Up till recently Dish was a good value company. As of Feb 1st 2010
that all changed.
extra receivers fees were jacked up from 5 or 7 bucks to 17 bucks,
when you cancel service they charge you 15 bucks per receiver to mail
back their leased receiver, if your leased receiver breaks during the
time you have it they charge you for repairs.
their contract stated dish can change anything at any time. Channels
are dropped often if its your familys favorite your stuck, they dont
let you out of the contract and phone reps are no longer allowed to
give credits to make people happy.
After being a sub for 13 years I cancelled over the fee jacking my
bill went up 30 bucks overnight. I was a dealer for a while too, but
given the new dish wouldnt recommend them to anyone. they have gotten
greedy and the CEO admitted on his latest charlie chat were expensive
keep sending us your paychecks. He appeared impaired on the air and
the chat wasnt complete, it appears a technical person pulled the plug
after what was being said on air....
incidently gross profit was way up, but they churned 750,000 subs last
quarter and shrank by 19,000..... thats fewer subscribers people arent
Its very sad seeing a once great company being ruined by beancounters
greed, and management that appeared impaired on air......
Direct TVs extra receiver fees are still 5 bucks each, that
I went back to cable, and got a TIVO, that and comcast on demand works
My bill was about 130 bucks a month for Dish before the fee jacking.
Now I am paying about 130 bucks for TV, Internet 16 meg down and a
unlimited phone line
Dishes greed got me shopping a dumb thing to do with any customer.
Of the 750,000 churned subs it cost them about $700 bucks each to
replace all those subs leaving
Dish stock will tank when the next quarters sub loss becomes