Huh? Pat's costs have gone DOWN ... a decrease. How is that a case of DISH making up for the price increase elsewhere? The fees on the other equipment did not go up in 2012. It worked out that the fees for a Hopper/Joey setup were less than for the other setup....as I said...believe what you wish. A lock in one place is made up for elsewhere.
The price freeze on programming is a fact. My cost has actually gone down because fees are lower with my Hopper/Joey setup than with my 722/622/211. At least be factual with your incessant Dish bashing.
In 2012 two fees were increased. The receiver return fee, which only affects customers cancelling service and reflects an increase in shipping prices to safely return their leased equipment to DISH (without incurring the receiver non-return fee which is basically buying the leased receiver). And the late fee, which only affects customers who do not pay their bill on time. If one is paying the late fee every month they have bigger issues.
Also in 2012 the price of having multiple premium movie channel packages went up $2. This did not affect subscribers to AEP, which includes all four premium movie packages. The multiple premium movie channel package price did not increase in 2011 ... so that was $2 over two years. And DISH did not increase the price for having two or three movie packages in 2013.
If you want to claim that the package price freeze was made up for by a small increase on customers who subscribe to more than one movie package but not AEP or pay their bills late or choose to no longer be a customer there is only one response I can give:
You might as well say that the package price freeze was made up for by a small increase on customers living in gray houses who were born on a Tuesday.