2016 Price Increase

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  1. satcrazy

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    Great...
    Dish should consider veteran subs as well as new. I get that they want new subs, hence the discount, and at one time we were all "new".

    Wouldn't it make more sense to offer a loyal customer in good standing a discount to commit to 2 years? [ again]

    That would at least give Dish a locked in sub.

    If you like movies, I suppose the way to go is drop to the lowest package and stream Netflix and Amazon.

    Greed and lousy programming will be the decline of major carriers, I think. Thing is, Dish isn't responsible for the lousy programming, but continues to raise prices. Yeah I know, the programmers want more.

    So, back to the old complaint of letting subs opt out of ESPN. That's what, $8 per month you could knock off the bill.

    Everyone likes choices. Problem is they are getting scarce.

    I still prefer Dish to the other two choices, however. Most [ yes, I have played csr roulette] CSR's are great. Much better than Dir*** or cable.
     
  2. James Long

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  3. Wilf

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    If you don't like the satellite/cable offerings, then walk - and now there are plenty of choices to walk to, at more reasonable prices.
     
  4. lparsons21

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    I don't disagree that there are plenty of other choices, but if you really want to keep the cost down by going with alternatives to cable/sat you have also be willing to give up quite a bit. To get current episodes of shows, live or delayed sports and others are just either not available or only available by buying 'season passes' or episodes.

    And unless I'm mistaken, recording of those streams isn't as easy as scheduling on cable/sat dvrs. There's also the issue of multiple streams and the internet service needed to support them. Overall I'd say you could save some money but maybe not anywhere near enough to put up with the methodology to get them. Or at least it would be with me.

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  5. poeppe

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    Got my letter as well. Knew this was happening from reading the other site. One thing to note (also from the other site) is that movie packages are going down. HBO, Cinemax and Starz will go down $4 a month for "new" customers (you may need to cancel then re-add them to get the price). You might also still be able to lock in the $10 HBO price, not sure if that deal has ended yet.

    I think I will be dropping to the Welcome pack and adding Amazon prime and possibly Netflix. Should save about $30 a month. Will miss a few shows and have to wait several months before I can watch some others but I too am getting tired of paying for channels I will never watch.

    Wish Dish would offer some better packages without sports or a true a la carte system.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    Except for sports and a lot of hallmark movies if you get a Netflix streaming and disc subscription and have patience you can get everything that's on tv.
     
  7. SeaBeagle

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    That is very true. That does get new customers while other existing customers are not offered deals.


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  8. SeaBeagle

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    At least you know a customer service representative that goes around with you. Maybe that person can make it so you do not have a price increase.

    While you are going around with this person take this one out to dinner. That can help.


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  9. Stewart Vernon

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    The old "give me loyalty discounts or else" debate... IF you issue ultimatums, then your loyalty is only "loyalty"... but besides, they only owe you the service you pay for. Ask for a discount? Sure! Do it! Everyone can and should... but expect one? No. Never expect or feel owed.

    Do you go to your boss and ask for a raise? OR do you offer him a "loyalty" discount for keeping you employed? I mean, he loyally pays your salary so you owe him a discount, right?
     
  10. Tiny

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    Dish net is still best option Comcast , AT&T, charter all have price increase also, Sling TV is a possibility but I have Comcast internet only and would have to buy a data usage plan so that is a no good and my other option AT&T has data usage limits also and Comcast cut out my free Wi Fi hot spots unless I upgrade to 25 mpbs which would double my Comcast bill after all this my Dish America package looks better everyday..
     
  11. James Long

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    Being able to recommit and earn a discount would be nice. Not a requirement, but seeing new subs get better deals isn't fun. Fortunately in recent years it has been easier to get a "new customer" deal for new equipment than it was a decade ago.
     
  12. SeaBeagle

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    True and the best customer service.


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  13. CeeWoo

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    UPDATE: I mentioned previously I had emailed asking if they had another offer since I already get EPIX. Got an email yesterday saying they would add 2 PPV certificates to my acct. This morning, I had another email that 1 had been added. LOL-it's not 2 but the value is about the same as the month of EPIX.
     
  14. gcotterl

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    Dish's offers always seem to be aimed at NEW customers. It'd be nice if they'd occasionally reward their "loyal" (i.e., current customers).
     
  15. Stewart Vernon

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    The thing is... they offer discounts to entice new customers to sign up for 2 years... which is about what it takes Dish to basically break-even on that customer. IF they keep extending deals, then they never profit from that customer... and data suggests that Dish doesn't profit much off each customer as it is.
     
  16. mwdxer

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    All of the posts I have read here and other places on the latest Dish increases. I am glad I only got the $5 increase for AT250. Other packages I have are the Super Stations and the Movie Pack.. I have one 211k along with my outboard HDD, and OTA tuner. Still the bill is over $100 a month, but I looked at what is in each pack from AT120, AT200, & AT250. Too many good channels I would lose dropping down. The money saved would not be worth the loss.But you can be sure, if I ever considered upgrading costing me more, I wouldn't. I know if all of the sports channels were in a separate pack, I would pay a lot less. Sports channels we may more than about any other basic channels. I am one of many that has no interests in sports. But most viewers are sports fans. My brother in law, that is all he talks about. We either keep Dish or go elsewhere. I like the Dish channels, and nothing else I can get offers me as much.
     
  17. aeontech

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    The price increase is for everyone that is not "2 year price locked", which that deal ended Jan 14 and the new current offer is "3 Year Price Guarantee" with a 2 year agreement. The only difference is that the DVR fee used to be $12/mo and was waived for the 2 years of the price lock, now the DVR fee is $15/mo for Hoppers and $10/mo for ViP. IMO it makes it a harder sale. My guess is that they needed to recoup some of the R&D costs and production costs of the Hopper 3.

    Amir said on the retailer chat that "not everyone wanted a DVR, is why we are adding it back" well they may not know they wanted one but once they have one there is no reason to go back to not having one.
     
  18. James Long

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    $15 is what DIRECTV charges for any DVR (per account, whole home or not). $15 for a Hopper is not out of line.

    I'm surprised last year's deal had "no DVR fee". But no price increase for three years should help ... and in two years it should help DISH keep those customers for another year (before their price jumps up to the then current price in year four.

    The year four price is the one that will be a "shocker". And when last year's "two year guarantee" people get their price increase at the end of contract it is another reason to churn.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    I think 15 for the hopper 3 would be a steal really personally. I wouldn't be surprised if that's why they made it that price if that will be the standard DVR going forward.
     
  20. dmspen

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    Received my 'Important Information about your DISH account' letter yesterday. As usual, 2 PPV were included since I'm a loyal customer...
     
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