Ok so we have DirecTV. My father got this device that plugs into the electrical outlet and it makes it into a phoneline. He did that so the receiver could plug into the phone line when we wanted to order movies on DirecTV. For like 4 months on our phone bill we kept seeing a minute phone call or some to a place upsate, we had no clue what it was. We kept telling the phone company it wasn't us making those calls, a modem, the alarm, etc. So they ignored that on the bill every time. Then it clicked it was the sattelite. Why would it need to make a call upstate every so often a week?