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cdru

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Over at DSL Reports there is a discussion going on over this news article.

To summarize the article, in a recent tornado in Lincoln Nebraska, a bunch of houses were destoryed. When one resident contacted Dish about the equipment, they were told that it was their responsibility to pay for the equipment (even if insurance didn't cover it) since it was leased equipment. The local cable company is supposibly eating the costs for their rented equipment.

Who do you think is "right"? Should Dish eat the costs...or should the "blame" be given to the victim for not having the right insurance coverage?
 
cdru said:
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Who do you think is "right"? Should Dish eat the costs...or should the "blame" be given to the victim for not having the right insurance coverage?

I think you're just wanting confirmation of an opinion you've already formed (i.e. Dish is "wrong".) The way you've formed the question begs the response you've built into it. Either re-phrase the question to take a bias out of it or just be honest enought to state your opinion directly -- if you want "honest" opinions.
 
As a long time supporter of Dish Network in the early days. I would have reacted much like davhol. However, I read your question and reread it to make sure that I could see both sides of the issue. The fact of the matter is, there aren't many peaple who loose their equipment in a Tornado. It is hard enough for a family to recoup after a natural disaster such as that. Most people are able to have their a/v equipment covered by their home owners insurance. For the few that over looked that or didn't have adequate coverage, the least Dish could do is spend the $199 dollars (like it costs Charlie THAT much) and help a family through a difficult time. A little bit of PR goes along way. OH yeah, I forgot, both of the DBS providers forgot what it is like to be a human being. Charlie..........Rupert.........are you listening?
 
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