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Tszolis
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I have an issue. I called DISH yesterday to switch over from cable. The person on the other end was very professional and got me setup to switch over. I was told that I qualified for next day installation wich would work but need to rearrange my schedule. After getting me setup she then sent me to the account verifier and he said I was scheduled for 19th which is 10 days later. I then said wait I was told next day installation, is that correct? He said yes thats true they just setup a schedule first. I told him I want to make sure because I have to rearrange my schedule to be here tomorrow. He said shouldn't be a problem.

Well I never received a call for the installation, so I called in around 1230pm today and spoke with an agent I believe J1Y and was told there was no record of next day installation and that there is no possible way they could schedule anyone till the 19th. Unfortunately the 19th is not a good day need this done on a Saturday or Sunday due to my work schedule. So best that can be done is Saturday 23rd. Bad first impression. Seriously thinking going to Directv instead.

The thing is I don't have a problem with 23rd. I have a problem with your customer service integrity. I was told twice next day and you also advertise that. I had to cancel some things and rearange my schedule to make this can happen today and no one called. Waisted day! Not sure I am going to stay with Dish. The problem is the second person also said next day. Is this normal customer service operation? Not Happy so far
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Re: Installation issue

peggyrh
Associate Producer

I agree you shouldn't have been told next day if they couldn't install - many locations do not have next day service available & operator may not have been paying attention.  Be aware that since you haven't been installed yet you can cancel without any liability - but once it's installed you normally have a 2 yr agreement & then can't cancel without paying several hundred dollars.  Might want to think about it before you commit.

Re: Installation issue

PCHearn
Camera Crew

In my experience, this is normal Dish customer service.  When things go well, Dish is very good.  I might even say excellent.  But when anything goes wrong, you are completely out of luck.  Am I allowed to say screwed?  Anyway, I suspect most people use Dish and enjoy the experience.  You just need to hope you are not one of those folks who have a problem...  

Re: Installation issue

Chadt4141
Associate Producer
That sounds more like a retailer set you up.

Re: Installation issue

DISH Employee

I'm sorry to hear you've had this experience, Tszolis -- especially as your first experience with DISH! If you can send me a Private Message with your phone or account number and 4-digit PIN, I'll be able to see if it was a retailer who set up your account and either way, leave feedback about that individual.

Re: Installation issue

Tszolis
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What's a retailer got to do with it. I called the 800 number from their site?

Re: Installation issue

DISH Employee

Basically the difference would be in how I submitted the feedback for you, if you'd like me to pass that along. I apologize for any misinformation that was given.

Re: Installation issue

Ghshaw
Extra

Trust me, it is much worse at Directv. That is why I’m switching. Directv stood me up three consecutive times, of course with a week in between each appointment.