I have been a long time Time Warner user. I recently got Dish Network and haven't turned back! It is so much better than Time Warner was. I was really up in the air between Dish and Directv. But, I am super happy with Dish. I have used the refer a friend and it works well. They have a pretty good setup for referrals. If you are planning on getting Dish Network installed in the near future, let me know. I will PM you a Refer a Friend code and we will both get a $50 credit. Thanks!