I am dissatisfied with everything and all things Dish Network right now. I have been since the HBO dispute began and I will continue to be for as long as the dispute wages on. I intend to cancel my Dish subscription—and I have been a loyal Dish customer for more than 9 years—if the dispute is not resolved by 04/14/19. I am one of millions of Dish subscribers who lives in a rural area with little or no reliable internet service where streaming HBO NOW is simply not an option (and I find it both insulting and condescending that Dish continues to promote HBO NOW as a viable option for those of us who wish to watch Game of Thrones). Indeed, my options for television service are and have been limited to Dish Network, Direct TV and the god-awful USA Communication network, for the last nine plus years. Ultimately, rural customers, like myself, continue to be the pawns in the Dish Network/HBO Game of Chess… I do not want to watch a game of Chess… I want to watch Game of Thrones. Dish Network has now lost close to a half-million customers since the dispute with HBO began. HBO has lost three million subscribers through Dish (although I imagine they have gained a half-million through Direct TV or HBO Now). What bothers me most is that Dish Network acts as if it is the “hero” in this story, with their “Our Promise.” For those of us in rural America, we recognize Dish Network for what it is… the villain. Yes, HBO is a villain too, which is why I will no longer be a loyal Dish Network subscriber, nor will I ever subscribe to HBO again if this isn't resolved by Sunday. Winter is coming. My patience ends when it arrives
ATT started this war (not a price increase but a war) to get Dish customers to bail on Dish.
It appears they've succeeded as far as you are concerned.
Perhaps you will get to see first hand how ATT treats it's customers (not well at all from what I've seen) but it will allow you to see your precious HBO, Game Of Thrones. Can't help but wonder if it will be worth it.
Good luck where ever you go.
I will leave both Dish and HBO. I can’t get HBO without getting DirectTV and as you said, AT&T owns DirectTV (and they are ridiculously overpriced). Two wrongs don’t make a right. I’m angry at being a pawn.. Thank you for the response. I gave Dish 5 1/2 months to resolve the issue, which I think was fair. I imagine I’ll be reading a lot of books in the near future because I’ll be down to Netflix DVD’s (yes, I still have DVD’s delivered because I can’t stream) books and Sirius radio. A new adventure... learning to live without Television. Might be the best thing I’ve ever done!
Two wrongs don't make a right but three do!