Dish Network - Dishnetwork screws up simple upgrade over & over.
A few weeks ago I decided to upgrade my programming to High Definition. After 7 years of subscribing to Dishnetwork's "America's Everything Package" I thought I'd give HD a chance.
The technitian showed up a week later. I had specifically asked a certain time frame so that I could get off from work and be there. The tech ... did not show at the indicated time (not even close). He proceeded to replace my old dish. He appeared to be drunk and did not have the proper tools. He even had to borrow my ladder in order to reach the dish. I was unable to communicate with him properly since his speech was very slurred. He finally complained that he did not have the required HDMI cables and I had to go an buy them myself. I called tech support to report the issues he was having and finally had to ask him to leave my home.
I called Dishnetwork and asked to cancel my account. I was transfered to a supervisor who apologized and offered an upgrade to a better receiver. Which apparently was not offered to me the first time I placed the order.
We agreed on a new delivery date and time. The new date came and the technitian was a no-show. I waited for them all day. The person finally arrived after 5 PM. He immediately announced that he did not have a ladder to do the job. I was unable to help him since the previous guy actually took my ladder with him. So he told me he was going to call be back and bring another ladder himself. I waited and waited ... after being cooked up at home waiting for these guys the whole day I left for a quick workout at the gym (at 7 PM).
The next day I did not hear anything from Dish ... so I called tech support and apparently the tech had come by around 7:30 PM that evening. He left since I was not there ... dish support told me that I had to re-schedule. Now it will be another week (maybe) before they can send someone.
Does this have to be so difficult? I am going to cancel my account this time. These people are ridiculous. They cannot even get their contractors to carry a ladder or carry the appropriate needed HDMI cables for a HD installation. I wonder what other problems they may have actually setting the connections inside the home.
My advise to anyone ... don't do business with Dishnetwork. I am going to cancel my account today.
Review about: Dish Network Installation.