Ex-wife will not return receivers (1 Viewer)

czmlgella

Thread Starter
New Member
Dec 2, 2009
2
0
Texas
Hello! My new husband is wanting to transfer Dish services from his old home (which is 2 hours away from his current location). His ex-wife is still using Dish and the account is in his name only. Also, she will not return the equipment:mad:. Does he have any recourse (besides obtaining a lawyer)? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

lakebum431

Pub Member / Supporter
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 5, 2005
16,274
3,985
Norris, TN
Small claims court would work fine, but probably not until he cancels the account and Dish comes after him for the value of the receivers.
 

Cold Irons

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Dec 7, 2005
645
210
Fredericksburg, VA
Well...if it were me, with the account in my name, I'd:
- immediately close the account & have them turn off all TV to my ex's house.
- get new service at my new house with new recievers.

But, I'm a stubborn hard-head (ask MY wife). :D

If need be, I'd eat the costs associated with the ex not returning the recievers, but they would be of no use to her at that point.
 

Koilvr

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 5, 2008
838
0
In a house
Cancel the service ASAP!!!! Then take her to court if she does not return the boxes. It is theft if she does not return em and they were in his NAME.
 

dishcsr

Member
Nov 24, 2009
13
0
USA
Definitely cancel the service. You can call dish and explain the situation. The receivers will be listed as stolen. You may need to submit a police report. I've never had a call like that, so I'm not sure what the procedure is, or the possible outcomes. You could ask when you cancel. You will get a loyalty agent, and they should know the answers.
 

aquaman67

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 29, 2005
339
17
Tennessee
If it's in his name only, have him switch his programming to only Chinese or Indian channels. You may not get the boxes back but she won't be watching TV either. Plus this is more fun than just turning them off.

A New York cable company, instead of turning off people who didn't pay, gave them one channel. CSPAN. It increased their on time payment 60 %.
 

skyviewmark

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 29, 2006
1,630
23
Bay Minette, Al
While all the revenge ideas are novel, the truthful answer is that while he can cancel the account, the receivers if leased would have to be returned to Dish Network in all cases. If not returned he is going to be responsible for the cost of the non return. He can take her to court to try to recoup the loss, or get the receivers out of her, but in the long run it's probably cheaper to pay the no return than the court cost.. Best option here would be if he cancels the account and the ex gives him the receivers back.. But since I suspect there is a deep chasm here between the two of them for some reason, this is not going to be pretty.
 

Rangers484

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Jul 21, 2007
1,132
89
Palmyra, Virginia, United States
Who is paying the bill each month?

If she is paying the bill would she care if the account is switched into her name if that is even poisslbe?

I am sure DISH has dealt with divorced people and receiver custody disputes in the past.
 

Koilvr

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 5, 2008
838
0
In a house
If it's in his name only, have him switch his programming to only Chinese or Indian channels. You may not get the boxes back but she won't be watching TV either. Plus this is more fun than just turning them off.

A New York cable company, instead of turning off people who didn't pay, gave them one channel. CSPAN. It increased their on time payment 60 %.


Ahh New Yorkers always doin something to screw with people. Thats why I love NY and hate the south. If you do not pay why not change things around to make someone pay to keep costs down for the rest of us.
 

HiDefRev

Loving my OLED and Atmos Systems
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 31, 2007
298
16
The State of Relativity
DISH receivers

Chinese or Indian channels !!!!! Now, THAT'S funny !! I can see her now, sitting down to watch LIFETIME, and instead getting BOLLYWOOD !!! .:haha * :haha * :haha
 

dishcsr

Member
Nov 24, 2009
13
0
USA
You can't change the name on the account. Accounts are linked to the social security number of the person who opened it. So even if you did get a green CSR who did it, the account would still be the responsibility of the person who opened it.
 

scoobyxj

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jul 14, 2009
335
1
Ohio
If you're out of your contract you might be able to snowbird your account. IIRC it's $5 to snowbird, and $5 bucks to restore. Also I believe you can snowbird for two years at a stretch.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top