Finally, a Skinny Bundle! ‘Don't Watch, Don't Pay' with DISH's New Flex Pack

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Troch2002

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    I'm not going to argue with you because I'll never win, so you believe what you want.

    But with an exception of you 95% of customers have Flex option available online with equipment that has the current G4 smart cards.
    A phone call is not necessary in most cases.

    I suggest you look around the forums.
    I've never subscribed to the Flex pack and The options are there for me and many many others.
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Bottom line - if you do not see the option online call DISH. Happy now?
     
  3. Blowgun

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    If I use the "My Account" thingy from my receiver, the Flex Pack shows up for $34.99. I do not know or have the desire to find out, if selecting that core option would work.
     
  4. jgoggan

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    I will just say that I appreciate Troch2002's more accurate answer. The reality is that I hate calling Dish. As you likely know, most of us, at some point in time, have been told the WRONG information from a Dish CSR over the years. Sometimes, on a regular basis. Therefore, I avoid dealing with them as much as possible. And, therefore, I'd MUCH rather be able to do it myself online.

    Therefore, I will take his advice, contact Dish, and just request the new card. And then see if that works so that I can do the Flex Plan stuff online. Looking around, I see many others that have been able to do that. So, it seems accurate that most people can do exactly that.

    So, sure, if you don't see it, you need to contact Dish -- but Troch2002's info certainly changes what I would contact Dish about. I'm tired of playing Dish CSR Roulette over the years just to get the correct info. I'd rather try to get a newer card and then see if I can do it myself.

    So, I thank you, Troch2002!

    - John...
     
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  5. Troch2002

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    You're welcome.
     
  6. Troch2002

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    It will work.
    All of your active equipment on your account must have the G4 card in order for it to show up online.
    If you have Hoppers or even 211Zs they should have the proper cards already.
     
  7. Troch2002

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    Yes, and I love how you edited your post.
     
  8. Troch2002

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    Thats for a Hopper.
    There is a $10 promo for New customers
    Not a VIP.
    The Credit check will determine whether you would be offered a H2 or H3.
    If you want a regular DVR like a 722k you would have to specify that.
     
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Please let us know if getting the G4 card (and not asking DISH about anything else) adds the option to your online account. Perhaps it will with an upgrade ... but my existing account with a G4 card does not have the option online. (It may be something strange in the way the account is flagged since I had the receiver with a G4 card before Flex Pack was introduced.)


    What edit? And what does it have to do with the topic of the thread?
     
  10. HobbyTalk

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    As a note, I've had my HWS since before Flex. I just checked my online account and the Flex option is available. I currently have 120+.
     
  11. Keniff

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    Man...you aint lyin'. Talking to Dish usually makes me want to drink. As long as my stuff is working I am loathe to do anything, including make any changes. The quality of my channel feed is good, no complaints there, but its almost like they dont train their CSR's on purpose when it comes to anything beyond taking your money.

    Phone dude working on the box near the road says their may be a fiber upgrade to the lines soon...I think I'll just sit in stasis for the next 6-8 months and see if we get actual decent internet here and then start looking at options. I'd like to keep Dish but the prices go up and the quality of customer service does not.
     
  12. crodrules

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    Do you have any deactivated receivers with G3 cards still tied to your account? (Even if you don't think you do, check with DIRT to be sure.) Once the old receivers are completely removed from your account, you should see Flex Pack as an option on your mydish account if all of your remaining receivers have G4 cards. Someone at satelliteguys had the same problem, and getting the old receivers removed from the account fixed it. I can tell you from personal experience, with my two dish accounts, that the account that has Welcome Pack, with a deactivated ViP211k with a G3 card tied to the account, does not show Flex Pack as an option in my online account, in spite of the fact that my activated receiver is a Hopper with a G4 card. My other account already had a ViP211k with a G4 card before Flex Pack was introduced, and Flex Pack always showed up as an option on that account (since Flex Pack was launched) even before I switched that account to Flex Pack.
     
  13. James Long

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    That makes sense. I have several owned receivers that were on the account before the Hopper. They do not show up online, but they could be lurking in the database.
     
  14. jgoggan

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    So, I have excellent credit. That would mean I would get an H3 then, correct?

    Any reason to go with something other than the H3 if the deal is the same? I see someone mention requesting a VIP722k if I wanted that. I currently have a 722 and I'm fine with it except for some ongoing issues with it not recording the extra minute or two past the end even if it doesn't have anything else to record (it just plain doesn't do it sometimes!). I'm hoping the Hopper would solve some of that. So, any reason to not go with an H3 setup?

    Also, anyone know if this is a hard or soft pull on your credit? I'm not taking a hard pull hit just for a Hopper. :)

    - John...
     
  15. Blowgun

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    The H3 is not for everyone. I'll stick with my two HwS receivers and two OTA modules for now.
     
  16. jgoggan

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    Can you give more info on that? I did some searching but really couldn't find anyone suggesting that someone would be better off keeping a 722 than moving to a Hopper if the price was the same (except for some early-on beta stuff with the first Hopper).

    Is there a good reason to keep a 722 over a Hopper3? (Again, in a one-HDTV setup -- so no multiple TVs or anything to worry about.)

    Thanks!

    - John...
     
  17. James Long

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    Please discuss DIRECTV's offerings in the DIRECTV forum (unless specifically comparing to the topic of the thread).

    (Off topic posts removed.)
     
  18. jgoggan

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    Anyone know if the credit check that Dish does is a hard pull or soft one? I'm not taking a hard pull just to upgrade from a 722 to a Hopper. :)

    - John...
     
  19. shadough

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    I noticed on my Flex pack, I'm getting 1 of my Regional Sports networks now (but not the other one, which is even odder), plus all the ALT sports channels. Did something change? I thought the RSN's were only available in 120+. I dont recall seeing it when i 1st got the pack.

    Also I noticed the Starz/Encore channels lit up, im guesing theres a free-view going on.
     
  20. Tiny

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    Dish added 6 CD Christmas channels to the flex package
     

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