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Cancelled DishTV, changed mind, now they dont want me back
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Posted on 01/27/2014 1:28:23 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer

I cancelled my DishTV service then changed my mind. Called DISH and was told I have to wait 60 days. Seems they would want a customer to sign back up.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cancel; charlieergen; dish; ergen
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Had been with them over 6 years, but now they want me to wait 60 days before they will sign me up. And I was always current in paying my bill...Weird.
1 posted on 01/27/2014 1:28:23 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

If you have internet service wouldn’t Netflix make more sense at 9.99 mo or whatever it is now? My son uses computer to put it on big tv screen. You can still get TV shows and other stuff....I know people who like it better than cable or paying high prices to Dish.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 1:30:40 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: Former MSM Viewer

That is odd.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 1:30:50 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Not weird business.


4 posted on 01/27/2014 1:31:04 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Charlie Ergen is a big Obama supporter.
Be glad you’re free!


5 posted on 01/27/2014 1:31:11 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Sign up as a new service under spouse's name.
You'll probably get some free bees...
6 posted on 01/27/2014 1:31:17 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I signed with Comcast and decided I didnt like it as much as DISH.

But DISH says I have to wait 60 days before I can get DISH again.

Not sure of the logic. After 60 days with the new carrier (Comcast), I might get used to it and decide I dont really need to change back to DISH.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 1:31:30 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer
You're fixing to get gouged....again.

I haven't owned a TV or had a cable connection or the dish since 1985.

I can heartily recommend that to anyone.

8 posted on 01/27/2014 1:31:43 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Does Direct TV have any sign up special? Sometimes, its beneficial to jump from one provider to another. Depending on costs or options.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 1:31:44 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

You will probably qualify for new member discounts at the end of your wait period. It stinks that loyal customers subsidize the new members for Verizon/DirecTV/Cable, etc. for a couple of years.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 1:32:02 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I watch TV on my laptop sometimes for free, from some websites with wireless internet.


11 posted on 01/27/2014 1:32:18 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: Former MSM Viewer

They must have a 60 day wait limit on reapplying to renew so they can sign you up for another two year contract.


12 posted on 01/27/2014 1:32:50 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: NautiNurse

You have to negotiate ruthlessly.

Ever since our neighborhood got availability of ATT U-Verse three yrs ago, I’ve not paid a price increase to BrightHouse cable.


13 posted on 01/27/2014 1:33:30 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Buy a good book?

If my mother didn’t live with me I would’ve cancelled Direct TV a couple of years ago.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 1:34:28 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Your headline is wrong - they are taking you back.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 1:34:41 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Are you trying to get some sort of new customer sign-up bonus?


16 posted on 01/27/2014 1:34:44 PM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Don’t bother...

I gave up cable TV and have not missed it

There is SO MUCH to watch on youtube it is incredible. I learned how to fix my concrete floor in the garage, repair my septic pipes, fix my motircycle and so much more... try it! its much better to learn new stuff. Gardenign, landscapign, everything... and that’s just youtube!
If I want to watch a movie there are a ton of good sites like netflix and many free ones

And if you get a cheep $10 antenna you would be surprised how many digital stations there are for free now. Pay for an expenives powered antenna and you will probably get 10 good ones at least!


17 posted on 01/27/2014 1:35:08 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Probably some sort of regulatory requirement imposed by the government.


18 posted on 01/27/2014 1:35:48 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: elkfersupper

“I haven’t owned a TV or had a cable connection or the dish since 1985.”

Goodness, you have me beat! I threw out the TV during the OJ trail. Haven’t watched any since.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 1:36:00 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Are there any channels/shows you just gotta have?/


20 posted on 01/27/2014 1:36:25 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Now, see? You got the DTs and you’ve been handed a buffer; take advantage of that.

I had withdrawal when we decided to go streaming but was so pissed at DirecTv I got over it in a few weeks (don’t get me going on Dish...please don’t re-sign with those evil bastards... I have them on tape, a MANAGER, telling me that they’ll “charge whatever they want” without regard to packages/deals).

I wish I’d been prevented from buying smokes for 60 days the first time I quit; might have made a difference.

I hope many others follow suit (cancel satellite/cable); it needs to happen to cut the heads off the lib media.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 1:37:19 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Kackikat

I like watching foreign shows, like from Korea.

dramafever.com especially


22 posted on 01/27/2014 1:37:52 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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They canceled you?

Only one thing to do....


23 posted on 01/27/2014 1:37:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Dish is the worst run cable company. Be glad you are rid of them.


24 posted on 01/27/2014 1:39:01 PM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I used to do Dish, then switched to Direct TV a while back.

Recently I contemplated a switch back to Dish to take advantage of the new subscriber stuff, but honestly unless you are doing the minimum Dish package, you get more with Direct TV for the money. You might want to check them out. They also have better customer support in my experience.


25 posted on 01/27/2014 1:39:23 PM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Direct TV is great. Go with them.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 1:39:29 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Gamecock

Nope. Not trying to get anything at a discount. I just want the plan I had before.

And why would they not try their best to get an old customer back instead of saying, “Dont sign with us. Stay with our competitor.”


27 posted on 01/27/2014 1:41:24 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: nascarnation

His new CEO is no less an insane liberal idiot.


28 posted on 01/27/2014 1:42:25 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Companies all have some stupid rules. American Express had a prepaid card called SERVE which was a good way to send money to family members you couldn't trust with a credit card. I got four of them because they were offering a $25 bonus to sign up, another $25 to spend something on it, etc.

Seemed like a reasonable good deal. We got the incentives, they got to keep our money interest free and got to collect small transaction fees from the merchant everytime the card got used.

All went well until last month when they decided to charge a $1 per month for a fee unless you jumped through more hoops, direct deposit, larger balances, etc.

Bottom line is that they spent $200 in incentives to earn our business and collected $3 in fees before we cancelled all the cards.

You've got to wonder who thinks up this sh*t.

29 posted on 01/27/2014 1:46:18 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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Tommy Faust
Social Media Representative

“Please PM me your account number and verify your 4 digit PIN number on your account so I can assist you further. Thanks.”

Go here....

https://support.dish.com/viewforum.php?f=8

And Private Message the guy named above


30 posted on 01/27/2014 1:47:35 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Is cable tv on your street?

I get my internet, TV and phone from my cable company and the service is great. I limit the service to as best as possible eliminate obnoxious entities who back Dhimmicratic causes either by propaganda or donations. So I have no premium channels like HBO which I can’t stomach.

Internet is very fast and I worked out a deal with my cell provider(poor signal) and they gave me a free mini cell tower that’s works off the Internet.

Good luck


31 posted on 01/27/2014 1:49:25 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

They’re doing you a favor...we’ve been 6 years without. We save large amounts of money previously spent inviting trash into our home. We use the netflix mail service to watch only what we choose. We’ll never go back...but everybody is different. Good luck.


32 posted on 01/27/2014 1:54:57 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Direct TV is great. Go with them.

Totally agree. Switched originally so as to get MLB, but have found it is the best all round.

Some folks in our area are moving to FIOS to take advantage of the combining - TV; internet and telephone.

The price would have to be extremely good to take me away from Direct.

33 posted on 01/27/2014 1:55:31 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Re: Signing up again for new Account
by Zach S. » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:32 am

rick1299 wrote:
How long you have to wait after cancelling the service to sign up for the new account under spouse name. This is after the 2 year commitment is done.

60 days after a disconnection is when you’re eligible to try to qualify for new customer promotions.

Zach Schultz
Social Media Representative
Wednesday-Saturday 7:00am-6:00pm MST

https://support.dish.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6096


34 posted on 01/27/2014 1:56:12 PM PST by kcvl
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Give it a couple of months and you can get the $600 worth of free equipment and programming. I did the exact same thing and the started sending me emails and direct mailings begging me to come back.


35 posted on 01/27/2014 2:05:47 PM PST by shotgun
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Quit whining .... just go down to Walmart, Best Buy, etc. and watch TV for free. Wear clean clothes, cover up any oozing sores, don’t drool or twitch, don’t chew and spit without your spit cup or can, etc. and you should have an excellent free viewing experience.


37 posted on 01/27/2014 2:12:54 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: elkfersupper
I can heartily recommend that to anyone.

Unless you live in the boonies and satellite is the only reasonable means of getting internet...........

38 posted on 01/27/2014 2:15:22 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I used to work for DISH and the reason they do this is so that you can be counted as a new customer.

Are you calling the DISH 800# directly or calling a DISH office? Try a different number to call them.


39 posted on 01/27/2014 2:17:18 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Former MSM Viewer

roku works for me - no time warner - no dish - 80 bucks for the controller (one time)- 8 bucks for netflix


40 posted on 01/27/2014 2:18:38 PM PST by Revelation 911
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To: Revelation 911

Do you have cable, wireless, or satellite internet connection?


41 posted on 01/27/2014 2:19:35 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: elkfersupper

Amen. I went without TV for the last three years, and have loved every quiet minute of it. Rediscovered the joys of radio. Blood pressure is down, no more screaming heads, mindless shows, commercials, talentless vapid bimbos, or incessant political blather.


42 posted on 01/27/2014 2:19:53 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

They are the worst, most completely confused and confusing company I have ever dealt with.

Hubby is always switching around providers, but I told him NEVER AGAIN with Dish.

Here is another prime example of their stupidity.


43 posted on 01/27/2014 2:23:03 PM PST by jocon307
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To: drbuzzard

“[Direct TV has] better customer support in my experience.”

Almost everyone I’ve ever dealt with there has been very good. I even had one gal convince me to go with auto-pay (I never do stuff like that), she was just charming and I was sure she was going to go very far, very fast.


44 posted on 01/27/2014 2:26:07 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Kackikat

Take those 60 days and investigate Roku and other Internet ‘tv.’ You’ll save tons of cable money and you will never go back. It’s just a matter of time until the cable companies disappear.

They are union, and I believe that is some of the problem. We are SO glad to have cut loose of our cable.


45 posted on 01/27/2014 2:26:33 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: mountn man

They usually have some form of sign-on bonus; 3 months of premium channels, generally.
We’ve had DirecTV for nine years, here on the farm, and it’s been OK. Can’t get TW out here, and no high speed internet, so Netflix is out of the question.


46 posted on 01/27/2014 2:28:16 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Get some coax cable and a ladder. Late tonight go to your neighbors house...


47 posted on 01/27/2014 2:30:03 PM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: GeronL

“Are there any channels/shows you just gotta have?”

My “trained” reply to this used to be “baseball”. However, I thought long and hard about it :-).

I spent my youth/young adult years listening to baseball on the radio while doing other things. I’d rarely watch a game on TV. Why I used this as an excuse to keep cable TV is beyond me. I know all about mlb.tv, but you cannot (legally) get home games using that service.

At any rate, no more cable at my house :-). You’d be amazed at other stuff you can do while not sitting in front of the idiot box :-). Amazon Prime, Netflix, and OTA TV takes care of those spells where I need to watch something. If I need to see a game on TV, I either head to a bar or attend the game live.

Finally, if the reversal of net neutrality raises prices or kills off any online services I use, then I’ll simply not watch as much TV :-). It’s highway robbery what people are charged vs. what they watch on cable TV. I will not go back.


48 posted on 01/27/2014 2:32:57 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Kackikat; Former MSM Viewer
My son uses computer to put it on big tv screen. You can still get TV shows and other stuff....

About the only way I see any TV is on my Logitech Revue. With that I get Google TV, NetFlix, Top Documentary Films.com, and other stuff. But no cable and the Revue only runs off a 12v adapter and that reeds a Toshiba LED TV which s pretty miserly power wise too. I do not even need to have the computer running, just my Switch/Router that takes nothing to run power wise.

And you know what? There is always too much to watch! No cable and too much to watch. With the Revue I also can see Crackle, You Tube, and tons of other free Internet TV. Most great TV series are on Net Flix (a year later) and they have their own shows also. The discontinued the Revue (stupid) but Roku and many DVD players have Netflix and other stuff built in. I see Wing Dead, Lilyhammer, Supernatural, Lie to Me, Breaking Bad, etc and like I said most other TV serials, but often a year later than current. Also Fox news and Fox news business and most of that is relatively current. Oh and I think you can watch CNBC and MSNBC free if you are drawn to those soaps.

Again, I see tons of shows and films and still have my DVD player, and view the free DVD's from places like the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Just go online and get some terrific stuff from there for free. So if you want to cut the Cable and Satellite cord it is very doable. And like I said there really is more to see than your viewing hours probably allow.

Sorry, it does not get Lifetime so that may put a crimp in your entertainment,~~~~~ or not.
49 posted on 01/27/2014 2:33:44 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Not as bad as Progressive Insurance cancelling you without notifying you.


50 posted on 01/27/2014 2:37:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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