Dying Won't Get You Out Of Your Dish Network Contract

Dying Won't Get You Out Of Your Dish Network Contract

Dish Network has extremely loyal to Elizabeth Cordry of Forth Worth, Texas. So loyal that they would let nothing remove her from the ranks of their customers. Including her death. When she died in January at age 85, her son tried to end service, but the company insisted that she had a contract that could only be canceled if her family produced a death certificate. Since she was no longer under a contract, her son refused to produce the certificate. [More]

BillShrink Shows You How To Save On Cable Bills

BillShrink Shows You How To Save On Cable Bills

This morning, BillShrink delivered a karate chop to the cable cabal with a new service, currently in beta, that shows you how to get the best cable/tv/satellite/dish package for the best price. [More]

Dish Network Overbilled Me By $600

Dish Network Overbilled Me By $600

Jason says Dish Network stuck him with an unwarranted $300 bill, then after it credited him back the $300, billed him another $300 for no good reason. He says Dish has corrected the errors now, but he wants to disconnect. [More]

Report: DirecTV Hiking Prices Soon

Report: DirecTV Hiking Prices Soon

High-Def Digest reports DirecTV plans to bump its rates next month. [More]

I Lost My Job, Then My DirecTV, Then $680

I Lost My Job, Then My DirecTV, Then $680

Mary says DirecTV stuck it to her after she missed a payment. Not only did it cancel her service, but she says it charged $680 to her checking account for unreturned equipment — never mind the fact that she still had time left in her seven-day period to return the stuff.

How To Cut The Cable/Satellite Cord And Remain A Couch Potato

How To Cut The Cable/Satellite Cord And Remain A Couch Potato

We’ve written about ways to cancel satellite or cable and still be able to watch a ton of shows before, an spotted this nifty refresher, posted back in June, from the Christian money blog Bible Money Matters.

DirecTV Viewers, Your Hockey May Be Melting

DirecTV Viewers, Your Hockey May Be Melting

DirecTV and Versus Network — which shows NHL games — can’t agree on terms, meaning hockey fans may be in danger of having their TV-unfriendly sport not showing up much on TV this season.

Contact DirectTV's Consumer Advocacy Team

Contact DirectTV's Consumer Advocacy Team

Are you having a problem with DirectTV that can’t be fixed through the usual channels? Call their Consumer Advocacy Team at 866-785-5537 to talk to someone who can, well, advocate for consumers.

DISH Network Will Pay $5.9 Million Back To Customers

DISH Network Will Pay $5.9 Million Back To Customers

In 2006, five states launched an investigation into DISH Network‘s crummy sales practices after hundreds of complaints from consumers. Now the company has agreed to pay $5.9 million to 46 states in a settlement announced today—and at least some of that money is earmarked for DISH customers.

Executive Contact Information For Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Executive Contact Information For Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Next time your satellite radio goes on the fritz, use the following magic number to solve your Sirius XM problems…

Save Money Just By Asking DirecTV To Lower Your Bill

Save Money Just By Asking DirecTV To Lower Your Bill

Pete likes DirecTV and really has no intention of leaving, but he noticed a fantastic “$250 deal” for new customers only in his copy of AAA magazine, so he called up DirecTV and asked what they could do for current customers. This simple phone call saved him over $120 a year.

Sirius XM May Be Preparing for Bankruptcy

Sirius XM May Be Preparing for Bankruptcy

According to the NYT, Sirius XM owes $175 Million by the end of February and it may not be able to pay up. Bankruptcy may very well be in the cards for the Satellite Radio super-organism. The article cites a failure to “to win over many younger listeners” and the general economic downturn.

Confirmed: Sirius Radio Raising Rates March 11

Confirmed: Sirius Radio Raising Rates March 11

Sirius Radio customer service reps are now telling subscribers that the rumored rate hike is indeed going to happen. This means, at the very least:

Is Sirius XM About To Raise Rates On Its Customers?

Is Sirius XM About To Raise Rates On Its Customers?

Ryan pointed us to an article on Orbitcast about a rumored fee hike by Sirius XM. The increases appear to be for services that aren’t strictly protected by the FCC agreement, which is why they would legally be able to do this despite promises that they wouldn’t raise rates for 36 months after the merger.

Dish Network Slides Advertisement into DTV Transition "Warning"

Dish Network Slides Advertisement into DTV Transition "Warning"

An ‘Authorized Dish Network Retailer’ is preying on the confusion surrounding the DTV transition to sell its satellite television services, suggested in lieu of cable companies because of “Complaints” and “Lack of HD Channels”. Full copy of the letter inside.

Ex-TV Service Installer Explains It All, Tells You How to Fight Back

Ex-TV Service Installer Explains It All, Tells You How to Fight Back

Consumerist TaterTom explains the process behind Television Service Installation, and gives us a few great ways to make sure your dollar is going somewhere well deserved. You rock, Tatertom. His in-depth letter after the jump.

How To Cancel Cable/Satellite TV Without Being Miserable

How To Cancel Cable/Satellite TV Without Being Miserable

CNet has an article about a couple who saw the writing on the wall, recession-wise, and canceled their satellite TV package. Surprisingly, they are, in fact, still alive and not at all depressed.

Sirius XM Merger Reveals True Face: Fewer Channels And 'Sanitized' Programming

Sirius XM Merger Reveals True Face: Fewer Channels And 'Sanitized' Programming

This week, Sirius XM began consolidating its channels. In reality, this mostly meant jettisoning XM channels wherever there was a tenuous overlap with something Sirius already offered, which is bad news for anyone with a favorite station on XM who woke up Wednesday morning to find it missing. Alex wrote in to tell us that the four Spanish music channels have been condensed to one without regard to genre, and that the uncensored “urban music” station Hot Jamz has been cleaned up, rechristened “The Heat,” and now leans toward radio-friendly R&B. The Motley Fool suggests that the new lineup may drive people to downgrade their subscription—it’s “an incentive to downgrade to the cheaper plan that costs $6 less a month and lets users cherry-pick 50 stations.”