Dish zapped my distants :( (1 Viewer)

Mr Tony

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I knew the fun ride was going to come to an end....last night it did :(

I "moved" my address to get Duluth locals in April. When I changed it, Dish never got rid of the Minneapolis locals, Fox Denver & Fox LA (all of which I had qualified for at the old address but now I don't). When I swapped receivers 3 weeks ago, the tech said I had 2 sets of locals but "could keep them because I had Minneapolis locals before"

Got a message Tuesday that Dish has been offering my locals that they weren't allowed to. So I called Dish to see what was going on and they had no record of anything of the nature (they said the last record was when I changed receivers) and said not to worry about it and it was an error.

Last night I go to turn on KMSP to see the news and after hitting 8575, it kicks to 8104 (WPIX..which I do have), and I look through and they zapped the Minneapolis locals and both Fox distants :(

Now I have to call Dish because they haven't credited my account yet...
 

PSB

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That SUCKS Tony, sorry to hear that, even when you know its coming to an end its still a big let down, time to get your off air antenna into action, maybe you should get DirecTV for the locals.....right thats what you need another dish! Bad news indeed!
 

bcshields

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They zapped my locals last night too.. after I "moved" because they said the address couldn't be verified. I used to live there.. so I'm gonna try again.
 

Frank Jr.

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Prior to obtaining my locals I was allowed only the fox distant. Gosh I hope they don't remove it. Sorry about losing those channels guys.
 

Mr Tony

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If you still qualify for them right now, you'd be OK.

The problem with mine is I use to qualify for Mpls locals & FOX at my lake house (which is the address they had).
When I "moved" all I qualify for is Duluth but everybody at Dish (3 CSR's, 2 techs) said I could keep Mpls & Fox because "I had qualified to get those before"
 

Mr Tony

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Well...
called Dish and they verified that I have a credit of about $10 coming because I don't qualify for Mpls locals or Fox.

Bummer.............
 

korsjs

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i moved from chicago six months ago and got the message that they would be removing cbs and abc. that happened yesterday. i still get chicago fox and nbc, fox atlanta and new york, and cbs new york hd. i can pull in my locals by antenna. they said they where putting me in for a waiver.
 

jenkinswoody

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Hey,

I currently live in dayton ohio and get locals. I was planning on "moving" to Toledo (white area) this weekend to get distants added........... In your opinion, should I still try to move or will I lose my dayton locals (which obviously are my first priority).

How are distants priced? can you just get like 1 or 2 from a market? Any package deals?


Thanks
 

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