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Price changes?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by jgoggan, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Jan 28, 2013 #1 of 141
    jgoggan

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    I did some quick searching, but maybe I am missing the thread discussing this. Did Dish just up their pricing?

    I have the Top 120 package and it was $44.99/month. And my DVR fee was $6. My brand new bill suddenly shows Top 120 at $49.99/month -- and a DVR fee of $7.

    Was this announced and well known? I guess I haven't been paying attention lately...

    - John...
     
  2. Jan 28, 2013 #2 of 141
    phrelin

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    jgoggan

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    Thanks -- I must not have went back far enough through the threads since no one had said anything in there for almost a month (which is a little odd, since lots of people would be getting those first bills with the change over the past couple of weeks).

    In any case, thanks!

    - John...
     
  4. Jan 28, 2013 #4 of 141
    phrelin

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    Yes, we'll start to see some posts. But there's not much to say that wasn't said in the earlier thread.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2013 #5 of 141
    garys

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    Dish usually announces their price increases in December with it going into effect with your January billing.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2013 #6 of 141
    James Long

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    I received the mailing on it a couple of weeks ago ... separate from any bill.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2013 #7 of 141
    RasputinAXP

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    Me too.

    Also, I added that info to the FAQ a few weeks ago.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2013 #8 of 141
    karrank%

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    Never got any acknowledgement of a price increase, wouldn't have known if it wasn't for this forum. :)

    Oh, yeah, and the bill.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2013 #9 of 141
    BillJ

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    I get my bills online so I never get a mailed announcement. If not for DBSTALK I still wouldn't know about the price increase. Still haven't figured out what it's going to cost me. Won't see it in my bill for another 4 weeks.

    I've said it before but I wish DISH would send an email or letter explaining exactly how my bill is going to change when they raise prices. This is the computer age. How hard could it be?
     
  10. Jan 29, 2013 #10 of 141
    RasputinAXP

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    I have online autopay billing and i got a packet from Dish explaining it yesterday.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2013 #11 of 141
    Paul Secic

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    $5 more a month.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2013 #12 of 141
    husker61

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    i just got my notice today and called customer service (a complete waste of time). if you have a locked in two ear contract like me, i suggest making a complaint with the better business bureau. i have done this in the past with very good results, not just with dish. dish, like any company or person should live up to agreements they make. if enough people complain, they will lose that A- BBB rating that they list on the packet i got today and maybe they will change their completely one sided policy about two year contracts. i am completely happy with their product, but things like this should not be part of any business practice.

    i just checked the BBB website and found this about dish. maybe this helps.

    Dish Network encourages consumers to contact Dish Network's designated customer relations contact at their Executive Offices, who can be reached at 1-888 826-8137 prior to filing a complaint through our office. Dish Network has committed to address these calls by providing consumers with an adequate response within two business days.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2013 #13 of 141
    Hoosier205

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    The BBB? Now that's funny! What a racket that is. You pay for a rating. You do not earn it.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2013 #14 of 141
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    lparsons21

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    I don't remember Dish ever doing a 2-year locked in pricing deal.
     
  17. Jan 29, 2013 #17 of 141
    husker61

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    what would you call a two year deal (you pay $xx.xx for the first 12 months, $xx.xx for the last 12 months, along with the other fees agreed to) that you can't cancel unless you pay a cancellation fee?
     
  18. Jan 29, 2013 #18 of 141
    tampa8

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    Can you show me a document that says Dish will lock in your payment? Rarely do they do that. Many confuse the promo price as locked in, it's not, what is locked in however is whatever less you are paying than the regular price. If you were paying $10 less a month, you still will.

    And I'm with the others. BBB? Lmao.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2013 #19 of 141
    lparsons21

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    I'd call that the standard deal and it doesn't give you a price guarantee. Read the TOS and you'll see that they can (and often do) change things around and that you agreed to when you signed up.

    Basically you've signed up for 1st year discounts from whatever the retail price is, they do tend to not raise your cost during that first year, but there is nothing in the contract that forces them to do that. And the second year is at whatever the 2nd year retail price is.

    Again, they may or may not have some price protection deal put into place, but they are under no requirement to do so since the offer didn't guarantee that.

    That said, I do think that if they require you to have a 2 year contract, it should be at a fixed price. It just doesn't happen that way.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2013 #20 of 141
    husker61

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    so that means i can cancel my service and two year contract (giving up any futuer discount) with out paying a penalty?
     

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