Referral code

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by heddhunter, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. Jul 5, 2014 #1 of 13

    heddhunter New Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    I've been a directv customer for many years now and I'm sick to death of their slow hardware and ever increasing prices. The last time I called they gave me a measly $5 off for 3 months. Wow. My wife and daughter will not let me cut the cord entirely - they like the simplicity and convenience of a cable or satellite provider.

    Right now I'm staying at a vacation rental and they have dish hopper here. It's very impressive! The speed of the box alone was enough to tip the scales for me, but then I got a taste of prime time any time and auto commercial skip. Sold. I'm ready to switch. Does anyone have a referral code they'd be willing to shoot my way?

    Gonna call dtv first thing when I get back to civilization.


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  2. Jul 5, 2014 #2 of 13

    toricred New Member

    Feb 12, 2004
    Referral PM'd to you. I hope you enjoy Dish.
  3. Jul 5, 2014 #3 of 13
    BeckiB@Dish Network

    BeckiB@Dish Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Dec 28, 2010
    Hi Heddhunter, we would love to have you in the DISH family! We have a lot of great offers that you can take advantage of when you sign up! If you would like to look into options, please send me a PM!
  4. Jul 5, 2014 #4 of 13

    west99999 Icon

    May 11, 2007
    What equipment do you have with DTV? I imagine you have old equipment and should look into a Genie upgrade.
  5. Jul 7, 2014 #5 of 13

    heddhunter New Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    It's an HR22 and they want to charge me $200 for the upgrade.
  6. Jul 8, 2014 #6 of 13

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    it's that with installation or just the equipment itself?
    You can speak with retention they would look into any discounts or bill credit, maybe a free upgrade if you're eligible,
    Just call the Directv phone number and say cancel service on the prompt, and say no if ask if you're canceling because you are moving.

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  7. Jul 8, 2014 #7 of 13

    Slamminc11 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2005
    You'll be a lot more happy over at DISH. Make the call and make the switch! Your family will thank you!
  8. Jul 9, 2014 #8 of 13

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    To each their own, I spent a couple days at a family members house that had dish. Man was it bad. No awful, it was awful. Granted it wasn't a hopper which I am sure is better. But still, even DirecTVs worst ever receivers where better than their units.
  9. Jul 9, 2014 #9 of 13

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    I've heard that Dish gets more rain fade than Directv, of course it all depends how well either systems were installed, and if the dish were aligned properly, I had a family member that used to have Dish years ago, I think around 2001-05, and every little rain would drop out badly, Had to do a check switch all the time, or reboot , And sometimes it works, But most of the time it didn't work and was hassle to get it to work, Probably the dish was misaligned or cable issues, I didn't know about satellite dishes at the time, since I was still on Cable, I thought it was a receiver issue, Of course a lot have changed since then, And I'm pretty sure Directv had issues as well, The only real issue I've experienced was the notorious nationwide receiver freeze 4 years ago that everyone had to reboot twice to get it working, Other than that no issues since.
  10. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I've got both services and haven't noticed D* or E* being more sensitive to rain fades than the other. When one goes out, they both go out.
  11. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    With a few extreme situations on the fringes of the satellite footprints... most of the problems people associate with "rain fade" are ultimately due to a dish that is not properly peaked. This is true for both Dish and DirecTV.

    There's nothing that can be done when the dark clouds are overhead between your dish and the satellites in space... but that's the only time I lose signal. I can watch just fine in a heavy downpour of rain as long as the clouds are white.
  12. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    Rain fade would actually be welcome here in California with our current drought! LOL!
  13. heddhunter

    heddhunter New Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Well, I pulled the trigger and we are on Dish now. The hopper absolutely smokes my old Directv box. It's not even close. Like a formula 1 racer vs a skateboard missing a wheel. Also the hopper has HDMI-CEC which DTV does not. Now my wife can push one button and have everything turned on and set to the proper inputs.

    The iPad integration is fantastic. We're going on a car trip soon and my daughter can easily load up her ipad with shows from the DVR to watch during 7 hours of no internet access or cellular reception.

    I called DTV to cancel and they offered me a free Genie and $20 off for 6 months. Too little, too late.

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