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DISH Network Customers: Get Free Roku XD + Statement Credits RE: AMC Channel Loss (YMMV)

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Because DISH network is dropping AMC, they are offering their customers a free Roku XD player if you call/chat and say you might switch providers because of AMC. Depending on your subscription and account status you may not be eligible for this offer and you may also be able to get a statement credit of $5/month for 6 months or $10/mo for 12 months in addition to the Roku.

It's an interesting move for a major provider to encourage customers to get their programming via a network player. Slippery slope.

Credit to some comments on Engadget and a thread at SatelliteGuys.

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Last Edited by Superocean July 2, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Forget the chat guys. Call this #: 1-888-873-5765 (Special Retention Team)

I straight up ask for a roku and $10 off for next 12 months. AND I GOT IT!!!

However wrong it may be, i did not subscribe to AMC and I said that I wanted the AMC channel yet they did not provide it. I said that I watched it on dvd and now I wanted it on my tv. I also said that I did not have a xbox or a ps3 and neither did I have a smart tv. And I got the box!!! I did not get the credit.

This is for those with 200 channels or more..

NEW DISH ROKU OWNERS LET'S TALK HOW TO USE AND MAX OUT THE ROKU THREAD IN TECH SUPPORT

I called the number mentioned in this post and told them that I had the 120 plus package and wanted to upgrade to 200 package for getting AMC. I was given the upgrade (which costs $10 more) and 6 months credit for $10 each ($60), One time credit for $30 for the 10 episodes of Breaking Bad, Free Roku box, $50 one time credit for the inconvenience of having to go through Roku. Just an FYI for other SDers trying to call in.

Contract does not get extended just for getting the Roku. You can get in on this deal even if you are in contract.

America's 200 and up had the AMC, IFC, WE channels. Other lower packages had AMC if you were grand fathered in or on some welcome packages.

Get the Roku, ask for HDMI cable, one time credit of $30-50, $5-10 credit for 6-12 months. Maybe even hbo.show.max for free for 3 -6 months.

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Yes I have read some people getting Roku's sent to them. I think it will be hard to push for that. I think now they are offering most people reimbursement for the AMC shows on amazon.
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chatting now...thanks for the heads up

found this:

DISH and Roku agree on strategic partnership for international programming
DISH Network (DISH) and Roku announced a deal that launches the DISHWorld service on the Roku streaming platform in the U.S. Featuring more than 50 international programming channels including the leading Hindi, Arabic, Urdu, Bangla and Brazilian channels, the DISHWorld service launched today enables DISH to expand its distribution of ethnic channels into urban and multi-dwelling unit markets difficult to reach by satellite. Additionally, Roku selected DISH to manage the launch and expansion of future foreign language channels and content on the Roku platform.
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Chatting now as well. Thanks for the heads up OP.

Quote from nhenny2005 View Post :
chatting now...thanks for the heads up

found this:

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theflyonthewall.com: DISH and Roku agree on strategic partnership for international programming
DISH Network (DISH) and Roku announced a deal that launches the DISHWorld service on the Roku streaming platform in the U.S. Featuring more than 50 international programming channels including the leading Hindi, Arabic, Urdu, Bangla and Brazilian channels, the DISHWorld service launched today enables DISH to expand its distribution of ethnic channels into urban and multi-dwelling unit markets difficult to reach by satellite. Additionally, Roku selected DISH to manage the launch and expansion of future foreign language channels and content on the Roku platform. :theflyont"
Very interesting find considering I pay $20/month for international channels to Dish.
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Just got....

1 Roku free
12 months $10 credit (To pay for the purchase of AMC content from Amazon bounce)
3 months HBO free

This was through retentions. I was offered the Roku after being advised I would be given a credit of $10 for 6 months. I haggled for 12 months and was given it after some debating with the rep. Then I asked for HBO free for 3 months and was offered 1/2 off for 6 months. I haggled some more and was given the 3 months in exchange for the loss of IFC. Thanks OP!
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what plan does AMC come on? Is it already included if you have the basic 120 channels for $35/month?
I'm thinking of switching to DirecTV because Dish refuses to offer anything good to upgrade. And the current promos on that DTV thread make it worth switching...
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Quote from POLAYER1 View Post :
Just got....

1 Roku free
12 months $10 credit (To pay for the purchase of AMC content from Amazon bounce)
3 months HBO free

This was through retentions. I was offered the Roku after being advised I would be given a credit of $10 for 6 months. I haggled for 12 months and was given it after some debating with the rep. Then I asked for HBO free for 3 months and was offered 1/2 off for 6 months. I haggled some more and was given the 3 months in exchange for the loss of IFC. Thanks OP!

I'm waiting for a retention person right now, fingers crossed! I will miss AMC though, I love Breaking Bad!
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I don't have Dish but I would definitely be calling if I couldn't get my Breaking Bad fix.
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Called the phone # and got offered a free roku XD, 3-5 days and I should have it.
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what are the chances of getting any discounts if you don't get the channel in the first place? On the 120 channel ($35/month) plan + international channels and out of contract for 4 years.

Hmm.
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Is this also available for people that do not have AMC? Can you tell them that you are quitting Dish because you wanted AMC and now you can't get it.
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Got a free Roku out of this. Didn't get any credit probably because I am already being credited $10/month for a previous fiasco and quite frankly, I do not watch HBO or Showtime so I could care less about those channels.
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Got a free Roku out of this. Didn't get any credit probably because I am already being credited $10/month for a previous fiasco and quite frankly, I do not watch HBO or Showtime so I could care less about those channels.
Did you already subscribe to AMC?
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