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DISH Network Corporation Statement Regarding FTC Do-Not-Call Lawsuit

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Stewart Vernon, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. stanggt03

    stanggt03 Mentor

    Jun 13, 2006
    Unfortunately for Dish, there's no way for them to really regulate this, besides getting rid of independent retailers all together. There are usually several in ever city, more in larger cities. Finding out which one is making the calls would be near impossible.

    I don't think Dish should be held liable, that's for certain. I worked for a company who made us pick up the phonebook and make calls, or we would be fired. It all comes down to the management of the retailer. They either don't know the law, or really don't care.

    What they could do, however, is tell the retailers that the must identify the name of their business and that they're a retailer whenever speaking with someone over the phone. Again, though, this would have to actually be enforced by the owner/manager of the retail outlet.
  2. Zero327

    Zero327 Godfather

    Oct 10, 2006
    That's not unfortunate, that's how DISH will make its case.
  3. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Actually, there is a business model called "franchise" that could work pretty well.

    Of course, having a limited number of franchises might mean Dish would miss a customer. Yeah right. The truth is, having successful franchises means having to share the money.
  4. Greg Bimson

    Greg Bimson Hall Of Fame

    May 5, 2003
    Can't make the case that way.

    If DISH signs up a retailer, then the retailer is an agent for DISH. Plain and simple, the retailer is acting on DISH's behalf. Therefore, this is DISH's problem.

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