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Last Edited by widgit July 6, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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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I got a Roku and 3 months Starz
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I do not have AMC. Can I still get Roku?
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I do not have AMC. Can I still get Roku?
Yes, I did. I do not, and have never had AMC.
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84th in queque lol
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http://www.roku.com/
LOL indeed.
Do some research.

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What's the extra monthly fee to stream movies and tv shows through that? Im sure with Roku player, we'll have to pay something extra, right? If thats the case, I don't even know if I have a need to request for a Roku. Lol.
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http://www.roku.com/
LOL indeed.
Do some research.
What if they give me the box and I don't use it? Can I go ahead and sell it?
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Why "chat' or be in "queue"?Call and in 10 minutes the pain will be over.
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All of these give-aways are going to kill DISH.
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It's yours-do what you please with it.
The R2XD streams 1080p.

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What if they give me the box and I don't use it? Can I go ahead and sell it?
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Why "chat' or be in "queue"?Call and in 10 minutes the pain will be over.
ive already been rejected twice
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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!!!
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I just called the 1800 number and spoke to a service specialist. Currently have the 120+ package and was looking to "potentially upgrade" to the Top 250 I had before. I was offered the Roku XD and future credit for which I would have to call after I figure out which shows I want to watch, CSR said it will be between $20-$40 per show but there is a limit to the amount of credit they can issue (I made him leave a note on the account for the credit) don't know why he said that but it could be because I currently have a monthly credit going on for a few more months.
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Got free Cinemax for 3 months. I will be the 83rd in queue and wait time is about 45 minutes for Roku.
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I just got offered $5 a month for 3 months after about 15 minutes of debate. Wow, weird company. I've been with Dish for 8 years. I didn't directly threaten to leave which probably played against me, I just hinted. Maybe in the morning I will actually call to cancel and then see what happens.
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Yes, I did. I do not, and have never had AMC.
can you explain in more detail what you did?
what did you say to them? did you call or chat?

I'm out of contract for 4 years. Thinking of going to DTV due to their current promos and Dish won't give me any good incentives to stay. But now that they have Dish World international channels via Roku, I don't need to stay with Dish.

Just hope to get a free Roku out of them before I leave though.
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