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  1. Jonhern

    What did dish offer for you to stay after 2 years?

    Yeah, i went from fios to dish, then back to fios with no contract. I did start looking at direct tv as well because of the free Sunday ticket promo, but even though fios has high equipment fees compared to d, we would have saved no money when you took into account the high up front costs of the...
  2. Jonhern

    What did dish offer for you to stay after 2 years?

    They offered nothing while i was still a customer, then they started calling and sending me stuff after I had already left and it was too late.
  3. Jonhern

    new hd channels

    did not notice this until this weekend but they added BBCAmerica HD (689) back in August. Also last Thursday they added Cartoon Network HD (757). The two channels i wanted the most that they were missing in HD so I am happy :).
  4. Jonhern

    Drop Dish for FiOS

    i have read they are moving to mpeg4 which will allow them to add more channels. Just last week they added 10 HD Spanish channels, so hopefully they will add the English hd channels they are missing soon. sd does not look bad like it does on dish, so its watchable.
  5. Jonhern

    Drop Dish for FiOS

    that's not fios, they outsource that to other companies, I interviewed for one for which the ad said it was a marketing job, and it was just door to door selling fios.
  6. Jonhern

    OH NO VERIZON! New shared plans announced

    If you have a nexus you wont need to get a hotspot, the wifi hotspot on your phone is now included in these plans.
  7. Jonhern

    Drop Dish for FiOS

    you can change programming online as well, in fact you can add it right on the tv too.
  8. Jonhern

    Drop Dish for FiOS

    i am happy with the switch, and i started out with the 15/5, but as it turns out the 25/25 was the same price and the 35/35 was only $5 more. So last week I upgraded to that and even happier, it is noticeably faster unlike going from 15/5 to 25/25, and later this month most of the tiers will...
  9. Jonhern

    Returning to Dish as a "New" customer

    Once we cancelled, within a week we got a promo in the mail to come back to dish. They were claiming $400 savings, but $240 of that was hd free for life which i would not count, already had that. Anyway, its $10 off per month for a year, and free showtime for 3 months. IDK about what they will...
  10. Jonhern

    shipping receivers back

    You can also just ask them to send you the shipping label by email and you can use your own box.
  11. Jonhern

    DISH Contract Expiring

    yep, exactly what happened to us, canceled and within a week got letter saying they would do "almost anything" to get me to reactivate, lol. Why did they not do that while I was still a customer? I am happy with fios, and even though I have no contract, I am not going to go through another...
  12. Jonhern

    Did you name your iPad - intentionally or not?

    not an ipad, but my brother calls his hp touchpad Tabatha. I started calling mine that too lol.
  13. Jonhern

    What is the latest DVR?

    I know you are thinking about going to the hopper, why don't you switch for a few months, try out fios off contract, if you like it stay, if not go back to dish and get the hopper for free as a new customer. or just try it out for a couple of months, go down to welcome pack on dish so you don't...
  14. Jonhern

    DLP Light Engine issues

    looking more at the inside, i think its a design issue with the tv itself. I mean they have the fan blowing the hot air out of the lamp right into the inside of the tv instead of through the sides where the vents are. no wonder it always overheats. Anyway, I tried to take the fan out but the...
  15. Jonhern

    DLP Light Engine issues

    Well I took it apart to clean it and it was dirty, but when I put the light back in and turned it on i noticed neither of the fans, the one below the DLP chip and the one in the lamp enclosure, were turning on. Don't think its the power supply as the color wheel was spinning. I did a search and...
  16. Jonhern

    UPSET WITH DISH AND MY HOPPER UPGRADE $$$

    I don't think that is unfair, you make a perfect point, you caught it before you did the work and explained it to the customer before you charged him and did the work, that is a simple mistake that you caught. The people here are saying they were told it would be free and later found the charge...
  17. Jonhern

    UPSET WITH DISH AND MY HOPPER UPGRADE $$$

    You don't feel lied to, you were lied too. Just file a complaint with your state AG, its free, if dish does not refund you, or do a charge back with the credit card as you have proof they said you would not be charged. That is basically fraud. Filing a complaint with the AG should make them...
  18. Jonhern

    Outrageous cost to upgrade!!

    Exactly what i was saying, i got the $200 quote, but that is not a good deal and so I left to Fios. It makes no sense to me to pay to upgrade, plus sign a contract with no discounts. Why would I pay dish to lock me in for 2 years? Maybe $200 and i stayed out of contract, but even that is...
  19. Jonhern

    612 issues.

    same here, we had 2 of them and had 6 different 612s come through our house in 4 months, plus about 8 tech visits and once we got rid of them no longer had those issues. We had video and audio drop outs on live and recorded programs. The 612 is a POS.
  20. Jonhern

    UPSET WITH DISH AND MY HOPPER UPGRADE $$$

    Lol, I can't believe people are so jaded about the court system. I interned at the RI superior court for a summer while in college, and our family is friends with several judges so I guess I am not as skeptical. If you want another example that only got attention after the fact, a guy sued Best...
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