349 OFFER Channel

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  1. Nov 4, 2011 #1 of 14
    bnborg

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    Does anyone know what this is all about? :confused:

    Info says to call 800-333-3474 for an exclusive offer to experience other premium channels at no extra cost.

    I was just wondering if anyone has called and found out, or if anyone had other information about it. :)
     
  2. Nov 4, 2011 #2 of 14
    sliderbob

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    Ch. 349 is not available on my dvr.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2011 #3 of 14
    albert71292

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    I saw that, but haven't called the number. Came here to see if anyone else had any info. Suspecting there's probably a "catch" involved somehow however.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2011 #4 of 14
    dennispap

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    It is to trade out the remaining 3 months of the free starz promo with 3 months of hbo and cinemax.

    We hope you have been enjoying your 30th Anniversary Starz programming. This offer is scheduled to continue through 1/31/12, at which time it will be removed from your account.
    If you would like to trade-in the remainder of this programming offer for 3 months of free HBO/Cinemax, you can do so by agreeing to the terms and conditions below. If you do not want to trade-in your offer, no further action is required.
    HBO/Cinemax includes access to HBO GO and MAX GO which allow you to watch content online or on your mobile device.
    For more details, visit hbogo.com and maxgo.com.
    Terms & Conditions
    Your 30th Anniversary Starz programming will be removed from your account immediately
    At the end of your offer period,you will be charged the then-current monthly price for HBO/Cinemax unless you have previously elected not to continue at dish.com/myoffers
    This trade-in offer is not reversible
    This trade-in offer must be accepted by 11/30/2011
     
  5. Nov 4, 2011 #5 of 14
    finniganps

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    If you already have HBO they'll trade Starz for Cinemax (insteead of HBO/Sho).
     
  6. Nov 4, 2011 #6 of 14
    bnborg

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    Thanks, all.

    So we can wait two weeks, but not much longer.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2011 #7 of 14
    SayWhat?

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    The catch.

    The current promo ends when it ends. The trade-out offer lets them go into your pocket after it ends.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2011 #8 of 14
    MaryB@DishNetwork

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    The Opt-Out/Opt-In options are available on every online account and it can be changed at any time. It is very easy to switch it.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2011 #9 of 14
    ehren

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    Hell yeah I'm switching!!! Bill Maher over all the Starz crap!
     
  10. Inkosaurus

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    Just call in to remove it or switch it to roll off online, its not really a catch when the CSR can tell you the exact date to call in and remove it.
    Or alternatively you can just switch it yourself to roll off by itself :p
     
  11. brucegrr

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    I cancelled HBO before taking Dish up on the switch offer so I was able to get the HBO/Cinemax offer instead of just Cinemax. Saved me three months of HBO charges.
     
  12. SayWhat?

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    Not the point.

    The previous promo would end without action by the customer and would not incur charges.

    The new promo requires the customer to act to avoid charges.

    No promo should EVER convert from free to paid without confirmation from the customer prior to charges being levied.
     
  13. VDP07

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    I'd say that by accepting the terms of the offer prior to receiving it, the customer has confirmed that he accepts the terms.
     
  14. Inkosaurus

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    The starz doesnt require that because of the exact reason you stated, we put it without permission on accounts and it would be quite the low blow if Dish expected you to remember to remove a promotion a year later that you didnt ask for.

    On the other hand for the HBO/Cinemax, customers are calling in and hearing the disclosure. They are accepting to remove it, they say yes then at that point its up to them to just put a X on a calendar or go online and set it up themselves to drop off.

    Its not exactly difficult to do something yourself for a change.
     

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