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Dish doesn't try to keep customers. Dish offered me 10 bux off a month for a year!


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#1 OFFLINE   Conway

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:51 PM

Well as of 8/26 I will no longer be a dishnetwork customer. I will be directv only. I am not under a contract and I am shocked that all dish offered to keep me as a customer is 10 dollars off my bill for 12 mos. WOW and I like dish service too but the fees are just to high! What kind of deals has dish offered yall to stay?
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:08 PM

Yeah, I know how you feel. My supermarket won't give me any free groceries,
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#3 OFFLINE   Conway

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

hahaha.. yeah they are real tight these days. I figured since I spend 200 bucks a month I thought they might have atleast given me 20 bux a month off.. But i haven't looked at the new customer deals either though
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:33 PM

Call your electric company. Tell them you want a discount or you'll disconnect and buy a generator.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:35 PM

What fees are you paying with Dish? Although it is your money (:)), why do you have both if you do not mind me asking? If you have both services, do you need the highest tiers for both? If you have multiple boxes with both, can you do with one Dish box for 2 TVs (if you have a Duo)? I am just trying to understand and see if you may be able to downgrade your package or/and your equipment.

I suppose the best questions would be:

1. What do you want to pay?
2. How many boxes do you need (especially if you have more than one service)?
3. What are your "must" channels?

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:56 PM

well i like things from both provider. Directv has abc fam hd and amc hd. I love directv's hr24 and Hr34 receivers. I enjoy sirius satellite radio. I have the vip922 I love the sling and external hd function. The fam prefers dish. so I just ended up with both. Directv whole home solution is a true whole home vs dish's hopper. we have at250 hd for life. 6 mos half off premium.. protection plan vip 922 a 722 and two vip612.. and with dtv we have a hr34 and hr24. My dtv bill is 25 bux and dish is 175 or so. we have lots of friend referrals with dtv is why that bill is so low. . so i have scheduled dtv to add more receivers on 8/31
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:14 PM

Good grief! I wish I could afford that combination. If I could afford that, I wouldn't need $10 off of anything.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:17 PM

As I always say... everyone should ask for a deal, why not? Ask and ye might receive.

But NEVER expect... never expect...

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:45 AM

Please PM your account number to me so I can review your account to see how I can assist you further. Please let me know. Thanks.

Well as of 8/26 I will no longer be a dishnetwork customer. I will be directv only. I am not under a contract and I am shocked that all dish offered to keep me as a customer is 10 dollars off my bill for 12 mos. WOW and I like dish service too but the fees are just to high! What kind of deals has dish offered yall to stay?



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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:17 AM

Our Dish bill is $51/month but there are no deals or discounts involved in that price. There is a lower priced package than that (maybe two.)

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:52 AM

good point about expecting. :-)
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:58 AM

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:18 AM

At that rate if you're using both DBS services you might as well put a shop-vac nozzle in your wallet.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

well i like things from both provider. Directv has abc fam hd and amc hd. I love directv's hr24 and Hr34 receivers. I enjoy sirius satellite radio. I have the vip922 I love the sling and external hd function. The fam prefers dish. so I just ended up with both. Directv whole home solution is a true whole home vs dish's hopper. we have at250 hd for life. 6 mos half off premium.. protection plan vip 922 a 722 and two vip612.. and with dtv we have a hr34 and hr24. My dtv bill is 25 bux and dish is 175 or so. we have lots of friend referrals with dtv is why that bill is so low. . so i have scheduled dtv to add more receivers on 8/31


We also like Sirius XM. The lowest packs for it recently changed. America's Top 120 ($44.99/month) and Dish Latino Clasico ($32.99/month) are the minimum packages for Sirius XM. I do not think the Sirius XM channels are in Dish America as per Dish's lineup card for it. We actually went from AT250 to Dish Latino Dos for this very reason when Dish Latino Dos ($44.99/month) was the minimum for Sirius XM at the time along with the $5/month Encore Movie Pack.

Why not keep at least the 922 or the 722 to have the Sling feature. The 722 is probably a little cheaper a month. I am not sure if the 922 ever had the TV2 feature added. I do think the guide on the 922 looks nice. I think the 922 has a higher DVR fee.

You must know many people to have a DirecTV bill that low. We found Dish to be cheaper than DirecTV especially in terms of base package prices. What will happen when the discounts go away? Just something to think about.

Maybe you should look at channel lineup cards to see what best fits the needs of you and your family:
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After keeping that in mind, I suggest thinking about the channels that you want to watch and "must have." Please compare channel lineup cards:

Dish: DISH Channels and Programming | DISH TV Guide | MyDISH Customer Support
DirecTV: www.att.com/Common/PDF/DIRECTV_English_Channel_Lineup.pdf

Currently, I honestly feel that Dish is usually cheaper especially in terms of base prices. I also find that Dish has several package options.

Welcome Pack $14.99 (usually not for first-time customers)
Dish Latino Basico $22.99
Family $24.99
Dish Latino Clasico $32.99
Dish America $34.99 "HD-only"
Dish Latino Plus $37.99 [starting package in Dish Latino eligible for HD Free for Life]
America's Top 120 $44.99 [starting package in America's Top eligible for HD Free for Life]
Dish Latino Dos $44.99
America's Top 120 Plus $49.99
Dish America Silver $49.99
Dish Latino Max $57.99
America's Top 200 $59.99
Dish America Gold $59.99
America's Top 250 $69.99
America's "Everything" Pak $104.99

DVR: $6/month (Note: 211 HD Solo receivers do not have a DVR fee and can optionally be integrated into DVRs with an external hard drive and a one-time $40 fee that covers all 211s on the account.)

(I was going to post the Dish pricing calculator, but the site seems to be down for some strange reason. Here is the site if it does become available or if it is just not coming up for me: http://commercial.di...or/default.aspx )

DirecTV comes across as being more costly when looking solely at base prices:

Select Classic $41.99 (retention)
Entertainment $54.99
Choice $63.99
Choice Xtra $68.99
Choice Ultimate $74.99
Premier $119.99

DVR: $8/month

Edited by Mojo Jojo, 28 July 2012 - 12:16 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

Thanks for listing those in this discussion. I also want to add one observation as a long time Dish Customer.

Since being a member of this Forum, I have not gone a calendar year without getting some extra benefits - usually a premium free for three months, but sometimes more complex savings.

Right now, for instance, one possible extra is the Gold Promotion being discussed in this thread.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:22 AM

They offered me $15 off a month for 12 months, after I basically turned down $10 off. That's $5 more than their current offer for new customers, but I didn't have to sign a contract. Seemed pretty fair to me. My main complaint with Dish is no ESPNU in HD. Not sure how much longer I can put up with that. I might have to switch to DTV and their higher rates so I can watch ESPNU in HD.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:29 AM

well i like things from both provider. Directv has abc fam hd and amc hd. I love directv's hr24 and Hr34 receivers. I enjoy sirius satellite radio. I have the vip922 I love the sling and external hd function. The fam prefers dish. so I just ended up with both. Directv whole home solution is a true whole home vs dish's hopper. we have at250 hd for life. 6 mos half off premium.. protection plan vip 922 a 722 and two vip612.. and with dtv we have a hr34 and hr24. My dtv bill is 25 bux and dish is 175 or so. we have lots of friend referrals with dtv is why that bill is so low. . so i have scheduled dtv to add more receivers on 8/31


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

well I work at a local cable company. cable is not available where i live and everyone around here has to get a dish or put up a tv antenna to get tv. dish really needs to get in check with their receiver fees.. 17 dollars a month just for a a duo and 10 for a vip 612. i wish they would simply just give you a flat fee of 8 dollars for dvr and 6 dollars per extra receiver. directv can do it. why not dish. one thing i can say i don't have to worry about thinking i wish i had the other service. Haha. plus electronics is my hobby
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

well I work at a local cable company. cable is not available where i live and everyone around here has to get a dish or put up a tv antenna to get tv. dish really needs to get in check with their receiver fees.. 17 dollars a month just for a a duo and 10 for a vip 612. i wish they would simply just give you a flat fee of 8 dollars for dvr and 6 dollars per extra receiver. directv can do it. why not dish. one thing i can say i don't have to worry about thinking i wish i had the other service. Haha. plus electronics is my hobby

To be fair, these are second receiver fees and the fees for the new Hopper/Joey are more in line for what you request.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:22 PM

I looked into the hopper but there are 5 tv's in the home that would be watching a different channel most times. so the kids would have a fit if they can't watch nick etc....so technically it would require two hoppers and 3 joeys to make it work.
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