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Contemplating the switch to Dish

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by skatingrocker17, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. broeddog

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    They can.
     
  2. skatingrocker17

    skatingrocker17 Godfather

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    How do you order online and get two Hoppers without selecting a bunch of TVs? I want two Hoppers and two Joeys.
     
  3. Ira Lacher

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    Work with a local reseller. You'll know with whom you're dealing with and can supply a face to a phone number.
     
  4. Ray C@DISH Network

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    Please PM me with additional questions and I would be happy to provide you the answers. You should be able to have 2 Hoppers and 2 Joeys installed. Please let me know. Thanks.

     
  5. Ray C@DISH Network

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    In answer to statement 2: all Joeys and Hoppers above the first Hopper (included with the programming package) are $7 per month. The same would apply to the Hopper/Joey as far as my statement on activation/deactivation of leased and owned receivers.

    I answered question 3 in the earlier post. Thanks.

     
  6. skatingrocker17

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    I PM'd you Ray. Hopefully you can answer all my questions. Thanks
     
  7. mweathers

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    I've been doing a lot of research and am about to make the move. But I need to figure out what my total monthly cost will be. I'm going for the AT250 package with Hopper and 3 Joeys. Besides the promotion price of $39 a month for the first year, what other charges will there be per month?

    Direct charges quite a few and I just want to be prepared.

    Thanks!
     
  8. lparsons21

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    It should be $10 for the DVR and Multi-Room Viewing and $21 for the lease of the 3 Joeys in addition to the subscription fee you noted.
     
  9. domingos35

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    i would go with 2 Hoppers and 2 joeys if i was you.
    same monthly fee
     
  10. skatingrocker17

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    I'm going to call them today and see how much it would be. I'll post back with the price I get. I'm going for 2 Hoppers, 2 Joeys and the AT250.
     
  11. skatingrocker17

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    They said it'd be $75 for the first year and about $30 thereafter. The lady also said I'd probably just have to pay $99 for the additional Hopper. I'm pretty sure the DirecTV isn't costing $105 but I'll have to double check on that. Their call center is LOUD, I could hear multiple phone calls in the background. It makes TWCs sound good. Now I just need to call DirecTV and see if my contract (which it is) is up so I can cancel it.
     
  12. mweathers

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    I just had a chat with a customer service rep at Dish. They told me there is no charge for a Hopper per month, and $7 per month for each Joey. Is that right? Would be great if true. I just have a hard time believing that....Please confirm.
     
  13. James Long

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    The FIRST receiver, whether it be a Hopper or a traditional receiver, is free. Additional receivers are charged.

    If one has two hoppers one will pay $7 per month for the second hopper (plus $7 per month for each Joey).
     
  14. mweathers

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    So to get my total monthly charge for first year I just add however many extra receivers (Joeys) I have to the package price and that's it...correct? Any more "hidden" charges I should know about?

    Thanks for the info.
     
  15. James Long

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    There are about $10 more in monthly charges, plus tax ... plus if you want more than one Hopper or more than three Joeys there are additional one time fees.
     
  16. dakeeney

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    :confused:I'm curently with DTV and was wondering if Dish helps you to get out of the contract with DTV. I had Dish up until 1/15/12 and went with DTV but Dish had more basic HD content. I never had any problems with Dish at all. I know that DTV used to give and $200 gift card to get out of the Dish contract. Thanks for the answers.
     
  17. Ira Lacher

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    According to the DIRT rep on this forum, they won't. Too bad. I would have switched months ago -- and found myself exceedingly angry with the whole AMC thing. Perhaps there is a purpose to everything.
     
  18. mweathers

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    I'm feeling reallly dumb at this point. Still trying to get my total charges per month if I switch from Direct to Dish. I really like the idea of the Hopper, and I think I'll save money per month even after the first year. So, if I'm going to get the Top 250 package I will pay $39.99 a month for the first year. If I get a Hopper and 3 Joeys, how much will I add to my bill to get the total (not counting tax)? Is it $21 total or $31 total more per month. (Is there a $10 per month Whole House DVR charge)? Other than that, am I leaving anythin else off? I currently have Choice Xtra Classic and HBO with 2 HD DVRs at Direct. I also have the HD package and pay for the service plan. My total bill there is $105 a month after discounts.

    Also, after the first 3 months at Dish I will have to pay for a movie service. How much do they charge for HBO, Showtime or Starz a month?

    Sorry for so many questions. I just want to have all my ducks in a row before I make the change.

    Thanks!
     
  19. patmurphey

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    You would be much better of with 2 Hoppers and 2 Joeys. The box fees would be the same - $6 DVR fee, $4 Whole home fee, $7 x 3 for additional boxes = total fees of $31. As anew customer, you should get HD free for life. There is also a Blockbuster/HD package for $10 that includes a group of HD only channels, Blockbuster video and one DVD at a time by mail. Look on the website for HBO charge after freebies.
     
  20. ATARI

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    I just switched today from DirecTV (9 years) to DISH.

    So far I'm liking the Hopper and Joeys.

    Much better response times than my old HRs.
     

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