|reply to baineschile |
Re: Not that big of a deal
$20 a MONTH to keep your existing service in a "suspended" state (ie: where it is all but COMPLETELY shut off) is RIDICULOUS!
DirecTV charges you - ZERO/month, & you can keep it suspended for up to 6 months.
DISH charges you - $5/month (not sure how long you can keep it suspended)
Both services allow you keep ALL your existing leased receivers in place during this time.
Neither one charges a fee to "un-suspend", either...
We used DirecTV's "suspension" service during a two-phase move when our house was being constructed. They were TERRIFIC. They told us to just take the receiver and call them when we were ready to have a dish hooked up and if we needed additional time to let them know.
The Dexter tornado went over my house before hitting Dexter; we're not that far. Local churches, banks, restaurants and other businesses went into overtime getting water and supplies to those who were working to clean up the mess as well as those suddenly without a home.
The $20 is inexcusable. I could see a $1 fee to hold your account open, but anything more than that is just extortion.