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#1 OFFLINE   p4594spa

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

In addition to jacking up the rates on all the standard packages, all the movie channels, I noticed a new $2 fee Sport Connection access. I assume this is so I can see the two channels in the 600s that I could previously access for free, which are both Comcast sports channels.:mad:

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#2 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

In addition to jacking up the rates on all the standard packages, all the movie channels, I noticed a new $2 fee Sport Connection access. I assume this is so I can see the two channels in the 600s that I could previously access for free, which are both Comcast sports channels.:mad:


It's not hidden. It's been discussed at length.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

In addition to jacking up the rates on all the standard packages, all the movie channels, I noticed a new $2 fee Sport Connection access. I assume this is so I can see the two channels in the 600s that I could previously access for free, which are both Comcast sports channels.:mad:

They are only charging that in certain areas. I love in Atlanta and will not be charged for this yaaa. NY and LA are the ones getting hit the hardest.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

They are only charging that in certain areas. I love in Atlanta and will not be charged for this yaaa. NY and LA are the ones getting hit the hardest.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Free LOVE in Atlanta !!!:D

Live damn auto correct on my computer. I guess its good to LIVE in an area that doesn't care about there sports teams. But then again I get EI and CI for my saint Louis teams.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Live damn auto correct on my computer. I guess its good to LIVE in an area that doesn't care about there sports teams. But then again I get EI and CI for my saint Louis teams.


Who says "We don't care for our Sports Teams???"

However, it's Hard to Root for Teams that can't get to the Big Dance and Win!!! :lol:
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

Live damn auto correct on my computer. I guess its good to LIVE in an area that doesn't care about there sports teams. But then again I get EI and CI for my saint Louis teams.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

Who says "We don't care for our Sports Teams???"

However, it's Hard to Root for Teams that can't get to the Big Dance and Win!!! :lol:

Well have you been to a braves game when I go to watch my cardinals we have more fans than Atlanta. Just wait till LA gets the falcons. Even when Atlanta had that big run back in the 90s they couldn't sell out the games.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

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You know how many times do i have to double check my post with this damn auto correct on my ipad, even though I can turn it off, But i'm too lazy to put apostrophes in my post and words I don't know how to spill... I'm mean spell:D

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

I assume this is so I can see the two channels in the 600s channels.


Wow just two channels, I thought it was more markets that have 3 or more.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Wow just two channels, I thought it was more markets that have 3 or more.


Where I am in CT I get five, YES, SNY, MSG, MSG2, and NESN.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

I get Fox Sports South and MASN, im not seeing a fee.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

They are only charging that in certain areas. I love in Atlanta and will not be charged for this yaaa. NY and LA are the ones getting hit the hardest.

That is a matter of opinion ... at least the people in NY and LA are getting several RSNs for only $2 more than those in single RSN areas. I'd say the people getting hit the hardest are those with only two or three RSNs who get the fee (wherever the threshold lies).

As for my market (South Bend, IN) DirecTV only carries one RSN in Choice (CSN Chicago). So no additional fee.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

So...I have a question. How is it a "hidden" fee if it is listed as a line item on the bill?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

So...I have a question. How is it a "hidden" fee if it is listed as a line item on the bill?


hidden in a way they don't disclose it to people in markets with several rsn's before they hit you with the fee.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

hidden in a way they don't disclose it to people in markets with several rsn's before they hit you with the fee.


Like this bill insert/email/letter?

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

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

Wow just two channels, I thought it was more markets that have 3 or more.


It's actually dependent solely on the cost of the RSNs, the price D* pays. It could be a one RSN in a zip code, it just so happens that the ones that qualify now are two or more. It's also possible that a zip code with 2 RSNs does NOT have the RSN fee. It ultimately comes down to the cost D* incurs.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

hidden in a way they don't disclose it to people in markets with several rsn's before they hit you with the fee.


All customers that incur the RSN fee were notified either through mail, email, or their bill in an insert. The $2 fee was disclosed from December 26th through February 6th depending on the customer bill cycle.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

All customers that incur the RSN fee were notified either through mail, email, or their bill in an insert. The $2 fee was disclosed from December 26th through February 6th depending on the customer bill cycle.


Well, actually, not always. I knew about the fee from reading about it here (here in the Yankees' market area, it is the cost of YES that incurs the charge) but I received no email or direct mail from DirecTV on the issue. We are on auto bill pay so we don't get a paper bill. I'm okay with the charge, but not everyone was notified in advance.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

Nothing is ever hidden anymore. With websites such as this one DirecTV and dish do not get away with any of that. At some point we all will get hit with a fee its just when will it happen.




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