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Price changes?

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

  1. Feb 2, 2013 #61 of 141
    KakaduDreamer

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    Ugh! I got the "a special thank you" / oh-by-the-way here's a lovely price increase letter in the mail recently. It's annoying and yet I'm trying to recall the last time Dish implemented price increases on the programming. Seems like my monthly bill has stayed the same for at least several years. If its not an annual price increase situation I guess I'll just swallow the pill and accept it.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2013 #62 of 141
    Hoosier205

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    It's an annual event.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2013 #63 of 141
    KakaduDreamer

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    I'm sure you're right but still...I think I'll to go back and take a quick look at my Dish bill amounts over the past few years, only because I don't recall getting annoyed around this time last year about a price increase. This seemed like the first bump in quite a long awhile.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2013 #64 of 141
    domingos35

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    maybe with directv it is
    dish has not had an increase in 2 years
     
  5. Feb 2, 2013 #65 of 141
    garys

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    Dish had a price freeze for the last few years, that ended this year.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2013 #66 of 141
    domingos35

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    unlike other providers dish didn't increase their programming fees in the last 2 years.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2013 #67 of 141
    Hoosier205

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    Believe that if you wish.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2013 #68 of 141
    patmurphey

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    The price freeze on programming is a fact. My cost has actually gone down because fees are lower with my Hopper/Joey setup than with my 722/622/211. At least be factual with your incessant Dish bashing.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2013 #69 of 141
    Hoosier205

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    ...as I said...believe what you wish. A lock in one place is made up for elsewhere.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2013 #70 of 141
    domingos35

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    you just can't accept the fact that dish didn't raise their programming fees for 2 years ,while directv did ,so you have to come here and defend your all mighty directv.dude go get a job instead of sitting in front of a computer all day defending directv.be productive
     
  11. Feb 2, 2013 #71 of 141
    lparsons21

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    Yeah, it isn't possible that a guy looking at his Dish bill could possibly be correct while someone who doesn't even subscribe to Dish would know it all, right? :)
     
  12. Feb 2, 2013 #72 of 141
    domingos35

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    not only dish not raised their programming fees ,but they gave us subscribers so many freebies like pay per view coupons, cinemax for 1 penny for 1 year, etc etc.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2013 #73 of 141
    garys

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    Press release by Dish, check date:


    DISH NETWORK TO INCREASE RATES APPROXIMATELY 3 PERCENT ANNUALIZED AND IMPLEMENT TWO-YEAR PRICE FREEZE

    Offers Premium Movie Channels Free For One Year in Celebration of 30th Anniversary as Pioneer in Satellite TV

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 3, 2011 – DISH Network L.L.C. today announced that it is raising prices $3 to $5 per month on most programming packages starting in February 2011. DISH Network is then freezing prices on its primary programming packages through January 2013, becoming the only major satellite or cable company in America to announce a two-year price freeze.

    As a result, the typical DISH Network customer will receive approximately a 3 percent annualized rate increase during that period. DISH Network is not raising prices on equipment fees or premium programming.

    Also, in honor of the company’s 30th anniversary as a pioneer in satellite TV, DISH Network is offering premium movie channels free for one year to most customers. DISH Network also offers Free HD for Life, which provides access to high definition feeds of popular channels at no additional cost.

    “DISH Network continues to work harder than any other company in the industry to offer the best prices, and the most choices,” said Ira Bahr, Chief Marketing Officer for DISH Network. “We pride ourselves on not raising rates each year, unlike cable companies. And despite rising programming costs, we are pleased to continue to offer the lowest everyday prices in America.”

    For more information, visit
    www.dishnetwork.com
     
  14. Feb 2, 2013 #74 of 141
    Hoosier205

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    You have completely missed the point.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2013 #75 of 141
    jeffgbailey

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    Dish raised rates $5 in 2011
    Dish didnt raise rates in 2012
    Dish raised rates $5 in 2013

    looking at my spreadsheet of my Directv bills each month (I've had D* for 3 years now)
    Directv raised rates $2 in 2011
    Directv raised rates $3 in 2012
    Directv raised rates $3 in 2013

    hmmmm looks like D* subs came out on the better end of that "Dish price freeze"....just saying
     
  16. Feb 2, 2013 #76 of 141
    domingos35

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    of course directv subs always come out better.
    at least in directv's fanboys eyes it does.
    but the facts(my bills) say otherwise
     
  17. Feb 2, 2013 #77 of 141
    garys

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    If you could then please explain it again so I can?
     
  18. Feb 2, 2013 #78 of 141
    jeffgbailey

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    I'm just going off FACTS on the price increases for both companies....no way to spin it.
    Now if you have credits to lower your bill thats great. But DIsh's price increase was more over the 3 years than Directv was

    And by the way....I had both companies for about a year
     
  19. Feb 2, 2013 #79 of 141
    domingos35

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    and no i don't have any credits
     
  20. Feb 2, 2013 #80 of 141
    domingos35

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    he can't
     

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