Dish Network Complaint - Lied to about Equipment being sold, NO call backs, Poor Customer Service, Took back Equipment Promised
I am a new Dish Customer and to be honest with you I am very unhappy. I feel that I have been misled, lied to, treated poorly, experienced horrible customer service, been given the run around, and overall have had a horrible experience with your company to date.
My issue is the following, to be clear:
I did a lot of research deciding if we were going to go with your company, DISH or with your competition DirectTV. I spoke with numerous Salespeople and can give you their names and ID Numbers as well. Here are the facts:
• When we purchased Dish, I explained to the Rep how we watch TV. The Rep told me that what they were putting on the account and giving us would allow us to do exactly what we wanted to do. This was a lie, but I didn’t find out it was a lie until after installation and figuring out how to use your system.
Here is how we watch TV, this will help going forward so that you understand what I told the Rep and how the equipment that we were sold/given doesn’t match or allow us to do what we want to do.
We have 3 rooms. Living Room, Bedroom and Attic.
My fiancé watches TV in the Attic and I mainly watch TV in the Living Room and Bedroom.
I am rarely in the Living Room and Bedroom at the same time, so the Rep suggested that we mirror those TV’s, which I was fine with.
Here is the scenario that I gave the Rep:
It’s 10pm, I am in the living room watching TV live and recording another show on another channel at the same time.
My fiancé is in the Attic watching live TV and recording another show on another channel at the same time as me (10pm).
The Rep that we spoke with told me that the plan would include the channels that we specifically wanted, which was true. I was also told that whatever Receivers he was sending would allow us to do that. I was also told even though with the mirroring, I would have remotes for all 3 TV’s. I only have 2. This was a lie.
Our current situation, the equipment that we were sold does NOT allow us to watch TV how we want to. We were misled and flat out lied to just to get a sale.
When the installer came, and told me that he only had 2 remotes, I let that slide, because at the time, I know that mistakes sometimes happen and I thought that I was working with a reputable company that would provide excellent customer service and a good product (television service).
I have spent well over 15 hours on the phone with various Reps at Dish. I have wasted a lot of my cell phone minutes and my valuable time. I have been given the run around and I am at the point of wanting to return the Dish and go to your competition and give them my business.
So, after realizing that our Dish Receivers/programming didn’t work the way we were promised. I called Customer Service. I was given the run around and no one would help me. They thought that I was just trying to get something for Free, which I wasn’t. I just wanted Dish to make it right and give us what we were initially sold on.
Please note, I do have every REPs Name and ID as well and can provide this to you as well.
So, I was getting nowhere with Customer Service and remembered that I kept the Salesperson’s number that I initially spoke with. I called the Sales Office. Mike Remembered speaking with me actually and apologized for giving me the wrong set up and that is when we brought his boss Ulysses into the conversation. Ulysses wanted to make it right, since his employee told a Customer the wrong information. Ulysses was able to issue me whatever additional equipment that I needed as well as the remote, based on fixing the mistake that his Rep made. He apparently put a Promo Code into your System for this. It just so happened that we were have Technical Issues with our Dish and I had a Level 4 Tech coming out on Sat, so what Ulysses did was add the additional equipment to that job for Sat. This all happened on a Monday or Tues, then come Sat when the Tech comes to my house. He is completely unaware of any additional equipment. I have a printed email from your company telling me that I was going to be receiving it.
So, with the Tech standing in front of me, I called Ulysses. He wasn’t in, so I spoke with Troy. While I had Troy on speaker, the Tech called his contact Esmeralda at Dish as well and he put her on speaker. So, the 4 of us could all here each other. Esmeralda was very rude and told me that Corp took back the Promo that Ulysses gave me because it was unauthorized. They didn’t even have the decency to call me prior to the Tech coming on Sat to tell me that they were taking back on their Managers promise to make things right. Did I mention, that I have a printed email from your company stating that I was getting the additional email. So, we had everyone on the line and we all could hear each other. Then Esmeralda hung up on me. I wasn’t rude and I found her treatment towards me to be extremely unprofessional. I am still trying to get in contact with her Supervisor to explain to them how their employee is treating Customers. The Tech that was standing in front of me heard her and Troy from Sales who was on the phone heard her hang up. A minute later Troy told me that she notated the account that I hung up. Then Troy told me that he then added a follow up note saying that he heard her hang up. So Troy told me that he couldn’t do anything without Ulysses who was the Manager. The Tech helped us get the TV to work, by the way which was a very simple fix that should have been able to be fixed over the phone, but your phone tech’s were not able to do help over the phone, my fiancé spent at least 2 hours trying to trouble shoot over the phone prior to the Tech coming out. Just a quick mention, the Tech was very unhappy that he had to do such a simple service call, when it should have been able to be worked out over the phone. The Tech was Galen. He was very nice and professional. To be honest with you, he is the only person that has treated me with a professional attitude throughout this whole ordeal.
So, after Esmeralda hangs up, Troy tells me that he will tell Ulysses what happened and they will escalate the “hanging up” issue to Esmeralda’s boss as well as the removal of my Promo to get the equipment that I was promised. I had to call Ulysses and Troy to follow up almost every other day. They never once gave me a courteously follow up call to give me a status update even if it was to let me know that they didn’t have news, but were still working on it.
I am an Inside Sales Manager, if any of my Reps treated our Customers or Prospects in the manner that you are treating me, I would fire them in a minute. I am not just someone who is looking for something Free. I am a Customer who wants to be treated with respect and to work with a Company that I feel appreciates my business.
I can’t tell you how many times I called in, but I can promise you it’s near the 30 times mark at this point. I keep calling in and asking for Ulysses and I’m told he is out of the office or on the phone and will call me back. He never does. Then one day, I believe that he actually answered the phone and pretended to be someone else. This is absurd at this point.
I call in yet again on another day and get Heather F90, she was rude and told me that she would transfer me to the legal dept. because at this point I am sick of the run around and I am going to pass your legal info onto my lawyer and let them handle it. I’ve wasted too much of my time. I asked Heather for the number, she said she couldn’t give it out, but that if we were disconnected she would call me back right away. I asked her to promise to call me back if we were disconnected. She hung up on me and I never heard from her again. Per Heather, she said that a 3rd party sales company where Mike P1L and Kim (From Sales) who sold me the equipment were from, were actually not Corp Dish employees and that I needed to work out the issue with them. Heather said that they actually had the right to issue me the credits and give me the equipment, but they would have to absorb the charges for their mistake. Heather wouldn’t give me the name of the 3rd party company that sold me the service, she said that she couldn’t find it in her system.
So, after getting hung up by Heather, I call back into Sales, Mathew KU7 tells me that Ulysses is no longer with the company. Then I go over and explain my situation to him, expecting him to pick up the ball since he is now the “Manager”. “He has been for the past week”, he says. I also must add at this point, he is a very “green” manager and lacks management and customer service skills. He tells me that he can’t help me and to call Customer Service. He was short and rude with me. I told him that I wanted to speak with his boss, whoever was Ulysses boss as well. He told me that he was the Boss. I told him that he obviously reports to someone and I asked to kindly speak with that person. Then he puts me on hold in a very rude manner and guess who is on the line, it’s Ulysses. He told me that he was transferred to another dept. Mathew lied to me and told me that he was no longer with the company. This is another lie that a Dish Rep has told me. Ulysses explains to me that he did his best to try to help me, I don’t believe him at this point, but he puts me in contact with Caesar Garza PWE and Caesar takes my info listens to the situation that I have now probably explained for about the 40th time and promises me that he would get back to me by the end of the week. This was on May 5th around 8pm EST. I haven’t heard from him since. I have left him numerous messages and NOTHING>>>>>>
I have been lied to, over promised and under delivered, treated poorly and have just simply to put it = been strung around and have wasted a lot of time. But, now it’s the principle of it. I want your company to make it right.
I should NOT have to pay for additional equipment, when I was initially told what I was getting is what I needed for how we watch TV. I was also told that I have to pay to have someone come back out. This is absurd that your company is not willing to own up to a mistake made by a Commissioned and Untrained Salesperson. Mike P1L
Per your Reps, I need Dual Receivers for both the Attic by itself, then a Dual for the Living/Bedroom Mirrored TV’s. I would also like a remote for the Living Room as promised. I should NOT have to pay for this since I have an email stating that I am getting equipment but never received it. I also have very detailed notes of who I spoke with and what about.
I am asking for someone in upper management or at an Executive Level to contact me immediately. If not, I will simply pass this onto my Lawyer and you will hear from her within the next couple of weeks.