Man, I must have good ‘technican karma’ (or something like that)… Yesterday morning we got a call from the Dish Network installer saying that there had been a scheduling conflict for our Friday appointment — could he come a day early? Heck yeah! Now that I have a solid DSL connection, I can work a bit from home so I just hung out in the afternoon while they hooked it up. The install went smoothly, and we now have more channels than you can shake a stick at. Needless to say, the boys were thrilled, and my lovely and talented wife was ecstatic.
Oh, and by the way… The $5 credit for plugging the boxes into your phone jack really isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be… The sales people are smart enough to build that into their price quotes, so the price you are given up front assumes that you’ll be plugging into a phone jack. If not, you’ll suffer the consequences in the form of a $5 ‘anti-credit.’
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