Satellite Systems use to cost a fortune but in today's world you can get one for free when you meet certain qualifications. The two major satellite TV providers, "DISH and DIRECTV," have more than 35 million subscribers combined.
For many years, consumers have been leaving cable companies for a low-cost alternative like Satellite. The industry really started trending away from cable and toward satellite when these companies started giving away free equipment in exchange for a service commitment. Satellite TV has seen double-digit growth for many years, while introducing hot new products like digital video recorders, high-definition, and mobile TV.
The fact is Satellite TV has a picture that is always clear and crisp. To stay ahead of the competition these companies have consistently added channels and content year in and year out to help grow their audiences.
While every good product has peaks and valleys, Satellite TV is still peaking with millions of new customers signing up year after year. While most people want to get the best deal possible, there are companies and individuals out there that don't disclose information and do not provide anything in return but a headache. Don't fall for these scams make sure to research the company you're purchasing from as a lot of online advertisements appear to offer the world just to get your business.
Here are some things to consider before ordering:
- Perform a company background check with the Better Business Bureau
- Speak with a live representative when possible
- Ask for certifications
- Ask about insurance limitations
- Hidden Charges
- Activation Fees
Any legitimate business will be able to produce these documents upon request. Trust me, no one wants to sign up for service to find out they've been scammed. Make sure to ask about activation fees, hidden charges and cancellation penalties.
What happens when I place an order online?
When an order is placed online, you should receive an offer to lease the equipment and receive a free standard installation in exchange for a service commitment. Free common equipment upgrades include: Digital Video Recorders and High Definition Receivers, while your programming discounts may include: a discount for 12 months or more, Free Premium Movie Channels, access to thousands of On-demand movies and TV shows, plus the ability to watch programs while on the go.
You can request a specific day and time for your installation. Most retailers should be able to come out install and activate your system all on one visit. Scheduling may occur on the following day when requested. A retailer should be able to nail down an arrival window within a couple of hours not like larger companies that just specify a date, then specify morning or afternoon.