Dish Announces Price Increases for 2/1/07 and 'a la carte' discussion

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  1. minnow

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    Nothing wrong for taking the subscription for just the length of the teaser rate for one year then reasess your options at that point. And as to the phone being $33 bucks - yeah maybe that's higher than what your paying but the TV and internet are certainly a steal at $33 apiece. So overall one is paying quiet a bit less.
     
  2. jonsnow

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    I really like those prices up untill the 11th month, which is why an at10, at25, and at50 package would make sense to loyal long-term dish customers, tired of this price increase crap.
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  3. Paul Secic

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    QUICK! Run as fast as you can from Comcast. They're rip off artists.
     
  4. Slamminc11

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    Comcrap announced this weekend they were upping their rates in Colorado by 4% starting in March.
     
  5. koralis

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    The signals are really good. I live about 30 miles out and the only one I ever have any problems with is Fox during bad weather (it had been about 80 on a good day... it's now over 100.)
     
  6. Paul Secic

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    In San Francisco Bay Area Comcast raised rates by 6%.
     
  7. ronimous

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    Hi, first post here. I've lurked for a while, but a recent discussion with customer service yielded some info I figured I should post.

    A couple weeks back I called in to Dish and did the whole "I want to cancel my service" thing. The rep transfered me to a different department, the new rep told me that they considered me a "5-Star customer". (I've had the America's Everything package for 7 years.)

    I told her I recently bought an HDTV and that I wanted HD content and that Directv was offering to set me up with the entire system for free. Including the DVR. She said she could cancel for me right away, or I could wait until February for some better deals. I asked what they were and she told me I could get the 622 for $49.99, and that was the best they could do and that would be the price for "5-Star customers". The price would escalate to $99 for "4-Star customers" and so on.

    She said to call back on Feb. 1st and request the deal. I might call at midnight tonight and see what happens.
     
  8. Paul Secic

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    Directv just has a few HD channels.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2007 #609 of 652
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    Just wanted to relay the information I got when I called today. Long waiting time and the CSR mentioned their systems were running really slow due to the flood of calls inquiring about the new offerings.

    I am a current sub with a leased 942 and an owned 811, with AEP + old HD pack (the $9.99 one). This is what I was offered:

    942 -> 622, $149 upfront, $50 instant credit, $10 off programming for 10 months after mail-in rebate, $6 lease fee

    811 -> 211, $99 upfront, $50 instant credit, $5 lease fee

    Installation of new dish and receivers included in the quoted price.

    18-month commitment and credit card autopay required; cancellation fee of $13.33/mo for the remaining part of the contract.

    So, as far as programming, I would be looking into:

    Current:

    AEP with locals $89.99
    Old HD pack $9.99
    Lease fee $5.00

    Total $ 105

    New:

    AEP with locals + new HD pack $109.99
    Lease fees $11.00

    Total: $ 121
     
  10. Feb 1, 2007 #610 of 652
    CABill

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    It is only a buck, but don't be stressed if the New lease fees turn out to be $12 / $122 for two ViP receivers. A ViP is $6 and everything else is $5. The $11 / $121 would be correct if you add the 622 ($6) and keep the 942 ($5). $6 / $116 if you add the 622 but only keep the 811. Neither of those would get MPEG4 (local HD and others) on the receiver you keep. It may not make sense, but the monthly fees would be the same $12 / $122 if you keep the 811 but add both the 622 and 211. They might add some install $ to such a combo though.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2007 #611 of 652
    DoyleS

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    I was on the annual subscription plan for Top 180 which saves me essentially 1 month. My renewal time is Jan 23 so by allowing my annual renewal charge, I get another year of Top180 at last years prices. However, I was on the $9.99 HD plan with the $5 Voom and the HD enabling fee for a total of $21 for HD but not getting all of the HD channels. Today I called in and was able to switch that the the new HD package for $20 a month saving a dollar over my previous cost and getting the additional HD channels. Thanks to CABill who walked me through the strategy a couple weeks ago, it worked great. Initially the CSR wanted to move me to monthly which would have lost my yearly discount. I told her that they had already taken than money out of my credit card and she went away for about 5 minutes and came back and said I was correct and she got everything updated. It was interesting that although I had HD and a 622 they did not think I had the 129 sat. They had me down for 148 which I previously had but the installer turned that dish to 129. Once that was corrected in the system she was able to activate the other HD channels.

    As a side note, I mentioned I was having problems with one of my 508s and asked her if I added The DHPP maintenance plan if I could use that to fix a receiver that had problems and if there was any waiting period after starting that. She said as soon as you activate DHPP, you are good to have your receiver repaired whether it is owned or leased.


    ..Doyle... A Satisfied Dish Customer!
     
  12. Feb 1, 2007 #612 of 652
    ehren

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    I tried getting the standalone HD pak and Dish had no idea what I was talking about. 29.99+6 dollar HD enabling fee correct? What is Dish' problem!
     
  13. Feb 1, 2007 #613 of 652
    TNGTony

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    I think the problem is that this stand-alone package is gone. I think it is only available to current HD-only subscribers now.

    Tony
     
  14. Feb 1, 2007 #614 of 652
    ehren

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    Well I had to upgrade to bronze when I got the 211, so I am confused now, I used to have the standalone HDpak+ voom package.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2007 #615 of 652
    harsh

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    Since when do you pay "the fee" on the first receiver?
     
  16. Feb 2, 2007 #616 of 652
    harsh

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    Your monthly price may or may not have gone up. It doesn't matter what you had before DishHD.

    I'd be looking for a rate change equivalent to that of the AT60/100 package.
     
  17. Feb 2, 2007 #617 of 652
    CABill

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    When the 1st receiver is a DIU upgrade. He was replacing "both" with ViPs and it should have been $12. If he kept the owned 811, IT would have no fee. He said the 942 was leased, so it would be a DIU itself. Stupid rule if you ask me, but a revenue source.
     
  18. Feb 2, 2007 #618 of 652
    DoyleS

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    I am not sure what you mean when you say "Stand Alone HD Pak". As of Feb 1 there is one HD Pak and it is $20 when subscribed with any of the qualifying packages. (Everything, Top 250, Top 200 or Top 100). If you are not subscribing to one of these qualifying packages I think the $20 deal is probably off the table. If you were subscribed to one of the previous deals it should be grandfathered until you change.

    ..Doyle
     
  19. Feb 2, 2007 #619 of 652
    TNGTony

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    If you went with the lease deal, one of the requirements is to have at least "bronze HD" (Now AT100+HD) That is probably why you had to upgrade your package.

    See ya
    Tony
     
  20. Feb 3, 2007 #620 of 652
    JimFunk

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    I'm confused as hell. So if I was a new customer, what kind of deal can i get? I want the 622.
     
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