Yeah this sucks. If dish wasn't so much cheaper than directtv I would drop them over this.
Dish Network drops BTN. M game not on Dish today.
Tell DirecTV that I referred you and we both get $10 off per month for the rest of our contract, I believe. Also, it only works with me. So if you have any poor family members who are being hammered by a high DirecTV bill, don't even tell them you are interested in switching. Just come straight to me.
refer a friend $10 for 10 months
It depends on what you want. Dish appears cheaper by offering more channels for the price... Another way to look at is they make you pay for a lot of shit/filler. I switched a couple weeks ago and was able to get everything I wanted cheaper with Direct (MUCH cheaper for the first year and still cheaper after).
Quantity = Dish
Quality = Diretv
For me at least. Have you compared packages side by side?
Yeah, I've had Dish for about the last ten years. I'm now paying less with Direct (and will continue to do so). Not missing a thing I care about with my now lower tier Direct package.
Except for maybe G4... But I haven't been watching it as much lately anyway. Since Olivia left and now Kevin (mostly Olivia).
Edit- Just got the joke. Upvote incoming.
And giggle about them like a 12 year old boy.
And I wasn't questioning your cred....I agree with you. On Satellites and G4.
I can't post this as its own thread but you can access the game following these instructions:
1) Download the UMich VPN client: http://www.itcom.itd.
I can't post this as its own thread but you can access the game following these instructions:
1) Download the UMich VPN client: http://www.itcom.itd.
Actually called this morning to switch and am paying 45.99 for the 1st 12 months and 69.99 for the next. This is 30 less than what I was paying for Dish over the first 12 and will come out to a few dollars less for the last 12. Get all the sports channels I had with Dish, plus Sunday ticket free this year.
If it were directv, I'd say btn won't be gone long, but I havent seen Dish handle one of these.
Well, Beckmann & Brandstatter do a nice broadcast. Enjoy.
We just switched from Dish to Directv about a month ago so we could cash in on the free NFL Sunday ticket.
Best of luck.
It's negotiations. Dish not necessarily the bad guy here. I wouldn't automatically give BTN a free pass
Agreed. The information is from BTN, of course they will say it was reasonable offers and Dish told them to cram it. But honestly, they need to watch their programming on a weekday, and they may say ok we will come down a bit. If it wasn't for football and basketball games on BTN, I'd never watch it.
the BTN doesn't even realize that sports other than football and basketball get played in the Big 10. I would venture to say that 80-90% of their programming is nothing but football and basketball. I understand that these are the "money making" sports, but they consistantly and constantly forgo airing other sports live to bring us supposedly "classic" football and basketball match ups. It's quite irritating.
FWIW, this is not the first network that Dish dropped. It appears that they are taking a hard stance. But my guess is that losing AMC and BTN will hurt them way more than they anticipated in the long run.
Dish has definitely lost the benefit of the doubt. We've seen them lose other networks recently, while BTN has not left any other providers as far as I know. I have a hard time imagining Viacom and BTN conspiring to screw Dish in favor of every other company in the country.
This is unquestionably on Dish.
They have been dropping channels left and right
Wow, I am so pissed! Dish is the only service i can get at my apartment complex, but I wil never use them again after I move out.
I just signed a 2 year contract with them this summer! I called and they gave me the sports package free for 3 months to see if they get it back. I'll still have NFL network at least. This just ruined my day!
Ugh, this just makes a crappy morning a shitty day! No M for me and the husband is gonna be thrilled to come home to no badgers. At least I have my inlaws login info for BTNtogo. I guess I should see if we are still under contract and look at Directv. :(
Take this opportunity to switch to DirectTV. Its 100x better than Dish...
Will firstrowsports have this game since it's only Umass?
Of course. They have everything.
Rule of thumb is if you can't find something on the internet, it probably doesn't exist. So if something exists, it's on the internet.
but I voiced my thoughts with Dish, since I'm paying them for my service every month.
I can cancel my 2 year contract with Dish for less than it will cost me to go to Applebees or BWW to follow Michigan football or basketball games this year.
I'm not even sure how DISH has lasted this long. I've had both Directv and DISH, and Dtv is clearly the superior service. Factor in the relationship of Dtv and the NFL, and it would seem that DISH's days are numbered.
What really makes me angry about this is that I looked into this three weeks ago and would have switched providers already had DISH & BTN not announced that they had reached an agreement in principle and expected to finalize the terms. They gave the impression that it was basically a done-deal. Now I'm stuck with DISH on gameday.
Same for me. I sold my tickets this week so I could stay home with my daughter after two weeks of being away on Saturday (we went to Dallas). And now I will have to go out to a crowded restaurant and spend money to watch this game.
I thought it was done/over too and was glad to see Pac-12 Network was added last week...then this happens.
I just made the switch to DirecTV. I'm not taking another chance that this doesn't get fixed, especially since Michigan v Purdue on Oct 6 is a BTN game.
I have it because its cheap and up until now I have had good service. Actually I switched to Dish from Charter because Charter was not offering BTN when it first went on air.
The girlfriend and I took Urlachers advice. No Walking Dead for me + her not being able to watch the games I don't take her to
= not a very nice fall.
Also, I called DISH last night (around 11:30 pm Pacific) and asked them if they are still in negotiations with BTN and whether there was any chance of a last-minute deal or another interim agreement. The guy from DISH said that yes, negotiations are continuing. It's probably bullshit, but that's what he said FWIW. Notably, I did ask him this before inquiring as to whether I would owe a cancellation fee if I need to drop DISH.
If only I could stream BTN on Netflix...
Hope they are right or I will have to deal with the hassle of switching to Direct TV (I know everyone says it is better but still a hassle).
Why does anyone still subscribe to Dish Network? Seriously, why? DirecTV is sooooo far ahead in terms of content, service, etc. etc. etc. Dish subscribers shouldn't be at all surprised when something like this happens.
Sigh....as others have stated, there are some people who live in places that can't get DirecTV.
Move. If you love Michigan sports on your tv, it's the obvious solution.
I know you mean well, but here's the deal.
This is America. The land of the free and the home of the brave. The land of great opportunity. The place where everyone has a chance at success. Many generations of my family have enjoyed success and freedom in this wonderful country. Although I detect a slight bit of sarcasm in your post, part of me is saddened by the part that isn't so sarcastic. No, I'm not moving because in America people have options. That is what makes America so great. My ancestors taught me that there are some things worth fighting for. So I will carry on through this tragedy as those before me would have so bravely done.
I'm going to pick up the phone, yell at someone making slightly above minimum wage, tell them I have a terminal disease, that Michigan football helps to ease the pain, and demand free shit.
Why can't people get direct tv, but can get dish? Aren't both satellite signals?
My building is DirectTV. Many are all Dish.
I don't have a view of the southern sky or whatever you need to have, and my building has some special arrangement with a cable co that runs Dish Network through the cable jacks in all our buildings. So technically I don't pay Dish, but I have a Dish box, and get all their channels.
If you're in the wrong place, or an apartment, you're out of luck. No choice. Solution is to buy a house, or to think about these kinds of things before you sign a lease on an apartment.
Eh, not really. I give up a few things to gain so much by living in the city. This too shall pass. Also, money grub between the Big 10 and a satellite provider is not a consideration one can really plan for lol.
Their satellites are at slighty different angles ie you may have a giant tree in your neighbors year not allowing you to get one but your pefect in the other.
Ask for the customer loyalty division. Complain.
I got $10 off my bill for a year, and the "all sports" package free for 6 months. It sucks, but when you're locked into a 2 year contract there's not much you can do. Make the best of it and get free shit
better stuff than I did. You must be a better negotiator! I was given 6 free pay per view rentals and a month free of my movie channels. Still pissed though....
She did say with the mass amount of complaints they have received today she thought it wouldn't take long.
And ask for more stuff. I specifically told them what others got and they obliged.
I got $10 off /mo/1yr, Free movie channels for 6 mos. and 7 Free pay per views. God Bless MGoBlog.
Dish: 1-888-771-3474 / ask for Customer Loyalty Dept.
First lady tried to lowball with 1 month free showtime. I asked for customer loyalty and got him to give me $10/month off for a year, free showtime, hbo and Cinemax for 3 months, and 7 free ppv movies (useless since I have Netflix but free nonetheless). I already had the full sports package.
Can you call for me? I'm definitely calling back. I just got sports package free for 3 months and $10 off. I suck at negotiating.
I was able to get $15 month off the bill for a year and six months of the sports package. And I am not under contract still so if they don't figure this out soon I can still bolt. I was able to get this thru the chat customer service of the website.
Thanks for the advice. My wife just got off the phone with Dish and, after getting a fabulous initial offer of $5 off our bill for three whole months, we got the 10 bucks off for the next 12 months. Small consolation, but at least we were able to get something out of those pricks.
The customer service agent thinks the impasse will be over within the next 24 hours. We'll see.
In the Glee thread?
I ordered BTN yesterday, now I have to find a place to watch the game.
Edit: jstupid double post.
AT&T Uverse baby
Step 1: Find an actual *sports bar* in Seattle (not as easy as you might think)
Step 2: Go to said sports bar to watch UM decimate UMass
Step 3: Go home and order Direct TV
Step 4: ???????????
Step 5: PROFIT
Step 6: Donate PROFIT to #Hope for Pahokee
Step 7: Receive autographed "#Eating" t-shirt from Martavious Odoms
Step 8: Place autographed shirt in safe deposit box
Step 9: Wait 133 years
Step 10: Have shirt appraised at $496,000 on Antiques Roadshow
Step 11: Go to Las Vegas
Step 12: Find roulette wheel; bet $496,000 on number 16, win, repeat 21 times
Step 13: Use massive winnings to purchase controlling interest in DISH Network
Step 14: Issue public apology to B1G fans & re-up with BTN asap
It works beautifully. Or try B1G to go.
Is where the U of M Alumni club is in Seattle. Great spot.
Yeah, if I had more time that's where I'd be going. But I live in Beacon Hill and have some other stuff I gotta do today in the south end, so I'm going to catch the game at lame Rookies. I might pop into Empire Espresso though and see if they will show it there. The co-owner is a big Michigan guy.
Wall Street Journal last month picked Dish as the #1 worst company in America to work for. They are owned by Charlie Ergen, a billionaire with a rep for being an SOB who makes company employees share rooms on biz trips. They have a horrible rep as dirty contract partners and have been sanctioned by many courts for violations of court rules.
Why anyone would use them, I have no idea. Dont encourage these scumbags. Fire them.
Unfortunately, I don't have a choice of provider, as my apartment complex is Dish-only.
had dish when I moved into my new house and switched to UVerse about a year ago and have not had one complaint since. Great decision on my part.
I have UVerse as well and have never had an issue. Great customer service, too. I do have a related problem, though. I have to travel for work and will be on the road during the ND game (i.e., in the car, not in a hotel). I've had similar issues before and have settled for espn's game track on my phone or something similar. Anyone know a good app/website I could use to stream the game on my phone? Even if it's just play by play, I'd be happy to listen in the car. Suggestions?
This sucks. $315 to cancel my Dish. They did give me $5 off for the next 6 months a least. A friend of mine who still has the BTN says the 2:30 game is Northwestern-BC.
Ouch that sucks that bw3 is your best option.
thefrontrow.eu + laptop + hdmi cable > $8 nachos + $3 domestic beer + 32" tv located 36 feet away from you at Buffalo Wild Wings.
same here, I don't have any cable. I just stream everything that isn't on ABC.
Yep, that or get a friend/relative with BTN to give you their cable password and watch from home on BTN2Go.
I don't pay for anything . . . no cable, no dish, no satellite, no u-verse. I just use an antenna and pick up ABC, NBC, & Fox. The local bar a block away covers a bunch of games on ESPN. Streaming off the internet gets some. A friend gets others. And there is a bar further away (about 2 miles) that has the BTN. The money I save on no fees more than pays for the bar and for tickets to go to more games live.
I used the same strategy for decades. Then I had a kid.
How much $$$ do you spend at a bar for 4 hours, eating and drinking ?? Could easily pay for a lower tier package and not have to fight with Sparty fan at the bar ;-)
I was a Dish customer from 2005-2010 and loved it. Their DVR was/is top of the line. I left when they started refusing to negotiate new deals with me and it looks like I got out just in time. They are a mess.
So yet another reason to have Directv
Everyone is talking about how cheap dish/directv are? How much do you guys pay? I've got Verizon FIOS and pay about $105 a month for 75/25 internet, TV that includes more channels than I care to watch, Showtime and Cinemax, HD DVR.
I have RCN (no promo pricing anymore) and it's $120/ month for cable (it's pretty fast) and TV (sports package, no movie channels).
Just switched from Dish to Direct. I switched from my cable company to dish almost 2 years ago and went from paying about $110 to around $50. The second half of my contract year it went to about $80. I had all the same services DVR, HD, 2 TVs, but I got the sports package NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Redzone BTN, NBCsports, etc. After seeing Dish drop another channel I switched to Direct today and got the same package plus Sunday ticket this year free for 45.99 for the first 12 months and 69.99 for months 13-24. So yeah I saved a good chunk by switching it cost me 140 to get out of my last 8 months with Dish but it seems worth it.
which is like being glad you've got crabs.
Michael (ID: IPR): DISH has no interest in satisfying [Big Ten's] demands. We will hold the line against attempts at profiteering
We hope [Big Ten] will embrace reasonable attitudes about price increases and viewer habits, so we can keep those channels on DISH.
I have been with Dish for over a decade. I just called and complained, and was offered the "Half off movie channels for 6 months" This was a regular rep I was talking to. I then said, that I would be looking at going to direct tv or cable. I was then transferred to a service rep in the loyalty dept. I was given a $10 credit for the next 24 months.
I'm done with them. I've had a ton of trouble with equipment and now this. Done.
...I just got back from a long day on the road. I was ready to sit down and watch the UM-UMass game in HD glory on my Dish DVR recording.
FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU DISH NETWORK!!!!!
Ruined my day. I had even refrained from looking at the score on the iPhone all afternoon and early evening, so I was blissfully ignorant of what transpired at the Big House. I can't even currently watch Wisconsin struggling against Utah St.
FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU DISH NETWORK!!!!!!