I have a friend who, once out area got locals, wanted to switch frm DirecTV to DISH. So I call her Friday, the day the locals go live for us and tell her. She's excited. Today she calls me and says that she'll most likely stuck with her present setup because DISH will not give her the free installation because she doesn't have a credit card. She asked if she could pay with check. She was told 'no problem. So she goes thru some questions and they ask for her checking account number and driver's license number. She refuses. She is then told that she can't get the free installation that it will cost 200 dollars. I understand that DISH is trying to prevent fraud, but to treat everyone like they're a criminal is wrong. She explained to the CSR that she wasn't expecting the DISH stuff to be sent that day, that she assumed if she was paying by check that they'd wait for the check to clear first. Since they couldn't get an installer to her in less than two weeks, she had no problem waiting that long. But apaprently DISH only wants new customers if they give away all their financial information. I tld her to go to Circuit City and try there, but she'll probably run into the same thing.