Reviving a bit of an old thread here but I just went through this today. I had been getting calls from Bell for a few months. Calls always came when I wasn't home so they left a message. Just thought they were trying to sell me something. Last message on Friday said to call within 24 hours or my receivers would be deactivated. I have 6, none are plugged into phone lines. 2 of my receivers were not currently hooked up to TVs but I told them they were when I called in.
So I call in. I get the company line about not putting them on hold, no 3 way conversations, no connecting and disconnecting equipment, etc. I started with the first, read the info on the screen. As I moved to the next my one disconnected the one I just gave the info about and connected the next one. Gave info on the second, came back to the my son just connected, gave info on it, he swapped out to the next while I went to another, gave info, came back gave info...finished off all 6. Took a total of about 10 minutes. No problems. Bell guy told me it would probably be 5 to 10 years before they bothered me again. I wish that was true but I somehow doubt it....I guess we'll see.