Skip to comments.Cancelled DishTV, changed mind, now they dont want me back
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.
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.
That is odd.
Not weird business.
Charlie Ergen is a big Obama supporter.
Be glad you’re free!
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.
I haven't owned a TV or had a cable connection or the dish since 1985.
I can heartily recommend that to anyone.
Does Direct TV have any sign up special? Sometimes, its beneficial to jump from one provider to another. Depending on costs or options.
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.
I watch TV on my laptop sometimes for free, from some websites with wireless internet.
They must have a 60 day wait limit on reapplying to renew so they can sign you up for another two year contract.
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.
Buy a good book?
If my mother didn’t live with me I would’ve cancelled Direct TV a couple of years ago.
Your headline is wrong - they are taking you back.
Are you trying to get some sort of new customer sign-up bonus?
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!
Probably some sort of regulatory requirement imposed by the government.
“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.
Are there any channels/shows you just gotta have?/
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.
I like watching foreign shows, like from Korea.
Dish is the worst run cable company. Be glad you are rid of them.
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.
Direct TV is great. Go with them.
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.”
His new CEO is no less an insane liberal idiot.
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.
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“Please PM me your account number and verify your 4 digit PIN number on your account so I can assist you further. Thanks.”
And Private Message the guy named above
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.
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.
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.
Re: Signing up again for new Account
by Zach S. » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:32 am
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.
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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.
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.
Unless you live in the boonies and satellite is the only reasonable means of getting internet...........
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.
roku works for me - no time warner - no dish - 80 bucks for the controller (one time)- 8 bucks for netflix
Do you have cable, wireless, or satellite internet connection?
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.
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.
“[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.
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.
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.
Get some coax cable and a ladder. Late tonight go to your neighbors house...
“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.
Not as bad as Progressive Insurance cancelling you without notifying you.
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