DirectTV/Comcast/Qwest/Dish Network Informative - TV Services
DENVER, COLORADO -- Every company is the same in their approach to get your attention, "We have more channels than cable, here we'll prove it", and they show their "chart". But take into account what packages, premiums and other services you need to have, that's the catch.
Whether it's cable or satellite TV services they'll ask for something to upgrade your services. I had Comcast and when I tried to upgrade to a DVR, they like any other company, would have to charge me to get that receiver, just like DirectTv and Dish. I had to get rid of them anyways b/c I was too far away from their uplink center to get "good" digital quality like they're promoting, the sound would go out for no reason and their internet services when other neighbors were using it as well clogged and slowed it down. So basically I just switched to Dish which would get me the receiver w/ the installation w/ no additional cost and the good thing is that it works for 2 TV's.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want to sound like some cheap "bass terd" it's a leased receiver anyway, it's the ones that are always looking for deals and not willing to pay for the services they want that I hate. They're the damn reason jobs are being shipped overseas; Free Receivers, programming adjustments, adult ppv adjustments, installations, etc...the more deals they want the more the company has to think of ways of cutting resources here in America and still keeping loyal customers "satisfied".
Also a lot companies will put out their fliers trying to exploit one another with reviews and such, which are most of the time true and accurate but again most will manipulate the info to make themselves look better. Wtf's up w/ Direct T.v posting "Satellite Myth's" in their ad's when 3 out of 5 of those selected topics is bullsh*t.
Like most have already put it, if things are going well w/ the current company/service just stick w/ them. Don't go and try anything else if first of all things aren't starting well; No call/No Shows, Rescheduling b/c some unprepared technician didn't bring the "right" equip. or tall enough ladder, services aren't being activated at the said time and if there isn't a clear explanation and direct "at the minute" solution to the issue. If there isn't a solution get on the phone w/ an account specialist take their deal b/c the supervisor will sometimes give you a worse deal than before. If not be a cheapa#$, go to the company that'll hand you everything on a silver platter so that by the time your refurbished receiver goes out you can be on the phone 45 mins. w/ an overseas tech agent.
Btw, I don't know why a lot of people don't like overseas agents. They're way nicer than the ones here...If you ever get a bad agent, first start the call taking their op.id and if they get sour report his/her ass to a Supervisor. I do it all the time w/ Qwest.