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Address with Dish for locals

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#1 OFFLINE   Presence



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Posted 22 June 2004 - 01:35 PM

My distant networks are being taken away because locals are now provided in my area. My thing is, my local stations are terrible and I would rather stay with what I have. Dish says they've submitted a waiver but I don't expect much of that, and they say my distants will be pulled within two weeks if they have to.

My question is on how to keep my distants. Do they go by my address or what? I can give them an address where my distants are, and is that OK? What have you all done :)

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#2 OFFLINE   SimpleSimon


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Posted 22 June 2004 - 06:37 PM

I suggest you move your receiver to your 'summer home' that's outside of a DMA. Set your service address to your 'summer home', and leave your billing address the same.

Of course, you don't have a phone at the 'summer home' so they can't verify the address via Caller ID, so you might get stuck with paying extra for that. It depends on what receiver model you have.
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#3 OFFLINE   Mike D-CO5

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 09:43 AM

I just tell them I have no phone at the other address and use my cell phone. In fact I use my cell phone as my phone number and told Dish I have no landline at my service address. THere is nothing they can do about enforcing the phone line connection and they even told me that.

#4 OFFLINE   Hoobastank



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Posted 23 June 2004 - 07:43 PM

Yes, it's so easy to change your service address to the distant city you want. You can pull the address off the net. For instance, a florist in that city is highly unlikely to have Dish, so you could move into their shop undetected.

#5 OFFLINE   Bills41



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Posted 24 June 2004 - 09:09 AM

I have the same dilemma. Would it be better to wait until they take my existing channels off before moving to my summer home, or would there not be a problem with doing now?

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