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The Saga Continues: Help A Guy Help His Dad and Mom

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Paul E Fox II, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Paul E Fox II

    Paul E Fox II Legend

    Jul 6, 2008
    As stated in another thread...this is where we are currently...

    The Dish Network installer came today (Sunday...that's kinda odd I thought but he came) and now my Dad and Mom supposedly have the new HD Package with the locals (newly added Bluefield/Beckley DMA).

    They received free upgrades on their old existing equipment as follows - a VIP722 for the Living Room and a VIP612 for my Brother's room.

    Mr. Installer didn't hook it up with either Component or HDMI connections, the VIP722 didn't get a new remote and many, MANY of the the channels are Red and state that they aren't subscribed. I thought the installer was supposed to take care of all that?

    He also hooked the phone line that he demanded to hook up in a networking jack.

    Also, WOAY doesn't appear in the list of channel guide so I'm not sure what the problem is there and the installer told them they wouldn't get ABC programming (WOAY is an ABC Affiliate) but the rest of the locals appear to be there.

    My Mom called today and for whatever reason, they seem to think my Mom and Dad are trying to get the Free For Life HD offer, which we all understand requires either:

    A) Autopay (but they want two full months in advance


    B) $99.00 one time fee

    Is there no option available that would just allow them to pay for the HD on a monthly basis without Autopay?

    To me, it would seem all they had to do was activate the top tier WITH HD and pay the extra monthly fee...is that not available?

    If you guys can let me know, I'll drive down there after work tomorrow and make the call myself so I'll completely understand what's going on...
  2. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

    Mar 29, 2007
    Sounds like the order was screwed up somewhere. Have your dad or mom call, add you as authorized then get you on the phone and straighten it all out.

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