What does double * do? I get a busy signal when I do that.thunderbird wrote:Could you enter Star, Star 99, (**99)?woodbutcher wrote:Thunderbird, I entered *99. That didn't change anything, though.
My Dish box will dial out with a double star in front of the prefix number.lbmofo wrote:What does double * do? I get a busy signal when I do that.thunderbird wrote:Could you enter Star, Star 99, (**99)?woodbutcher wrote:Thunderbird, I entered *99. That didn't change anything, though.
woodbutcher: In the past some people have said that connecting a DSL Filter (even if you don't use DSL) in the phone line to the Dish box, along with the *99 prefix will help. Also some people have said that connecting the DSL filter in the reverse direction helped.
Question: Were you able to recently order movies with your old phone service?
The Dish box has to have dial tone before a number can be dialed.woodbutcher wrote:I'll give that a try. I don't remember seeing "send data" as a choice anywhere in the menu, but I'll look for it. By the way, when I go through the phone setup in the Dish menu, the diagnostics show a proper phone connection. But when I try to make it dial out to order, a window pops up that says there is no dial tone.
You need to still need to use *99 for the prefix, but you must have dial tone first.
For testing, try connecting a phone cord directly from the Ooma device phone port to the Dish box, if possible.
Maybe your Internet signal is "dirty". Try rebooting or reseting your Modem, reference your Modem manufacture's owner's manual. Note: Some Modems contain a battery that must be temporarily removed to have a successful Modem reboot or reset.
Maybe this is why some people use the DSL filter?
Maybe you need to use a four conductor phone cord?