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Was There a Price Increase?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by dandoshan, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. dandoshan

    dandoshan AllStar

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    I'm confused. Got a letter or whatever that seemed to say the price was going up but would get a 3 dollar credit for some period. The price did go up on my last bill. However, in an email from Dish they indicate that there would be no price increases for the 2009 year.
     
  2. TheChef

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    Reread the email. Likely the one you are talking about described the packages that WEREN'T going up. AT100 and all went up, as did the HD packages.
     
  3. John W

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    Copied exactly from the email I received---

    DISH Network is still proud to offer our lowest everyday prices and pleased to announce that we are freezing pricing on popular packages and services.

    No Price Changes for 2009
    DISH Network HD programming packages ? BronzeHD, SilverHD and GoldHD
    Most popular Premium movie channel packages
    DishFAMILY and other basic all-digital programming packages
    Local channels
    DishHOME Protection Plan
    Additional television connections
     
  4. garys

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    I got that one too. At first is sounds like it is geared to your package and that it is not going up. It is certainly not the case with my subscribtion, having the AEP w/locals and platinum HD.
     
  5. JohnH

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    Perhaps now that the price has gone up it is a freeze for the rest of the year.
     
  6. TheChef

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    Yes... and these are all the plans and packages that did not go up one penny. Nothing on this list increased in price this year.
     
  7. dennispap

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    I read it that way at first also. But i think they are saying there is no increase on these 6 things.(Not everything just these 6)
    No Price Changes for 2009
    1)DISH Network HD programming packages ? BronzeHD, SilverHD and GoldHD
    2)Most popular Premium movie channel packages
    3)DishFAMILY and other basic all-digital programming packages
    4)Local channels
    5)DishHOME Protection Plan
    6)Additional television connections"

    Definitely a low/sneaky way of advertising it. To me, no price changes for 2009, means that. NO PRICE CHANGES.
    It should say no price changes on these services, but then they wouldnt fool anyone that way.
     
  8. dennispap

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    Well if at100 went up, i wouldnt say
    "DishFAMILY and other basic all-digital programming packages"

    Wouldnt AT100 be considered a basic package?
     
  9. BattleZone

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    Who cares what the marketing speak says? Everyone should know better than to believe the marketing at face value anyway (for any company, for any product).

    The fact is that Dish, and every other provider, raised rates for most packages, because the various networks that they get programming from raised their rates, and as anyone who has taken Intro to Business knows, price increases are always passed along to the customer. It is what it is. Arguing over the meaning of a marketing release isn't going to change your bill any...
     
  10. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Depends upon what you sign up for. I'm on the no-longer-available HD Absolute. That package and the 4-for-$40 for premiums stayed the same so my bill is unchanged.
     
  11. HobbyTalk

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    I just happened to get that email at it was formatted as such (dots added because the spaces are stripped out when posting).

    No Price Changes for 2009
    ......DISH Network HD programming packages – BronzeHD, SilverHD and GoldHD
    ......Most popular Premium movie channel packages
    ......DishFAMILY and other basic all-digital programming packages
    ......Local channels
    ......DishHOME Protection Plan
    ......Additional television connections

    So the formatting (bold and indents) would give a better indication that the indented items pertain to the bolded headline.
     
  12. dennispap

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    Correct. But like i posted above it should have said
    no price changes on these services,
    Funny how only No Price Changes for 2009 is in bold:nono2:
     

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