Zabardast digital box!


#181

Every time I see this thread bump in my new posts, I always thought the title as "------- Box" :D, only after reading the title did I realize it was Zabardast box :P


#182

Has anyone got their digital subscription renewed recently? Mine expired a couple of days ago and my local cable operator is dragging his feet as usual. I've called them about this twice. They asked me to SMS them my digital card number which I did but they still haven't renewed my subscription even though I paid them in full several days ago. Now I just get the dreaded "no authorization" screen of death on all channels. :(


#183

[quote=“johnny98, post:182, topic:16359”]

Has anyone got their digital subscription renewed recently? Mine expired a couple of days ago and my local cable operator is dragging his feet as usual. I’ve called them about this twice. They asked me to SMS them my digital card number which I did but they still haven’t renewed my subscription even though I paid them in full several days ago. Now I just get the dreaded “no authorization” screen of death on all channels. :(

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my dear brother,

you are not alone, infect do let me know when it gets resolved iahve switched the cable back to showtime, i will reconnect it when matter resolved


#184

[quote=“baluch, post:183, topic:16359”]

my dear brother,

you are not alone, infect do let me know when it gets resolved iahve switched the cable back to showtime, i will reconnect it when matter resolved

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Analog is working fine at my end on the same line but digital has been on “no authorization” mode since Tuesday. I’ve called KCS’s local office several times and given them my card number but no progress other than promises promises. Very sad situation. Looks like KCS is slow in making payments to SDN.

Did you call KCS about it?


#185

Anyone from other areas experiencing the same problem or is just us? And if you were able to get your digital subscription renewed, can you share your experience with us to let us know how easy/difficult it was?

Under menu -> system setup -> conditional access -> entitles record, the end date was April 17 and that's when my digital went to no auth status.


#186

Anyone else?


#187

No?


#188

Stupid cable operator! Total crap!


#189

I'm beginning to wonder if this whole digital box operation was a total scam either at the local cable operator's end or SDN's end. They've managed to sell a few boxes and get subscription money as well and now they want to keep it rather than spend anything on getting our subscriptions renewed. Otherwise, it doesn't make sense why it would take these BA$T@rd$ a week to renew a subscription when all they F#$^1ng need to do is call up SDN and give them the card number!


#190

Enough is enough! I'm going to go over to their effin office in block 2 pechs and get my Rs. 500 back from these a$$h0l*s if they keep this up. They can get it back from me once they've renewed my subscription.

@baluch and any others with this problem, I suggest you guys do the same.


#191

[quote=“johnny98, post:190, topic:16359”]

Enough is enough! I’m going to go over to their effin office in block 2 pechs and get my Rs. 500 back from these a$$h0l*s if they keep this up. They can get it back from me once they’ve renewed my subscription.

@baluch and any others with this problem, I suggest you guys do the same.

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luckily i have not paid them a single penny, all i asked them was k bhai result theek kero paise le jao, viewed for one month, not working since 16th, ye ab jagey hain aur call kr rahe hain k box hai ap k paas, i m telling them k aa le jao, even cable wire charges bhi nahi dye main ne k analogue result was also not clear :)


#192

[quote=“baluch, post:191, topic:16359”]

luckily i have not paid them a single penny, all i asked them was k bhai result theek kero paise le jao, viewed for one month, not working since 16th, ye ab jagey hain aur call kr rahe hain k box hai ap k paas, i m telling them k aa le jao, even cable wire charges bhi nahi dye main ne k analogue result was also not clear :)

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That’s cool! I just paid a visit to their office this evening and got my Rs. 500/- digital charges back. They were quite polite and reasonable and although Shakeel bhai wasn’t at the office, the other guy called him up and I explained that I’m more than willing to pay the charges as soon as this is resolved so Shakeel bhai told the other guy to refund the digital charges.

They say it’s an issue at SDN’s end and that they’re not renewing connections for some reason probably because of some technical issue or probably because they’re not interested in running this service any more. Let’s see what happens next. Quite a disappointment really.

Would like to hear from people other areas to find out if this is affecting just us or others as well.


#193

I called up Skyline today and have confirmed that there's no issue whatsoever at their end. It is 100% confirmed that the problem is with my local cable operator who for some unknown bull$#1t reason hasn't forwarded card numbers of customers in my area to them for recharge! I have no idea why they keep lying to me and tell me that it's a "technical issue". What the f***??? Maybe their trying to scam me into paying them more money?

Skyline informed me that they receive card numbers via a "trunk" which is a specific number on which they get card number via SMS or phone. Does anyone know this special number or help get my card recharged?

This is so annoying and frustrating. Nowhere else on this planet other than this god-forsaken shith*le of a country will you find businesses that will happily refuse business simply because they're too lazy.


#194

Are they showing ESPN HD? or StarCricket HD? or any other HD>?


#195

More people have informed me that their digital subscriptions have also expired and their cable walas do not seem interested in recharging their cards. Sad state of affairs. This is definitely not good for Skyline's business as it's going to scare customers away.


#196

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU$%!!!


#197

Looks like it's the curse of the z@rd*r1. Soon after that name was mentioned in this thread, my subscription expired and is still in that state.

:(

@jdk could you be kind enough to edit your post to remove/modify that name as I have above? Maybe that will help get things back to normal. ;)

All of a sudden, something strange happened yesterday. I switched on my digital box to check if my cable op had finally renewed my subscription to find that the channels were fading in and out in flashes. I was quite surprised and it seemed as though my subscription had been updated and that the box probably needed a "reboot" for the update to kick in (which was a very wise thought). I turned off the box and then on again and all the channels started running normally. When I checked under the "Entitles Record" menu I noticed that it showed 187 days (i.e. subscription would be active for almost 6 months).

I was getting ready to log onto WP and inform my friendly friend and neighbourly neighbour @baluchistan about this and ask him to check his box too when all of a sudden my box went back to No Auth mode again. It was on for only about 5-10 mins. I rechecked under Entitles Record and it had gone back to 0 days. So it was probably just a "glitch" in the system at Skyline's end which is what I thought initially because they would certainly not renew anyone's subscription for 187 days!


#198

will check today and inform accordingly


#199

[quote=“baluch, post:198, topic:16359”]

will check today and inform accordingly

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Brother @baluch, please check my latest PM to you today and respond. Thanks!


#200

At what price we will get this digital set up box and what are the monthly fees?