Complaint Review: Dish Network
We signed up for Dish a few years ago, and used the service for two years. Everything was great. Then we moved to a rental and could not install the service. We had signed up for internet called 'Clear' and when the cable service could not be installed, it was a NIGHTMARE to get Clear to stop charging us $9 per month for 'technical support'. I almost had to close my checking account to make them stop. Because I had a good expereince with cable, I had put the cable service on hold, in case when we bought a house, we might be able to install again and continue the service. I was paying $5 to put the account on hold. All of a sudden, charges for $8 start showing up, then I get a bill for $129! So I call up Dish, and they try to transfer me to an account exec. Only their phone system just reroutes you to the prompt. So you keep going in circles. Finally, I decided to chat with someone, and he tells me the $129 charge was a mistake. I should not be getting charged because no one read a disclaimer to me and I had no idea. Then, when he transfers me to a customer loyalty manager, he tells me I still owe them $43, even though the disclaimer was not read to me. I provided him the chat with the previous rep, and he still refused to not charge me. He agreed to 'meet me half way' on charges I never even knew would occur. This is exactly why I cancelled with Dish and did not want to continue. Getting random bills for $129, and horrible customer service. Not to mention techs who tell you that the HD receiver you left in Chattanooga is so old, Dish won't want it back, and then when you cancel, they ask for the equipment back, and threaten to debit your checking account $300 for it. The sad part is, we had a great experience with Dish cable TV while we were in Chattanooga, but all of these other things (horrible customer service phone interface, random bills for extraneous amounts, people who just tell you whatever you want to hear to try and keep your business) kept us from continuing. It's just not right to lie to people. You ruin any chance of ever winning their business back.
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