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.
Dish Network drops BTN. M game not on Dish today.
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!!!!!!