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Buying Hopper and Joey from Vendor

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by deer66, May 24, 2012.

  1. deer66

    deer66 Cool Member

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    I take it Dish will activate a Hopper and Joey system if you buy them from a vendor and install them yourself ?


    Thanks
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yes.
    But they will press you very hard to send a tech ... because you're blah, blah ... Cannot do that !
     
  3. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Yes, this is the only way to self install. If you have any trouble getting everything activated, please let me know.

    If he purchases, and installs it on his own, we will not require a tech.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I thought so, but during activation got enormous pressure from CSR regarding mandatory tech's visit.
     
  5. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    For leased upgrades, it is required. If the OP has any trouble activating purchased equipment, he is more than welcome to send me a PM and I can activate the equipment without requiring a tech
     
  6. Wire Nut

    Wire Nut Legend

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    I did this and can testify that it works. Buyer beware, make sure you get your equipment from a legit source. Prepare to get a customer satisfaction call after activating, you get to rate yourself:D
     
  7. tommiet

    tommiet Godfather

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    Why buy equipment when DISH will charge the same fee to use it? I've seen new Joeys for sale on eBay for $175.00. When I called Dish, I was told it would still be $6.00 a month to use it. So get it free or pay?

    Or did I miss something?
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yes.
    It's ongoing argumentation since the lease model came.
    And 'buy' proponents has many points to do that. See older threads ...
     
  9. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

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    Yep. It's $7 mo. for each Joey or addl. Hopper.
     

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