Feb 1 Rate increase!

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  1. Dec 26, 2008 #81 of 264
    HobbyTalk

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    I have Comcast for Internet, thier latest bill includes a flyer for latest increases:

    Limitied Basic: $14.99 to $15.99
    Standard Basic: $38.50 to $41.00
    Preferred Basic: $53.99 to $56.99
    Classic Digital: $14.95 to $17.95
    Digital Starter: $55.48 to $58.98
    Digital Preferred: $70.44 to $74.94
    Digital Preferred with 1 Premium: $85.99 to $92.49
    Digital Preferred with 2 Premiums: $96.99 to $103.49
    Digital Preferred with HOB/Stz/Show: $101.99 to $109.49
    OnDemand Digital Classic: $68.44 to $74.94
    OnDemand Digital Silver: $83.99 to $92.49
    OnDemand Digital Gold: $94.99 to $103.94
    OnDemand Digital Platium: $106.99 to $116.49
    DVR: $13.95 to $15.95
    HD Box: $7.00 to $8.95
     
  2. Dec 26, 2008 #82 of 264
    Donp

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    I have Gold HD with Platinum HD and Americas Top 250. What kind of bill will I see come the 10th of Feburary?

    Ok I read the first post in this thread and it looks like this for me :

    Americas Top 250 to $57.99
    Gold HD with Platinum $49.99 + $10.00 = $59.99

    Total $117.98

    If I did this correctly I may have to downgrade but not sure yet.
     
  3. Dec 26, 2008 #83 of 264
    James Long

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    HobbyTalk's list is for Comcast and shows a similar increase as DISH (if not higher).

    Current: AT250+GoldHD+PlatinumHD is $74.99
    Feb 09: Classic Gold 250+Gold HD+Platinum HD is $77.99

    You will see a $3 price increase. (If you have locals it will be $79.99 to $83.99 - still a $3 increase.)
     
  4. Dec 26, 2008 #84 of 264
    Donp

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    Looks like I miscalculated a little.

    Thanks
     
  5. Dec 27, 2008 #85 of 264
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    79.99 to 83.99 is a $4 increase. :)
     
  6. Dec 27, 2008 #86 of 264
    clyde sauls

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    I hope dish absolute customers can keep it. Even with a slight increase I wouldnt mind. Only if the CSR that others have posted. No More HD channels added to that pkg.If that turns out to be true . I might have to change my pkg. Not sure to which but might consider attuverse if we ever get it to the atlanta area.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2008 #87 of 264
    James Long

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    Mistyped: $79.99 to $82.99 - still a $3 increase.

    If you're going to correct me, correct me correctly.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2008 #88 of 264
    Paul Secic

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    VOOM is off for good according http://www.multichannel.com/blog/350000435/post/20038202.html.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2008 #89 of 264
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  10. Dec 28, 2008 #90 of 264
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    The Feb rate increase is strange given the state of the economy.
     
  11. Dec 28, 2008 #91 of 264
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    Just noticed that Uverse has announced some rate increases.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2008 #92 of 264
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    Not sure I see a direct relation. If the costs of doing business aren't going down, they can't lower prices... and in a slow economy the last thing you want to do is take a hit.

    How many folks are in line to talk to their employers and volunteer taking a pay cut for the economy? Actually, that would backfire anyway because less spendable income would be spread around if that happened across the board.

    I remain firmly convinced anyway that the state of the economy is something of a form of mass hysteria anyway. Consider that we have lots of people who want to work, lots of products people want to buy, and the resources to make and buy those things. Unfortunately our economy sometimes works like a stack of dominoes and it is hard to get back to reality until they all fall down.
     
  13. Dec 28, 2008 #93 of 264
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    Cable TV stations have 2 primary methods to get money: advertising and subscription fees.

    The stations ad revenue has significantly slowed; companies are being more careful with their advertising budgets. In the few commercial breaks I don't skip (which is another problem), I see a lot more (and longer) promotions for upcoming shows than I used to, and fewer actual advertisements.

    If the stations want to spend the same for programming, they have to replace that lost ad revenue with higher subscription fees.

    Those subscription fees, of course, are passed on to the cable and satellite companies, which (big surprise) pass the costs on to their customers.


    So:
    * From a consumer point of view, a price increase during a recession is bad, but
    * From a programmer's point of view, a price increase is necessary to avoid tightening budgets, cancelling new shows, and showing more repeats, which in turn would further reduce advertising revenue.

    The lesser of two evils, from their point of view.
     
  14. Dec 29, 2008 #94 of 264
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    Off Topic: just heard on the news that there will be a
    Leap Second on December 31st at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2008 #95 of 264
    James Long

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    Good. We get to keep our current rates one more second! :D
     
  16. Dec 29, 2008 #96 of 264
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    OMG!!
     
  17. Dec 30, 2008 #97 of 264
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    I have the Dish DVR Advantage for $49.99 which is going up $8, I understand, but I also have a $30 'Dish HD with 1 Premium' package which included just one premium channel but the 'full' HD lineup ($20+$10 when I bought it). I don't see an option like this anymore. What will my new price be for this option?

    Will Dish waive downgrade fees due to the price increase? And when will we officially get notified, in our January bill?
     
  18. Dec 31, 2008 #98 of 264
    thenamesash

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    I've had Dish since Sept, like it, but am concerned about these price increases. I signed a 24mo contract and just assumed that my contract was for the services I selected at the prices that Dish offered at the time I signed the 24mo contract. I am surprised and dismayed that Dish can increase prices while I am locked in a contract with them at the current prices? Seems like a bait and switch. Regardless, pretty stupid move on Dish's part given the state of the economy since I, like many others I am sure, will simply downgrade service and Dish will lose more $$ than they will gain. Anyway, what does Feb 1st mean to me? I have Turbo HD Silver ($33), HBO+STZ ($22), Locals ($5), 211 (free), 222 plugged into internet ($7), 612 ($7) + DVR service ($6). So right now I am paying $80/mo excluding taxes. It looks like HD silver will go to $40 (+$7) and my 612 + DVR service will be a combined $12 instead of $7 + $6 (-$1). So if I've followed correctly, if I make no changes to my service, my bill will increase $6/mo from $80 to $86 before taxes? And what is more likely is that I will can HBO+STZ and Dish will LOSE $16/mo in revenue from me because they increased rates when they should not have and ticked me off... Thanks for checking to see if I understand the new prices correctly.
     
  19. Dec 31, 2008 #99 of 264
    James Long

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    The $12 combined price is only if you have DISH DVRAdvantage. Without making any changes to your account you would see a $7 increase. If you sign up for DDA you will save 98c per month on your configuration.
     
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    Why do you all believe DISH has decided to simply raise prices at this point?

    Fact is, channel carriage fees are going up every year and most every channel charges extra for HD as well.

    So for example, many of you have been screaming for DISH to add Speed HD for the past year, but if they do are you willing to pay an extra $1/month for it and the other HD channels you've been asking for?

    I'm not trying to be an apologist, but if you look at Comcast's rates above you can see the costs are for the most part higher programming costs passed along to the viewer.
     

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