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http://www.skyreport.com/#article6
DISH Network said late Wednesday it terminated relationships with a half-dozen retailers that the company alleged were engaged in illegal activity, including fraud and misrepresentation when establishing customer accounts.

The companies listed are: Newport Satellite Group, Total Marketing Solutions, JBS Dish Inc., RK International USA, Cable Dawgs, and Airbel Wireless.

"DISH Network does not tolerate illegal activity and will take action against any retailer that it believes has engaged in any form of fraud or misrepresentation in its dealings," the company said in a statement.
 

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I would say so. These retailers were probably doing some of the things that some people here have been blaming Dish for.
 

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Good for Dish. It's not corporate responsibility; it's still market forces. They don't want their customers getting screwed - it is bad for business.

But ultimately, I'm glad the market worked and Dish fired those bad actors.
 

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They were probabaly telling customers in Hawaii that they could get all the HD channels DISH offers nationally. Which is not true because DISH does not give a damn about their customers in HI/AK/PR/VI. These customers still receive only 9 HD channels. The same ones they've been receiving for over the past 2 years.
 

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g182237 said:
Which is not true because DISH does not give a damn about their customers in HI/AK/PR/VI. These customers still receive only 9 HD channels. The same ones they've been receiving for over the past 2 years.
Right. And it has absolutely nothing to do with technical limitations of the current satellite fleet; 129 in particular, the replacement for which has been being worked on for the last 5 years. No, it's that Dish hates people in Hawaii. :rolleyes:
 

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Right. And it has absolutely nothing to do with technical limitations of the current satellite fleet; 129 in particular, the replacement for which has been being worked on for the last 5 years. No, it's that Dish hates people in Hawaii. :rolleyes:
Well, Dish hates people in the mainland as well. Ever try to watch a complete program off 129? ;)
 

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g182237 said:
Which is not true because DISH does not give a damn about their customers in HI/AK/PR/VI. These customers still receive only 9 HD channels. The same ones they've been receiving for over the past 2 years.
What other options do the residents of these islands have?
 

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Well, Dish hates people in the mainland as well. Ever try to watch a complete program off 129? ;)
Ever try a 30" dish? I browbeat them into giving me one for free. I'll probably go back to the Dish1000 come the end of the year.
 

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Do You Know Wy Is No't Enout Job On North California Since 3 Weeks Ago?
RUZOOZUR, I do not know why the number of jobs is smaller in Northern California. The economy is very slow and the number of new homes being completed has dropped. The mortgage situation will have a large impact as the effects will reduce the number of new satellite and cable installations.

(Just so everyone knows, RUZOOZUR posted this message before in Spanish on a new thread, but consistent with policy and the fact that moderators can't possibly be moderating threads in other languages, his thread was closed. It looks like he's doing his best to translate to English. I ran the response above through Google to get the Spanish and ran it back from Spanish to English just to make sure it makes some sense.)
 

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Well, Dish hates people in the mainland as well. Ever try to watch a complete program off 129?
I've had 129 for two years, and I've had signal loss...maybe 3 times during really bad rain. If you have a dish 1000, I would suggest either a second dish for the 129, or maybe trying to get a 1000.2 (its what I have, and I hear it picks up the 129 better than the 1000)
 

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Do You Know Wy Is No't Enout Job On North California Since 3 Weeks Ago?
There are a number of reasons, all having an effect:

- DirecTV's promotions/marketing are still getting most of the higher-end customers in these markets. This is "Sunday Ticket" season.

- Dish markets more to the lower-end customers, but in many of these markets, cable and Uverse are in price wars, so they are getting most of the lower-end customers.

- The economy in general; there are lots of foreclosed houses, and even more where the owners are barely holding on, so many people are just not subscribing or upgrading right now.

- Dish has been aggressively hiring In-House techs in the area, and In-House is routed before subcontractors.
 

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- DirecTV's promotions/marketing are still getting most of the higher-end customers in these markets.
I suspect that this has more to do with DISH's limited tuner policy than the programming.

The other advantage that DISH has right now is that you don't have to wait three weeks for the install process to begin.
 
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