2011 Pricing

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

  1. RobertE

    RobertE Active Member

    Jun 9, 2006
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    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.
  3. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    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.
  4. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    That's true, its not a 4% across the board increase, mirroring is going up 20%.
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Yes they are!

    If you have 2 receivers how much do you pay in lease/mirroring fees? Yup, that's right $5!
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    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?
  7. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I see that someone is on a personal crusade going nowhere. Good times! :)
  8. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    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.
  9. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    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.
  10. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    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?
  11. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    It may come down to what a jury thinks. But D* will like change it be for it gets that far.
  12. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    EXACTLY!!! I don't understand what the Fuss is all about unless some people just like to Argue!!!
  13. tigerwillow1

    tigerwillow1 Legend

    Jan 26, 2009
    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.
  14. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    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.
  15. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    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."
  16. ccr1958

    ccr1958 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 29, 2007
    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...
  17. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    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.
  18. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    So...you are hoping that everyone who works for the company you are with and DirecTV ends up unemployed? Wow. That's just wonderful. :rolleyes:
  19. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    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.
  20. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    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.

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