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#401 OFFLINE   RACJ2

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

Just received my new pricing and my bill went up 6.2%, from $96 to $102 (plus tax). What happened to the 4% that was mentioned by insiders? Still plan on suspending service for a month to offset the cost. Just have to wait now until the NHL season ends. At least I finally get HLN HD, which softens the blow.
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#402 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

I think that was an average. Some went up less (or not at all), others might have been more.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

Just received my new pricing and my bill went up 6.2%, from $96 to $102 (plus tax). What happened to the 4% that was mentioned by insiders? Still plan on suspending service for a month to offset the cost. Just have to wait now until the NHL season ends. At least I finally get HLN HD, which softens the blow.

Have you noticed that hln is getting more people to watch in fact they are beating CNN in the key demos now.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

Have you noticed that hln is getting more people to watch in fact they are beating CNN in the key demos now.


Just more of a reason that these channel content owners should be more flexible when they do the 'tango' for HD carriage.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

Just received my new pricing and my bill went up 6.2%, from $96 to $102 (plus tax). What happened to the 4% that was mentioned by insiders? Still plan on suspending service for a month to offset the cost. Just have to wait now until the NHL season ends. At least I finally get HLN HD, which softens the blow.


On average they went up 4.5%. Some went up 2%, some went up 6%, some went up 4%, and every permutation you can imagine.

That's before tax, as well. Some states have no satellite tax, some do.

If you have DVR service and HBO, you went up $4. Someone without DVR and HBO, they went up $0...just to use a very quick example on how different it can be from one customer to the next.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

It is possible to have hd equipment and no HD if you live in a mpeg4 local market(ex 72degrees locals). I such cases you only get locals in HD.


Yes
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

IIRC, weren't several of the "Free HD for Life" offers from Dish only free for the life of the agreement (2 years) and not actually free for the life of the service?

No.

HD FREE For Life® Offer.

HD FREE for Life® offer: $10/mo HD fee waived for life of current account. Requires continuous enrollment in AutoPay with Paperless Billing. Must maintain minimum qualifying monthly programming, including America's Top 120 or DishLATINO Plus. If qualifying service is terminated prior to end of agreement period, a cancellation fee of $10.00 per cancelled month of service will apply.

In my case, I didn't even have to submit to autopay or paperless billing.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

Guess the "advanced receiver fee" is $25.

So my Bill increased $12.
Much worse then I thought.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

Guess the "advanced receiver fee" is $25.

So my Bill increased $12.
Much worse then I thought.


For one receiver? Good grief!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

That is for newer accounts and rolls up the HD fee, MRV and DVR.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:24 AM

HD/DVR fee was $20, but you recieved a $10 discount with auto pay. I don't know what the new DVR fee is, because their press release was so unclear.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:43 AM

Is it $25 now? and that includes your HD fee? I thought per their press release it was going up $3 not $5? what happened?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

Is it $25 now? and that includes your HD fee? I thought per their press release it was going up $3 not $5? what happened?

If I read correctly the $3 increase was for customers within their promotional period. At the end of the promotional period the fee is $25.

As noted early in the thread (copied from the bill insert):

Advanced Receiver fee $25/mo. reduced by a $2.00 bill credit for each month that Advanced Receiver fee is active during its promotional period.


Here are all the receiver fees (after promotional period):

Advanced Receiver-DVR fee ($10/mo.) required for DVR lease. Advanced Receiver-HD fee ($10/mo.) required for HD Receiver lease. Advanced Receiver fee ($25/mo.) required for Advanced Whole-Home DVR, HD DVR and TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV lease. TiVo service fee ($5/mo.) required for TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV lease. If you have 2 Receivers and/or one Receiver and a Client/Enabled TV/Device, the fee is $6/mo. For the 3rd and each additional Receiver and/or Client/Enabled TV/Device on your account, you are charged an additional fee of $6/mo. per Receiver, Client and/or Enabled TV/Device.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

Damn need an attorney to make sense of any of that....So I'm paying $10 now for my Genie (after $10 credit for auto pay) and $6 for my 2 additional clients....$22 extra a month. It will be going to $25 a month and then after 2 years to $27 a month? Is that correct? And when I lose the $10 credit for auto pay after my first 2 years it will be $37, not $27? Is that correct? If that's the case that's unaccepatable and I will be looking for some kind of credit from them or switching back to Dish Network.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

Damn need an attorney to make sense of any of that....So I'm paying $10 now for my Genie (after $10 credit for auto pay) and $6 for my 2 additional clients....$22 extra a month. It will be going to $25 a month and then after 2 years to $27 a month? Is that correct? And when I lose the $10 credit for auto pay after my first 2 years it will be $37, not $27? Is that correct? If that's the case that's unaccepatable and I will be looking for some kind of credit from them or switching back to Dish Network.

Go back and do your math again it looks like you added $10 twice. $27 sounds right but not the 37.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

The $37 would refer to losing my $10 current credit for HD that ends after 2 years. Which I didn't even know they charged for HD until I came to this site. They never told me. I thought the $20 charge was all for DVR. Anyway looks like it's going up $3 and after my 2 year committment $5 unless they decide to pile on with more increases next year. Get a bit out of hand with the DVR fee's and need to kill off the charge for HD once and for all. The programming increase for Choice of $1 is more than fair. They are killing us on the equipment fee's and HD fee's.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

The best place to start would be to look at your bill. If it was processed after February 7th it should have the new rates. If not you may have to wait until the next bill to find out where you stand.

The rates, fees and credits will be listed on the bill. What is showing on your bill?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

For one receiver? Good grief!


No, it's for the entire house. The fee is actually $23 because there is a $2 offsetting credit. It is going up $3.00 from 2012 due to the DVR fee increase, etc. It's basically the same as having


HD $10
DVR $10
MRV $3

Total = $23


Some customers have these services line item by line item, others of a more recent starting date have them all bundled into one service called the Advanced Receiver Fee.

http://www.directv.c...Increase_GM.pdf

"*Advanced Receiver increase of $3.00/mo. applicable only to customers with Advanced Receiver service, an account activation after 2/8/2012, and will be reflected as $23.00/mo. after a $2.00 offsetting bill credit for each month that Advanced Receiver fee is active during its promotional period."

Edited by Satelliteracer, 11 February 2013 - 12:11 AM.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

Damn need an attorney to make sense of any of that....So I'm paying $10 now for my Genie (after $10 credit for auto pay) and $6 for my 2 additional clients....$22 extra a month. It will be going to $25 a month and then after 2 years to $27 a month? Is that correct? And when I lose the $10 credit for auto pay after my first 2 years it will be $37, not $27? Is that correct? If that's the case that's unaccepatable and I will be looking for some kind of credit from them or switching back to Dish Network.


Your $6 lease fee is totally separate, nothing to do with the advanced receiver fee.

Your bill is going up $3 in this area making the TOTAL of $23 net assuming you came on the date posted in the link I just gave. But since you have a $10 credit right now for auto bill pay, you're actually at $13. So it's only a $3 NET increase there. Obviously when your auto bill pay credit goes away, you will see that portion of the bill go up. Not sure how long you have that credit for.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

Is it $25 now? and that includes your HD fee? I thought per their press release it was going up $3 not $5? what happened?


Customers starting AFTER 2/7/2013 it is going up $5 to $25. Customers prior, goes up $5 but has a $2 offsetting credit to make the net increase only $3.

Nothing has changed.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

My billing period typically runs from the 31st or 1st of the month, so price increases usually take effect on February 28 or March 1. Consequently, my last bill, covering January 31 thru February 28 charged the 2012 rates.

Today I happened to be on the DirecTV website and noticed a retroactive charge of $1.33. Much to my surprise, DirecTV applied the regional sports fee to my account effective February 9. Now I know under the new price structure I have to pay the fee, but I can't figure out why I have to start paying it 3 weeks earlier than the other 2013 pricing changes.

Before I get bombarded with don't complain, it's only $1.33 etc., I know that. I'd just like to understand the reasoning used to apply this charge before the other new prices are effective on my account.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Yes, the Tivo fee is a different charge then the DIRECTV advanced receiver/DVR charge.


I thought that this was interesting. When I look at "My Account: My Equipment", under "My Services", I see:

TiVo Service $5.00 Currently Activated

But when I look online at my last statement I don't see this fee. I see:

CHOICE Monthly 64.99
Advanced Receiver-HD Monthly 10.00
Advanced Receiver-DVR Monthly 10.00
Additional TV 6.00
Additional TV 6.00

all as expected. At the risk of having a fee identified that I am supposed to be charged but am not, why does the TiVo fee show up in one place but not the other?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Haha...believe that if you wish.


Harsh was right. DirecTV always seems to follow DISH.

Why do you think they came up with that lame name for an HD DVR (Genie)?

Can you spell H-O-P-P-E-R-? :lol:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Harsh was right. DirecTV always seems to follow DISH.

Why do you think they came up with that lame name for an HD DVR (Genie)?

Can you spell H-O-P-P-E-R-? :lol:

DirecTV might be slower in system equipment but they are light speeds ahead in sports and HD programing.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

i like the name genie and clients better than hopper and joeys...anyway i got it its going up $3 now and another $2 in a year....ouch!!!!!!
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