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Contemplating the switch to Dish


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#26 OFFLINE   skatingrocker17

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:32 PM

I PM'd you Ray. Hopefully you can answer all my questions. Thanks

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:46 AM

I've been doing a lot of research and am about to make the move. But I need to figure out what my total monthly cost will be. I'm going for the AT250 package with Hopper and 3 Joeys. Besides the promotion price of $39 a month for the first year, what other charges will there be per month?

Direct charges quite a few and I just want to be prepared.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:01 AM

It should be $10 for the DVR and Multi-Room Viewing and $21 for the lease of the 3 Joeys in addition to the subscription fee you noted.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:40 AM

I've been doing a lot of research and am about to make the move. But I need to figure out what my total monthly cost will be. I'm going for the AT250 package with Hopper and 3 Joeys. Besides the promotion price of $39 a month for the first year, what other charges will there be per month?

Direct charges quite a few and I just want to be prepared.

Thanks!


i would go with 2 Hoppers and 2 joeys if i was you.
same monthly fee

#30 OFFLINE   skatingrocker17

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

I'm going to call them today and see how much it would be. I'll post back with the price I get. I'm going for 2 Hoppers, 2 Joeys and the AT250.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:28 PM

They said it'd be $75 for the first year and about $30 thereafter. The lady also said I'd probably just have to pay $99 for the additional Hopper. I'm pretty sure the DirecTV isn't costing $105 but I'll have to double check on that. Their call center is LOUD, I could hear multiple phone calls in the background. It makes TWCs sound good. Now I just need to call DirecTV and see if my contract (which it is) is up so I can cancel it.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

I just had a chat with a customer service rep at Dish. They told me there is no charge for a Hopper per month, and $7 per month for each Joey. Is that right? Would be great if true. I just have a hard time believing that....Please confirm.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:37 PM

I just had a chat with a customer service rep at Dish. They told me there is no charge for a Hopper per month, and $7 per month for each Joey. Is that right? Would be great if true. I just have a hard time believing that....Please confirm.

The FIRST receiver, whether it be a Hopper or a traditional receiver, is free. Additional receivers are charged.

If one has two hoppers one will pay $7 per month for the second hopper (plus $7 per month for each Joey).

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:31 AM

So to get my total monthly charge for first year I just add however many extra receivers (Joeys) I have to the package price and that's it...correct? Any more "hidden" charges I should know about?

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:44 PM

There are about $10 more in monthly charges, plus tax ... plus if you want more than one Hopper or more than three Joeys there are additional one time fees.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:14 AM

Ray, He's a prospective customer. He's not likely to have an account yet. ;)


:confused:I'm curently with DTV and was wondering if Dish helps you to get out of the contract with DTV. I had Dish up until 1/15/12 and went with DTV but Dish had more basic HD content. I never had any problems with Dish at all. I know that DTV used to give and $200 gift card to get out of the Dish contract. Thanks for the answers.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:40 AM

:confused:I'm curently with DTV and was wondering if Dish helps you to get out of the contract with DTV. I had Dish up until 1/15/12 and went with DTV but Dish had more basic HD content. I never had any problems with Dish at all. I know that DTV used to give and $200 gift card to get out of the Dish contract. Thanks for the answers.


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:33 AM

I'm feeling reallly dumb at this point. Still trying to get my total charges per month if I switch from Direct to Dish. I really like the idea of the Hopper, and I think I'll save money per month even after the first year. So, if I'm going to get the Top 250 package I will pay $39.99 a month for the first year. If I get a Hopper and 3 Joeys, how much will I add to my bill to get the total (not counting tax)? Is it $21 total or $31 total more per month. (Is there a $10 per month Whole House DVR charge)? Other than that, am I leaving anythin else off? I currently have Choice Xtra Classic and HBO with 2 HD DVRs at Direct. I also have the HD package and pay for the service plan. My total bill there is $105 a month after discounts.

Also, after the first 3 months at Dish I will have to pay for a movie service. How much do they charge for HBO, Showtime or Starz a month?

Sorry for so many questions. I just want to have all my ducks in a row before I make the change.

Thanks!

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:12 AM

You would be much better of with 2 Hoppers and 2 Joeys. The box fees would be the same - $6 DVR fee, $4 Whole home fee, $7 x 3 for additional boxes = total fees of $31. As anew customer, you should get HD free for life. There is also a Blockbuster/HD package for $10 that includes a group of HD only channels, Blockbuster video and one DVD at a time by mail. Look on the website for HBO charge after freebies.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

I just switched today from DirecTV (9 years) to DISH.

So far I'm liking the Hopper and Joeys.

Much better response times than my old HRs.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:16 AM

I just switched today from DirecTV (9 years) to DISH.

So far I'm liking the Hopper and Joeys.

Much better response times than my old HRs.


:D I was with Dish for two years, dropped them and went with DTV, and now I'm coming back to Dish. DTV foot drags when it comes to releasing the basic HD channels. They're concerened about rsn's and crap like that so I said the heck with them. I have been gone from Dish about 6 months and now I'm back with all the new customer promotions including the Hopper and 1 Joey. I'm glad I made the switch even if it means no AMC for awhile.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:47 AM

:D I was with Dish for two years, dropped them and went with DTV, and now I'm coming back to Dish. DTV foot drags when it comes to releasing the basic HD channels. They're concerened about rsn's and crap like that so I said the heck with them. I have been gone from Dish about 6 months and now I'm back with all the new customer promotions including the Hopper and 1 Joey. I'm glad I made the switch even if it means no AMC for awhile.


Don't hold your breath if you think AMC is coming back. It will be back when MLB Extra Innings and VOOM come back

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

Don't hold your breath if you think AMC is coming back. It will be back when MLB Extra Innings and VOOM come back



It's always nice to predict,but stranger things can happen,I would just say wait and see.;):D




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