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Disconnected Dish service but still get a few channels?

by lasvegascowboy / November 8, 2010 10:36 PM PST

Hi all- wondering if this is normal. I disconnected my Dish satellite service with them over the phone last Thursday as my contract was up. Turned the tv on Friday just to make sure it was disconnected, etc. and it was- got the generic message telling me what type of satellite box I have. Anyway, scrolling thru the program guide, most channels are blocked out, but I noticed NFL Network, AMC, and NatGeo in particular, were not. I checked them, and lo and behold, I still get them- along with some lame shopping channels in the 200's that I care nothing about. Anyway, my question is this- Has anyone else heard of something like this happening before and how long did it last before Dish detected it? Obviously I have to return the satellite boxes back to Dish, but was just curious?

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by Rebelautotech / November 8, 2010 10:44 PM PST

Yes, I have seen this before. They send out signals occasionally that scramble, in case people have it illegally. It may be there a week, a month, or even longer. They really have no set time or schedule in which they send these signals. They used to ave it set to a weekly signal, but people realized if they disconnected the boxes before certain time at night, they would be ok. So i guess im saying just watch it while u can, lol. Sorry if this doesnt answer exactly how u wanted but since they just started randomly sending the signals out, their is not a way to determine exactly how long u may have these channels.

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My guess is that they want you not to forget them and...
by ahtoi / November 8, 2010 11:58 PM PST

hopefully get you back or maybe just being nice for long time customer.

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