Originally Posted by blimey /forum/post/14192195
eea123, unless you need a new card, why bother activating replacement UTVs? That is only asking for trouble. Just swap your existing card to the new UTV and be done with it.
Originally Posted by eea123 /forum/post/14194187
Swapping my existing card into the "new" UTV is exactly what I did. I had DirecTV marry my card to the S/N of the UTV after they ran a check on the UTV unit and found an outstanding balance on the old account. I was offered to pay down the balance or buy a new card for $20. It was at this point I offered up my card from the box I was swapping out the UTV for. "Sure we can do without the cost of a new card." Well there you go! 30 days and an invoice latter, I'm back on the horn with DirecTV.
Originally Posted by blimey /forum/post/14194542
Well, your mistake was having DirecTV marry it rather than just resetting via auto-phone system /or website which accomplishes the same thing.
Originally Posted by lgodave /forum/post/14195366
Not too familiar with the Catch-22. It isn't exactly "the same thing". DTV isn't exactly aware of the "swap". Keeping with the marriage theme think of this "swap" like Bigamy.
Originally Posted by blimey /forum/post/14195449
You're correct. I should have qualified my remarks. I meant "the same thing" in the sense that the replacement UTV would married to the card either way.
I haven't had a POTS phone line in more than two years, so I forget that most subscribers probably still connect their IRDs to a phone line. I agree that if you have a phone line connected, then a bigamist style swap should be avoided.
I've been cycling through UTV units like chiclets the past couple of years. I have 4 on my account, and 5 have failed (1 had its replacement fail). Being a bigamist saves a lot of time and trouble in keeping all 4 outlets up. I've already decided that as these 4 fail, I will just give up on UTV for that outlet.
Originally Posted by lgodave /forum/post/14195488
"This one gets it! Just give me a FREE Access Card or "Swap" and we'll be fine. If I got to pay... I'm pulling the plug on one...
Originally Posted by eea123 /forum/post/14196187
Don't do that. $XX dollars of outstanding Pay-Per-Views still showed up. Resolution was a scolding not to buy equipment off of eBay and a discount for 6 months to offset the Pay-Per-View since I had been a good customer since 1997.