CONWAY, PENNSYLVANIA -- I had dish come and install their services and they installed a wireless remote unit as a wired unit. Please see the pictures of their quality workmanship. They ruined my siding as it is not manufactured anymore and I had an estimate of $8,000 to fix it. Did Dish offer to help... NOPE! They sent someone to my house and he said "no damage"!
Dish is not cheap and they put you in the middle of their little battles with the networks. The installer told me that the DVR will not record commercials while using PrimeTime to get back at the big networks for not allowing them to advertise. I still don't see any other companies advertising on the Dish channel. Then they wonder why they can't get good deals from the networks? Go ahead call customer service and complain, when you get sick of the 26 IQ you will understand.
JASPER, ALABAMA -- Dish network killed my puppy. I HAD a full blood, red nose, 8-week old pit bull puppy. He was a sweetie. Hs best buddy was a 7-month-old German Shepard mix and a 10-week old kitten. He stayed indoors most of the time but we went outside to play and for him to use the bathroom. Now he's gone because of a grossly negligent Dish Network tech/driver.
I live in the last house on a dead end drive, surrounded by woods on 3 sides, and I have no trespassing signs posted around my property. One sign is posted about 50 ft before you get to my driveway where it can be seen BEFORE coming onto my property.
On this dead end there are 3 driveways before mine. The house closest to my no trespassing sign is empty, so people can turn around in that driveway in order to not trespass on my property. I'm explaining the location so you understand why this shouldn't have happened.
Monday afternoon, I took my puppy out to do his business. I went inside and within a few minutes I heard a vehicle so I looked out my window and saw a Dish Network van pull into my drive, back out then he ran over/hit/killed my puppy then sped off.
I do not have any Dish services, not Dish Network or any other provider and I don't want any Dish services. Due to these facts that I have no Dish services, I have no trespassing signs at my property lines and I live at the end of a dead end drive surrounded by woods, Dish Network had no business on my property.
My puppy wasn't killed because I was irresponsible and let him run the neighborhood. He was killed on his own/my property by the Dish Network van and its driver (who had no business there) and it happened so quick that there was nothing I could do but watch.
After I gained my composure (from checking my pup hoping he was ok just to confirm he wasn't), I called Dish Network and I filed a police report. Once I finally reached a person to speak to at Dish Network and explained what happened the person transferred me back to automated services. This actually happened a few times before a man transferred me to a lady in the complaint department.
The lady wasn't very helpful. She took down my information, basically told me there was nothing Dish could do, then told me I'd be contacted later. After hanging up with her, I proceeded to email Dish Network's corporate office and their representing attorney to tell them.
The following day a man named Luke called me concerning my email. He took my information and told me another company services my area. Regardless of the service area, I SAW IT ALL with my own eyes and it was definitely a Dish Network van, which I told Luke. He told me he would give the info to his superiors and contact me later. Before disconnecting, Luke gave me his direct phone number.
It has been 5 days since the killing of my puppy, 4 since speaking to Luke and as of yet I've not been contacted again. I've seen a few complaints online about Dish Networks reckless technician/drivers. It's a sad world where our pets can't go outside in their own yard without being killed. Hopefully Dish Network addresses this situation before a child is run over by one of their technicians/drivers. Have not been offered any sort of compensation.
COLLEGE GROVE, TENNESSEE -- I have been with Dish Network (HD) for about 20yrs. I purchased my own equipment. Dish decided that they would turn my receivers off because my equipment was outdated. They never informed me that they were doing that. They never even ask me. I had to find out what was going on from customer service. I was told that I would receive the hopper at no extra charge and my bill would stay the same. I had just got my bill down to the lowest flex 50 channels because they were raising it every 5 months seem like.
They have done this to me several times. I also got cable wires that wasn't installed outside correctly and you can actually see them plus the ones they cut and they are not covered up. The only problem I have with dish is they continue to lie about what they are going to do and do the opposite. They even took my purchased equipment and remotes after I knew they were mine and I was told I could keep them. I spoke with 3 different reps. about this and nothing has changed.
The only reason I am still with them is because they were and are the only company that is out our way right now and cable isn't available. I truly believe everything these other customers are saying in these reviews. I to wish I would have read them when I first started. I will never recommend them to anyone else because I would be afraid they would do them the same way. I pray that one day another satellite co. will take over and do better. It seem like you can't trust anyone anymore these days. The only reason I am still here is because no one else is here yet.
COLORADO -- After seeing numerous ads and checking out their website, I decided to give Dish Network a call about starting new service. The Sales Rep was very pleasant and helpful, at least he was at first. I confirmed all the advertised information with him. This included discounts and a price lock for the first two years, free HBO for a year, and a free Hopper 3 (their latest DVR). I had read good things about this DVR and it was the main reason I decided to try Dish.
The Sales guy told me that the free upgrade to the Hopper 3 would depend on my credit score (something that must have been in very small print in their ads). He asked me if I had a good credit. I told him yes, the last time I checked (3 or 4 months prior), my score was 812. “Oh then getting you the free upgrade to our Hopper 3 should be no problem, but I will have to run a credit inquiry to confirm,” he said.
A few minutes later he ran my credit and told me that I did not qualify for the free DVR upgrade. There would be a $50 charge if I wanted the Hopper 3. Otherwise, I could get one of their older DVR models at no charge. I questioned him, “you said I would get the free upgrade if I had good credit”.
This was the point in our conversation when his pleasant and helpful tone changed. “NO, I didn't tell you that Sir. I told you I would have to run your credit first. Your score must not have been high enough.” “What did your inquiry say my score was,” I asked. He told me that he could not see my score. His system only tells him If I qualify or not. I asked him what score was needed to qualify, but he did not have an answer. After debating the issue for several more minutes, I told him to just forget it.
Two days later, I checked my credit score and it was 820. I am no credit expert, but I believe that is a good score. My takeaway is that this is just a deceptive practice Dish uses to make an extra $50 bucks off of you. They say you have to have good credit, yet they will not tell you what score is good enough. They don't want to give you a number because if they did, you could call them on their little scam.
I just read that Dish Network was recently fined $280 million for violating some federal telemarketing law. It had nothing to do with the deceptive DVR upgrade issue that I experienced, but it still speaks volumes about what kind of company they are. I was glad to see that justice was served, indirectly.
PERTH AMBOY, NEW JERSEY -- I had Dish Network installed on Feb. 3, 2017, & it's been nothing but a headache ever since. Let me first explain that I was lead to believe that this was a "bundle deal" with Verizon since AT&T wasn't available in my area. My bill for March was $164 just from Verizon for 75mbps, not including the $71 for Dish. So when I call up Verizon to dispute my bill, they told me that they don't know anything about a bundle deal & they don't partner with Dish Network. So now I'm confused because I was told by Dish that I have a bundle, & that I would be receiving 2 bills, one from Dish & one from Verizon but the price would be reflected between the two bills.
I was also told this would be better for me because it would keep down the taxes & fees on both. Well, when I tried to correct the issue, Dish informed me that they couldn't even help me because it is subcontracted through a third party, Infinity Sales Group. I was never informed of this, & the phone number I called was for Dish Network. They checked their computer & I was never signed up for a "bundle", & there was nothing they could do, I had to call Infinity Sales Group. This service has been a headache from the day it was installed, & on top of everything, the cable goes out during rain, snow, clouds, or even a steady breeze.
I called 2 weeks after the install to cancel but found out there are severe penalties for early termination. On top of it all, I was promised a $100 gift card within 6-8 weeks, it's been 3 months & still no card or solution. I wish I would have read these reviews first because this service sucks!! And they don't care, all they care about is you paying your overpriced bill.
I told their representative that I would tell anybody & everybody who would listen, DO NOT DEAL WITH DISH!! Their customer service is horrendous, & they lie (or tell half truths) to get you signed up, then when you realize how horrible it is, it's already too late. Already have been overcharged the last 3 months, but they want me to pay an early termination fee, for their mistakes & terrible service lol NOT!!!
CLEVELAND, OHIO -- The awful service began on day one when I paid DISH TV $200 to install a flat panel TV in my bedroom. The tech showed up with no work order for a install of a flat panel and didn't have the mount to even install it. At that time I cancelled the flat panel install and to this day DISH has not refunded me that money! Second, I transferred my service from one residence to another in order to simply complete my two year contract with Dish but apparently, without my knowledge, they renewed my contract at my new residence because I added a receiver.
No one ever made us aware of this and I simply transferred my service so I could finish the last four months of my current contract without paying an early termination fee. So...I went to cancel my service two days ago and Dish informed me that I am under contract for another 15 months because I got the new receiver. I told them I never would have signed a new contract for two more years because I was just looking to end my service with Dish. Now they are saying I will owe $360 if I cancel.
I told them I wanted proof of this new contract I signed and they were unable to provide one but still charged $360 on the credit card on file when I cancelled. When I told Dish I would dispute the charge with my CC company they told me to go right ahead. The two "Presidents of the company" that I spoke to both talked down to me with an arrogant attitude. This company treats their customers like garbage and they are flat out dishonest! I will never pay them another dollar of my money! I WOULD STRONGLY ADVISE YOU STAY CLEAR OF DISH TV! DISH TV ARE CRIMINALS!
I had Dish for 3 years and I had NOTHING but problems from the start. When I called to set it up I was promised 250 channels for 2 years for $55 and also asked them to set up the refer a friend discount that they didn't do for 3 months. At the end of a year my bill went up to $100+ and I was furious. I called and they refused to give me back the price they promised. After some yelling on my part they got it lowered to $70 a month for another 6 months but told me to call back and they would set up something else with a lower price. When I called back before the 6 months was up they outright lied and said I was never promised anything.
They transferred me over to a higher office where that guy called me a liar and refused to give me what their manager had promised. I eventually gave in because I had about 14 months left in my contract and then I could tell them to shove it. After that my equipment started to go out and both of my remotes broke. They wanted to charge me $55 to get new remotes and then another $99 to send someone out to fix it. At the end I had enough. I told them to take their contract and shove it where the sun doesn't shine and I refused to pay my bill.
VIRGINIA -- This is the 1st time I've had satellite and switched after having cable in over 30 years. I wanted to try it since I saw that a lot of my neighbors had it on their houses and thought they must like it. Well after 2 weeks from today, I have contacted technical support 4 times and tonight would be the 5th but I gave up and hung up because I give up. I hate DISH and if I had known how difficult it would be with constantly freezing up on me I would never of signed a contract.
I had added an Internet Carrier when I signed on which is costing me an arm and a leg here in Virginia and I called them a few days ago and increased my coverage in Internet service to try to song of the freezing up issue with the satellite service. It is costing me $10 a month more so I will get better service on my Satellite TV. Hahaha what a laugh. Nothing is better. It's still freezing up!!! I sit down to relax after working all day.
I get maybe 10 minutes in to what I am watching when it freezes up and does not come back without the hopper turning off completely. This is ridiculous. I never had these issues with Infinity and I can't believe I switched over to satellite, if I had only known before signing a 2 year contract, don't sign a contract with DISH!!! Don't switch to satellite. Stay with cable or you will regret it for the rest of your life.
CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA -- Been a customer for about 4 yrs. Dish sent independent to install dish. He installed it wrong. Dish had to send another tech to fix. Then worked ok. Now 4 years later dish refuses to repair what their assigned technicians did not install properly. Regardless of who you speak to they tell you their pre-programmed responses and do not rectify the situation. Make you jump through hoops of fire to get system removed, caused damage to building removing their ladder, their tech told me DirecTV is most likely better to use. Promised to remove system and then canceled appointment without telling me. This goes on and on. Worst company.
DELTA, PENNSYLVANIA -- There was zero other options for cable when we relocated to Pa due to the hubby's job. I've heard horror stories about Dish... and for good reason. You know that running joke about losing your cable every time it rains? That wasn't a joke! It's true. True. True! TRUE!!!
Next, our parents had to move in after we have had cable for a year. To have cable in their rooms added on to our account it wasn't simply an add on charge. We were told that to add another receiver we had to agree to restart the contract for 24 months. We lost that year of time served and that's exactly what have Dish feels like. A prison sentence. Please people... Run, don't look back. Don't look directly at Dish. I think the possibility of you turning to stone is plausible.