The satellite receiver uses a phone line for certain functions (call display on tv and ordering pay per view). Can I use second jack on Koodo Home phone gadget to plug in TV Satellite receiver. Will Satellite work with cell instead of landline?
Shaw Direct satellite does not require an on-line phone connection to order pay-per-view or stream online. Of course, you won't have on-screen call display.
You can order the home phone service with a temporary number and try it out. If it works, port your regular number over. Otherwise, return it during the grace period. The phone rates are nothing to sneeze at. If some minor features with Bell don 't work, you can then judge the trade-off for yourself.
I am writing to definitively answer my own question in case someone has the same question in the future. I had two lines in my house so decided to try moving one to Koodo home phone service to see how well it worked. I am happy to report that my Bell 9242 Satellite TV works fine with the Koodo service. The call display shows up on the tv and I am able to order pay items seamlessly. Am happy with the Koodo home phone service and will be switching my other land line soon. If anything the sound on calls is clearer than my land line. It works great with my existing phone handset. Happy customer so far....
One more thing - for the caller ID to show up on the TV it seems as though the satellite box has to plug into the Phone 1 jack on the Koodo box, then home phone can go in Phone 2 Jack. If reversed I don’t think caller ID was displaying on TV. Not sure why. But seemed to work when I switched jacks.