1996 pricing

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  1. tpayne105

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    With all the talk of pricing always going uo, which it does, does anyone remember what was paid for Directv service in 1996? That's the year I first joined. I know there was the USSB thing And what was cost of the Sunday Ticket?

    Just curious!
     
  2. jamieh1

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    Directv for years was $29.99 for Total choice.
    USSB I believe was about $34. I’ve got a lot of old Directv USSB package brochures.
     
  3. Rob37

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    I know it was less than $50 back then.
     
  4. BrendanJ

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    From just looking at flyers from newspapers at the time it was $29.99 for USSB and $99 for NFL Sunday Ticket.
     
  5. 24Flames

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    Now this brings back some memories.

    A time before fee disputes existed. :)
     
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  6. AZ.

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    So the question to ask....Is how many people here seen their wages go up that much?...and if your retired how do you keep up with inflation like that?
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    Wages rarely keep pace with the cost of living. And for those who are retired and living on fixed incomes keeping up with inflation is mission impossible. The solution to both of your questions is to either increase your income or tighten your belt.
     
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  8. dtv757

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    Yes lol

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  9. Athlon646464

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    Yes, but in October 1999 I called retention and got $15 in credits and free ST.
     
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  10. BrendanJ

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    Weird how paying your bill on time and being in a higher end package sometimes gives those benefits.
     
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  11. skinnyJM

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    I wasn't a customer in 1996, but I still have my very first bill from April 2000.

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  13. techguy88

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    I gib you courtesy of the Wayback Machine DirecTV pricing as of June 5, 1997
    • DirecTV
      • Total Choice Platinum $47.99/mo
      • Total Choice Gold (Sports) $39.99/mo
      • Total Choice Silver (Movies) $39.99/mo
      • Total Choice PLUS ENCORE $33.99/mo
      • Total Choice $29.99/mo
      • Select Choice $19.99/mo
      • Plus DirecTV $14.99/mo
      • 1997 MLB Extra Innings $139.00 - Regular Season
      • 1997 NFL Sunday Ticket - $139.00 - Early Bird
      • 1996-1997 NBA League Pass $149.00 - Regular Season
      • 1996-1997 NHL Center Ice $129.00 - Regular Season
      • 1997 MLS/ESPN Shootout - $69.00 - Regular Season
      • DNS - $4.99/mo for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox & PBS or $0.99/individual affiliate
      • PPV Movie - $2.99/mo
      • Additional DSS receiver - $4.99/mo/receiver
    • USSB pricing via D* website
      • Entertainment Plus $34.95/mo (HBO, TMC, Cinemax, Showtime, Flix, Sundance & The Basics)
      • Showtime Plus $24.95/mo (Showtime, TMC, Flix & The Basics)
      • Select One Plus $17.95/mo (Includes The Basics plus one of the following HBO, Showtime & Flix, Cinemax, TMC)
      • HBO Plus $24.95/mo (HBO, Cinemax & The Basics)
      • HBO $10.95/mo
      • Showtime $10.95/mo (Showtime multiplex & Flix)
      • USSB Basics $7.95/mo (Nick/Nick at Nite, Lifetime, MTV, M2, VH1, Comedy Central, All News Channel, TV Land)
    Damn! The service was cheaper back then!
     
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  14. dtv757

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    Lol good old box must be connected to a phone line wow times have changed

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  15. mke

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    .v.

    Mn



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