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#1 OFFLINE   Notifier

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:23 PM

Going to cancel my service with dish. No longer in any contract so not worried about that. My question is, my current bill for the period of 11/3-12/2 is due and I have not paid it yet (due tomorrow actually). Should I pay this bill tonight in full and wit to cancel or call tonight to cancel and try to get the 4 days, I have not paid for yet, prorated? In all honesty, I don't feel like paying the full amount and turning off the service tonight. If they won't prorate it, I"ll wait until the end of the month to call and cancel even though I won't be using their equipment.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:26 PM

dishTV has a set procedure for all this stuff, call...tell them what's up and everything will be fine.....
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 03:16 PM

... If they won't prorate it, I"ll wait until the end of the month to call and cancel even though I won't be using their equipment.


lol Why? :rolleyes:

They send out their signals via satellite to like the whole country. Are you trying to cost them money by not canceling until just before the end of your commitment? Incredible. :nono2:

Edited by SaltiDawg, 11 November 2010 - 05:23 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:48 PM

lol Why? :rolleyes:

They send out their signals ia satellite to like the whole country. Are you trying to cost them money by not canceling until just before the end of your commitment? Incredible. :nono2:


If they won't prorate it and charge him an entire month, why wouldn't he keep it until then?

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:34 PM

It doesn't really matter, they will prorate it. If you aren't in a contract they can't make you pay for time not used. I'm pretty sure that is the case. And since you aren't worried about them shutting it off, you could just wait till they send you a final bill instead of paying the one due. Otherwise they would send a check with the remainder they owed you.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:16 PM

They do prorate the bill.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:27 PM

If they won't prorate it and charge him an entire month, why wouldn't he keep it until then?

Doh. Because he said, "even though I won't be using their equipment."

You're as petulant as he. :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:57 AM

I just called in and cancelled dish last night and they said they would send me the boxes for the equipment. But I am almost sure I heard the woman say that I was expected to return the LNB. Is this correct? Did they tell you to do the same?

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:03 AM

I just called in and cancelled dish last night and they said they would send me the boxes for the equipment. But I am almost sure I heard the woman say that I was expected to return the LNB. Is this correct? Did they tell you to do the same?


If you call back and say that the LNB is unreachable in a reasonable way (that can be a lie of the phone to the CSR), then they will let you keep the LNB.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:04 AM

If you call back and say that the LNB is unreachable in a reasonable way (that can be a lie of the phone to the CSR), then they will let you keep the LNB.


I don't really care to keep it honestly, but I don't want to climb on the roof to retrieve it either. I will give that a try. Thanks.

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