DISH Network Review

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Perfect Time

Apr 08, 2020 by Drake
How Long Have You
used This Service?: 4 years • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: No • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: $210 now • 
Zip Code: 75402 

We have had dish network going on 4 years now. Over the years our bill has increased and we just kept paying the bill. We started out paying $160.00 no internet included. Tonight we called in for an issue and the automated recording said that our balance of $210.00 would be due in a few days. We have never been late paying our bill. This increase now when people are under mandatory stay home. What a great time to raise the bill. Now that we are watching tv more than ever. I suppose that is the appreciation for being a loyal customer of 4 years. We were forced to cancel all of the channels we watched the most because $210.00 for a hooper and two Joeys and that does not include internet. Is too much. We dealt with the no HBO and the anxiety over if we would be able to watch the Cowboys. I honestly am disgusted and hope you lose all your customers.

Want to opt out of cnn

Jan 28, 2020 by Anna moak
How Long Have You
used This Service?: 6 years • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: No • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: 140 month • 
Zip Code: 29078 • 
Purchased As Part Of A
service Bundle?: Yes 

I called because I want one station CNN removed and was told I would lose 300 channels! I should not have to pay for a station I find offensive. Will not renew when my time is up will find a company I can be more selective with

Dish Scam

Aug 09, 2019 by Tommy
How Long Have You
used This Service?: 3.5 years • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: No! • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: 65.96 • 
Zip Code: 77074 

My DVR crash last month (July 2019). This wasn't a first time it crash. So, I call them about the issue with the box for not receiving signal. I have try all possible troubleshooting they told me to do. It all failed. They told they will send a technician out to check it out. I say, "Will there be a charge for that?" Dish agent says "we charge you $95 for the technician to come out." First of all, this isn't my fault that it crashed. They say "it is our policy to charge you to fix it". I pay monthly for the DVR Box $17/month to lease the box. So why I need to pay $95. Dish trying to up charge me. I explain
that to them. They say "we aren't trying to up charge you". I am not owning the box. This is so rip off. I told the Dish agent that your DVR Box MADE FROM CHINA! THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IT HAPPEN. I think that they turn my Dish DVR signal off so I can pay more and more to fix it. Scammers! They told me, if I want to cancel than I need to pay the early termination fee. Which is $160. To return the box, they told me they will ship a box with a shipping label to return it. You reinstall yourself and put in the box for return. So I have to reinstall the dish from roof, the DVR Box and the cables to return it. Then you shouldn't charge me $160. Pick up YOUR MADE IN CHINA BOX OUT OF MY HOUSE. CHEAP ASS MACHINE!

Customer Service did not tell us the whole story

Jul 30, 2019 by Bob Holloman
How Long Have You
used This Service?: Over 25 years • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: I would have, but not as of late • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: $128.81 • 
Zip Code: 65301 • 
Purchased As Part Of A
service Bundle?: No 

We have already lost CBS 3 weeks ago, and just lost MLB for the KC Royals and other Teams. We were told by DISH the game tonight was blacked out. Well it's NOT blacked out as Direct TV has it on as does cable. Evidently the customer service rep was told to say it is blacked out to Satisfy the customer and blame it on the MLB. Who else pays a large monthly fee and has been lied to? I think its time Dish Customers stand up and Switch! One customer will not make them any difference, but many will!

I realized Dish Is a business, but do not lie to me and they should keep the customers happy, by giving them the channels they paid for!

Worst customer service EVER!

Jan 08, 2019 by Angela Battles
How Long Have You
used This Service?: Just over a month • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: Never • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: 63.98 • 
Zip Code: 35959 • 
Twitter Username (optional): Angebattles2 • 
Purchased As Part Of A
service Bundle?: No 

After only having Dish for a little over a month I called customer service. First I was on hold 46 minutes. Selected new service was transferred being assured I'd get a person, held for 12 minutes. Called new service again was one hold 6 minutes then given another number. Finally talked to customer service. I asked why I don't have a channel I was told I would have, they don't carry the channel. Question 2 where is the Google mini I was promised that would ship 2 weeks after installation, it takes 6/8 weeks was reply. Asked where is the 100.00 gift card, you'll need to call another number for that. Bottom line if you're thinking of getting Dish my suggestion is DON'T!!

Dec 13, 2018 by Andy McClain
How Long Have You
used This Service?: 5 years • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: Never • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: 80.00 • 
Zip Code: 64831 

After 5 years of Dish service my equipment began to fail. Dish encouraged me to upgrade at an additional cost. I decided to keep my older equipment and have a technician check for resolutions to my problem. Fast forward sat at home waiting for said technician who did not show, only to find out the note was on my account for a tech but they forgot to schedule. I was told by a very pleasant(not) guy from the Tulsa location that this was my problem not his. I refused to take off work, again. he asked what I planned to do for TV and I stated that I would use Direct TV. he says that is a great idea they really didn't need my business. Do not under any circumstances use Dish TV check out all the other options out there such as: Hulu, Sling etc.. I did and found much more cost effective options without all the hassle!

Horrible Customer Service

Dec 10, 2018 by Ron Gagnon
How Long Have You
used This Service?: 1 year • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: NO • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: $75 • 
Zip Code: 98685 

Dish TV dispute:
10 DEC 2018

On May 25, 2018, I contracted with Dish TV for services, specifically for the HBO and RAI channels. Both channels were cancelled and I called today (12-10-18) to inquire about cancelling Dish TV service. I spoke with a supervisor named “Amber” who was not very pleasant. She kept repeating that I would have to pay $400 to cancel my service and did not offer anything beyond what appeared to be a rehearsed speech stating that she understood and was sorry that she could not do anything. She refused to waive the cancellation fee or offer any other form of compensation for the loss of my favorite channels. Amber kept stating that it should be enough that Dish credited the fee for the lost channels. Amber did not display any empathy regarding my loss.

I would be lying if I did not say that I was disgusted with the way DISH comported itself in this telephone exchange. From my experience a company that holds on to their money with such tenacity is a company that is very near the end of its life. I will leave DISH TV as soon as it is economically feasible for my family and will never recommend anyone sign up with DISH TV.

Credit Report hit from Dish

Sep 24, 2018 by Bob Gould
How Long Have You
used This Service?: 9 years • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: No • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: 200 • 
Zip Code: 32073 

I had Dish Network for 9 years, was never late on my bill, once. I moved in July of 2016 and put a hold on my service. I actually called to disconnect and they convinced me to keep my service and to put it on hold. Once I moved I found there were trees in my view for the satellites so I could not get service. My service was only on hold for 9 months so they started billing me for service I didn't receive. I called to disconnect and once again they put my service on hold. Now I have a bill for 239.17 for service I never received. I've called and called and I only get someone that barley speaks English and I was told they would credit my account and they put my service back on hold. I found the outstanding amount on my perfect credit score today. I called and they told me to pay the bill and that was the end of the conversation. I'm being charged for service I never received. F*ck Dish Network! After 35 years of perfect credit Dish has ruin my credit score for service not received.

Don't Get Dish

Aug 05, 2018 by Dan McClain
How Long Have You
used This Service?: A few years too long • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: Absolutely nnot • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: Varies depending on the pkg • 
Zip Code: 33572 

Each and every time I called Dish I was not just put on hold but put on 'Ignore'. Each time my wait time was around 30 minutes. I was not given an option to leave my number for them to call me back. This company is in no way interested in customer service. They are interested in getting money from you and nothing else. Let's say you want to discuss a lower rate or change any programming. For whatever reason you want to change something from your original purchase, you will be required to agree to an additional two-year extension of the contract.

When you are put on hold you will hear this cheerful pre-recording of how they listen to their customers by giving the customer what the customer wants. This is not true at all. First of all, Dish has known for a long time that the wait time to talk with a real person results in ridiculous wait times yet, nothing has been done so far that has changed this situation. Dish claims they are working on it. But, how many years does it take to simply hire more people so you are not left on hold for half an hour?

There is no doubt in my mind that Dish employees would never put up with another company treating them the way they treat their customer base. Oh they can stand on what is 'legal' in customer agreements but, it is also immoral at the same time.

I have not nor will I switch to the other satellite company Direct TV. Read the reviews on that company and it's a mirror image of Dish Network.

My intention on my last phone call was to discuss programming but, while being on 'Ignore' for over 30 minutes I reached the breaking point and decided that I'd had enough of their nonsense and decided to cancel Dish on the spot.

Now Dish is going to charge me $238.00 for the months left on my 'contract' for early termination. It's ok. I am not going to pay it. I went with Spectrum cable and Spectrum has agreed to pay the Dish Network balance. And, with Spectrum I will not lose a satellite signal due to inclement weather interrupting the signal and I will get 100 mg of download speed.

It used to be a 'trueism' that it is always best and cheaper for a company to keep a customer than going out to find a new one. I guess I live in the past when that was true. It isn't true anymore, sad to say, especially with companies like Dish.
So, beware before you sign up with them. There is a lot less than meets the eye, at the same time there is more than you can't see down the road when you decide to sign up with them.

Dish has forever lost this customer.

Dish Is Horrible

Aug 04, 2018 by Tammy Reenstra
How Long Have You
used This Service?: 1 Week • 
Would You Recommend
It To A Friend?: NO • 
Monthly Cost You Pay: $600 • 
Zip Code: 06260 • 
Purchased As Part Of A
service Bundle?: No 

I had Dish installed on Monday. Instead of one of the newer models, I was given the Hopper 2000.
From the night it was installed, the Hopper would reboot itself at random times. Then it would freeze up and I would get an error saying Hard Drive Unavailable, making it impossible for me to watch TV from any room in my home. I called Dish every single day to fix this issue and only after I was calling to cancel did they offer to send me a new Hopper. Want to cancel? Good Luck! All they do is harass you. So it's going to cost me $600 to get rid of Dish, and what did I get in return? A week without Television.
Only giving 1 star because I'm being forced to; they don't deserve any.

1.2 5.0 259 259 We have had dish network going on 4 years now. Over the years our bill has increased and we just kept paying the bill. We started out paying $160.00 no internet included. Tonight DISH Network Satellite TV