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Price Increases

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Link, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Link

    Link Hall Of Fame

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    So with the HD for Life promotion or option, I've noticed other packages are going up $2.00.

    Top 200 is now $54.99 from $52.99 and HBO/Showtime is now $24 from $22, then the superstations individually have gone from $1.50 to $2.00 and the package itself has increased to $1.01 to $7.00.

    Wasn't it just in March, the changed their receiver pricing? I know I dropped the extra 625 receiver from our bill because it was going to be $17 extra a month and was only $10 before.

    This latest price increase is offset by the HD for Free but those who don't have HD would see the increases.
     
  2. tpwillie

    tpwillie Cool Member

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    I got hit with another increase. My locals had a $1.00 discount because we are missing ABC. That discount is gone now so our bill went up the normal $2.00 and the additional $1.00 for a total of $3.00 increase., plus the increase earlier this year. In February of 2009 our bill was $63.10, now it is
    $68.47, almost an 11% increase in 16 months. Time to start looking at options.

    Lou
     
  3. phrelin

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    Yes, for me with HD it is a $4 increase, though as I posted elsewhere it's a $1.02 increase over 2008-09 billings for the same packages and equipment.

    I see the combination of the February 1 restructuring of equipment charges and the June 3 rate restructuring as designed to "encourage" SD customers to move to HD. Partly, it is an indication that TV will soon be a synonym for HD TV much like it became for color TV in the early 1960's.

    But personally I think it is also part of Dish's effort to get customers to initiate replacing the old SD DVRs that are the "listed" DVRs in the TiVo case.
     
  4. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

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    My bill went up just over $3. I think the federal tax rate went up on it too.
     
  5. tpwillie

    tpwillie Cool Member

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    If they want to replace the old receivers I think they would be offering deals to get people to buy new ones.

    Lou
     
  6. VDP07

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    Yet they are offering $0 upgrade fee on all mpeg2 receivers including 512/522/625's. :confused:
     

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