Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Denver, CO (or there about)
Originally posted by rcwalters
Caller ID Block.
You can't, it's not exactly Caller ID. It is ANI (Automatic Number Identification). The D* boxes call a toll-free number and part of the deal when you call a toll-free number is that your information is forwarded to the party that's paying for the call. This information will include your telephone number, name, address, service provider, and other information. When cross-referenced with other data resources like Lexus-Nexus they can pull up your entire life...general credit rating, income, education level, how many vehicles are registered in your name, and other juicy tidbits. To put it simply, if your D* box phones home, they know where it is. There are a couple of ways around this, but that'd be hack talk so we can't go into it here.
In the next few years I think that DTV is going to have a huge problem with mirroring ripoffs. I have a few friends that have no phone service other than cell service. I do have home service, but it is Vonage and DTiVos can't call out over these lines very often. It will be interesting to see what their solution is.
Series 1 Phillips HDR112, 93 hours - Lifetime Subscription - Loaner TiVo
Series 2 TiVo TCD140060, 193 hours - Lifetime Subscription w/HMO - Dead
Series 2 TiVo TCD240040, 131 hours - Lifetime Subscription w/HMO - Haulin' Too
Series 2 TiVo TCD240080, 80 hours - Lifetime Subscription w/HMO - Haulin' Tres
Series 2 DTiVos (3 x DSR7000s), 120+ hours
HDTiVo HR10-250, 200SD/30HD hours
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