Out of the blue I got an 800 service call on my caller id, which I normally don't bother to answer but with our primary election coming up in Sept I figured it was one of those stupid political calls (I get like 20 a week!) and I figured they'd just keep calling until I answered. Some leave voice mail, some don't and just keep re-dialing. I was just getting ready to slam the phone down when a live human finally responded. It was Dish Network (though I suspect it was really a 3rd party contractor) offering me a "special upgrade opportunity of just $10 a month to qualified Dish Network subscribers like yourself." Long story short, I wasn't thinking at the time. That's the standard rate for that tier and if I wanted that level of programming I would have ordered it myself. He said I should try it and I would be upgraded at no additional charge (whoppee!) and if I didn't like it I could always just downgrade back to my old tier, but he left out the part about the programming downgrade charge. I've never had Direct TV or cable call me up to solicit upgrading, much less not even having an incentive of some sort in hand. :nono2: I don't like this practice. I wonder if Dish has a "Do not bug me" list? I wouldn't even as much mind if they were informing me of something new, like a special deal to upgrade to HD that's not advertised. But to just call up and ask me to spend more money? I'm a little bit offended. What's next? The bank calling up asking that I deposit more money so they can have a better balance sheet?