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Dish promo-customer appreciation

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by dkutz, May 7, 2009.

  1. May 7, 2009 #1 of 16

    dkutz Cool Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Has anyone else gotten the promo inthe mail for continuing customers? IT has two offers HD DVR offer -free dvr upgrade $10 off for 12 months Free HBO Starz for 3 months Free HD channels for 3 months


    $10 off for 12 months Free HBO Starz for 3 months Free HD channels for 3 months plus an additional $15 credit.

    Anyone do this? Is it a good deal? Whats the catch?
  2. May 8, 2009 #2 of 16

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    The catch is that you won't go to another company when they release their information on 5/11. My guess is it will come with an agreement. DirecTV has been doing this for over a year and Charlie is trying to show his customers that he cares.
  3. CABill

    CABill Hall Of Fame

    Mar 20, 2005
    I got a large "postcard" some time back and did the HBO & Starz for 3 months (no added commit - they had my email address and autopay-paperless for penny Cinemax). On my card, it says the Starz offer expired 05/05/09, but it also says offerS valid thru 31-Jul and subject to change. When I did the HBO & Starz, I did ask for the $10/month for a year, but it appears the crack CSR never entered it. I've phoned 3 times asking when the $10 would appear (I'm in my last 30 days of Starz) but this 3rd time was the charm. He said it hasn't shown up because it wasn't ever requested. The $10 does require a 24 month commit, but I'd break even if I signed up and paid it off in 14-15 months.

    BUT, my card doesn't have anything about an "extra $15 credit". What can you tell me about that additional $15 credit? If I'm going to phone again for the $10/month, I may as well go for the extra $15 too. It would help to have some info though.
  4. neilo

    neilo AllStar

    Aug 7, 2006
    I just got the card in the mail. The offers are listed as follows:

    HD DVR Offer: Free HD DVR upgrade $5.98/mo DVR service fee applies; $120 savings off your current programming package (12 monthly credits of $10); Free HBO and starz for 3 months; Free HD channels for 3 months

    Programming Offer: $120 savings off your current programming package (12 monthly credits of $10); Free HBO and starz for 3 months; Free HD channels for 3 months; Additional $15 credit (the equivalent of 3 movies)

    Offers require commitment. HD programming requires HD receiver and HD television (sold separately).

    Offers valid through 7/31/09 and subject to change without notice.

    HD DVR Upgrade: requires 24-month commitment to a qualifying package ... Installation restrictions may apply.

    $10 Off for 12 months: requires 24-month commitment to a qualifying package ...

    Lots of other fine print including cancellation fees.

    One question I have is how much is the "free" HD DVR upgrade? That is, how much would installation of a new antenna run? What about installation of the new HD DVR? I presume that there is no chance any of the existing programming on an old Dish DVR could be transferred to the new one, right?
  5. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    With this offer, there is no up-front lease fee for the HD-DVR and no charge for installation, which includes a new dish if required. It's being "paid for" by your programming commitment. Remember all of the threads where people complain that Dish never offers existing customers "good deals" like new customers get? Well, this is just such a deal.

    There is no way to move content from a standard-def DVR to an HD-DVR, nor any way to archive it. But once you have an HD-DVR, you can archive content to an external USB hard drive, and THAT could be used to transfer content between HD-DVRs on your account (622/722/722k/612), as it is linked to your account, not to a specific DVR. It would also allow you to backup/restore shows in case of a receiver failure (you'd need to archive shows regularly, of course).
  6. PhantomOG

    PhantomOG Legend

    Feb 7, 2007
    I got this in the mail as well.

    Reading the fine print at the bottom mine says the offer is good until 7/31 (I think that's what I remember).

    I immediately started dreaming of holding the card in my hand and calling Dish the day the 922 is released and getting my 622 exchanged for a 922 for free....... :lol:
  7. Galaxie6411

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    That is exactly what came to my mind as well :lol:
  8. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    Hope you enjoy the dream, because that's about as close as you're going to get to that scenario happening anytime in the next 18-24 months! :lol:
  9. plasmacat

    plasmacat Legend

    Mar 14, 2007
    I got the card in the mail and signed up yesterday for the promotion/2 year commitment.
    Since I already was getting the HBO/Starz 3mon. free (since May 1) I got the CSR to give me Showtime free also for 3months.
  10. russ9

    russ9 Godfather

    Jan 28, 2004
    I have not received this offer and have been looking to upgrade. Is there a code or special phone number associated with this program?
  11. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    This offer is for people who are no longer on a long term commitment and have good payment record. It is just a way to get them to sign up for 24 more months.
  12. chainblu

    chainblu Legend

    May 14, 2006
    The current HBO/Showtime 3 months free deal does is commitment free.
  13. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

    Mar 29, 2007
    Rememebr if you took the HBO/Starz promo, you are not eligible for the HBO/Showtime.
  14. whessen

    whessen New Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    I have 12 months remaining on a previous committement and was given the offer. My new committement is 24 months, not 36 months (12 on the old commit and 24 on the new commit).

    The offer is being handled through the Loyalty Department. The rep I spoke with was very knowledgeable and set me up very quickly - upgarde to a HD DVR, $10 per month off of my bill for 12 months, 3 months free HBO/Showtime, and Platimum HD free for 3 moths.

    I have paperless billing and online bill pay.
  15. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    If you do ebill/autopay you should be able to get Cinemax of a penny for at least a year.
  16. neilo

    neilo AllStar

    Aug 7, 2006
    That is interesting. Currently I have a SD DVR feeding two TVs (one of which is HD). I suppose I could move the SD DVR to the second TV and have the HD-DVR just feed the HDTV (with both DVRs in single-TV mode) until we have finished watching all the material on the SD DVR and then return that? (Unless of course we get too used to having both DVRs .....)

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