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DirecTV customers: Your bill is going up again

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Athlon646464, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    You obviously didn't read the article . so don't bother to comment, you don't know what your talking about!

    It said the average price "OVER 5 YEARS time is $300 more!

    The average U.S. household paid $1,419 for electricity in 2010. That’s about $300 more than five years ago.

    Read more: http://business.time.com/2011/12/16/plugged-in-then-pay-up-electricity-costs-rise-300-in-5-years/#ixzz2g65AEPnI


    Here I'll help you understand.
    $1,119 in 2005
    to $1,419 in 2010

    OR about $60 per year more.
    That's only $5 per month.

    OK my Directv bill from last year was $14 PER MONTH cheaper for the same services then it is this year

    So for 2013, I m already paying $168 per year more then I did in 2012,
    Directv clearly increased its customers prices well over $300 from 5 years ago.

    Don't you think its sad the average Directv customer pays the same as the Average Electric customer.
     
  2. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Water and Sewer go by usage, I know I pay 3 of these bills. And if you pay that a month, you better move or fix your plumbing
    I pay about $600 every 3 months on 3 different dwellings.
     
  3. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

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    not at all, cost of doing business. Live in the real world, I compared the bill from 5 years ago to today If I compare this months bill to the 2012 bill there is a small increase, no where near 14.00, man I wish my electric bill was even close to my directv bill, would save me over 1,400.00 a year in electricity.
     
  4. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

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    Not where I live, flat rate for water, sewage is base on the number of water closets in the dwelling. Just because your municipality charges by usage does not mean all areas follow suit.
     
  5. Joe Tylman

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    Comparing luxury items to utilities is also flawed due to different regulation systems and business models.
     
  6. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

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    I could, and I would also list Disney's prices 7 years ago, and AMCs, and HBOs, and Viacom's, and Fox, and CBS, etc. They're all correlated.
     
  7. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I Bet its atleast a $5 per month increase.
     
  8. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Again , not my problem. When I can set up my own deal with the networks then its my problem.
    TV is Entertainment, and Entertainment prices are outrageous because celebrities thinks they all should be paid millions just like sports Athletes .
    and you have these TV providers willing to pay Hundreds of millions and Billions on things like NFL ST . Just to try and be number 1

    That's what drives the prices up. You really think TV is any better now then 10 years ago? I don't
    The same BS reapeats are all over the premium networks. NFL ST has Less games then ever and Yet is still $200+ dollars



    I can justify why the cost of your electric water and sewer would increase at the rates it does. Since these are used by everyone and everything electrical. Electric has a Much higher demand then TV and yet remains affordable regardless of all your claims .
    Its funny how people cry over their $500 per month electric bill , but have no problem Paying $300 for I phones $200 on Directv services a month.

    I have a 4000 square foot house and my Highest Electric bill was $450 per month. Not bad considering that was 3 years ago, and $298 has been the highest in the past 3 years. So I guess electric prices aren't that far out of hand!


    By the way Directv Total choice plus in 2004 was $42.99

    Also Average Directv Customer paid $79 per month in 2007 for the year $948
    2012 was $97 for the year $1164
    That $216. That's sad considering way more people in the usa pay for electric then Directv services
     
  9. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    And D* is most certainly a luxury item.

    Rich
     
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  10. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

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    true, so if you don't like the price increase, shut it down and walk away since it is a luxury. Personally the price increases are the cost of doing business and making a profit. If it hits a price point that I find to high I will walk away, but the small prince increases that are happening it will take 10 or more years for that to happen
     
  11. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Agreed. I'll be giving D* about $25,000 over the next 10 years (if I make it that long). Doesn't bother me a bit. But, if I could not afford it, I certainly wouldn't be a sub.

    Rich
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Love the photo.

    Other than that...not really any news at all.

    Prices changes yearly and have done so going back to the mid-90's that I'm aware of firsthand. It's also not exclusive to DirecTV....Dish, Comcast, TWC, and other cable providers also routinely have an annual fee rate increase.
     

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