I tend to agree ... and that is why I was happy to see the credits for customers who were within their first 12 months of programming. Those customers saw advertisements of $24.99 for 12 months (or whatever the price was) and expect to pay $24.99 for the 12 months.
But where your demands fail is beyond 12 months. There is no promise that the price will be $49.99 (or whatever the current regular price was at time of purchase) after the 12 months. None at all.
If you have misunderstood the offer then take this as a moment of education. DBS and cable is not a cellphone plan. Prices go up practically every year regardless of provider. Fortunately the DBS providers have kept it down to one (or less) increase per year ... but with improvements in the programming they carry and price increases from the sources there is no way a DBS/cable provider can give you locked in prices forever.
i understand that programing costs are going up. that's due in part to consumers and providers making it easy to not watch commercials that were the main revenue stream for years. they absolutely have the right to raise prices as they see fit, just not in the middle of a agreed to deal.
i believe all these companies have a online system that you can select what plan, equipment, etc. that you want and it tells you what the charges will be for the entire plan (taxes and govt fees are also included), not just the first 12 months. that is what i used when i shopped for a provider. i just would like the company to honor that.
i never said dish should honor a price forever!
would anyone stand for a car co leasing you a vehicle and then saying they were charging you more into the agreement? what about a landlord raising your rent partially into your lease? i'm sure dish wouldn't stand for espn demanding more money from them in the middle of their deal. these are all unacceptable, why should dish and their customers be any different?