that you may be charged a monthly fee if you do not hook it up to a phone line. Others say you absolutely need it when your service is first installed, for activation.

Could anyone please clarify? I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.
 
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Nope no land line required.If it was,more than half of my installs wouldn't go in.
 
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Sorry, I have searched around and cannot find a concrete, up-to-date answer. I'm interested in switching to DTV, and will need (1) HD DVR box, and (1) HD box. I'm not interested in PPV or the sport season packages. Do I need to have a landline? This is a deal breaker if so. I do not have a landline and even if I did, there is no phone jack anywhere near my TVs. I also saw some websites claiming that you may be charged a monthly fee if you do not hook it up to a phone line. Others say you absolutely need it when your service is first installed, for activation.

Could anyone please clarify? I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.

Don't need a phone line for installation, just tell the installer when he gets there that you don't have a land line and he'll let them know when he sets it up.

The posts you saw about charging a monthly fee were talking about DISH Network, not D*.
 
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Hooked up my phone line because I wanted on screen caller id - installers did no install, and did not ask.
 
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