dialing in every few days

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

  1. rcoates777

    rcoates777 Member

    Jun 28, 2005


    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.

  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    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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