Contract is done, can my son sign up? (1 Viewer)

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Kubrickian

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My wife and I are debating "cutting the cord" since our Dish contract is done. Our son, who lives in our house, wants to sign up for service if we cancel.
Will Dish flag this since we would be cancelling, then a family member signs up as new customer?

He doesn't have a credit card or any credit at all, just turned 18... Does that matter?

Thanks in advance
 
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Tampa8

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He can get his own account at the same house. Not having a credit card or credit may involve him getting the pay as you go account, no discounts.
Can you keep it in your name and have him pay you? If he doesn't pay when expected, just end it then.
 

Kubrickian

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He wants to establish credit and pay a lot less then we currently do. Not really interested in him paying us either, I know how that would go.

Just want to make sure he can sign up as new customer to keep the cost down some.
 

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He wants to establish credit and pay a lot less then we currently do. Not really interested in him paying us either, I know how that would go.

Just want to make sure he can sign up as new customer to keep the cost down some.

Don't think that will work.As Tampa8 mentioned,he most likely won't qualify for new customer promos.
 

KAB

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He wants to establish credit and pay a lot less then we currently do. Not really interested in him paying us either, I know how that would go.

Just want to make sure he can sign up as new customer to keep the cost down some.
HE/YOU need to contact a DIRT member. ONLY they will be able to help in this tenuous scenario. Yes or no, they will be able to tell you.
 

navychop

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System isn't set up for granting discounts to unknown quantites, credit wise. Best to establish credit elsewhere first. If you know "how that would go" why should Dish expect different?
 

Claude Greiner

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#1 You will never establish any credit for signing up for Dish or Directv.

#2 As far as your son being a new customer, its looked upon as the same customer since same last name and same household. Same as your wife ordering service in her name.
 
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dare2be

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All credit considerations aside, if your son is willing to wait 3 months, then he could sign up as a new customer at the same address without worrying about prior customer status.
 
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