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How much is a service call? Is it $79

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Casey21, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Casey21

    Casey21 Legend

    Sep 20, 2007
    I think my dish may need some tweaking. I'm at work right now so I can't post my signal strengths for a particular satellite. However, if I do require a service call and I don't have a protection plan, does anyone know what is the approx. charge? I've seen $79 on another posting but wanted to see if that has been other folks experience. Thanks.
  2. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    I would call a local dealer. They set their own rates, and the money would go to support a small, local business.
  3. Casey21

    Casey21 Legend

    Sep 20, 2007
    That's a great idea - I never thought of that. Thanks for the suggestion!
  4. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    or you can get the proection plan, the first sc will be 1995 and then 5.99 after that. but the protection plan is a very useful thing. my remotes always break, little kids, and they always replace them for free.
  5. tcatdbs

    tcatdbs Icon

    Jul 10, 2008
    You can probably buy a ladder for $50... What I did was open a window near my Dish, turn up the volume so I could hear the signal, then started tweaking each adjustment to highest buzz. I was able to boost 5-10 points doing this.
  6. kc1ih

    kc1ih Legend

    May 22, 2004
    Hudson, FL
    I needed a dish relocation a couple of months ago, I was charged $49.
  7. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

    Nov 16, 2003
    Depending on how long you've been with E*, you could make a pitch for a freebie. Can't cost anything to give it a try.

    Good luck.


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