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Canceled my 722k upgrade... way too expensive!

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by schmack, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. schmack

    schmack AllStar

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    After all the trouble I have had with the 922's Sling capabilities, I had decided to just put a second receiver in my place so I can pretty much stop using it. The cost? $115 for the apt, $17 for the 722k upgrade, and then an extra $10/mo for the next three years as I am one year into my contract and they were going to add two more. This is just way too expensive.

    If I let my contract expire in a year, I can then resign-up, eh? At that point I can get all the receivers and stuff I want including extra area installs and the like, and even get my first year at the discounted prices (the 250 package is $25 cheaper int he first year). My new plan.
     
  2. dualsub2006

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    You won't get new customer offers when your contract expires. I'm not saying you won't get some kind of deal, but you won't get everything that a new customer gets.

    Did they tell you that your contract would run 3 years? I added a DVR to my DirecTV account and the new 2 years replaced the 9 months that I had left on my old contract.
     
  3. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

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    Yeah, the two years would start from the day of the 722 install - it's not added on to the end of your existing. Also what's the extra $10 for? I understand the $17 for the second receiver, but not the extra $10.

    And you would have to cancel your service for 3 months after your contract expires to be eligible for new customer promotions when you resign.
     
  4. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

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    I strongly suggest you contact a Dish representative on this site for help to make sure you are getting and/or understanding the correct information.
     
  5. 356B

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    Nearly 2 years ago I upgraded to the 922 from the 622, I also added a 722K to the mix. Dish charged 200 bucks for the 922, nothing for the 722K and did the install for free. I was required to sign up for 2 years which was a none issue for me.
    I would contact one of the Reps here for correct information.
     
  6. schmack

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    Interesting. So if I do this I am locked in for the next two years, not two more years added? Cool. That is better. The $10/mo is the cost of a second DVR on my account, no?

    I suppose it isn't that bad then. As for renewing after the contract expires... if they want three months I can switch away for a bit, or sign up under another name. The first year discounts add up to $300, and the install and extra units will be free.

    I use TWC for broadband, perhaps I will use them just for this office until then. I hate that Scientific Atlanta DVR's interface. Perhaps I get a QAM ready TIVO for that, do they have those?

    I would still like the MT2 OTA for my 922, $50 eh?

    Thanks for all yalls insight!
     
  7. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    MT2's ~30, I got mine for free when I upgraded from the 722 to the 922 because I whined.
     
  8. RaymondG@DISH Network

    RaymondG@DISH Network New Member

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    Can you please send me a PM with your phone or account number so I can assist you with this? Thanks!
     
  9. schmack

    schmack AllStar

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    I spoke with RaymondG (above) about this, but his numbers were actually higher then the deal I just canceled. He wanted to charge for the MT2 which I was given for free on this other offer. Since the 922 I got already has such problems, I don't think its the best time to spend more money and reup my contract for the privilege. If only what they sold me already worked.
     
  10. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Generally for multiple HD DVR's Directv is cheaper.
     
  11. schmack

    schmack AllStar

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    I would think Dish would give me a second DVR for free since Sling is down for me now. I paid extra for the Sling in the first place. Oh, well, its not that bad at $132.
     
  12. schmack

    schmack AllStar

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    My service level has been at $90.24 per month. Instead of upgrading at $132 and an extra $10/mo for installation of a second DVR, I dropped my programming down to a $39.99 level. Perhaps if I get my Sling to work again it will be worth beefing up my programing, but I cant bring my bill to over $100/mo when what I have paid for already isn't working.
     

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