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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Bofurley, Dec 6, 2010.
Have fun talking to corporate/legal. Make sure you have a copy of the contract stating where the current $5 credit you receive is for the life of your account. Got that promise?
It appears that all DirecTV is doing is changing the way the first receiver "free" appears on your bill. If you'd rather pay $6 for each receiver including the first I'm sure that could be arranged.
Either way, you pay $2.00 more per month. How you get there shouldn't be such a cause for concern or upset. I do agree it could have been worded better or more clearly.
That's true, its not a 4% across the board increase, mirroring is going up 20%.
Yes they are!
If you have 2 receivers how much do you pay in lease/mirroring fees? Yup, that's right $5!
So what is it you're looking for here? It's already been clarified for you and you've already been told the PDF is worded wrong. What more do you want?
I see that someone is on a personal crusade going nowhere. Good times!
For clarity, again, the receiver fee is going up $1 but the first receiver fee is INCLUDED as part of your base package fee.
I know the wording is a little odd but these types of notifications get filtered through legal folks, accounting, etc, etc, and that is the wording that was chosen.
At the end of the day, the net effect has not changed. The first receiver is the same as it's always been. The second and each additional receiver is $1 more.
The wording states that the first two receivers are $6 and each additional receiver is $6. That's the same as what I've stated above.
If the bill looked like this before:
Leased Reciever $5
Leased Reciever $5
Primary Leased Reciever $5
Credit For Primary Leased Reciever -$5
But now shows the following then no one is getting screwed.
Leased Reciever $6
Leased and Primary Reciever $6
There is not much different. Wether they show a credit or just bill 2 recievers in one line item its the same. Previously showed as $10 new way if showed like I just outlined it would be $12 but no credit line item. I didnt read anywhere they were charging for the first reciever. So I dont take it that a credit is being taken away from me.
Well if your logic plays here then the only other logical thing to conclude would be that the first is $3 now and the 2nd is $3 now and additional is $6 each. It does not say that either so why would you think that? The first has to be free or $3 in my opinion. Which do you believe?
It may come down to what a jury thinks. But D* will like change it be for it gets that far.
EXACTLY!!! I don't understand what the Fuss is all about unless some people just like to Argue!!!
25 pages of posts and nobody can figure out for sure what the official price announcement says about monthly receiver pricing. I hereby nominate DirectTV for the "plain English" award. Here's something that would make sense: Two receivers now included in the base subscription rate (i.e. 1st 2 receivers are $6/month total, offset by a bill credit). This would negate the advantage of Dish's dual-output receivers which gives Dish a big price advantage for 2 receiver installations. Since adding a 2nd TV recently I've been thinking of bolting to Dish over this very issue.
I believe most have it figured out ... although a better wording would be nice.
That is what pappy97 wanted ... and pretty much everyone else has agreed won't happen. DirecTV isn't going to give up income. They'll just beat DISH in marketing.
Time to go to dish then. First two are $6. $0 for first, $6 for second. It's no different than today other than each receiver after the first will be $1 more than it is now. And that's "for sure."
i will get flamed for this but i care less.....
2 things i hope i live long enough to see....
the [Redacted] greedy company i work for goes broke.....
and DirecTv which i have had since 1994 goes belly up too...
sorry to seem bleak...but those are my hopes...
Rather then wish for DirecTV to go "belly up" perhaps it would be better if they "wise up". The economy doesn't need to get worse.
So...you are hoping that everyone who works for the company you are with and DirecTV ends up unemployed? Wow. That's just wonderful.
found it simple...
January's cost for a single reciever = 0
Febuary's cost for a single reciever = 0
Asked my 16 yr old what she thought it meant, she stated the same thing.
Not surprised. Much to do about nothing.
This same basic annual price change stuff (give or take a buck) has taken place for many years now...yet some try to turn it into Rocket Science. It's not.