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147 days ago

Attracted by advertising of the Hopper "whole-house" DVR, I created a DishTV account using the DishBuilder feature on the dishtv.com web site. I approved charges to my credit card of $53.80 and a monthly bill of $49.99. Within minutes, my credit card was charged $350.92. I immediately called Customer Service for an explanation. The rep started citing equipment and installation fees that explicitly showed as $0 on the plan that I approved online. Additionally, they had escalated my requested channel package to the highest cost plan. The DishTV rep refused to provide me with a statement justifying the increased charges. Of course, I canceled my purchase. I find their business practices to be reprehensible and would not recommend DishTV to anyone.

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149 days ago

Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! There are not enough bad things I can say about this service. I have nothing but problems, my bill constantly goes up and worst of all and their billing is all messed up. Every time I think I have made a resolution, I call back and they the next person tells me something else and it never matters what the last rep said. STAY AWAY!!!

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186 days ago

So far this company has been fair to deal with. Start up costs compared to other services were little to none. On the inside I do hear complaints often about the slyness of this company with their extra hidden fees and applying new promotions without reviewing in a reasonable time with its consumers a new affordable plan to keep customers satisfied.

They also do not enroll their elderly customers reduced costs to keep them happy as consumers. With rising costs, and social security checks not equivalent to todays world this is discouraging to many of them who have been consumers for 20 years or more.

I get alot of complaints that existing customers are under valued and paying more than new consumers that are just signing on, leaving them with the feeling that their loyalty is not appreciated or rewarded. Which in turn leaves them with the feeling they are not dealing with a loyal company.

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213 days ago

This company is awful. Nobody will tell you the truth when you ask questions. They tell you what ever to get you to sign on with them. And when you can get service they will still charge you. Everyone lies to you on the. DONT GO WITH DIRECT!

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269 days ago

Any large company in a service industry is bound to have many people who are unhappy with their experience...and they will probably be unhappy with the next service provider as well, because at some point they will be disappointed again. In my personal experience, when you sign up with a satellite TV provider like Dish Network, you are always going to be on the cutting edge of technology. This is more important to me than a perceived exorbitant sign up fee, etc. Have you tried TV Everywhere!? Amazing. I found it here: http://dishtv.com/Technology/TV-Everywhere/. And who can beat the Hopper? No one.

I'll choose the latest and most advanced TV technology even if the price is not the lowest I can find, and at this point, that means choosing Dish Network.

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276 days ago

I like that there are no real commercials. Sometimes, the DJs get a little chatty, but they have a good selection of music and overall it is a good way to listen to and discover new music.

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379 days ago

Does anybody remember when you bought cable to not see commercials , now if you use on demand your forced to watch them , what the hell I thought I was paying to not see that crap.

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381 days ago

How come you can't give no stars? Charter is the worst possible cable TV provider. I bought the phone pole their cable is hanging on, 700 ft of conduit, trench and mainline. They have NEVER been able to supply a reliable signal for over 5 years!!! Any county or city government who gives them a contract should be recalled and jailed!

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384 days ago

Our original contract with DISH Network ended March 27, 2012. We were proactive and called DISH Network March 22 so there would be plenty of time to receive a return kit and ship their equipment back to them. That was the beginning of a four month ordeal with Dish Network in simply trying to obtain a return kit from them.

After spending many hours utilizing chat and phone conversations, securing assurances and promises multiple times that a return kit was on its way, it was never forthcoming. And then we received an unauthorized charge on our credit card account for the unreturned equipment. We had been lied to, billed, and then charged without authorization, for equipment that we had been willing to return since before our original contract ended. That was when we felt we had no alternative than to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.

It was only after we contacted the BBB that we received an adequate resolution.

It should never have had to come to that. We have lost faith and trust in DISH Network and will never do business with them again.

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401 days ago

We are in Western Washington in the Bothell city limits. Outage of internet and phone systems occur sporadic and are felt throughout the day into late evening. I have called every day for the last 2 months (ending up in voice mail nightmare and listening to the speall about going online to veiw outages!!! I would if I could!!! makes me crazy to hear that 2-3x a day!!!) and they have sent out tech after tech and always have another excuse, ie: major outage, bad cable in the ground, bad/worn cable on pole, etc, etc, etc,......They have replaced the ground cable 2 days ago (still goes out), replaced 1/2 of the pole line (still goes out), now they are going to replace the rest of it after the work order is approved. Meantime.....we are still out at least 2x a day and for hours at night. Last night it was a major outage, night before it was who knows...send a tech out. I am so crazy with frustation that I could spit nails! I am a small home based business. I pay top dollar $144 per month for internet and phone only! I get nothing but frustration and excuses. FIX IT Comcast!!! If you live in Bothell, go to Frontier....I never had a problem with the service there...of course it cost about $200 a month....

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