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Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
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reply to mikedz4

Re: [DISH] Dish install at apartment building

said by mikedz4:

they make me do a pole install in the side yard.

Everything working ?


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
I can't just move to another apartment that is occupied and no not yet. Trying to figure out how to get them to reduce my past due bill or sign up in my fiancé's name since she lives here too.


Irish Shark
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said by mikedz4:

Trying to figure out how to get them to reduce my past due bill or sign up in my fiancé's name since she lives here too.

Are you saying that you are past due on your rent and you want to install DISH?

If that is true, you have your priorities backwards and no wonder that the landlord is doing what he is doing.
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"You can observe a lot by watching". Yogi Berra


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
I have an dish network account from 4 or 5 years ago that is past due. Dish won't waive it even though it is from 4 or 5 years ago. I am trying to figure out what my other options are like getting it reduced or using my fiancé's name.

westdc

join:2009-01-25
Amissville, VA
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If she uses the same address as yours -Then that won't work either


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
well the past due is attached to my parents address but my ssn. Why wouldn't they forgive the past due especially IF I agree to a 3 or 4 year contract?

westdc

join:2009-01-25
Amissville, VA
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You would need to ask them-A Debt is a Debt once Burned why should they take another chance? That's why there is a credit rating for Business to make a judgement for Goods or services offered NOT for forgiveness.

If you call and ask that would should show so honesty on your part and perhaps they would add the old debt to your new install spread out over your commitment.

You really need to ask Customer Service.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
they told me I had to pay it in full before getting service UNLESS I bought my receivers on ebay or craigslist.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
what are my other options for getting dish network service?


Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
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I'll bet you're looking at $200-300 for all of the equipment if you were to buy it on your own and that's non-DVR receivers. I see from your original post that you want a Hopper-based system. Scratch that number above. A Hopper by itself is at least $400.

No installation either -- you'll have to do it yourself.

Compare that to the past due amount...


Hall
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Germantown, OH
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reply to mikedz4
From Dish Depot:

Hopper, Joey and Free Solo Node Special - $469
DISH 1000.2 Dish with LNBF - $99

Add in RG6 cables, connectors, crimp tool (unless you can borrow one), etc, etc and you'll be over $500 I'm sure.


Irish Shark
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reply to mikedz4
said by mikedz4:

I have an dish network account from 4 or 5 years ago that is past due. Dish won't waive it even though it is from 4 or 5 years ago. I am trying to figure out what my other options are like getting it reduced or using my fiancé's name.

Sorry that I did not read your response correctly; I took it as past rent.

Any who, there is no way Dish is going to do business with you until that past due bill is satisfied. I am wondering why Dish did not turn it over to collections.
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mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
they did turn it over. It's just one of those bills I thought would have been wrote off by now. Would dish be willing to settle with me or will I have to pay the full bill before?


Hall
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If they turned it over to collections, they're out the bulk of the amount, I think. They've effectively lost the money you owed them and have marked your account as such. You need to get service in someone else's name at this point.


Irish Shark
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Yup


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
so even if I pay the money they won't let me get service? Will they even let me put it in my room mates name?


Hall
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What did Dish say when you asked them that ?

bmilone2

join:2001-01-26
Mays Landing, NJ
reply to mikedz4
Back to the original issue regarding being allowed to put a dish up at an apartment building -- The requirement of a "security" deposit is not illegal b ecause it doesn't cause a delay in the tenant being able to obtain services. I'm not at work at the moment so I don't have my copy of the federal telecommunications act handy that has all the exceptions, but long as it doesn't cause an unreasonable delay it can be charged.

The bigger issue is if there isn't a direct path for the signal to be received. The Act does allow restrictions on attachement to the building and if the permitted area for dishes for that specific unit does not allow a signal it is too bad for the tenant.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to Hall
i didn't ask about putting in someone elses name. they said if i paid past due i could put in my name.


Hall
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reply to mikedz4
said by mikedz4:

so even if I pay the money they won't let me get service?

said by mikedz4:

they said if i paid past due i could put in my name.

?


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
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just spoke with a higher up. Since past due is so old they can't work with it. Even IF I pay the past due NO guarantee I will qualify for service.
Only option seems to be buy my own joey and hopper then pay for install. They can't deny me service if I do that can they?
My room mate ONLY qualifies for flex 24 BUT we don't have credit or debit cards JUST payroll cards.


Hall
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Germantown, OH
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Contact a local Dish retailer at this point. I don't think they can beat the Hopper/Joey prices I listed earlier though plus they'll likely charge extra for installation.

If you have the equipment and all, no, I'm certain that Dish won't deny you service. They have little to lose other than maybe a month's worth of service. They can shut your service off before it gets too much of a loss for them. They might make you do the pay-in-advance option too.