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Renting house, 18 month comittment for hardware upgrade


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#1 OFFLINE   goldenbear

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:07 AM

It appears that dish won't budge on the 18 month commitment for an upgrade to a HD DVR, which doesn't work with the fact that I am renting a house currently - no way I am agreeing to an 18 month commitment when I can only get (and would only want) a one year lease on the house! I might have to drop down to comcast and their crappy HD DVR because of this because I just cannot take the regular Dish DVR. Any ideas?

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#2 OFFLINE   ericha

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:14 AM

Take the DVR with you to the next house, if you end up moving?

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:18 AM

Take the DVR with you to the next house, if you end up moving?



Exactly what I was thinking....

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:40 PM

It appears that dish won't budge on the 18 month commitment for an upgrade to a HD DVR, which doesn't work with the fact that I am renting a house currently - no way I am agreeing to an 18 month commitment when I can only get (and would only want) a one year lease on the house! I might have to drop down to comcast and their crappy HD DVR because of this because I just cannot take the regular Dish DVR. Any ideas?


Dish Network's DishMover program offers setup of a new dish and your existing rcvrs at your new address. :icon_cool

#5 OFFLINE   robert koerner

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:39 PM

Buy one.
Sell it if you no longer want it.
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#6 OFFLINE   goldenbear

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 01:00 PM

I know I can move the dish with me.... but there are many places where a dish is not a viable option, so that does concern me. An 18 month commitment for an upgrade but no commitment upon sign up (it is essentially 6 months or you have to pay back the install cost). I could could cancel and have my roommate sign up, or go to direct or cable, all options that would cost dish $$$. I'm not trying to start a discussion of this business model... yeah the receiver goes for $400+ on ebay, so dish does have to get guaranteed $$ back, but since it is a lease, they do get the unit back for re-use if I leave, and at $100/mo billed, it not hard for them recoup.

The only question left is are there any ways to get the 622 without a 18 mo commitment? I do have the 211 and the DVR 625 so it's not like they won't get back some decent equipment. Argh its just frustrating trying to negotiate with the overseas call center.... is there an american based center where they might negotiate?

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 01:49 PM

For a DIU, you are required to sign up for 18 months (overseas call center or american based) that is part of the deal. You other option is to buy the receiver.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 02:21 AM

Let us know if you can negotiate lower prices with Dish.

I'd also like to have them provide me free equipment, and or lower fees for service.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:31 AM

Let us know if you can negotiate lower prices with Dish.

I'd also like to have them provide me free equipment, and or lower fees for service.

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And I would like them to give me all my programming for free, and a new car, and 100,000 shares of their stock, and...:rolleyes:

#10 OFFLINE   goldenbear

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 06:33 PM

Well i cannot find any information on teh dish website on the 18 month commitment on equipment. What kind of penalty is there for terminating early - such as after 12 months?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 06:54 PM

Well i cannot find any information on teh dish website on the 18 month commitment on equipment. What kind of penalty is there for terminating early - such as after 12 months?


$13.33 per each month canceled.




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