Dish Network hit the headlines more often than had been expected last year and largely thanks to the (at the time) ongoing merger talks with T-Mobile. However, the longer those talks reportedly went on, the harder it seemed for the two companies to find an equally satisfactory agreement. While analysts still debate over what Dish Network should do with its spectrum, it looks like they might have already moved on to their next venture idea, as the company now seems to be in the phone repair business.
In terms of the actual service, while Dish is offering all the usual ‘fix screen’ or ‘replace battery’ services, the difference is that the Dish repair technicians will come to you to perform the repair. Depending on where you are in the U.S., the services looks to offer a same or next day level of service and the technicians are able to come to your home, place of work, or anywhere really. Although there is what is essentially a ‘call-out charge’ which is added to the normal repair bill and comes in at $35 per visit. That said, there is nothing on the website which seems to prohibit the customer from getting multiple phones fixed during the one call-out session.
At the moment the service does only seem to cater to Apple with only iPhone repair requests currently being taken. However, the website does seem to indicate that the company is at least thinking of expanding to other OSes. For instance, there is a drop-down manufacturer box which although currently only lists Apple as an option, the very fact that the manufacturer drop down list exists does strongly suggest alternative manufacturer and OSes will be able to make use of the service in the future. Not to mention, most of the FAQs and general language used on the website is clearly geared towards ‘phone’ rather than ‘iPhone’. Further suggesting, an expansion beyond iPhone might be on the cards. Either way, if you would like to know more about Dish Network’s phone repair business, you can head through the source link below and check out the dedicated website which is now live.