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Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by busboy789, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. Feb 6, 2005 #1 of 30
    busboy789

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    first my apologies for this being another 522 thread.

    I am looking at a 522 offer. I own my other equipment. According to DISH I do qualify for the Dishing it up offer at the low low fee of ~$100.

    Here's my question; can anyone tell me what the fees are?
    I will have a 501 and a 522. I was under the impression from the threads here that I would be charged $4.98 VOD fee and a $5 additional outlet/lease fee. The DISH csr told me that I would be charged both an additional outlet and a lease fee yielding a total cost of $14.98 per month for this receiver. Was he correct or do I need to play csr roulette? And then, if I do get another fee quote from another csr, how do I know which is correct?

    thanks!
     
  2. Feb 6, 2005 #2 of 30
    kwajr

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    if you connect a phone line you will only be charge 4.98
     
  3. Feb 6, 2005 #3 of 30
    n0qcu

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    The 522 has the following fees.
    $5.00 lease fee
    $4.98 VOD fee - waived with AEP
    $4.99 second tuner fee - waived if continuasly connected to phone line.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2005 #4 of 30
    Jacob S

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    If the 522 is added onto your account you can add another $5 to the fees mentioned above. Thats right, up to $20 that can be charged for adding a 522 onto your account because you get charged the additional outlet fee anyways on the first tuner.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2005 #5 of 30
    n0qcu

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    WRONG
    the lease fee is instead of the $4.99 additional outlet fee.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2005 #6 of 30
    jgoggan

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    Why do people keep saying this when it is wrong? I've seen it from several different people in several different threads.

    If a person currently has a non-VOD-fee receiver (such as his 501), then the 522 is going to be $5 for the lease plus $5 (or $4.98 -- whatever) for the VOD fee that they will need to start paying.

    So, at a minimum, adding a 522 -- or even swapping it for an existing receiver -- if the person does not currently have a VOD-fee receiver -- it is going to cost $9.98.

    And that is without any argument about second receiver fees and whether or not the lease cancels that out and blah, blah, blah! I can see people arguing about whether it is $9.98 or $14.98 because of that -- but I don't see why they keep saying it would be $4.98 when, clearly, there would be a $5 lease fee and a $4.98 VOD fee.

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  7. Feb 8, 2005 #7 of 30
    Mike D-CO5

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    And another 4.99 if you don't connect a phone line to the receiver.

    So you would be looking at a 5.00 lease fee + 4.98 dvr fee if no AEP+ 4.99 outlet fee if no phone line connected = 14.97. The upside is that locals are included with the lease fee. So if you have AEP with a 522 it will cost you 86.99 but you would get the lease fee included with the locals. :D That is a bargain if locals are avaliable in your area. IF they aren't available, you still have to pay the lease fee, so the cost is the same at 86.99. :eek2:

    Ain't leasing the latest and greatest receivers great?:rolleyes:
     
  8. Feb 8, 2005 #8 of 30
    jgoggan

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    Are you sure that is true for customers that are otherwise NOT lease/DHA customers? I currently own all of my equipment. I have the Top-60 plus locals is all. I was under the impression that if I went to a 522 INSTEAD of my 721, that I'd increase by $10 ($5 for the lease plus $5 for the VOD fee that I'd have to start saying). Are you saying that I'd no longer have to pay the $5 that I pay for locals and, therefore, my Net change would be only $5?

    That doesn't appear to be what I'm hearing nor being told by Dish...

    - John...
     
  9. Feb 8, 2005 #9 of 30
    Mike D-CO5

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    The 522 will become the Main receiver on your account and the other receivers you own will become additional receivers. I had a 921 and a 510 and 2 /721 dvrs that I entirely own . I just added the 522 to my account under the lease dish n upgrade plan to replace the 2 721s, and this is how it will look according to the csr.


    AEP ( houston locals) 86.99 /522 main receiver
    additional receivers 2x4.99= 9.98 /510 dvr & 921 dvrs
    extended warrenty 1.99
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    $98.96

    Notice that the lease fee which would have been 5.00 is included in my AEP w locals . This is like 2 for one. If I couldn't get locals it would still be the same with the lease fee added for 5.00.
     
  10. jgoggan

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    Does that apply to all levels or is it an AEP thing?

    I have "AT60 Value Pak Locals" for $29.99. That's it (well, plus a $1.99 extended warranty). My receiver is a 721 that I own. If I do the DishN upgrade lease of the 522, will I pay $29.99 plus $5 for the lease plus $5 for VOD? Or will I pay $29.99 plus just $5 for VOD because the lease and locals are one $5 fee which is already in the $29.99?

    (Assuming the receiver is plugged into a phone line -- just to avoid that confusion.)

    - John...
     
  11. chaddux

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    There is no such thing as "AT60 Value Pak Locals." You have AT60 with locals (which is now $31.99/month by the way). You will be charged these fees:

    522 Tuner 1: $5.00/month
    522 Tuner 2: $4.99/month Additional Receiver/Phone Line Fee (Waived if receiver continuously connected to your home phone line)
    522 DVR: $4.98/month DVR Fee (Waived if you subscribe to America's Everything Pak)
     
  12. jgoggan

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    Ok -- but -- just so you know, I copy-and-pasted that straight from my Dish Statement online. So, there may be "no such thing" as that -- but that is what my bill says and that is what Dish calls what I have. :D

    Ok -- so what I thought and said before is still correct: me swapping from my 721 to a 522 will mean an increase of $9.98 per month. That's what I thought -- thanks!

    - John...
     
  13. chaddux

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    Is that so? I'd like to see a screencap of that. As far as I know, there has NEVER been a Value Pak at the AT60 level. Plus, I didn't know DISH abbreviated "America's Top" to "AT" on its bills. None of my bills have ever used that abbreviation.
     
  14. jgoggan

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    No problem:

    http://dcg.com/jgoggan/images/DishBill.jpg

    - John...
     
  15. jgoggan

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    I happen to have my latest paper bill here at work with me today also -- I just confirmed that it says the exact same thing. Just so you know.

    - John...
     
  16. chaddux

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    Well, I'm stumped. The Value Paks are at the 120 and 180 levels. No idea why DISH is calling it that. Do you have any movie packages (Starz, etc)?
     
  17. jgoggan

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    No, nothing -- you can see my whole bill right there. We get the Top-60, locals, and an extended warranty. Then I have some Club Dish credits (but it was called that before I got the Club Dish credits, so I'm sure no relationship there).

    *shrug*

    - John...
     
  18. chaddux

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    No, I meant do you have any movie packages available to you? The AT120 Value Pak includes AT120 and two movie packages in a single package price so I doubt it would be separately itemized on the bill. I just have AT120 with locals and my bill spells it out all the way: "America's Top 120/Locals." I also have ClubDISH credits (eleven to be exact :)). Maybe they are trying to make AT60 sound better.
     
  19. jgoggan

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    Oh -- got ya. No, we don't get anything extra in there. No movie packages or Starz or anything abnormal. Just the standard Top-60.

    On a side note, how do you have eleven ClubDish credits going on? I thought there was a limit of 5 for some reason -- or maybe 10? Good to know that, apparently, you can have more than that! :D

    - John...
     
  20. chaddux

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    The maximum you can refer FOR CREDIT is 12. You are allowed 20 cards per year so you could, theoretically, refer 20. The extra 8 would not earn you credits.
     
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