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Old 07-13-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
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I have a dishnetwork dish on my roof, and I'm moving soon. The dish is about 2 stories high, mounted on the roof. I've contacted dishnetwork, but they said I will need to subscribe for another 12 months for free dish UNinstallation. Otherwise it will be $99. What would be the cheapest way to remove the dish? I don't have a 20 foot ladder, so I can't really do it myself. Any suggestions? TIA
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:19 PM   #2
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leave it

don't they still have that "leave your dish on your old house and we will put a new one up on your new house for $75" deal?
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:20 PM   #3
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WTF? That is awful customer service.

Do you have any friends/neighbors/coworkers who have a ladder you can borrow?
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:25 PM   #4
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If you're not interested in subscribing for another 12 months, then why bother taking the dish? ebay the receiver!

One suggestion, you could call around to some local hardwae stores to see if they rent ladders
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:27 PM   #5
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why do you want it?

snow saucer?
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:28 PM   #6
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The most cost effective way will be to get a ladder and take it down yourself.
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:38 PM   #7
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Ummm I work for Dish Network, we don't do dish uninstallations. Yes, we do Dish movers in which you take the receiver(s) with you and we install a new dish at the new residence. If you pay $99.95 there's no commitment to the Dish movers program, if you do the America's Top 100 and Credit Card Autopay for 12 months it's done at no charge (for 2 receivers, $50 more if you have more than 2), cancel early and pay $99.95. Main reason that we don't do dish uninstallations (and I doubt DirecTV does either) is because it's a free advertising mechanism. Let's new homeowners know that they can receive a Dish network signal at the new home.
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:00 PM   #8
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why do you want it?

snow saucer?
I want to keep it because i still have 3.5 months left on my subscription. I'll be asking my neighbors this week, but I doubt any of them got a 20 foot ladder.
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:25 PM   #9
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I'd say the best way to remove a satallite dish from your home is a 12 gauge w/ buck shot, not slugs I'd say a max of 2 shells.
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:28 PM   #10
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Mallow i hate you... i was gunna say something like that HAHAHA..... see if you can throw a baseball bat up there with enough force to break it loose....... just make sure you run and duck after you throw the bat
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:32 PM   #11
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Put it on the black market.. I'm sure someone will pay with drug money for it.

You might want to consider hiring some people that stand in front of Home Depot (Mexicans, I'm not racist.. it's a fact)? My friend had to hire some to do some carrying.
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Old 07-14-2003, 12:02 AM   #12
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Ummm I work for Dish Network, we don't do dish uninstallations. Yes, we do Dish movers in which you take the receiver(s) with you and we install a new dish at the new residence. If you pay $99.95 there's no commitment to the Dish movers program, if you do the America's Top 100 and Credit Card Autopay for 12 months it's done at no charge (for 2 receivers, $50 more if you have more than 2), cancel early and pay $99.95. Main reason that we don't do dish uninstallations (and I doubt DirecTV does either) is because it's a free advertising mechanism. Let's new homeowners know that they can receive a Dish network signal at the new home.
um, so what's up with any new HDTV channels from Dish?

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Old 07-14-2003, 12:11 AM   #13
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Haven't heard anything on that as of yet, I believe we plan on adding 50 more by year's end but I haven't confirmed that. Have been meaning to do some asking around on the subject.
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Old 07-14-2003, 12:19 AM   #14
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how accurately can you throw a brick?
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Old 07-14-2003, 12:29 AM   #15
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Got a rope & a truck?

Don't they practically give the things away these days? Like $14.95 + with a service activation? I wouldn't worry about it.

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Old 07-14-2003, 12:33 AM   #16
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Ummm I work for Dish Network, we don't do dish uninstallations. Yes, we do Dish movers in which you take the receiver(s) with you and we install a new dish at the new residence. If you pay $99.95 there's no commitment to the Dish movers program, if you do the America's Top 100 and Credit Card Autopay for 12 months it's done at no charge (for 2 receivers, $50 more if you have more than 2), cancel early and pay $99.95. Main reason that we don't do dish uninstallations (and I doubt DirecTV does either) is because it's a free advertising mechanism. Let's new homeowners know that they can receive a Dish network signal at the new home.
WoOt!!! Shout outs to my fellow DN workers! What call center are you in? And yeah, nsafreak got it in a nutshell... pay $99 and we'll do it for you no committment at all, otherwise sign up for CCA and 12 months and we'll do it free. You were either told the wrong thing or you misunderstood what they were saying.

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Old 07-14-2003, 12:35 AM   #17
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Haven't heard anything on that as of yet, I believe we plan on adding 50 more by year's end but I haven't confirmed that. Have been meaning to do some asking around on the subject.
Once again nsafreak's got it. We signed a deal with HDnet, a broadcasting company that broadcasts all in HD. Once we get them on we should be golden. I wish everything could be in HD, but it's just way too much bandwidth, so we can't
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:45 AM   #18
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ah damn, TGC kills another thread
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:47 AM   #19
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explosives?

just don't forget the formula.. enough + more = plenty!
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:50 AM   #20
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I would remotely destroy it as if I was the RIAA and it had just downloaded illegal MP3's

bettter yet, call the RIAA and tell them your satellite is downloading illegal MP3's and they can remotely destroy it for you.
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Ummm I work for Dish Network, we don't do dish uninstallations. Yes, we do Dish movers in which you take the receiver(s) with you and we install a new dish at the new residence. If you pay $99.95 there's no commitment to the Dish movers program, if you do the America's Top 100 and Credit Card Autopay for 12 months it's done at no charge (for 2 receivers, $50 more if you have more than 2), cancel early and pay $99.95. Main reason that we don't do dish uninstallations (and I doubt DirecTV does either) is because it's a free advertising mechanism. Let's new homeowners know that they can receive a Dish network signal at the new home.
um, so what's up with any new HDTV channels from Dish?
I was gonna ask the same thing...
Damn 6000 is useless right now.
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:57 AM   #22
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Hiya TGC, cool to know I'm not the only Dishnet employee at AT. Work at the Riverfront CS myself.
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burn the house to the ground and then carry off the now eye level satellite.
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Ummm I work for Dish Network, we don't do dish uninstallations. Yes, we do Dish movers in which you take the receiver(s) with you and we install a new dish at the new residence. If you pay $99.95 there's no commitment to the Dish movers program, if you do the America's Top 100 and Credit Card Autopay for 12 months it's done at no charge (for 2 receivers, $50 more if you have more than 2), cancel early and pay $99.95. Main reason that we don't do dish uninstallations (and I doubt DirecTV does either) is because it's a free advertising mechanism. Let's new homeowners know that they can receive a Dish network signal at the new home.
um, so what's up with any new HDTV channels from Dish?
I was gonna ask the same thing...
Damn 6000 is useless right now.
the 6000 is good until Dish rolls out their new HD Tivo's. And I know HDNet is coming soon, but you guys will not have 50HD channels out there by the end of the year. Why, because there aren't even 50 HD channels available yet.
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