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Last Updated On: April 12, 2017

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Business Name: DISH Network LLC
Corporate Address:
9601 South Meridian Blvd
Englewood, Colorado USA

DISH Network Customer Service

DISH Network Phone Number: 303-723-1000
Corp Email: tech@dish.com
Company Contact: Joseph P. Clayton - CEO
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DISH Network Ratings

Average Rating: 1.23 out of 5
Based On: 72 Reviews
Number Of Comments: 28

DISH Network Reports

Reported Losses: $27,029.96
Average Reported Losses: $375.42

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Entrapped by Dish Network

When they came to install the asked me to sign for the install. I was not told it was for permission to install. Then when I could not read the channel guide and they had lied as to the pricing, I told them not to install and I did not want it. They ignored me and the men said I had 3 days to rescind a contract in the US.

I did call immediately and tell dish network I did not want the service and asked them to uninstall it. They did not do it but I had TWC come install 3 days later. They are using the piece of paper I signed to install before I saw the writing on the screen to say I was bound to a contract.

I returned their tuners but one got left out for I had in home care and the caretaker left one tuner out. They harassed me for over a year till I told them I found it and to send box but I had to take it to fedex across town. I am disabled and could not do that although they are a block of so from me they refused to pick it up. it sits by my door till I throw it away.

Now they say it is not the tuner, but the early termination they are charging me for. All this is 5 years later. They are ruining my credit. I filed chap 7 and they did not bother me till it was discharged and I need to rebuild my credit. Had I known they would do this I would have put their bill into the chap 7.

They never sent me a bill but a threat from an attorney to destroy my credit. I did never have their install or service for I objected from before it was finished. They do not care about satisfying customers. They entrap them. They must be so hard up for business to have to entrap a customer for their service is not attracting them.

They pray on senior citizens who can’t see their screen and try to destroy them. what a nice company. Do not trust these people. Their advertising is a lie ad they have not customer satisfaction nor do they obey the law giving three days to rescind a contract.

They did not record my call that day or the next but only a month later when I had TWC install re their equipment. I verbally cancelled within the legal time Make sure you put it in writing and send it overnight if you want to cancel with them. I talked to everyone I was allowed to talk to. Of course you can’t talk to the owner.

I thought Vivent was bad entrapping me in a verbal conversation but then I did not sign anything. The extension with Vivent was only verbal and the contract with Dish was signed being tricked to say I just received the install. I was not told I was signing a contract for x no of time. They just wanted to trap me and use me and abuse me and then push me by destroying my credit. Even dell allows you a period of time to test a product before you cannot return it.

These people are sharks. Do not get entangled with them or believe the low prices quoted for their packages unless you just want the news.

They left a dish on my roof and I want it taken down. It is an eyesore. I demand they take down the dish and leave me alone. They have picked the wrong person to wrong. They think because I am in debt and old they can control me. I will one day get their box taken to fedex for I don’t want anything of theirs around my house.

They owe me apology and one man there said they would clear my account but the person called Nicole in the president’s office threatened me. In court I would win. I did not agree to their install verbally. They forced me to sign saying it was to say they came to do their job. They also heard me complain I did not like the service immediately. As did dish. But they had me because I caceled verbally and not in writing within three days I should have sent my nurse to them with a letter canceling the next day.

Don’t ever make change when you are sick and not able to discern when you are being entrapped

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I live in California by Monterey. Dish is having problems with Hearst Corp. and we are not getting channels 8 or 16, our local channels. We are paying for those channels but we are not getting them, I thought we would get a reduction in our bill because of this but instead our bill went up $2 for a total of $126.28. This is an outrageous price considering we watch a maximum of only 38 channels. If we are not getting the channels we are paying for why did the price go up? Also, according to your web site the… Read more »
CUSTOMER BEWARE. We sold our house and closed our Dish account ( after several years ) last June. We had been ebilled monthly, which was fine. Yesterday in the mail I received a letter from a collection agency stating that I owe Dish Network $90 . In the 9 months since we closed our account I never received a bill from Dish. Nothing. Needless to say I was shocked to see the collection notice. I called Dish. They supposedly transferred me to the office of the president ( I’m not buying that ) where I was informed that upon discontinuing… Read more »
I live in Houston Texas and I was shopping for internet and Cable TV and came across Dish (12/2015). The sales guy was nice and had promised me the lowest price of $19.99 per month for Dish and promised me internet services as well (none of these was record in any form, or they couldn’t find the conversation). He sent me the contract to sign, never mention anything about the cable and internet would be separated. He said he’ll add on into the bill when I get my internet installed. He never mention that I had an introductory period of… Read more »
I just have to vent about this company. First of all we are a retired couple with a set income. When I signed up for this cable the person from the Dish cable company told me it was going to be $50 s month for two years. jNo more no less, unless I changed my package. Well then it started going up first over $50 then $60 something and now $70 something! To top it off they took off the sport channel that they had given me and others, now all I have is talk shows, home shopping networks, etc.… Read more »
My dish network was started in Oct.2013 and there was no problem at first.. Then they came out in Feb. 2014 with the one time payment of $11.00 to change the bill date from the 27th of Feb to the 3rd of March. I paid the extra to have it changed. in Feb. they said it would take 2 months for it to go through and now in April I have had to go on having my dish turned off on the 29th of every month even though I already paid the one time payment to them to extend it… Read more »
My complaint is about one of dish network vendors dba as dish direct they mail out a flier offering a $ 50.00 visa card to get connected to dish. the card never comes and when you call to check on it they tell you to call mpell solutions who say we have no record of you . I spoke with a rep at dish direct he said his name is Joshua and he said he would see what happened and call me back in an hour and he even gave me his direct phone number he said.888-502-1142 guess what 3… Read more »
I called to inquire about new tv service and I internet. After being quoted a price I was asked to listen to a 2 minute tape before my order was submitted. I changed my mind during the 2 minutes and told the representative I did not want to order service. I received a phone call an hour later telling me my credit card had been charged anyway and after 2 more hours on the phone with them this problem has not been corrected. This is called fraud and I will be seeing an attorney on Monday morning.
As a Dish network customer I have been charged (doubled) for the same services since year 2012. I made copies of my Dish Network statements, copies of my monthly credit card company statements, and also duplicate copies of my monthly checks that i sent for payment, but they played "stupid" as if they have no knowledge of who accepted the "return requested receipt" indicating someone signed to receive. I was transferred to several Dish representatives, including "Rose", who allegedly works in the President’s office in Rio Grande, Texas. After I informed her of my situation, she requested that I "re-send"… Read more »

on the basis of advertisement , I ask dish net work to install dish for me, at the end of year I ask them to stop services for me, they did so, but they charge me $217.00 as a fine , and refer it to collection agency , they cheat me first and want to ruin my credit , it is not just , the big organization cheat customer and wants to get money by force , my account number is 8255909758558305 would you please refer my case to impartial mediator to make a judgment .

Time Warner abruptly stopped providing service to our small town in North Carolina. So, we sought DISH as our new cable provider for our vacation home in August 2010. I obtained a two year contract which typically would have ended in October 2012. During the months my husband and I were not in North Carolina, DISH charged us "vacation rates" which we paid with no problem. We were selling our home in North Carolina December 2012 and was canceling our service with DISH. I called and asked when our contract was officially up and what I needed to do to… Read more »
Attention Mr. Joseph Clayton President/CEO DISH Network L.L.C., My name is Cody Whitwood, I live in Plano, Tx and manage a large group of DirecTV installers in the Dallas/Fort Worth & Waco markets. So naturally, as you may assume I am currently a DirecTV customer. My wife and I are happy to celebrate a new addition to our family by relocating to a larger apartment that unfortunately provides no line of sight for our DirecTV services. The only other services available to us in the area are VerizonFIos and DISH Network. When we moved to the apartment we originally signed… Read more »

…just got Dish & wish I had read the comments before. I also have next to nothing in channels since signing on with them. Don’t you all think there should be a way to start class action law suit for services not rendered??

I too just got Dish and no longer have the channels in the pkg. I am paying for.
When I called to cancel they told me it would cost me $460. + 17.00 to send back the equipment. I have read all the complaints but no one has offered a solution to what appears to be this company’s fraudulent tactics. Please someone out there tell us all what recourse we have beside losing all this money. Dish should not be allowed to continue hurting folks especially those of us on fixed incomes.

Added Comment: I cannot see why Dish Network needs to raise prices, everyone that watches the satellite TV know that most channels repeat everything over and over many hundreds of times. The prices they charge just aren’t justified.

When I signed with Dish Network, I was quoted a price for the first 12 months and then for the last 12 months. First year OK, but they have used a bait and switch on me. I read on the Internet that dish had raised prices on the 200 Pkg. $5.00 per month. They raised my price $10.00 a month with no explanation. When they have access to an account they abuse the privilege. I sent an e-mail, but no answer. I have tried other ways of contacting them without any luck. I think I will write and see if… Read more »
I signed up with Ia third party provider authorized Dish Network Provider a year ago. I was told I was able to cancel at any time. My contract was on a month to month basis. Now that my Cable has gone up to $70.00 a month I had called to cancel it and I was told I signed a 24 month contract. I never signed a contract. The only thing I signed was the installers PHONE that he told me to sign stating he installed my cable and it was working properly. FRAUD is all I can say about DISH… Read more »

I signed up with Infinity a year ago. I was told I was able to cancel at any time. My contract was on a month to month basis. Now that my Cable has gone up to $70.00 a month I had called to cancel it and I was told I signed a 24 month contract. I never signed a contract. The only thing I signed was the installers PHONE that he told me to sign stating he installed my cable and it was working properly. FRAUD is all I can say about DISH network.

I’m not even getting service no tv, went out days ago haven’t heard from a service man yet .I’m being told two weeks I’m in line. They will call me. I’m still waiting ,I have 6 months left on my contract.What can you do?

I joined DIsh and at the time my payment was $29.00 a month, for which they had to have access to my checking account, and deducted that price each month. Well two months ago, without any notification they increased my payment to $34.37 a month, merely by taking that amount from my checking account, without even notifying me, until I called and asked why! We’ll this month they took out $48.37, nearly a 40% increase, without notifying me, and when I called up they merely said my contract was for a year, and therefore the price increased. By having access… Read more »
I was told that I had a thirty days to cancel dish if I did not like it. When they came to install it we ask the person that came aslo said that we had 30 days before we sign. when I call they told me that they did not havea 30 day to cancel. we had problem with dish a person came to repair it he also said they had a 30 day del if you did not like it. when I call they said they did not have anykind of policy to cancel unless you paid 480.00 dollars.… Read more »

Gotta tell you. I have been a customer for over 8 years and have experienced TERRIBLE service in the last month and a half. I am looking into direct tv. I am very tired of spending my free time dealing with them. They have gone WAY downhill.

cont… I have now tried to call and cancel services with Dish, I have been told that although I pay my bill to Dish that Dish is not responsible for my internet and that the services are seperate. I have reqeusted to be released from term liablity on my contract due to my negative experiances and have been told that they will not allow this to happen. I have a two year contract, for this two year period of time I will be bullied by Dish network, forced to pay for sub par service, and literally scammed into being a… Read more »
cont… Last time I was on the phone with them I spent 45 minutes escalating to finally get someone on the line that might be able to help me. Unfortutnatley it was during buisness hours and I was working. I had to get off the phone and hop on a conference call and was told to call back when I had more time to trouble shoot. On top of it all I was promised by the sales rep who sold me the service that my EFT would be automatically withdrawn on the 25th of the month (per my and my… Read more »

I signed up for Dish about 3 months ago under the promise that I would get better value, better customer service, and equal if not superior services than Comcast. This could not have been further from the truth. Since I have had the service I have encountered continued issues with the internet they are providing me, I constantly bounce and have to have all my devices reconnect to the network and anytime I call I am forced to prove to Dish that the problem is not me.

Dish did not give me the package they offered me over the phone. When I receive the signed contract between Dish Network and I, the company signed their own contract agreeing to all terms. My signature is no where on the contract and not did I autherize anyone to sign my name. Contacting my bank to stop all action until problem is solved, contacting FCC, States attorney and my Attorney to see what they sudgest I do. I have wasted days and phone calls trying to solve this problem. Top it all off, they didn’t install it correctly. They ran… Read more »

Dish Supervisors are very polite and professional , but don’t have much power to make right things right.. have have sent executive management an email for a phone.. let’s see if Joe Clayton calls me… More to come…

Rick W

Hey Richard how did you get the contact for Joe Clayton? I as well are having major problems with this company and its been going on since December. I have spent many hours (atleast 10) if not more trying to get my account corrected. I am so exhausted with these idiots.

Yes, I’m looking for Joe Clayton’s phone number or email address and can’t get it. I’m being charged $420 to disconnect my internet that I’ve had for 7 days….I think that is ridiculous.

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