When can we call and orderthe Hopper?

ammer

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I need new service and don't want to order DISH until I can get the hopper, so I'd like to know when dish is allowing pre-orders or whatever.
 

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Right now, March 15th. That may change. Your best bet may be to see a local retailer and ask to be put on his Hopper install list. Then, when they can take orders, he can call you up.
 

ammer

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Is there a difference in going through a local retailer? I always assume that there is an extra charge or kick back that Dish will end up charging me over time for.
 

rapbanker

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Can an existing customer use a retailer to qualify for the $99 upgrade or do we have to go through dish?
 

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You should be able to go through any retailer that does upgrades. Not all retailers do upgrades, some only do new installs.
 

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When can we call and order the Hopper?

Well, today, apparently. Sorta. I was at the Home and Garden show in Dulles and asked a retailer (VIA Satellite Inc) when they'd take pre-orders. He mentioned the March 15 date for installs and then said I could go on "the list" right now. Read that however you like. I didn't pursue because a "hot prospect" came up. Not a word in that booth about Hopper. I don't think he was happy about that.
 

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I see no reason why a retailer couldn't start scheduling installs for the 15th right now. As long as the equipment is available.
 

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If you get your "order" into a retailer this week, they will be able to include your equipment needs on their first equipment order--which is scheduled to happen a week before Dish starts taking orders.
 

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If i call up Dish for an upgrade, do they send their own techs out or is it all subcontracted out?
 

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sparc said:
If i call up Dish for an upgrade, do they send their own techs out or is it all subcontracted out?

Usually their own. Sometimes they'll send out a referral to a retailer to take care of it. That hasn't happen in a very long time for us though.
 

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