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DVR and Hopper Fees going up!!

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by jimd909, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. jimd909

    jimd909 AllStar

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    Effective May 22 (according to DIRT member):

    DVR Fee - From $10 to $14
    Hopper Fee - From $7 to $14

    If you have two hoppers and two joeys, your cost will be:

    DVR Fee (includes first Hopper) - $14
    2nd Hopper Fee - $14
    Joey - $7
    Joey - $7

    :(
     
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    We'll see if they respond.

    Edit: Confirmed by DIRT over on The Other Site. :nono2: :nono2:
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Mediterranea...
    Damn !
     
  4. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    That's a $9/mo total price increase for me this year.
     
  5. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

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    For me that is a 61% increase in fees.

    From $17 now to $28 after the increase.

    Hmm....

    Switching at the one-year mark now makes more sense especially since D* is offering the moon and stars and a $200 kicker!
     
  6. rgranberry

    rgranberry Cool Member

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    financing clearwire & sprint and Charlie's new yacht
     
  7. jimd909

    jimd909 AllStar

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    Are we not allowed to say satelliteguys here? Seems a bit childish.
     
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  8. mike1977

    mike1977 Legend

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    I have a VIP 612 and pay $7. Is that going to go up too?
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Mediterranea...
    is it DVR ? ;)
     
  10. jimd909

    jimd909 AllStar

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    From what I understand, it's the DVR fee and Hoppers. If you have the DVR fee with the VIP 612, then yes, the DVR fee is going up.
     
  11. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

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    DVR Fee - from $10 to $14
    Hopper Fee - from $7 to $14



    I just got installed yesterday, and the Hopper was $10 not $7. I guess I am locked in at that price for a year?

    The Joey was $7. is that staying the same? Your figures don't make sense to me.
     
  12. lparsons21

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    I'm in the first year and they've done a price protection discount for that period. I wonder if that will increase to offset the increase in fees during the first year?

    Assuming they don't, the more I think about the gross increase in fees, the less pleased I am. Yeah, I can drop things to keep the bill down, but then I'll be missing the things I want to watch. To each his own I suppose, but these increases have made me even less 'loyal' to these companies. And while I've been mostly 'all about me', I'll be even more so now.

    Unfortunately this is a family forum and I can't just type the 2 word phrase that is dancing around my head!! :(
     
  13. MCHuf

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    Only the WHDVR (Hopper) fee is going up. The standard dvr fee went up from $6 to $7 last Feb.
     
  14. RBA

    RBA Active Member

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    Hope my Social Security goes up, I may be watching OTA and internet
     
  15. karrank%

    karrank% AllStar

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    "Customer Retention"?

    "Switching providers"?
     
  16. RBA

    RBA Active Member

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    Is your price protection on programming only? They have raised fees so they didn't have to do price protection.
     
  17. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

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    Nothing as clean as that! :)
     
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  18. jimd909

    jimd909 AllStar

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    My bill says Hopper Receiver $7.00. The DVR Service is $10. Both are going up to $14.

    Hoppers and Joeys have always been the same price @ $7.00 after the first hopper. The first hopper is included in the DVR Service Fee. I have 2 hoppers. The second is $7.00 on my bill.
     
  19. karrank%

    karrank% AllStar

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    *clutches pearls*

    *faints*
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Didn't they already have an increase this year?
     

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