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Directv Price 4% hike 3/1


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#41 OFFLINE   Coz

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:36 AM

Does anybody know if a current subscriber upgrades their package after 3/1 whether they'll pay existing subscriber or new subscriber rates on the new package?

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#42 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:51 AM

I am 99% sure that this particular increase is accross the board, affecting ALL users. No difference between new and old (aka there is no grandfathering this time around)
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#43 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:00 PM

Does anybody know if a current subscriber upgrades their package after 3/1 whether they'll pay existing subscriber or new subscriber rates on the new package?

Unless you paid in advance or are still on some sort of honeymoon contract, your rates will rise. You might ask D* if they will hold the 2005 pricing if you pay for a year now.

#44 OFFLINE   Crystal Pepsi Ball

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:50 AM

If you pay for service a year in advance, you are still affected by the increase.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 10:31 AM

Does anybody know if a current subscriber upgrades their package after 3/1 whether they'll pay existing subscriber or new subscriber rates on the new package?

You'll pay the existing subscriber rates... that is, your cost is going up only $3 a month. When D* says "new customer" they mean someone who has never had D* before in their life.

#46 OFFLINE   matty8199

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 10:37 AM

If you pay for service a year in advance, you are still affected by the increase.


That leads me to an interesting question - is it possible to do this (write D* a check for programming package price * 12 months)?

#47 OFFLINE   JLucPicard

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:40 PM

I'm guessing if you pay a large payment up front, all that is done is there is a credit on your account that will get depleted over time as each monthly amount is billed. That being the case, you would still be paying whatever new rates apply to you once they start charging the new rates, and "12 months" of payment based on current rates (paid now) will carry you slightly less than twelve months at the new rate.




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