A month ago when the block of these two local channels started, I called Dish and they sent me a free OTA adapter for my Hopper so I could continue to watch these channels.
Out of the blue this morning, I got a call from someone claiming to be from Dish lawyer department? His English wasn't great... could have said layover department? Or was it royal dept? Not sure.
Anyway, he "thanked" me for being a Dish customer, blah, blah, blah. He informed me that the local channels that I lost have started to come back on a "state-by-state basis"(which sounded very suspicious to me, but whatever...) He asked me to be patient. In all honesty, I have forgotten that ABC and CW even existed after a month without them. He then said "since we're asking for your patience, we would like to offer you 60 dallas(think he meant Dollars) while you wait...."
I couldn't think of any reply other than "sure?" He thank me once again and hung up. What made me suspicious was that he asked me for my account password. I gave him the wrong one and he didn't seem to care. (FYI, I said "mississippi")
However, I just called Dish's regular customer service number a few minutes ago and the rep confirmed the $10 credit for the next 6 months! While it's not cash, it's as good as money, no?
Now I'm just confused as to why Dish is calling customers "forcing" them to accept money. I guess I could have turned down the $60, but I"m not a Republican.