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2011 Pricing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Bofurley, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. goober22

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    Sunny...
    See this link:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2669543#post2669543

    Your prices are off and Premier is not going up.

    It was 4% AVERAGE not across the board. The biggest hit is for us folks that have multiple receivers. I have 7 and Platinum but I'll go up $6 just for the lease fees even wit no Platinum increase.
     
  2. James Long

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    It isn't a 4% across the board increase ...
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    (If image is missing see PDF links earlier in the thread.)

    Premier is not changing price, although the receiver lease fee is going up $1 per receiver ($6 instead of $5 on receivers where the fee applies).
     
  3. Satelliteracer

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    Ding ding ding. We have a winner. Give that man a cigar.
     
  4. pappy97

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    Question on this:

    fine print says:
    "***Lease for first two receivers: $6/mo, addt'l receivers: $6/mo."

    I have three receivers on my PLUS HD DVR account. I get charged $15/mo (5 x 3), but get a $5 credit for my primary receiver.

    If I am reading this correctly, for my three receivers will I now get charged $12/mo, and get a $6 credit for my first two receivers? It says lease for first TWO receivers is 6 a month, and any add'tl is $6/mo. It is written that $6/mo pays for 2 receivers, and any add'tl is $6 more each.

    Is that correct? In terms of these monthly leases, can I expect to save $4/mo when the new pricing hits? Thanks.
     
  5. James Long

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    I wouldn't expect to save ... I'd expect that $5 credit you get on the first receiver would simply go away and you'd pay $12 for the three instead of $10 for the additional two.
     
  6. pappy97

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    The thing is, I just don't remember the basis of that credit. I signed up in Nov 09 with PLUS HD DVR (with one free HD-DVR), I assume that credit was that you don't pay a lease on your first receiver, i.e. when I got my receiver, and they said I get a free HD-DVR and they meant just that: no upfront AND no lease fee for the one primary receiver. Hence the $5/credit for the lease on my first receiver. My understanding of this is correct, right?

    Now they are changing their pricing scheme for leases and that's fine. But I should still be entitled to a credit for the lease of my free HD-DVR, correct? And since now the first two receivers is $6/mo, I should be charged $6 for the first two, $6 for the third, and then get a $6/mo a credit.

    If each receiver's lease fee was $6/mo, then fine I'd agree that I'd pay a net of $12/mo (18-6). But since they are now making it such that $6/mo covers your first two and then $6/mo each after the first two, I should be getting a savings because my understanding is that I don't have to pay a lease fee for my primary HD-DVR since it was free, assuming my understanding above is correct.

    Forget people with such types of credits, just assume we are talking about people with no credits and say 2 receivers. Right now they pay $10/mo for 2 receivers, under the new pricing they'll pay $6. They'll save $4. I assume everyone with 2 or more receivers will save $4 because of that fine print change.

    Where's the flaw in my logic? Thanks.
     
  7. TheRatPatrol

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    Nothing has changed, they just worded it differently. The first receiver is still free, the 2nd is $6.00, 3rd $6.00, etc. So 3 receivers is now $12.00 instead of $10.00, so your bill will be going up by $2.00 a month.
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    I think the flaw is in the wording from DIRECTV. Bottom line .. First receiver is still free with base package. $6/month for each additional receiver.
     
  9. James Long

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    You're dealing with a for profit company? At best they promised you one HDDVR without fee ... not two ... and this is just another way of repackaging giving you one free. At worse this is a way of charging people with only one receiver the $6 fee.

    The middle ground is the way I'm interpreting it ($6 for the first two is the same the first one is free and the second is $6). It will simply be presented on your bill differently (although it raised the question of what single receiver customers will see ... $6 for two and a $6 credit?).
     
  10. pappy97

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    If they wanted it to simply be $6/receiver, they would have said that. But they said first two is $6, addtl is $6 each.

    So first two receivers is $6 combined, third is $6. $12 total, but one receiver is free, so $6/mo.

    UNLESS you are saying that somehow they are now saying the first isn't free, BUT the problem there is that it is not spelled out in that new pricing. That new pricing does not say "sorry, no more free first receiver for you, we are building it into first two receivers for $6."

    It ONLY says first two is $6, each addtl $6. Does not mention the REMOVAL of the first receiver free credit.

    If they are making this change and people are losing a credit (even if it is built in into something else), they should be more clear about it (because I'm sorry, saying the first two is $6/mo is NOT the same thing as saying the first one is free, let's not kid ourselves here). I bet many customers receiving that primary receiver credit and then don't see that anymore are going to sh*$ a brick and this new pricing certainly does not explain it at all.
     
  11. pappy97

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    Fine. First two is $6/mo, third is $6/mo. Give me the $6/mo credit for the third, hence only one receiver. I'm fine with that. :D

    Under the new pricing, the way it is doled out, assuming my credit for receiver #1 is gone, I'm getting nothing for free. With current pricing, I get one receiver free. There's a problem there. Sorry but first receiver free, $5/mo addtl is NOT the same in terms of pricing scheme as first two for $6/mo, $6/mo addtl. At the very least, if I am not going to get a $6/mo credit with the new pricing, I should get a $3/mo credit (Since first two is $6/mo, that means each of the first two is $3/mo).
     
  12. sigma1914

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    :confused: The first is still free.
     
  13. jdspencer

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    Update: I emailed DirecTV explaining the billing situation. They corrected it and credited my $3.70 for the monthly overcharge. This is good, but I won't really see what they did until the next billing cycle. Yes, the web site shows what they did, but the way DirecTV makes they changes is somewhat confusing. They remove and then add items that really don't need to be with partial amounts. Not the easiest to decipher.
     
  14. pappy97

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    :confused: right back to you. I explained myself clearly in several posts.

    What do you mean the first is still free? That's not what the new pricing says. It says first two is $6, $6 for each addt'l.

    It does NOT say, first is free, each addtl is $6 month.

    I am shocked that nobody can see the difference there in the bolded statements.
     
  15. RAD

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    Check this post http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=2666938&postcount=230, Satelliteracer clearified the pricing.
     
  16. pappy97

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    Here is the post you referenced from satracer. Problem is, it conflicts with the fine print on the new pricing. They have lawyers review this stuff. If they wanted to say first is free, addtl are $6/each, they could have. But they chose to say first two is $6, $6/each one after that. First two = $6 is NOT the same thing saying as saying first one is free, second is $6.:

     
  17. sigma1914

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    I think you're making this to be more complicated that what it is.
     
  18. RAD

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    Then if you don't believe Satelliteracer then e-mail DirecTV and get the answer directly from them and stop asking others here, which have less information then him.
     
  19. pappy97

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    What do you not understand about the following statement:

    "First two = $6 is NOT the same thing as first one free, second is $6."

    How can you not see that those are two different things???
     
  20. pappy97

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    Of course I trust satracer, but some support for the obvious wording issue would be nice from my fellow DirecTV customers. Of course I'm taking this to DirecTV (just saw all of this today), probably corporate/legal because I'm gonna be pissed when I don't see a $6 (or $3 credit) starting with my feb bill even though the pricing says first two = $6, $6 for each addtl, and I'm supposed to have one free, hence a $6 or $3 credit, depending on your interpretation.
     

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