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  • Jul 9th, 2010 @ 12:20am


    What I forgot to say was that us in house installers arent all that worried about the damn phone lines because as long as you do good work its not like they're going to fire you over it. So all you crybabies who dont want Big Brother to know what kind of porn you like can rest assured that were not gonna hassle you over it. At least not here in the North Bay.

  • Jul 9th, 2010 @ 12:07am

    The real scoop

    Take it from somebody who knows DirecTV inside and out. I've been an in house installer (as opposed to a contractor) for two years now. First of all, we are pushed to install phone lines. They require at least 35% of the recievers we hook up on new installs to have a phone line. However I can only remember two months in which I actually hit that quota. The only reason I get away with it is my workmanship is above average and I have very few callbacks. Secondly contractors are the only ones who get charged when they dont meet the quota. Land lines are going to all but disappear soon anyways and I think DirecTV is slowly realizing this. Also on the relatively new SWiM system having one box connected allows PPV on all of them