AS noted by others, you don't have to have the phone connected... particularly if you have internet connected. As for PPV, even with a phone line connected, that feature has never worked for me. But using the D* website is better anyway IMHO. When ordering there, you can do it ahead of time AND get it to all your rec'vrs. (in my case it's 5) so if you change rooms you can still see the PPV. HTHI want to get rid of my landline and was wondering what exactly the purpose of having a phone line connected to the receivers is.
I've heard it's primary for ordering PPV.
interactive programming will not work without a phone line, so if your a subscription fan, you might want to give csr a call and see if they can still set you up over the 800 num.
One thing that IS an advantage to having a phone line plugged in, is that you get your Caller Id on the TV.
Yes I thought about that and I will for sure miss it, however I'll save around $40 to $50 a month so I'll have to get use to not having this feature.
I'll just have to start getting off my butt to check my cell phone.