CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Customers who rent direct-to-home American Forces Network decoder boxes for off-base homes in South Korea, mainland Japan and Okinawa will receive a full month of service free, to be applied to their next bill, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service spokeswoman said Friday.
AAFES announced last week that it would refund 84 cents per day of lost service from an outage earlier this month, but reconsidered after realizing most viewers wouldn’t be able to reposition their satellite and change their decoder settings immediately.
Viewers can find instructions on how to make the necessary changes to receive service at www.myafn.net. Changes in service also can be made by calling the following technical support numbers:
AFN Korea: DSN 724-3534; Commercial 822-7914-3534AFN Okinawa: DSN 645-7636; Commercial 81-611-745-7636AFN Tokyo: DSN 225-2370; Commercial 042-552-2511, ext. 52370 or 81-3117-552370 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.The INTELSAT satellite broadcasting AFN was knocked out Jan. 14 by solar flares, according to an AAFES spokeswoman.
AFN restored its network Thursday, broadcasting on a different satellite.