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So would it be possible to have a guide on how to go on about setting this up please thanks.
i'm not sure I can actually. I'm unfamiliar with this forum's regulations on the potentially law-breaking activity. What does a veteran recommend? Otherwise you can attempt this yourself and post questions here when you run into problems.
Basically, you require a voip-adapter setup to use a uk-based voip account. Using this method, your sky box can dial any random local UK number, specifically the one it has hard-coded (0800-something), which obviously doesn't won't work with a +44 preset. Using the VOIP provider's server however, your sky box can dial the 0800 number locally, obtaining the necessary connection. As far as Sky is concerned, you're in the UK, using the VOIP telephone number which you must register with Sky via a phonecall to their hotline.

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i'm not sure I can actually. I'm unfamiliar with this forum's regulations on the potentially law-breaking activity. What does a veteran recommend? Otherwise you can attempt this yourself and post questions here when you run into problems.
Basically, you require a voip-adapter setup to use a uk-based voip account. Using this method, your sky box can dial any random local UK number, specifically the one it has hard-coded (0800-something), which obviously doesn't won't work with a +44 preset. Using the VOIP provider's server however, your sky box can dial the 0800 number locally, obtaining the necessary connection. As far as Sky is concerned, you're in the UK, using the VOIP telephone number which you must register with Sky via a phonecall to their hotline.

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Method = Fine, Tools = Fine. Perhaps put it in a word doc and e-mail it.

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Could you give me a bit more information on how to set this up I am really interested in this especially option a. Thanks.
oops, sorry. Re-read your original answer i noticed you mentioned interest in option "a". I've never tried this but it seems completely feasible technically and a cinch to setup. Just follow my tips for option "b" in my previous post and make sure the main box in the UK also uses a VOIP adapter and the same number as you do in .ch

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oops, sorry. Re-read your original answer i noticed you mentioned interest in option "a". I've never tried this but it seems completely feasible technically and a cinch to setup. Just follow my tips for option "b" in my previous post and make sure the main box in the UK also uses a VOIP adapter and the same number as you do in .ch

I'll say no more and heed the Veteran's warning if you're desperate and can't solve this, tell me.
Not so much a warning but I wouldn't want our friendly providers to block yet another Voip provider.

A link to the VOIP adapter which can be used for a variety of "applications" maybe useful.
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Re: Q: Sky Multiroom/ SkyHD?

I am still in the UK and have Sky Multiroom with neither of the boxes hooked up to a telephone line and have had no problems. Every now and then we get a message pop up telling us to connect our box to a telephone line to access the full range of services but apart from that there has been no change to our service. This has been the case for the past 6 months from the time we moved and got Multiroom. We even called and had a new card activated without the box connected. My wife did that so I'm not sure what they said about the box not being connected. Neither of the rooms we have Sky boxes in have telephone jacks so I am absolutely certain they aren't/weren't connected. I recently connected the Sky+ HD box to the internet to get Sky Anytime+ and have had no problems with that either.

Once I move to Zurich and find somewhere to live my plan is to bring the the Sky+ HD box over if I am living somewhere suitable for having a dish.
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This has been the case for the past 6 months from the time we moved and got Multiroom.
yeah, that lasts about 1-2 years, until you get the first warning letter. Then they send another, then one more. If you dont regularly connect both boxes thereafter, you end up paying for both boxes until you find a solution, or cancel multiroom. The only way to circumvent this problem is VOIP, or monthly journeys to the UK and using a forced dial-up there.
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Re: Q: Sky Multiroom/ SkyHD?

That gives me potentially 6-18 months, with a few warnings, so I'll take my chances. Then go the VoIP route. Which might be useful in it's own rights. I'm going to go with a proxy service so I can still keep LoveFilm streaming to my TV.
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Not so much a warning but I wouldn't want our friendly providers to block yet another Voip provider.

A link to the VOIP adapter which can be used for a variety of "applications" maybe useful.
Are you suggesting Sky would block numbers originating from a competing VOIP provider? Highly unlikely i'd say and certainly against regulations, even for Mr Murdoch's low standards. Google certainly doesn't suggest this to be the case, so provide a link if possible, would be surprised if you can.
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Are you suggesting Sky would block numbers originating from a competing VOIP provider? Highly unlikely i'd say and certainly against regulations, even for Mr Murdoch's low standards. Google certainly doesn't suggest this to be the case, so provide a link if possible, would be surprised if you can.
It's not that they block the connections, it's in the T+C "you must have a landline." It could be flagged when you call up the helpful guys in the call centre, say to activate a card. One wrong answer = problems.

VOIP is not a landline.

Skypes phone number blocks are well known. Lets say I might know someone who works for Sky on the inside.

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It's not that they block the connections, it's in the T+C "you must have a landline." It could be flagged when you call up the helpful guys in the call centre, say to activate a card. One wrong answer = problems.

VOIP is not a landline.

Skypes phone number blocks are well known. Lets say I might know someone who works for Sky on the inside. Funny enough they maybe involved with rolling out Sky VOIP technology...
What's this about activating a card? Skype is rubbish, especially now it's run by Balmer. Next on the list for that idiot is probably Angry Birds for 15 Billion.
Back to the point: As far as Sky is concerned I do have a landline. There's no difference between the copper running out of your house to the phone or that which connects the internet. I call Sky, authenticate myself and say "here's my new number, register it please" and it's done.

This works and IMO can't be stopped either. And it's very easy, so i'm glad i didn't believe the multiple forums authored by constant doubters, suggesting it can't/wont work.

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Skype is rubbish, especially now it's run by Balmer.
I can see that, but it's the one everybody knows. What provider(s) would you recommend?
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I can see that, but it's the one everybody knows. What provider(s) would you recommend?
I wouldn't, as I'm slightly troubled by the faint possibility of Sky being corporate bastards and potentially blocking them. The VOIP provider must have a local server in the UK, let's just say that. I don't see a reason for any UK-based VOIP provider not to work.
I seriously can't imagine Sky blocking thousands of numbers from every UK area code though, it must be completely against UK regulations to do so, anti-competitiveness being the main reason.
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I can see that, but it's the one everybody knows. What provider(s) would you recommend?
Been waiting for this for a while..

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Google is sometimes an excitable little girl that won't stop yapping about her various boyband crushes.

But I'll give her a go to see if I can get a specific recommendation.
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Google is sometimes an excitable little girl that won't stop yapping about her various boyband crushes.

But I'll give her a go to see if I can get a specific recommendation.
Google sir, is an almighty tool when utilized by hands entering valid search-criteria. It's thanks to that excitable little thing that this site garners most of it's traffic. Don't bash it
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These wireless phone connectors are good if you need to connect to a voip service. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...tx%2Caps%2C633

Pity the company doesn't ship overseas.
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i'm not sure I can actually. I'm unfamiliar with this forum's regulations on the potentially law-breaking activity. What does a veteran recommend? Otherwise you can attempt this yourself and post questions here when you run into problems.
Basically, you require a voip-adapter setup to use a uk-based voip account. Using this method, your sky box can dial any random local UK number, specifically the one it has hard-coded (0800-something), which obviously doesn't won't work with a +44 preset. Using the VOIP provider's server however, your sky box can dial the 0800 number locally, obtaining the necessary connection. As far as Sky is concerned, you're in the UK, using the VOIP telephone number which you must register with Sky via a phonecall to their hotline.

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Unfortunately the data compression used with most voip operators doesn't allow the connection to work. There is one voip operator which appears to work, however I have not tried this myself. PM me for more details. Similarly if anyone has this working, please pm me with the details!
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Did anyone get multi room working?
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Re: Q: Sky Multiroom/ SkyHD?

Do you really need to get the sky box. I have Swisscom box and they have all of the main English channels. Yes no sky sports but you can buy some through teleclub. A lot less hassle worth checking it all out x
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Did anyone get multi room working?
Getting it working would not be a problem, keeping it working would mean having a UK number connected to the box.

To do this you could setup a VOIP account in the UK, then use a VOIP adaptor connected to your SKY box.

I gave up with SKY a long time ago and just use a Free Sat box. The BBC are adding more HD channels next year.

But if you want Sky Sports then this is not an option.

For F1, where the BBC don't show live, I watch on RTL2 HD (think its that channel) then listen to radio 5 live. The BBC is about 6 seconds ahead, so I just pause my freeSat box for 6 seconds.

Edit: Both boxes would need to be on the same number.

There are some providers that allow multiple VOIP devices to be connected on a single number, so you could have one box in the UK and a second in Switzerland.

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