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How often do you switch providers?


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#21 OFFLINE   esteg

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:30 PM

15 yrears with Dish

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#22 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:50 PM

Last time I switched was in 1995. Upgraded from cable to DirecTV.

DIRECTV customer since 1995.


#23 OFFLINE   celticpride

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

i was with directv for 14 years then switched to verizon fios 2 years ago so i could use the tivo premiere, last week i reupped with verizon a month before my contract was up ,they knocked $5.00 oof a month for 24 months plus they gave me a $300.00 visa, which i will use towards the new ipad or maybe athe new 4 tuner tivo elite.:D

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:21 PM

Dish since before they were really Dish, back in the mid 90s somewhere.

Got no interest in Direct.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

4 years with D*, then switched to E* 5 months ago, partly out of curiosity and also to save a few bucks. Both services have good and bad points.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

Went from 10'C & KU band BUD to DirecTv in 1999 and still there , BUD C & KU band was better but could not watch two Sats at the time .

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

I've been with them all. Time Warner Cable '96-'04. DirecTV 2005-2008. Fios, U-verse had a run. And DISH in 2010. So far Dish is our preferred provider. Hope we don't have to ever switch again.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:39 AM

Hmm... From the time I started "on my own"....

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#29 ONLINE   mdavej

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:12 AM

Since content differences are pretty large, you'll lose/gain a lot in any switch. So besides new customer perks, I don't see much benefit. Better to find the provider that best fits your needs and stick with them IMO.

#30 OFFLINE   tommiet

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:58 AM

It's just TV..... For the most part, Dish and Direct carry the same channels. So if I can watch the weather channel on Direct and save about $250.00 over 2 years. What's to lose? After 2 years, when Direct goes up, I can switch back to Dish and the savings continue!

If saving about $250.00 over 2 years is no big deal, then I say stay with your current provider...
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

Coming up on almost 5 years with DirecTv after switching from Dish and I'm very happy with them. Other offers sound nice but the lack of MLB Extra Innings and questionable picture quality are deal breakers. So I plan to stick with D* for a while. Now if I could just get rid of comcrap's mediocre throttled internet service I'd be better off!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

I am not too much into loyalty thing. Unfortunately, the international channels I need are ONLY with Dish. Hence I have been with them from 2003.

I moved twice in between - the first move was done with Dish, however, I paid a fine and disconnected the second time. Took the Dish on my wife's name on the new address because I can get promotions and new DVRs. It has been just more than 4 years with the new promotions.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

I'm not switching from D*, but Time Warner just took over our local cable system. I'm giving thought to adding a double play and moving my premiums to Time Warner. They have Watch ESPN and they authenticate HBO Go for Roku. D* doesn't have Watch ESPN at all and they have made the arbitrary decision to block the Roku with HBO Go. Aside from that, Time Warner has a few of my wife's favorite basic channels in HD that D* doesn't.

My house is already wired for cable so I could just order some TiVo units, pick up some cable cards and be done with it. I won't totally switch, but I might vote with my wallet a bit.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

6 years with DIRECTV before that it was Charter.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

15 years with Dish while watching my brother and son switch among all the rest to save some $'s and "tolerate" their DVR's. After a good look at the alternatives, I have no desire to look elsewhere... I'm satisfied with Dish service and prices, and I really like my 722 & 622.

#36 OFFLINE   CeeWoo

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

we change every 15 or 20 years if we need to or not :lol:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

Went from 10'C & KU band BUD to DirecTv in 1999 and still there , BUD C & KU band was better but could not watch two Sats at the time .


Sure you can,

All you need is two dishes, two receivers and a really, really, really big yard. :sure:

we change every 15 or 20 years if we need to or not :lol:


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

For me it's not a price issue. I would never switch based on price. (Unless I lost my job, then I'd just cut it off!) I've got Dish's top package they offer, and am very happy with it.

It's a technology/familiarity issue for me. I'd had dish for 6-7 years, and have gotten very familiar with their channels, hardware, support, etc. Plus There are many technological features I like about Dish's receivers. Every time I visit my dad (TWC), or sister (DTV), it drives me nuts navigating around their setups, finding channels again, etc.

Unless another provider provided something very technologically superior, or Dish just drops the ball, I will never change. I am definitely not a promotion chaser.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:03 PM

Had Dish since 1999 -although if FIOS came to my area Id prob change - and have tv/phone/internet one provider

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

Live in a rural area so only options are dish or direct. I've had directv at home for about 15 years and dish at my job for about 12 years (not my option). Find direct package much better and will stay with that.
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