I encourage everyone to reconsider if you plan to do business with DISH Network Satellite Services. DISH Network offered us a 30-day trial with no cancellation fee. We were told that it would be $120 to cancel after that point. We were told that it was a one year contract.
At the end of 30 days we decided to cancel their service because almost daily we had to contact their technical support to get the satellite signal back on line. When we contacted DISH to cancel the service, we were told that we were on a two year contract that started the day that the equipment was installed and that we would owe them $17.50 per month for the next 23 months. In addition, they had already charged us a $50 installation fee that wasn’t mentioned. They also informed us that they will charge us to ship their boxes back.
DISH is a less than honest company, and their customer service is very poor. We should have been suspect when we were transferred through five different people to initially start their service. Most times that we call, we deal with at least two different people. DISH has several 800 numbers as well as some 424 area code numbers that they rotate, so one week a number may work and the next it’s disconnected. The Indian people are very polite, but very hard to understand.
We have not yet settled the final costs, but we will probably wind up paying approximately $400 out-of-pocket for one month of basically non-functional satellite TV from DISH. So much for a 30-day trial with no cancellation fee.
I encourage everyone to stay away from this company, but if you do decide to go with them, be very careful to read the contract completely before you sign. Also be sure to document all conversations and get names of the representatives that you deal with. Good luck.