dialing in every few days

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by rcoates777, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. rcoates777

    rcoates777 Member

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    Gang -

    I brought my TiVo with me while I'm away this winter but there is no local # to dial in to. I have just been plugging in the phone cord about every 6 days to get updates in order to save on phone charges.

    Here's the question: am I saving anything with regard to total connect time by doing it this way or is my call on day 6 going to last 6 times longer than an every day call? I watched it do its thing today and it was connected for about 15 minutes. Not a big deal, just curious.

    I'm surprised that TiVo doesn't offer an 800 # or some way to use calling cards. From all the threads I've looked at it appears no one has figured out how to get a calling card to work. And there are a lot of talented people out there who must have tried this so I'm surprised.

    Anyhow, thanks in advance.

    Bob
     
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    For per minute fees, I think you are just as well off doing it every few days.

    You might be able to use a calling card, if you know how.

    They used to have an 800 number.

    If you have a computer, even one with dial-up to a local ISP, you can have the TiVo call through it.
     

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