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Contemplating the switch to Dish


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#21 OFFLINE   broeddog

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:41 PM

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

How do you order online and get two Hoppers without selecting a bunch of TVs? I want two Hoppers and two Joeys.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

Please PM me with additional questions and I would be happy to provide you the answers. You should be able to have 2 Hoppers and 2 Joeys installed. Please let me know. Thanks.

How do you order online and get two Hoppers without selecting a bunch of TVs? I want two Hoppers and two Joeys.



#25 OFFLINE   Ray C@DISH Network

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:10 PM

In answer to statement 2: all Joeys and Hoppers above the first Hopper (included with the programming package) are $7 per month. The same would apply to the Hopper/Joey as far as my statement on activation/deactivation of leased and owned receivers.

I answered question 3 in the earlier post. Thanks.

1. 720P/1080i currently. Dish SD is also way better than Direct's.
2. The Joeys are not true receivers. All tuning is done through the Hopper. I don't think your bill changes from 1 to 3 Joeys, but I could be wrong. Someone else can address that.
3. No idea.



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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

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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.


According to the DIRT rep on this forum, they won't. Too bad. I would have switched months ago -- and found myself exceedingly angry with the whole AMC thing. Perhaps there is a purpose to everything.
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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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