---Alice Abrams

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How Can You Break a Contract???

Right now, I'm so angry at Dish Network, our satellite provider, I could just spit nails!
When Hubman got laid off, we starting looking to cut corners; one way was to swap cable for satellite. Worked just fine, saved quite a few dollars. (I know this may not be a big issue to a lot of you but we do watch a lot of TV, especially now that Hubman is home. My apologies to you who manage to live life w/o a TV!)

Then, (you knew that was coming...) all of a sudden, our local CBS affiliate decided to pitch a fit with Dish Network. Their contract was renewing in December and they didn't want to renew it unless Dish Network coughed up big bucks, or so they claim...

We signed a two-year contract, of course. Hubman missed all of the football playoff games, we can't watch any of the shows we really like: The Unit, Criminal Minds, NCIS and much more.
Now I'm really ticked off! I called both parties and voiced my complaints - oh howdy, did I ever!
But even though I suggested that DN violated their promise to me to provide the networks they said they would, they won't let us break the contract. They say "talks are still in the works."

Anyone have any ideas???


Traveling Bells said...

Bugger...that is so not fair! Don't know what your recourse is though. How 'bout a hug?

Barb said...

You could cut it down to the lowest level package they have... DishFamily for $19.99 a month and get the locals with the lowest package your cable has until they resolve it...

OR you can watch CBS shows for FREE online at CBS's website!

Here's the list of Primetime shows they have on their web site:
48 Hours Mystery
The Amazing Race
The Big Bang Theory
Big Brother
Cold Case
Criminal Minds
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Miami
Eleventh Hour
Game Show In My Head
Gary Unmarried
Ghost Whisperer
Harper's Island
How I Met Your Mother
The Mentalist
Million Dollar Password
New Advs. of Old Christine
Rules of Engagement
Two and a Half Men
The Unit
Without a Trace
Worst Week

Bonus: No commercials!

Barb said...

Oh, and you can also watch lots of TV shows and movies and more for free on!

Travis Cody said...

I agree with WT4W. You can always find alternate sources for the shows you enjoy on CBS. It doesn't fix the problem, but at least you won't have to miss your shows.