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#8448 by Tacoma Driver
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:53 pm
I just had my number ported, and I have a problem; My Dish 622 won't connect through Ooma. I've tried every combination I can think of: Through the house wiring to Ooma hub with *99 in prefix, no go. Through scout with *99, no. Without *99, nothing. with splitter, without splitter, adding # after *99, no prefix, etc......
My caller ID through Dish works great, but it's time for my box to phone home and it can't seem to make the connection. When I go to test my connection, it finds a dial tone and says everything is OK. When I try to do a call out, failure.
I can hook it up to the internet to save me the $5 monthly fee, but I would have sworn that someone here had gotten their Dish receiver to hook up through Ooma. It's going to cost me $50 or so to get Homeplug or a wireless bridge to my Dish receiver, so I'm not excited about going that route.
Any ideas?
#8450 by murphy
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:13 pm
Set it to 9600 baud.
Log into the ooma hub and set both QOS values to 0.
It will only work on the hub.
Enter the prefix as *99,

(The comma gives time for the dial tone to return before the number is dialed.
#8458 by Tacoma Driver
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:44 am
Thanks for the reply.
I don't have an option to set the modem in the 622 to 9600 baud.
I also can't put a comma in the prefix line, only numbers or * or #.
I did try putting QOS to 0, but that didn't make any difference either.

Any other ideas?
#8493 by southsound
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:12 pm
I don't know if you do pay per view or not - the dial-up or Internet connection is required for them to be able to collect their money. But if you don't and the only reason you want to connect is to save the $5 per month, then I have another suggestion.

Call Dish Network and tell them you are calling to cancel. You can tell them about the phone line problem, but it won't matter because it won't be on their script. You will then be transferred to the "Loyalty" department - a group of US based "super" customer service reps who are authorized to move mountains to keep a customer. Tell the rep that you need to discontinue your service because you no longer have a phone line that supports dialing in and you don't want to pay the extra $5 per month. Almost guaranteed, they will offer you a discount, maybe some free premium channels, maybe even an upgrade to a VIP722.

How do I know this? When I wanted to go from standard def to HD I did just as I recommend. No threats or stories, just that another company really wanted my business. And I ended up with a new 722, free premiums for 3 months, a total of $24 off per month for 12 months, and half off the EHD heatup fee. In short, it is now costing me $10 per month less than my old SD equipment and I have the latest and geatest equipment.

Give it a try. Remember, if you aren't taqlking to a US based person, you are working with a person with almost no authority to make you happy.
#8920 by Tacoma Driver
Sat May 02, 2009 2:56 pm
An update for anyone interested: I managed to get my 622 to connect through Ooma and I'm not certain why.
The best I can figure is I increased my upload speed slightly (just playing with settings) in my QOS, and now it hooks up. I thought the *99 disabled the QOS, right?
#9029 by thively
Sun May 03, 2009 10:50 pm
WayneDsr wrote:I'll be calling Direct TV tomorrow and hope they'll do the same!

My DirecTV HD DVRs would not complete their calls. I could see from the outgoing call logs that they were all trying over and over repeated attempts because of failures.

I found out how to get to the hidden screen to enter the dialing prefix.

On the front of the receiver, press the "RIGHT ARROW" and "ACTION" at the same time (not on the remote, do this on the front panel of the DVR.)
This brings up a hidden phone settings menu where you can enter: *99,
as a dialing prefix.

Once I did this to all DVRs they all completed their calls successfully.

I posted about it here:

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