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

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  1. Feb 3, 2007 #621 of 652
    harsh

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    I'd be confused too, if I hadn't read the earlier messages in the thread.

    If you were a never before Dish Network customer, you could get into a ViP622 and all the support goodies for an 18 month commitment. There might be some sort of initiation fee that is later credited.

    If you aren't a never before customer, the deal is much different.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2007 #622 of 652
    ehren

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    Tony I am not part of a committment, I bought my 211.

    I wanted to get a 622 but for $149 I am not committing to 18 months of service hell no!
     
  3. Feb 4, 2007 #623 of 652
    jbennett

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    Much as I also dislike the idea of a lengthy service commitment, keep in mind the actual terms of the deal. You're basically just agreeing to pay a "penalty" of $13.33 for each month you leave "early" (i.e., before 18 months). So in reality, you break even (and recoup the "free" $149 upgrade) after less than 7 months. (18-7=11, 11*$13.33=$146.63 penalty for cancelling 11 months early.)

    This may not matter to you, but to me, knowing I'll break even after only 7 months makes their so-called "18-month commitment" a lot more palatable...

    --John
     
  4. Feb 4, 2007 #624 of 652
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    It was never a requirement to have a metallic package to lease a ViP. It isn't a requirement today to subscribe to the $20 DishHD package either. You just pay the $6 HD Enable fee instead.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2007 #625 of 652
    INHUMANITY

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    Has the AT100+HD package actually gone live yet? I quickly scanned through my channels and nothing looks new.

    I see that Dish Network finally updated their website and removed any mention of the metallic packages.

    I checked the AT100+HD package (I had the Top 60 before) and only see new music channels, but I don't have any of them appearing in my EPG.

    http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/whats_on_dish/programming_packages/at_100/packages.aspx
     
  6. Feb 5, 2007 #626 of 652
    TNGTony

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    The music channels have not been turned on for AT100 subscribers yet. That is the ONLY thing that is new to AT100 other than HHS channel if you have a dish pointed at 61.5° or 148°. AT60 had over 70 channels on it already. The addition of the Muzak channels takes it over 100.

    See ya
    Tony
     
  7. Feb 5, 2007 #627 of 652
    James Long

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    I'm assuming Current went live for AT60/AT100 subs.
     
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    So the deal I got for a second 622 is $149.00 - $50.00 mail in rebate = $100. My bill also went up $12.00 due to a second DVR fee and a second lease receiver fee.
     
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    James Long

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  11. Feb 8, 2007 #631 of 652
    nmetro

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    I just received by bill including the new increase. Well not only did they raise fees 4% they also raised the equipment warranty coverage from $1.99/month to $5.99/month. So my bill went up from $128 to $142. I have AEP/HD/Locals with a VIP622 and VIP211. By the way, they included a letter mentioning all the channels they added like Reelz, Current, DOC, etc. They also mention the several HD channels they added. They don't mention the channels they dropped. I wonder if they will finally carry Hallmark Movie Channel for AT200 and up? The same goes for the BigTen Network. This new network will be the exclusive location for al lBig Ten sports that are now shown under contract with ESPN+ beginning this fall with football.

    So in the end, my increase was more like 11%.

    Nick

    PS They also raised the fees if you do not have the warranty to get a replacement receiver. More and more DISH is looking like a cable company. Remember when DISH was a pleasent alternative to cacble?
     
  12. Feb 8, 2007 #632 of 652
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    When I talked to a CSR on Feb 1 to change my HD package, I asked about the Warranty. Coverage. I said I had a receiver that was having a problem and if I added warranty could I call and get it fixed. She said as soon as you sign up for it you can call in there is no waiting period. I would assume that you could also cancel it after a month or so once you got your receiver fixed. Has anyone in the group done this??

    ..Doyle
     
  13. Feb 9, 2007 #633 of 652
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    I noticed this page:
    /pop_ups/whats_on_dish/programming_packages/dvr_advantage/dvr_advantage.shtml

    on the Dish site which clearly states that if you add DishHD for $20 you can then add
    any other premium programming for an additional $10.
    I recently upgrade to 622 and have showtime. My bill shows the $20 DishHD pack and
    $12.99 for Showtime.
    Did anyone get this deal for the $30 price?
     
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    CABill

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    That package is specific to the DishDVR Advantage package which only became available 1Feb. If you subscribe to AT200 (minimum DDA), you could call to change to DDA for $49.99 (AT200, Locals, 1 DVR fee) + $20 DishHD + $10 Showtime.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2007 #636 of 652
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    I haven't read all 26 pages of this thread, but it seems to me nobody has mentioned the best reason to stay with Dish. Here in West Texas the incumbent cable provider has to be the WORLD'S WORST. It was still Cox Cable when I switched to Dish in 2005. Picture quality was AWFUL. Customer service was AWFUL. Cox sold their West Texas systems to Cebring/Suddenlink but the same people have been there under United Cable and TCI Cable and TCA Cable then Cox so we can be sure the picture quality is still AWFUL and the customer service is still AWFUL. Dish could get so expensive I have to cut back or even disconnect, but I won't EVER go back to cable.
     
  17. Robert W

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    For all the talk of every one b!tches but never does anything about the price increases....well......

    I cancelled service completely for my business, and downgraded from everything at home to 250+HD. $130 plus a month for the crap they offer? I don't think so.:mad:
     
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  19. James Long

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    You can get HBO and Starz without any other subscription. Why wouldn't you be able to get it with Dish Family.
     
  20. Stewart Vernon

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    I'm with Paul... I am surprised they would let you add non-family programming like HBO to the DishFamily package. It seems kind of counter to the point of defining the "family friendly" package in the first place if they would let you add adult content premiums.
     
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