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Cinemax Penny Promo still going on?


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#21 OFFLINE   GrumpyBear

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:03 PM

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Cinemax for a penny just went offline for me today.
Will check the bill, but the guide they disappeared, unless I look at all channels and they are green, oh well. I did go online to make sure via chat I am not being charged for them, I am not, but I will wait for the bill 1st.

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#22 OFFLINE   boba

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:13 PM

Got home from work yesterday and checked Cinemax, it was still on. Called DISH I guess I went to India, after talking to 2 idiots I hung up and called again. Requested Tech support and got an American and some answers, My account has again been debited .01 for another year of Cinemax. He explained the promotion was supposed to end but some customers are being billed by the computer and DISH so far is honoring it. Seems to be another DISH GLITCH but as long as it is in my favor I won't complain. I still wouldn't pay for Cinemax but if it is being given to me I won't refuse it. Well that is my update, should I call and double check?:):):)


MY update, MAY bill had a $12.99 charge for Cinemax. DISH now claims the 1 cent is being charged at the end of the year.

#23 OFFLINE   karrank%

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:44 PM

Subscribe to Cinamax. MLB is an another matter.


Thanks, I'm fine with what I have for the moment ('til the contract expires) --there's enough good to balance out the rest. Just put off by being extended the offer only to have it yanked away. Doesn't instill confidence in this (newish) user.

In the grand scheme of things, not an item of concern.

#24 OFFLINE   EntropyByDesign

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:59 PM

I contact Dish CS yesterday with live chat and had them remove Cinemax. My first year is almost up and it was going to show up on the bill. I had tried the website to remove it and the $5 fee showed up, so instead I went the CS route. They promised the fee wouldn't be on my bill. We'll see. Anyway live chat works well if anyone is having trouble removing Cinemax.

#25 OFFLINE   Link

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:51 PM

They finally started charging me $12.99 and I used the live chat to remove it and I took off autopay as well since the rewards for it are gone.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:47 PM

I'm still getting it. I had it with the "2 year" Absolute promo, which is about to expire. Do I need to keep HBO to keep the Cinemax for the 1 cent deal (before my 2 years is up)? I'm thinking of dropping all my movie channels and signing up for Netfix over the Wii. $9/mo. seems like a MUCH better deal for "video on demand". But if I can keep getting Max for 1 cent, I plan to keep it until they start charging.

Ooops, just looked at my online bill. Says they'll be adding $13 for Max starting next bill. The current bill shows 6/24/10 to 7/23/10, does that mean I have until 7/23 to drop Max? Definitely going the streaming method starting next month!

Edited by tcatdbs, 14 June 2010 - 03:56 PM.


#27 OFFLINE   SaltiDawg

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:55 PM

Yesterday (4/15/2010) I received a letter from Dish saying my 1 cent Cinemax Promo was ending next month and that they would be charging my account $12.99/month starting with next bill.

I did an on-line chat to cancel Cinemax and the rep gave me an additional year for a penny.
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UPDATE The $12 monthly charge was not removed and indeed appeared again this month. I called, received credit for the $12 X 2 but there will be no 1 Cent/year renewal.

#28 OFFLINE   mlcarson

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:44 PM

Is the Cinemax for a penny deal available to new subscribers??? I'm debating on subscribing to Dish.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:23 PM

Is the Cinemax for a penny deal available to new subscribers??? I'm debating on subscribing to Dish.


No


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