|Originally posted by mica618
I just tried to order the voom and they still require you to have a landline telephone or they wont install it. I only use a cell phone at my home because i get unlimited minutes across the U.S. for $39.00 a month and a basic landline phone package is almost $35.00 here. Voom says they need the phoneline for the inital download. I would have liked to have it but im not putting in a phone just for voom.
I wonder if it would be possible to take just the receiver to somewhere that has a phone line, plug it in, let it send what it needs to send, then bring it back home and (hopefully) it would work.
The only other idea I could think of is to find a device that connects to a GSM cell phone that gives you a standard RJ45 outlet that you could connect the receiver to so it could dial and send data occasionally.
I REALLY don't want to get land-based phone service just for a satellite receiver, particularly considering how sleazy the local phone company is.