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Dish Network Price Increase and 2 Year Freeze

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by DodgerKing, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 #21 of 152
    koji68

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    Dish has done freezes in the past and they always honored them.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2011 #22 of 152
    SaltiDawg

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    What a ridiculous statement! Have you any reason to doubt his word? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Jan 4, 2011 #23 of 152
    Alsat

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    Any idea on how much the premium packages (HBO,CINEMAX,SHOWTIME) are going up?
     
  4. Jan 4, 2011 #24 of 152
    skatingrocker17

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    I'd consider switching IF they paid my DirecTV cancellation fee. Mmmmm AMC HD finally. The DirecTV price increase + Ohio now taxing satellite television is not going to be good for my prices.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 #25 of 152
    mdavej

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    What gets me is how they gush about not raising rates like cable does, then proceed to say they're raising rates. Then they try to fool us with a 2 year freeze by hitting us with 2 years worth of rate increases now ($5 now versus, $2 one year and $3 the next as they've done in the past). It's all marketing BS. In the end, they get more money because they're gouging us for next year's increase a year in advance.

    rocker, I think they will pay the first $200 or so of your ETF, but I'm not sure.
    EDIT: Turns out they won't.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2011 #26 of 152
    VDP07

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    As noted in the OP "DISH Network is not raising prices on equipment fees or premium programming".
     
  7. Jan 4, 2011 #27 of 152
    VDP07

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    Can't argue with any of your points. In the 10 years that I've been a retailer, the last 12 months have from a price increase standpoint, been the worst 12 months for existing customers. For this to occur in this economy has made it a very hard pill to swallow for most. Each year, explaining to new customers that a month or 2 after signing up for service, their bill is going to increase has always been a challenge. This year it's gonna be especially fun:nono2:
     
  8. Jan 4, 2011 #28 of 152
    Stewart Vernon

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    I wonder why this press release has not been posted on Dish's Web site yet.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2011 #29 of 152
    DodgerKing

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    I don't disagree. Just curious as to why this was brought up.
    OK...Thanks
     
  10. Jan 4, 2011 #30 of 152
    DodgerKing

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    It was mentioned more in tongue and cheek. But, with that said, this does not mean they will not introduce other fees or increase other fees outside of equipment and premiums
     
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    coldsteel

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    Nope, Dish does not offer to pay any ETF from any other provider.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2011 #33 of 152
    inazsully

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    It looks like I will qualify for the free Starz channels but I won't even put them on my guide since none of them are in HD. Now if they want to give away something worthwhile to me make it HBO or Showtime.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2011 #34 of 152
    sigma1914

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    :confused: A few Starz channels are HD.
    # 350 / 9435 Starz! (East)
    # 351 / 9498 Starz! (West)
    # 352 / 9496 Starz! Edge
    # 354 / 9486 Starz! Comedy
    # 356 / 9497 Starz! Kids and Family

    Source: Mr. Long's great site... http://jameslong.name/hdcount.html
     
  15. Jan 4, 2011 #35 of 152
    papayazz

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    I don't understand why dish would offer free pay per view to customers who have the everything package. I don't pay extra for PPV when I have all the movie channels. It seems stupid to pay extra so you can watch a movie a couple of months before it's going to be on one of the movie channels you already pay for anyway. I'd rather have a few bucks off my monthly bill for a year. besides,most of the movies now-a-days are without substance and just eye-candy for the masses.
     
  16. Jan 4, 2011 #36 of 152
    SaltiDawg

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    doh :lol:
     
  17. Jan 4, 2011 #37 of 152
    phrelin

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    As I said, the price increase is about what I expected.
    I don't disagree, it's just that I now have to live long enough to get the full benefit.;)
    Well, "becoming the only major satellite or cable company in America to announce a two-year price freeze" seems weird to me. As far as I know they are "the only major satellite or cable company in America to establish a two-year price freeze." If someone else jumps in Dish was "the first. " And I just pick on them because the sentence structure in many of the press releases is awful.
    Yeah, that's great but....

    I've gotten Cinemax for a penny a year for three years so far. And in 2009 I had HBO & Starz free for three months and free Platinum for a year, in 2010 I had HBO & Showtime free for 3 months, and I started getting Starz free for three months on November 13, plus I have a "Christmas Present" sitting on my desk offering to give me Starz free for three months.

    I don't think my world's half empty, just that it's been so full I guess I take it for granted.:D
     
  18. Jan 4, 2011 #38 of 152
    James Long

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    Which is basically one media source since the others quote the Denver Post.

    I suppose DISH just forgot to put the release on their own site.
     
  19. Jan 4, 2011 #39 of 152
    phrelin

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    Looking over my bills since I've had them in PDF format which was 2006, here's what I've discovered:

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    Apparently jumping to HD in 2007 was indicative of a $20/mo long term technology cost. But the increase between 2007 and 2010 was 3.7%.

    As I noted above, a $5 increase was what I expected, but without any freeze. And regarding any freebie premium, as I noted above in 2010 I had roughly free premium channels 9 months equivalency plus Cinemax for a penny.

    I frankly don't know how they can keep the rates as low as they have given the demands from folks like News Corp and Disney.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2011 #40 of 152
    nmetro

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    If one gets free Starz for one year; after the year is up, will DISH hit you with a $5 cancellation fee if you don't want to have it beyond the one year time frame?
     

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