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Switching To A Less Expensive Plan

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Jim148, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Nov 3, 2013 #1 of 13
    Jim148

    Jim148 Godfather

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    I need to switch to a less expensive plan on DISH. Will they still charge me $5.00 just to lower my service? Is there any way to get them to waive that fee?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2013 #2 of 13
    tampa8

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    No fee once every 30 days I believe is the policy.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2013 #3 of 13
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Even if they don't waive the fee... if you are dropping to save money, then paying the $5 is probably still cheaper than paying for the price of whatever you are dropping going forward, right?
     
  4. Nov 4, 2013 #4 of 13
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "A programming change fee of $5 is applied when you remove services within 30 days of adding them (waived for new customers in their first 60 days of service)."

    "A programming change fee of $20 is applied when you remove Adult services within 30 days of adding them (waived for new customers in their first 60 days of service)."
     
  5. Nov 5, 2013 #5 of 13
    Mike.H_DISHNetwork

    Mike.H_DISHNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    [SIZE=medium]Jim148,[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]I am more than happy to help you with your program request today! Would you please PM me with the phone number on the account to better assist you?[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Thanks[/SIZE]
     
  6. Nov 5, 2013 #6 of 13
    SayWhat?

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    Related question.....

    If you have recurring credits not directly tied to your current programming package and choose to downgrade, what (if anything) happens to those credits?
     
  7. Nov 5, 2013 #7 of 13
    CeeWoo

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    I can't speak directly to downgrading & keeping credits...but proceed with caution. I was looking to upgrade service a few months back and emailed CS to make sure I wouldn't lose my credits. They said 'no. credits would remain in place' so I stepped up my programming. Well, low & behold next billing period my credits were gone. Had I not saved the email reply from them, I probably would have been sunk. And as it was it took probably 10 or 15 email exchanges before I got them back. And even with that email from them stating I would not lose the credits, I finally had to email the CEO's office to get them back
     
  8. Nov 6, 2013 #8 of 13
    Mike.H_DISHNetwork

    Mike.H_DISHNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    [SIZE=medium]CeeWoo,[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]I know it can be frustrating when this happens and if you have any DISH questions, either billing or equipment, please PM me with the phone number to better assist you![/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Thanks[/SIZE]
     
  9. Nov 8, 2013 #9 of 13
    CeeWoo

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    Thanks-after all this happened, I decided not to change my programming at all (including premiums, upgrading or downgrading) until the credits are gone LOL
     
  10. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Yeah, see, I'm not seeing Dish as particularly trustworthy right now. They've been pulling some things on me I really don't care for and I'm at a point where I definitely won't be recommending them to anyone.
     
  11. Mike.H_DISHNetwork

    Mike.H_DISHNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    [SIZE=medium]SayWhat?[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]I understand you have concerns and I am more than happy to address them today. Would you PM me with the phone number on the account to better help you?[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Thanks [/SIZE]
     
  12. SayWhat?

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    I really don't see where there's much that can be done. As a result of an apparent technical system glitch, I've lost about half of my channels, so I'm down to about 4 or 5 channels I watch with any frequency. One that I watched a lot recently changed their programming (not a Dish issue), so that one's out. I've looked at going to a lower package, but I would lose at least one of the 4 or 5 I watch. If I drop to AT120 or even AT120+, I'd be paying that package price for about 3 or 4 channels. If I drop below that, I lose the CD channels which is where I spend as much time as anything else, plus I'd have to add something like the Heartland Package. And, I would seemingly be at risk of losing the DVR Fee credits and the courtesy credits for discontinuance of Annual Billing.

    It seems the only way to deal with the glitch would be to replace the 512 which would mean losing any recordings stored since I've been told there's no way to transfer them. I've also been told the EHD function is not available on this box.

    If I drop to Pause, I apparently lose access to any recordings.

    I just need to hurry up and copy those recordings to a capture device so I can disconnect service I guess.

    Fifteen years or more and it seems my only winning move is not to play (courtesy of Joshua from Wargames).
     
  13. Mike.H_DISHNetwork

    Mike.H_DISHNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    [SIZE=medium]SayWhat?[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]To fully assist you, would you provide me the phone number on the account in a PM? I will check all options available for you.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Thanks[/SIZE]
     

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