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    FCC Supports Dish Network Plan to Compete with Wireless Giants

    Title should read FCC BACKS Dish Network Plan to Compete with Wireless Giants - wishful thinking in my own mind, I guess . . . Scott: Please correct title for me, thanks! From the Washington Post: The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed to greenlight Dish...
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    Since the WHAT STATION DO YOU WANT thread only allows for one station to be listed and not genres, I would like to suggest this post as what we would like to have as ELECTIVE or ELIMINATE without specifically requesting in a package. Let me start by stating we never watch sports channels and...
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    Hopper and Joey Now on eBay!

    For anyone who wants to purchase and self-install Hopper and Joey they are now on eBay. DISCLAIMER: I am NOT the seller! dish hopper | eBay
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    Will Dish Advertise The Hopper During the Superbowl

    Will Dish Advertise the new Hopper / Joey offering, possibly with pricing, during the Super Bowl?
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    Is Dish Network the Next Group to Go After T-Mobile?

    It had to happen sooner or later and the speculation has hit the press. in today's edition of V2M, Craig Galbraith speculates that perhaps T-Mobile would be the spectrum that Charlie needs to complete his wireless dream. In fact, he goes beyond speculation that "CEO Joseph Clayton says his...
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    ESPN Looking for 70% Increase in 2012 Negotiatinos

    According to a report in today's New York Post, ESPN is looking to up fees to carry their programming by up to 70% as they re-negotiate their contracts with providers. "ESPN agreed to a whopping 70 percent increase to keep “Monday Night Football” on the cable sports network, paying a reported...
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    I have been corresponding with Dish Network's sales tax department, via e-mail, since the beginning of April, 2011, regarding sales taxes on our account. Prior to that I called several times - to no avail, and also PM'd one of the reps who responds on this site, all to no avail. Either I got...
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    TCM HD 132

    First is was audio dropouts on TCM's HD feed - 132, on WA, Sat 129. They would last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Aggravating, but to be expected with Dish's exceptional history of excellent customer dis-service and low prices. Now, tonite, during the 31 days of Oscar, signal...
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    Cable and TV2 Combination

    We have dumped AT&T and Vonage for voice services in our house. We have also dumped AT&T for their DSL because it crashed every day, the modem had to be reset on a regular basis, and the passwords were always loosing sync with the AT&T servers and we had to endure a couple of hours a week...
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    SIRIUS User Since Day 1 - CANCELLED!

    We just closed our SIRIUS XM account - permanently. When Sirius satellite radio started we were one of their first subscribers. We had the opportunity to purchase a $450.00 LIFETIME subscription, but the other half was skeptical about how much we would use it and whether they would even...