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Cinemax for a Penny promo over

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by tsmacro, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 #21 of 138
    dennispap

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    I'll turn AutoPay off and paperless billing off, and mail them a check instead. Now they get to deal with the check again. I was glad to have a service I enjoyed while having the trade off of not getting a bill in the mail and being able to pay it myself. Dish will now`have to send out more bills and wait for the physical checks , compared to the auto payments.
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  2. Oct 22, 2009 #22 of 138
    Mr-Rick

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    OOOooohhh, if it makes you feel better by the idea that you are somehow punishing them, go for it. But really, who else offered such a good deal and how could anyone reasonably expect this to last forever?
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 #23 of 138
    Stewart Vernon

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    If it is truly gone, I'm actually surprised it didn't go away sooner.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2009 #24 of 138
    JeffN9

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    I've been expecting this deal to go away at some point, all good things seem to come to an end. This is one reason why I have been building a movie library on my 1TB ext. hard drive. Right now I have enough movies to last the next 3 years.:)
     
  5. Oct 23, 2009 #25 of 138
    tsmacro

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    At least we've been told we can start offering it to new customers again. Not sure about existing customers.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2009 #26 of 138
    Stewart Vernon

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    Umm...

    so in less than 2 days we've come full circle?

    If true, it makes me doubt the original source. If not true, then I'm just confused.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2009 #27 of 138
    tsmacro

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    I know i'm confused! I even called two days ago as an existing customer to check and the CSR told me it just ended. I'll be calling back sometime tonight or tomorrow am i'll call again to see what i'm told this time.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2009 #28 of 138
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    I just checked and it is not allowing me to add it for new or exsisting customers, as its not even listed anymore.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2009 #29 of 138
    tsmacro

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    It's available as a choice when I set up new customers, but I still haven't checked to see if I can add it as an existing customer yet. It's on my list of things to do sometime in the next couple of days.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2009 #30 of 138
    Tecmo SB Guy

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    I have a kind of unrelated question. I wanted to drop Autopay and Paperless billing after I'm done with this Cinemax promo.

    But I have DVR Advantage that I think saves me $5.98 a month on my DVR (I have a 625).

    So my question is, I need to keep my billing on Autopay and Paperless to keep the DVR Advantage right?
     
  11. Oct 25, 2009 #31 of 138
    domingos35

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    why would anyone want to drop paperless billing,and autopay?
    just because dish ended the promo?
    u people are acting like little spoiled kids.
    grown up
     
  12. Oct 25, 2009 #32 of 138
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    I don't understand either. Paperless and AutoPay are so much easier.
     
  13. Oct 26, 2009 #33 of 138
    Stewart Vernon

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    Actually, I'm so against paperless & autopay that it was worth it to me to pay for Cinemax rather than get it for a penny.

    I don't like to put anything on autopay that I don't have to... too many errors happen with banks/bills and it is MUCH harder to fix when they can draft from your bank account on a monthly basis.

    Meanwhile... I'd be for the green-ness of paperless IF it weren't that every company demands proof in writing when things go wrong... so I feel like I need to get things from them in writing too, which includes bills.

    All that said... I can't see any real reason to "complain" about losing the Cinemax for a penny deal since it was inevitable that it would have to go away eventually.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2009 #34 of 138
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    Hmmm. I'm old and paranoid, but I'm irked that I still have to pay my water bill and my garbage bill by having the bank send them a paper check.

    Everyone else, I get a PDF of the bill, create a PDF of the payment, and store them as as single PDF file with a backup. I've never had a problem with paying the electric company, the propane company, the car and house insurance company, the.... Well, you get the idea.

    But if I did have a problem I can print out a hard copy of the bill, the payment receipt, and the credit card statement if I needed it, although it's easier to send a PDF via email. Haven't had to buy a new filing cabinet since I retired in 2002.

    The Cinemax for a penny deal probably saved a few trees. Sorry to see it go.
     
  15. Oct 26, 2009 #35 of 138
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    It seems what's happened is that the Cinemax for a penny promo is now a new customer only promo, so existing customers can no longer sign up for it. However they did offer me free Cinemax and Showtime for three months instead! :D
     
  16. Oct 26, 2009 #36 of 138
    Tecmo SB Guy

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    Actually, I wanted to drop autopay and paperless, not because I'm mad at Dish Network for the Cinemax promo ending but because I don't like having a lot of stuff on my credit card. I think Dish is awesome for giving us a chance at this promotion because I don't think any other pay TV provider had it.

    Anyways, anybody have an answer to my question? Do I need to keep Autopay and Paperless billing to keep DVR Advantage? Coldsteel, do you know since you're a CSR?
     
  17. Oct 26, 2009 #37 of 138
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    No, you do not have to be on autopay and paperless to receive the DVR advantage credit.
     
  18. Oct 26, 2009 #38 of 138
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    Thanks. So what is the requirement for DVR Advantage? I only found out about it when the CSR signed me up for the Cinemax Penny deal and he implied I only qualified for it (DVR Advantage) because I was going to be on the AutoPay/Paperless billing anyways.

    And I can't find anything about the requirements on the website:

    http://dishnetwork.com/packages/dda/default.aspx
     
  19. Oct 26, 2009 #39 of 138
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    I've got AEP and still have paperless billing.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2009 #40 of 138
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    DDA requires either being on autopay only when you add it or agreeing to a verbal 24 month commitment.
     

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