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Why doesn't Dish have the free HBO-Cinemax preview?

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#26 OFFLINE   jclewter79


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:21 PM

Verizon FiOS only unlocked HBO West and East. There was NO free Cinemax or free HBO-2, Zone, Comedy, etc. FiOS On Demand was also blocked for HBO.

What a joke.

Whats the joke? They turned on free premiums for you. Sounds like a good deal to me.
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#27 OFFLINE   mcss1985



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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:55 PM

a big :righton: and +1 for all the posts in here.

Like a bunch of you I too used the information I found in here, that I had no idea about, too get 3 months of HBO/Starz and a year of Max.

Did the online Chat for HBO/Starz, took about 2 minutes total and he auto canceled it for me in 3 months so I won't be charged.
Had to call CSR for Max just to give them credit card number for autopay, but even thought only took a few minutes and they knew exactly what I was talking about.

Been Enjoying the channels for a few days now.

Thanks all.

#28 OFFLINE   sorentodd45



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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:38 PM

Whats the joke? They turned on free premiums for you. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Actually I have Direct-TV; my friend is the one with Verizon.

I realize that the whole point of the free preview was to showcase HBO's Alzheimer's Project miniseries. But if other cable-satt providers can unlock all the HBO's, you would expect Verizon to do the same.

And the "what a joke" line is sort of an inside joke. Those in the Phoenix area would remember the Tony Femino sports talk show on KTAR. His sidekick (Larry) would always utter "what a joke" when a game got blacked out (or any other sports related matter that he didn't agree with).

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