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#251 OFFLINE   Hunter844

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:47 PM

Yes I get these did not go up, but still its like smacking your intelligence in the face. They made it front and center in the email like look, good news no price increases, this email didn't say anything about the ones that did go up. Thats all :)


That's about when I got on the internet to log in to my account to see how much the price increase was.

Maybe here in 10 or 30 years...I'll be able to get Fi0S here or at least have that option. Right now the only other decent alternative is cable called Suddenlink and it's so lame they don't even have HD channels yet. No thanks.

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#252 OFFLINE   dkutz

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:10 PM

Ok Riddle me this. I just bumped to 250 last month looked a tthe bill and its broken up this way
classic gold 250 = 10.00
DishDVR classic silver $57.99
total $67.99

Why am I getting charged the gold price for the silver and then ANOTHER $10 on top of that??

#253 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:49 PM

Ok Riddle me this. I just bumped to 250 last month looked a tthe bill and its broken up this way
classic gold 250 = 10.00
DishDVR classic silver $57.99
total $67.99

Why am I getting charged the gold price for the silver and then ANOTHER $10 on top of that??


You're not, the price for DishDVR Advantage Classic Gold is $67.99. They way they have it broken down is confusing but pretty typical of the way they do it now. At least they are charging you the right price.


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#254 OFFLINE   javaman

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:06 AM

Did they jack up the price $5 for people with just one DVR?

I'm no longer saving $5.98 for my DishDVR Advantage. It lists $0.98.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:57 AM

Did they jack up the price $5 for people with just one DVR?

I'm no longer saving $5.98 for my DishDVR Advantage. It lists $0.98.


No I didn't see a dime increase.:D

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:01 PM

No I didn't see a dime increase.:D


Prior to the price increase, the DishDVR Advantage packages were prices $5.98 per month less than a comparable package with DVR service & local channels.

With the new pricing, the DDA packages are now $0.98 per month less than the comparable packages.

Their "Classic" packages went up $3, and some of their DDA packages went up $8.

So, yes, the DDA packages went up a lot more than the "Classic" packages.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:08 PM

I have the 250 package with locals and without taxes my rates jumped $8

Should I be getting charged an extra $5 this month when I only have the 1 DVR? It's the dual tuner 520 which over the years I've had a phone line hooked up to so they waived the DVR fee. Now with the rate change it seems they're charging me as though I have more than 1 DVR. :confused:

#258 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 05:27 PM

The DVR Advantage packages were price frozen last year so they are reflecting the two year increase. Non DDA customers got the rest of the increase last year.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 01:35 AM

I've been trying to save my monthly bill on Dish for awhile.

I just have one TV with Vip622 DVR, which I had since 2006.
I just switched to TurboHD Silver since I rarely watch SD program.

My latest bill: Leased Rec. Fee---------- 7.00
DVR Serv. Fee------------ 5.98
TurboHD Silver w Locals--- 44.99

I am saving close to $9.00 from my previous bill. I don't have any
commitment with Dish right now. I may upgrade Vip622 later. I am
happy with everything except Lease Rec Fee of $ 7.00
I've had this Vip622 DVR for almost 3 yrs already and I think I paid
enough Leased Rec Fee on this one! And HDMI port is not working
anymore! :mad: Any possible way to get rid of this fee?

I'd appreciate expert opinions.

#260 OFFLINE   newsman

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 02:01 AM

Even if you buy your own receiver, they are going to charge you a monthly fee. I own my receivers and I get charged $7.00/month for my 211.

I've been trying to save my monthly bill on Dish for awhile.

I just have one TV with Vip622 DVR, which I had since 2006.
I just switched to TurboHD Silver since I rarely watch SD program.

My latest bill: Leased Rec. Fee---------- 7.00
DVR Serv. Fee------------ 5.98
TurboHD Silver w Locals--- 44.99

I am saving close to $9.00 from my previous bill. I don't have any
commitment with Dish right now. I may upgrade Vip622 later. I am
happy with everything except Lease Rec Fee of $ 7.00
I've had this Vip622 DVR for almost 3 yrs already and I think I paid
enough Leased Rec Fee on this one! And HDMI port is not working
anymore! :mad: Any possible way to get rid of this fee?

I'd appreciate expert opinions.



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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:14 AM

I've been trying to save my monthly bill on Dish for awhile.

I just have one TV with Vip622 DVR, which I had since 2006.
I just switched to TurboHD Silver since I rarely watch SD program.

My latest bill: Leased Rec. Fee---------- 7.00
DVR Serv. Fee------------ 5.98
TurboHD Silver w Locals--- 44.99

I am saving close to $9.00 from my previous bill. I don't have any
commitment with Dish right now. I may upgrade Vip622 later. I am
happy with everything except Lease Rec Fee of $ 7.00
I've had this Vip622 DVR for almost 3 yrs already and I think I paid
enough Leased Rec Fee on this one! And HDMI port is not working
anymore! :mad: Any possible way to get rid of this fee?

I'd appreciate expert opinions.


You only have one tv and one receiver? I was under the impression that you only paid the lease fee/additional receiver fee for the second receiver and up. I always thought that your first receivers fee was included in the package price at least that's how it's always worked on my bill. I never had an additional lease fee until I upgraded and had a second tv hooked up.


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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:20 AM

You only have one tv and one receiver? I was under the impression that you only paid the lease fee/additional receiver fee for the second receiver and up. I always thought that your first receivers fee was included in the package price at least that's how it's always worked on my bill. I never had an additional lease fee until I upgraded and had a second tv hooked up.

DISH'n It Up existing customer upgrades done prior to about Feb '08 always had a lease fee. That meant that even as the only receiver on the account, the lease fee applied. If avman7 were to upgrade NOW, and get a 722 for the 622, he'd reduce his monthly bill by $7/month. But commit to 24 months. Might be better to wait for a 922 if that's what he had in mind for down the road. It is only for the past year that existing customer upgrade rules for the 1st receiver always being included with the ATxxx package matched the rules always in effect for new customers.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:13 PM

Thanks for replies.

It sounds like Vip 922 is very impressive. As long as it's affordable I will probably
wait and upgrade later this year.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:42 PM

If you don't want to upgrade now it might be worth calling dish and trying to get the fee removed since they don't charge it for new upgrades anymore.




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