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Dish HD Absolute ends February 1, 2011

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by RAD, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Jan 7, 2011 #21 of 267
    damondlt

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    A member from Satellite Guys also got the letter about come Febuary 1st his HD absolute will be dropped and the Top 200 package is what he will be automaticly put in if he doesn't change it before then.

    I think this is the real deal this time!
     
  2. Jan 7, 2011 #22 of 267
    TulsaOK

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    To which cord are you referring? :)
     
  3. Jan 7, 2011 #23 of 267
    Jeff_DML

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    see attached
     

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  4. Jan 7, 2011 #24 of 267
    xplocvo

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    I got the letter yesterday also. I'm going to research the different packages and will probably give them a call later today. My wife and I are actually considering cancelling our service altogether, and going strictly OTA and Netflix. I'm not sure I can go for that though, I'll miss having some of the channels. Hopefully I can secure a decent enough deal from Dish that I can convince my wife to keep it. :D We'll see what this 12 months of credit is...
     
  5. Jan 7, 2011 #25 of 267
    Mr. Vega

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    just got off the phone with a CSR.

    she basically said if i do nothing on Feb 1 my account changes to AT200, HD basic for life, w/ HD platinum for 12 months.

    the caveat of the switch before Feb 1 was i would get a 10 dollar credit for 12 months on any account i chose.

    i'm gonna stand pat just in case this is posturing.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2011 #26 of 267
    Stuart Sweet

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    The title has been changed as this appears to be official.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2011 #27 of 267
    Jeff_DML

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    same and that is what I mean by cutting the cord. My wife like HGTV so it is a bit of a hard sell for her.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2011 #28 of 267
    AppliedAggression

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    So the credit is $10, but only if you switch before Feb 1st? I thought Dish couldn't change our plans unless we made changes to the account. This blows.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2011 #29 of 267
    Jeff_DML

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    I just called, on hold for awhile, he told me that we get a 1 year $10 credit which sounded unconditional. But you will get the $5 programming change charge if you do change from the default 200 plan they are switching us too. But he also said if you do the 200 plan for 30 days then switch then you will not get charged? Also no contract for any of this so you can cancel anytime.

    still blow, anyway you slice it is still a price increase.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2011 #30 of 267
    Jeff_DML

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    Take above back.

    Current charges:

    DVR Service 6.00
    DishHD Absolute w/Locals 29.99
    --------
    $ 35.99

    Switch to 120 package:

    DVR Service 6.00
    120 $39.99
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    $45.99
    -10 per month
    $35.99


    If they do above with no packaging change charge plus free platinum then I will keep dish for another year since nothing out of my pocket. Lose some channels but gain some.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2011 #31 of 267
    AppliedAggression

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    Thanks Jeff, no idea if the 39.99 already includes the price increase?
     
  12. Jan 7, 2011 #32 of 267
    Jeff_DML

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    I just pulled that off their website, so it it going up feb1 too? I haven't been following the threads
     
  13. Jan 7, 2011 #33 of 267
    biz

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    DISHHD ABSOLUTE W/LOCALS $29.99
    HD Duo (2TV) DVR Receiver $17.00
    DVR Service $6.00

    (I have a 722 just for me and a 622 for the kids to share).

    Americas Top 200 54.99 (edited, I read the 120+ as 44.99)
    DVR 17.99
    DVR 6.00
    Platinum (free)
    Rebate -10.00

    net change +15.00

    I lose Nat Geo, History, Biography and the Encores I just noticed I have. Not worth the extra I think to go to the 250. (for 10.00 more than the 200)

    This gives me a year to see how my netflix on blu ray does, check into VUDU and HULU which I also get on my LG BD570. I only get the main networks and PBS, OTA, not as good as some large cities.

    :mad:
    I just called Dish: I cannot make this switch until Feb 1. If I do it today, I can get the HD for Life free. But I will not get the free Platinum for a year. Also the credit is a 5.00/mo credit if I am not happy with the package, I would have to call and say I'm not happy, and as a loyalty item, they would credit 5.00/mo for 10 months.

    Nothing to do until the 1st. (I was going to change today since I'm home and have time to deal with it.) guess not
     
  14. Jan 7, 2011 #34 of 267
    AppliedAggression

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    Yeah, Dish usually raises prices in February. In another thread in the main Dish forum this was posted as the new prices:

    AT 120 will be $44.99 from $39.99 (+$5)
    AT 120+ will be $49.99 from $44.99 (+$5)
    AT 200 will be $59.99 from $54.99 (+$5)
    AT 250 will be $69.99 from $64.99 (+$5)
    AEP will be $104.99 from $99.99 (+$5)

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=188387

    Wife just received a call from Dish explaining the letter and said they were trying to be proactive to try to make sure that customers get the programming they want at a decent price point and see if "they can help us out" somehow. So not really sure they're going to go through with this if enough people complain. Either that or they are really going to go through with it and really just want to help us out :)
     
  15. Jan 7, 2011 #35 of 267
    Jeff_DML

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    thanks.

    darn, I was guessing $2 increase :(
     
  16. Jan 7, 2011 #36 of 267
    AppliedAggression

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    Yeah, Hulu Plus is starting to look attractive.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2011 #37 of 267
    P Smith

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    It's 10% to 5% increase ...:mad:
     
  18. Jan 7, 2011 #38 of 267
    Jim5506

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    It just occurred to me that if you wait, you get switched to AT200 with HD for Life and Platinum but that option may not include the $10 credit.

    If you switch to AT200 before Feb. 1 you get AT200 with HD for Life and a $10 credit - no mention of Platinum free.

    Can anyone confirm that we can get both "credits" either by jumping now or by waiting until Feb. 1 or do we just get one and which depends on when you switch?
     
  19. Jan 7, 2011 #39 of 267
    Mr. Vega

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    i'm not sure if the offer varies by account, but it was my understanding that had i switched right then while on the phone i would have gotten the package of my choosing, HD basic for life, HD plat for 12 months, and a $10 credit for a year.

    might try a different CSR.
     
  20. Jan 7, 2011 #40 of 267
    biz

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    I'll keep calling til I get a deal I can live with, if nothing else, waiting til the 1st is still an option.
     

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