211K W/EHD OFF FOR WINTER

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dennisinsc

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We have a 622 in the house and a 211K with EHD attached to the TV in our gazebo. If we drop service on the 211 for the winter would we have to pay the activation fee again for the EHD when we restart service for the 211 in the spring? DIRT?
 
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ZachS@DISH

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We have a 622 in the house and a 211K with EHD attached to the TV in our gazebo. If we drop service on the 211 for the winter would we have to pay the activation fee again for the EHD when we restart service for the 211 in the spring? DIRT?

By drop service do you mean deactivate the 211? If so then no. The tag for EHD will be on the account for the life of the account.
 
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dennisinsc

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Yes. deactivate until warmer weather. Thanks Zach. As usual DIRT is there with the answer.
 
llokey

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Just for my education. If the 211 is deactivated, must it be returned to Dish and will the customer be charged the shipping fee?

By drop service do you mean deactivate the 211? If so then no. The tag for EHD will be on the account for the life of the account.
 
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Not if the sub owns the 211.... If they don't and they want to deactivate and must return the receiver there is no cost because the account is still open.
 
Scherrman

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If the receiver is leased I would think it would have to be returned to Dish.
 
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Just for my education. If the 211 is deactivated, must it be returned to Dish and will the customer be charged the shipping fee?

If it is leased it would need to be returned and there would be no cost for the shipping since the account is still active. It is purchased you can deactivated when ever you'd like.
 
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ZachS@DISH

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but what cost would the customer incur if they needed a 211 next spring after having sent it back this winter?

They would have to try and qualify for a DIU again. I would only recommend doing this if the 211 is a purchased receiver.
 
Teehar

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Sounds like a snowbird or dish pause would be a good option if they are still available.
 
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Mr Tony

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and wouldnt it extend the contract too?

Maybe it would be better for the customer to just eat the $7 a month cost for 4-5 months...probably would be cheaper in the long run
 
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dish pause would be for the entire account including the 622, the DIU option would start a new 2 year contract. I would say just leave it active in the closet, much cheaper and less headache in the spring.
 
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glowrdr

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Just thought of something - I'm planning on buying a 211k for an additional TV I now have. Didn't think about it, but does this mean that I'd have to restart my 2 year contract to add the receiver? Or is this more equivelent to cell phones - where once you own the item, there is no contract for subsidizing purposes?

Read the comment about DIU (not sure what that even stands for) and now it's got me wondering. I want a new receiver, but not sure I need another contract just to watch TV in the basement.

Edit - figured out the dish'n it up thing. Found a contact online, and it appears that it doesn't affect the contract (but that was some goofy ATT/Dish contract, so I don't know if there were any subtle differences)

So I'd still like to know if I activate an owned receiver, would I renew my contract. I guess at the same time, I'd probably deactivate mine during the summer when I'm nto home as much. Winter = TV time.
 
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If you purchase the receiver there would be no new contract. DIU stands for DISHin' It Up which is a program for leasing receivers.
 
Scherrman

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If you purchase a receiver you would not have to renew a commitment in order to activate it.
 

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