You want me to throw my dish away, DirectTv?
by M M. - Posted Fri April 30, 2010 @ 12:00 PM
My family has been with been Directv since 1996. Recently, we had to move and were unable to transfer service to our new address as we do not have a clear line of sight to our apartment.
When I called to terminate service, I asked the technician I spoke with if Directv would be sending someone to uninstall the satellite dish that was located on my old home, as the people who bought the house asked us to have it removed as they do not subscribe to Directv.
Directv does not uninstall dishes. When I asked the technician why this is the case, he told me that they just don't do that and we would have to uninstall the old satellite dish ourselves and throw the old dish away.
This makes absolutely no sense to me - why on earth would Directv not uninstall the dish and re-use it on a new installation somewhere else? It's good business sense, and it's more environmentally friendly than just discarding the dish.
Re-using the satellite dishes would save Directv money and help prevent excess items in our landfills. Why not give it a try?