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Hopper with Sling upgrade fees


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#26 OFFLINE   some guy

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

i was just someone who noticed the info in your posts was inconsistent/incorrect and said something about it.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

I would reserve my answer to that time when the Hopper 2 will hit shelves.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Reserve my answer about the official name of the new Hopper model? I give up going back and forth with you, waste of time.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

OK, first, I could not care less about whether it's called a Hopper 2 or Hopper with Sling or Super Duper Hooper Hopper. ;)

But - I was planning to upgrade from my 722 + 2 612s setup to a two Hopper/one Joey setup in later January. Seems silly to not go with the latest and greatest, but would it really cost me $200-300? And is that per Hopper????

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

just wait for first wave - there should be a promotion for such customers as you ... so it could be your for free;
question is: when the H2 will hit the shelves ?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

just wait for first wave - there should be a promotion for such customers as you ... so it could be your for free;
question is: when the H2 will hit the shelves ?

I read the end of the this month.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

stop squeezing that things ! :D or we will get H2 tomorrow :D:D:D

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

We can start activating H2's on the 17th. Pricing is $200 to $300 per
H2 for upgrades. For new customers subscribing to AT120 or higher 1st H2 is free, a 2nd H2 will be $199. Up to 3 free joeys will still be free for most.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

I find it interesting on Dish's part to alienate the base by charging a blanket seemingly exorbitant rate. Trolling for new customers by giving the stuff away is one thing but pissing off the beta testers and faithful here and elsewhere is another. I'm hopeful this will even out on a case by case basis for upgrades.... as it has in the past.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

We can start activating H2's on the 17th. Pricing is $200 to $300 per
H2 for upgrades. For new customers subscribing to AT120 or higher 1st H2 is free, a 2nd H2 will be $199. Up to 3 free joeys will still be free for most.


Hmmm. I'm paying over $100 per month, AT250, HBO, etc. If Dish wants to charge me over $600 to upgrade from my 722 and 2 612s to their latest Hopper technology, they may as well email me DirectTV's phone number - I assume they'll give me their latest technology for a lot less.

$600 to move up to the new DVRs is a real "screw you, existing customer" from Dish. (Oh, I forgot, this is the company that "cares" so much for their customers.)

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:22 AM

My suggestion would be to WAIT until the receivers are available then work with DIRT.

Despite the higher "list price" for current customers, DIRT has been able to work out better deals for customers in good standing.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

I just bought a Roku HD for 50 bucks. Very nice for streaming a lot of free "stuff". Really nice if you have Amazon Prime, actually has your watchlist (where many smart TV's don't). Had too many problems streaming Dish stuff. Have one Sling adapter for on the road DVR streaming.


Back when Dish was fighting with AMC wife called and complained to Dish she was missing her shows and Dish sent us a Free Roku HD plus credited our account $35 so she could buy her shows off Amazon.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

you are and your wife not only one who get the free Roku small box ;)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

Now this is just a great line ...

Seems to ignoring anything what is not posted by you and pretending you are the one who knows everything related to echo equipment... I don't get.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Now this is just a great line ...


Agreed, makes perfect sense as always. Especially from someone who seems to always need to have the final word/post. Going as far as telling someone to not disturb a thread when i was confirming a posters idea because he was the last poster,weird dude in my opinion. Or if someone posts something he isn't sure of or posts info he doesn't have, regardless of the fact he has no idea about the posters validity, he argues it or says the poster is in some imaginary world. But it's cool, he's boss so ill keep an eye on my posts and make sure I get the P Smith seal of approval before posting,

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

I think a good percentage of my posts were followed up by a P Smith post. This string really made me LOL.

Agreed, makes perfect sense as always. Especially from someone who seems to always need to have the final word/post. Going as far as telling someone to not disturb a thread when i was confirming a posters idea because he was the last poster,weird dude in my opinion. Or if someone posts something he isn't sure of or posts info he doesn't have, regardless of the fact he has no idea about the posters validity, he argues it or says the poster is in some imaginary world. But it's cool, he's boss so ill keep an eye on my posts and make sure I get the P Smith seal of approval before posting,


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

I think a good percentage of my posts were followed up by a P Smith post. This string really made me LOL.


Mine as well

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

So, I just saw a Dirt member post in another part of the board that they do not have the ability to discount the new Hopper with Sling.

Does this mean that upgrading from my 722/612/612 to two Hoppers with Slings and a Joey would require me to pay $600+????? Is this just a way to keep all the Hoppers with Slings reserved for new customers?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

So, I just saw a Dirt member post in another part of the board that they do not have the ability to discount the new Hopper with Sling.

Does this mean that upgrading from my 722/612/612 to two Hoppers with Slings and a Joey would require me to pay $600+????? Is this just a way to keep all the Hoppers with Slings reserved for new customers?


That means they can "work out a special deal". I think most upgrades for hopper w sling are between $200-300 depending on your account. They can offer you what your account qualifies for just like any Dish phone or chat agent. I'm sure they were getting asked left and right if DIRT could do special favors or extra discounts.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

That means they can "work out a special deal". I think most upgrades for hopper w sling are between $200-300 depending on your account. They can offer you what your account qualifies for just like any Dish phone or chat agent. I'm sure they were getting asked left and right if DIRT could do special favors or extra discounts.


Actually, the DIRT rep made it very clear they have no authorization to do any discounts on Hopper with Sling upgrades. Which I am assuming means Dish is holding the line on discounts.

I'd be interested in whether anyone is getting any discounts on upgrades.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

Actually, the DIRT rep made it very clear they have no authorization to do any discounts on Hopper with Sling upgrades. Which I am assuming means Dish is holding the line on discounts.

I'd be interested in whether anyone is getting any discounts on upgrades.


I think that depends on what you mean. They can offer the price your account is eligible for($200/$300) they just can't go any further with it. They couldn't offer any special discounts when Hopper2000 launched last year either. They are required to follow company policy like all other reps.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

I think that depends on what you mean. They can offer the price your account is eligible for($200/$300) they just can't go any further with it. They couldn't offer any special discounts when Hopper2000 launched last year either. They are required to follow company policy like all other reps.


Well, yeah - my point is that it looks like Dish is setting the upgrade price for current users (and we are higher end package, well over $100 per month, never missed a payment, etc. etc.) at around $200-300 per Hopper w/ Sling. The upgrade price for the original Hopper was $100, and a Dirt rep was able to make it $50, so my upgrade to two Hoppers was only $100 vs. what looks to be $600 for the HwS.

So my guess is that Dish is wanting to make sure they have plenty of HwSs in stock and are reserving them for new customers, since I doubt many current users are going to spend $300 or $600 for an upgrade.

Sucks to be a current customer. ;)

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Could you get away with 1 Hws? I thought I heard that's DISH's policy right now, limit 1 leased HWS. I could be wrong but I recall hearing that. I have one of each and I don't see a need as of right now that would compel me to get a second HWS.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

Agreed, makes perfect sense as always. Especially from someone who seems to always need to have the final word/post. Going as far as telling someone to not disturb a thread when i was confirming a posters idea because he was the last poster,weird dude in my opinion. Or if someone posts something he isn't sure of or posts info he doesn't have, regardless of the fact he has no idea about the posters validity, he argues it or says the poster is in some imaginary world. But it's cool, he's boss so ill keep an eye on my posts and make sure I get the P Smith seal of approval before posting,


Click on his user ID to go his page, then "ignore user." Works wonders. :)

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Could you get away with 1 Hws? I thought I heard that's DISH's policy right now, limit 1 leased HWS. I could be wrong but I recall hearing that. I have one of each and I don't see a need as of right now that would compel me to get a second HWS.


I know if/when I get HwS 1 will be all I will need. Only for the iPad functionality. The other 2 will remain as H2000s. I may wait it out to see if upgrade fees get lower. What worries me is what if they start releasing a new Hopper every year? Lol. Like iPhone/iPad, maybe I should just wait for next year's model?

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