I have a 4100 receiver from a few years ago with a smart card. I have a dish and what to know if it is still usable as is. One shop tells me I need a new receiver.(mines hardly used) and another says it is good to go. Help please.
You will be able to restart your old account with that receiver. 50$ reactivation fee applies, altought lots of agent tend to forget to add it, so you might get away with it. If you go with that option you won't get any new client promotionnal offers, but won't need to sign a contract.
If you rent or buy a new receiver you will be able to benefit from the new client's current promotion, but you will need to sign a 1 year or 2 years contract
Make sure you don't pay for the new smartcard. I called Bell back in November to order my sister a new smartcard for her old 3100 and the first agent told me it would cost $75 to get a new smartcard. I told him to forget it. I called back and spoke with someone else and the agent didn't say anything about paying for the new card. Of course I had to send the old one back but that was fine.
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