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DVR and Hopper Fees going up!!


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#1 OFFLINE   jimd909

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

Effective May 22 (according to DIRT member):

 

DVR Fee - From $10 to $14

Hopper Fee - From $7 to $14

 

If you have two hoppers and two joeys, your cost will be:

 

DVR Fee (includes first Hopper) - $14

2nd Hopper Fee - $14

Joey - $7

Joey - $7

 

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Edited by jimd909, 18 April 2013 - 04:10 PM.


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#2 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

We'll see if they respond.

 

Edit: Confirmed by DIRT over on The Other Site.  :nono2:  :nono2:


Edited by RasputinAXP, 18 April 2013 - 02:30 PM.

"Belligerent and numerous."

SlingTV, Tablo and Plex to Roku 3s and Chromecasts on a Vizio 42" in the living room and a Toshiba 32" in my bedroom. Xbox 360 client on a Westinghouse 42" in the game room. Tablets EVERYWHERE!

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

Damn !



#4 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

That's a $9/mo total price increase for me this year.


"Belligerent and numerous."

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

For me that is a 61% increase in fees.

 

From $17 now to $28 after the increase.

 

Hmm....

 

Switching at the one-year mark now makes more sense especially since D* is offering the moon and stars and a $200 kicker!


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

financing clearwire & sprint and Charlie's new yacht



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:08 PM

We'll see if they respond.

 

Edit: Confirmed by DIRT over on The Other Site.  :nono2:  :nono2:

Are we not allowed to say satelliteguys here?  Seems a bit childish.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

I have a VIP 612 and pay $7. Is that going to go up too?



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

I have a VIP 612 and pay $7. Is that going to go up too?

is it DVR ? ;)



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

I have a VIP 612 and pay $7. Is that going to go up too?

From what I understand, it's the DVR fee and Hoppers.  If you have the DVR fee with the VIP 612, then yes, the DVR fee is going up.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

DVR Fee - from $10 to $14

Hopper Fee - from $7 to $14

 

 

 

I just got installed yesterday, and the Hopper was $10 not $7.   I guess I am locked in at that price for a year?

 

The Joey was $7.  is that staying the same?  Your figures don't make sense to me.


Edited by mitchflorida, 18 April 2013 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

I'm in the first year and they've done a price protection discount for that period.  I wonder if that will increase to offset the increase in fees during the first year?

 

Assuming they don't, the more I think about the gross increase in fees, the less pleased I am.  Yeah, I can drop things to keep the bill down, but then I'll be missing the things I want to watch.  To each his own I suppose, but these increases have made me even less 'loyal' to these companies.  And while I've been mostly 'all about me', I'll be even more so now.

 

Unfortunately this is a family forum and I can't just type the 2 word phrase that is dancing around my head!!  :(


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

I have a VIP 612 and pay $7. Is that going to go up too?

 

 

From what I understand, it's the DVR fee and Hoppers.  If you have the DVR fee with the VIP 612, then yes, the DVR fee is going up.

 

Only the WHDVR (Hopper) fee is going up. The standard dvr fee went up from $6 to $7 last Feb.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

Hope my Social Security goes up, I may be watching OTA and internet

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:50 PM


 

Unfortunately this is a family forum and I can't just type the 2 word phrase that is dancing around my head!!   :(

"Customer Retention"?

"Switching providers"?



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

I'm in the first year and they've done a price protection discount for that period.  I wonder if that will increase to offset the increase in fees during the first year?
 
Assuming they don't, the more I think about the gross increase in fees, the less pleased I am.  Yeah, I can drop things to keep the bill down, but then I'll be missing the things I want to watch.  To each his own I suppose, but these increases have made me even less 'loyal' to these companies.  And while I've been mostly 'all about me', I'll be even more so now.
 
Unfortunately this is a family forum and I can't just type the 2 word phrase that is dancing around my head!!   :(

Is your price protection on programming only? They have raised fees so they didn't have to do price protection.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:56 PM

"Customer Retention"?

"Switching providers"?

 

Nothing as clean as that!  :)


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

 

DVR Fee - from $10 to $14

Hopper Fee - from $7 to $14

 

 

 

I just got installed yesterday, and the Hopper was $10 not $7.   I guess I am locked in at that price for a year?

 

The Joey was $7.  is that staying the same?  Your figures don't make sense to me.

 

My bill says Hopper Receiver $7.00.  The DVR Service is $10.  Both are going up to $14.

 

Hoppers and Joeys have always been the same price @ $7.00 after the first hopper.  The first hopper is included in the DVR Service Fee.  I have 2 hoppers.  The second is $7.00 on my bill.


Edited by jimd909, 18 April 2013 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:14 PM

Nothing as clean as that!   :)

*clutches pearls*

*faints*



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:00 PM

Didn't they already have an increase this year?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:28 PM

Didn't they already have an increase this year?

Who cares if we , customers, will pay :(


Edited by P Smith, 18 April 2013 - 05:29 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

Didn't they already have an increase this year?


A price increase ... not a fee increase.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

Yes.  Why are they doing two price increases this year?


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

A price increase ... not a fee increase.

 

While that is a correct statement, it doesn't change anything.  Call it a 'fee' increase, call it a 'price' increase, but the bottom line is the bottom line.  And I for one will be doing something about my bottom line.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:16 PM

A price increase ... not a fee increase.

How soon people forget! Standard dvr fee went from $6 to $7. Dish wisely (for them anyway) held up raising the Hopper fees until after the the second version came out and convinced some more people to upgrade. $4 and $7 increases for equipment fees are quite large, even compared to the cabelcos. So much for being the "low priced" satellite provider.


Edited by MCHuf, 18 April 2013 - 06:19 PM.





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