Dish calling me about upgrading equipment

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ehren, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Dec 4, 2010 #1 of 12

    ehren Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2003
    LOL I have 2 322's and 2 211 receivers and I am pointed at 61.5, 72, 110 and 119. They say I need to upgrade my equipment! Are they strapped for cash? My setup is fine you bozos!
  2. Dec 4, 2010 #2 of 12

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    Hey they probably want to upgrade the 322's to VIP222's and fully convert you to Eastern Arc /HD.
  3. Dec 4, 2010 #3 of 12

    slt101 AllStar

    Jun 17, 2010
    Let them upgrade you if they will do it for free and not extend your contract for another two years.
  4. Dec 4, 2010 #4 of 12

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Are you paying any DVR fees now?
  5. Dec 4, 2010 #5 of 12

    ehren Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2003
    see I pay less in fees cause I own them, they want more for DVR fees since I also own EHD's for the 211's. Too bad I do my research and won't get suckered. They kept calling me even after they took me off the call list so I got them fined thanks to wisconsin's do not call list.
  6. Dec 5, 2010 #6 of 12

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    Since its a company you actually do business with, I don't believe they fall under the do not call legislation....
  7. Dec 5, 2010 #7 of 12

    nsafreak Legend

    Mar 23, 2004
    That's no longer true. You're going to pay the same fees whether you own the equipment nowadays or lease it. If they want to upgrade you to a full eastern arc setup then let them. The most they'll have to do is swap the 322s for a pair of 222s and your fees will stay the same. The 211s don't need to be swapped since they're already eastern arc capable. There's a good chance that if you don't upgrade sooner or later you won't be able to view some of your programming.
  8. Dec 5, 2010 #8 of 12

    Slamminc11 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2005
    I call Bullsh*t!
  9. Dec 5, 2010 #9 of 12

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004

    This guy is makin' stuff up. Trolling... lol
  10. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

    Dec 10, 2006
    They just did this for me and everything went fine (so far). They upgraded me to EA and removed the two old dishes, and upgraded my 510 to a VIP612. All for free (so far) and my bill didn't go up (so far). Wife is happy (so far) because only one dish on roof and she now has access to OTA in bedroom. I'm happy (so far) because I now have HD in bedroom and I did not have to pay for upgrade or re-up the 24 commit. I think it is a no-brainer. And I agree with the other poster who said fees are the same if you own or rent. It's been that way for a while now. BTW the installer that came said he is averaging about 5 upgrades a day. Easy money for him he says. It's been a month now and no problems.
  11. slt101

    slt101 AllStar

    Jun 17, 2010
    If you do business with a company you can still tell them not to call you. The Do Not Call web site says, "Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls. However, if you ask a company with which you have an existing business relationship to place your number on its own do-not-call list, it must honor your request".
  12. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Maybe not total BS, maybe just a misunderdstanding about how his 322's aren't EA compatable. Fee's wont change, as Dish for sometime has charged rather you own or lease equipment, and the 1 DVR fee per account vs per DVR is almost a year old, an the 211's don't even fall into that.

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