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Discount on Starz with Ultimate Package?


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#1 OFFLINE   MizzouTiger

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:42 AM

Just curious about this since I have the Choice Xtra Classic Package.  If you have the Ultimate Package, which includes all of the Encore Channels, do you get a discount on Starz?  It would seem that you shouldn't have to pay the full Starz price since you're already paying for 8 of the 15 channels with your base package.


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#2 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:46 PM

No you don't get a discount.

Ultimate also gives you (Directv.com)
TMC East and West
Fox Movie Channel
NHL
Style
Cloo
Chiller
Boomerang
Sprout
Sundance
and maybe a few other music channels that still have nothing to do with Starz/encore.
My guess is that's more of where the cost between Choice Extra and Choice Ultimate is coming from then Encore.

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#3 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

No you don't get a discount.

Ultimate also gives you (Directv.com)
TMC East and West
Fox Movie Channel
NHL
Style
Cloo
Chiller
Boomerang
Sprout
Sundance
and maybe a few other music channels that still have nothing to do with Starz/encore.
My guess is that's more of where the cost between Choice Extra and Choice Ultimate is coming from then Encore.

 

I have had this argument with them a few times as well.  Why pay for the Encore channels in the Ultimate Package and then pay for them again if you decide you want Starz.  I didn't get it then and I don't get it now.  Since I usually have Starz with my programming I refuse to carry the Ultimate Package.


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#4 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

Since I usually have Starz with my programming I refuse to carry the Ultimate Package.

That's Fine I see your point and yes IMO if you have the Ultimate pack they should only charge you $6 extra to add Starz.

But for a customer who wants to upgrade from choice extra and can't afford an Extra $13 per month, Ultimate is a good choice and good Value.
If any of these channels below intrest anyone, they can be added for $7

  1. TMC East
  2. TMC West
  3. Fox Movie Channel
  4. NHL
  5. Style
  6. Cloo
  7. Chiller
  8. Boomerang
  9. Sprout
  10. Sundance
  11. Encore
  12. Encore west
  13. Encore love
  14. Encore Western
  15. Encore Suspense
  16. Encore Drama
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  18. Encore Family

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#5 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

I have had this argument with them a few times as well.  Why pay for the Encore channels in the Ultimate Package and then pay for them again if you decide you want Starz.  I didn't get it then and I don't get it now.  Since I usually have Starz with my programming I refuse to carry the Ultimate Package.

put NHL back in choice extra or have a Ultimate Package with some of the sports pack channels.


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