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Dish Network & Tornado Victims


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#81 OFFLINE   Mr-Rick

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:32 AM

Well it seems this issue has been solved. The link below to a NY Times article shows that both Bright House Cable and Charter Communications are not charging for equipment that was lost or damaged by the tornadoes in Alabama. While the initial thought was that the customers insurance company would pay for it, these two cable companies changed and will not charge.

They obviously can see the cost to stiff these people will certainly be much higher than replacing a set-top-box.

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#82 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:37 AM

Why is this still being discussed? Until there's a case out there of this actually happening, all I really see going on here is a contest about who can stand on the tallest stack of soap boxes. Can we let this die until someone actually musters up some proof of this?


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:52 AM

coldblooded? Come on, not even an actual link to a substantive claim of "DISH SCREWED ME." Give folks a break.

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#84 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:00 AM

2011 Federal Disasters;

http://www.fema.gov/.../disasters.fema

This does not include events that may have caused widespread damage, but fell below Federal guidelines.

I count 37 Major Disaster Declarations, 7 Emergency Declarations and 51 Fire Management Assistance Declarations. I have no idea how many homes and business were lost in those events, but the numbers would surely be well into the thousands.


Now add to that 10% (maximum) of dish service subscribers and you'll end up with HUNDREDS cases. As we already pointed.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:26 PM

As soon as someone has a specific reference to a Dish customer who was not helped by Dish, please post it. A member of the Dish Internet Response Team has posted in this thread and asked that anyone affected contact them for assistance. So I'm not seeing Dish being callous here.

That said...

It's still amazing what people want for free these days, and what they feel entitled to... I feel much more for the people who lost their homes and loved ones than I do for the ones who lost a Dish receiver.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:40 PM

As soon as someone has a specific reference to a Dish customer who was not helped by Dish, please post it. A member of the Dish Internet Response Team has posted in this thread and asked that anyone affected contact them for assistance. So I'm not seeing Dish being callous here.

That said...

It's still amazing what people want for free these days, and what they feel entitled to... I feel much more for the people who lost their homes and loved ones than I do for the ones who lost a Dish receiver.


This time they are the same ppl ...

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:08 AM

Because of freedom of speech. Because not everyone is coldblooded ...


Cold-blooded? I'm not sure where you were going with that. I don't know how I was being cold-blooded. I just wonder why this is still a topic of conversation when there hasn't been one single person who's made the claim that this has happened.

In my eyes, it's not worth talking about a situation that hasn't even occurred. Speculation gets folks nowhere.
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