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Address with Dish for locals

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Presence, Jun 22, 2004.

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  1. Presence

    Presence Godfather

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    My distant networks are being taken away because locals are now provided in my area. My thing is, my local stations are terrible and I would rather stay with what I have. Dish says they've submitted a waiver but I don't expect much of that, and they say my distants will be pulled within two weeks if they have to.

    My question is on how to keep my distants. Do they go by my address or what? I can give them an address where my distants are, and is that OK? What have you all done :)
     
  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Hall Of Fame

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    I suggest you move your receiver to your 'summer home' that's outside of a DMA. Set your service address to your 'summer home', and leave your billing address the same.

    Of course, you don't have a phone at the 'summer home' so they can't verify the address via Caller ID, so you might get stuck with paying extra for that. It depends on what receiver model you have.
     
  3. Mike D-CO5

    Mike D-CO5 Hall Of Fame

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    I just tell them I have no phone at the other address and use my cell phone. In fact I use my cell phone as my phone number and told Dish I have no landline at my service address. THere is nothing they can do about enforcing the phone line connection and they even told me that.
     
  4. Hoobastank

    Hoobastank Legend

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    Yes, it's so easy to change your service address to the distant city you want. You can pull the address off the net. For instance, a florist in that city is highly unlikely to have Dish, so you could move into their shop undetected.
     
  5. Bills41

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    I have the same dilemma. Would it be better to wait until they take my existing channels off before moving to my summer home, or would there not be a problem with doing now?
     
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