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Free HD For Life

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by b177b80, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 #1 of 324
    b177b80

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    supposedly dish gonna offer free hd for life for new customers. whats the catch? anyone know?
     
  2. May 13, 2010 #2 of 324
    jdmart

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    Starting June 3rd both new and existing customers signing up for HD for must agree to a 2 year commitment, credit card autopay and paperless billing OR pay a one time $99 fee. Existing customers can sign up thru their online accounts.

    Existing customers subscribing to the “HD & Platinum” package prior to June 3, 2010, will be automatically grandfathered into “HD Free for Life” without being required to enter into a 24-month “HD Free for Life” commitment OR pay the $99 HD Programming Upgrade Fee.
     
  3. May 13, 2010 #3 of 324
    matthewb80

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    Yep Starts June 3rd
     
  4. May 13, 2010 #4 of 324
    nicedeboy26

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    I would love to know more bout this... my bill is well over $300 a month!
     
  5. May 13, 2010 #5 of 324
    TulsaOK

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    The charge for HD & Platinum on my account is $10/mo.
     
  6. May 13, 2010 #6 of 324
    jdmart

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    You can keep what you got for the the same $10. Optionally the HD will be free and the Platinum add-on will be $10.
     
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    phrelin

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    If it's true, I also think that Platinum will now be $10 a month and HD (which at this point in time for all intents and purposes means "TV") will be "free."
     
  8. May 13, 2010 #8 of 324
    Ira Lacher

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    If new users are already getting Platinum free with their $10 HD, how is this new option different? You're still paying $10 a month!
     
  9. May 13, 2010 #9 of 324
    TulsaOK

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    ;)
     
  10. May 13, 2010 #10 of 324
    BattleZone

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    More or less, what it means is this:

    - Sign up for credit card autopay with paperless billing, OR
    - Pay a one-time $99 HD upgrade fee

    AND

    - Maintain AT120 or higher

    AND

    - Accept a 24-month commitment (with or without equipment upgrades)


    And you no longer have to pay the $10/month HD programming fee for as long as you maintain your account. The $10 fee for Platinum HD will apply for those who want it.
     
  11. May 13, 2010 #11 of 324
    BattleZone

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    Starting June 3, they won't be.
     
  12. May 13, 2010 #12 of 324
    phrelin

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    This is all speculation, but Platinum began as an add-on that you don't have to subscribe to. Now that it includes "premium movie channels" Epix 1 and 2, Indieplex, Retroplex, ShortsHD, and HDNetMovies and MGMHD plus some odds and ends of questionable marketing value, it could be worth $10 a month.:grin:
     
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    GrumpyBear

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    BE very quiet, August is closing in on us. Don't give them any ideas.
    Granted they are already thinking it. :bonk1:
     
  14. May 13, 2010 #14 of 324
    phrelin

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    :whatdidid

    Sorry, I didn't think about that.;)
     
  15. May 13, 2010 #15 of 324
    RollTide1017

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    I refuse to sign up for auto pay because I hate giving companies that kind of control over my cards. I already pay $10/month for HD + Platinum so why do I need to pay $99 and sign a new 2 year contract if I'm still going to be paying $10/month (now just for Platinum)? Or does it mean that if you don't do that, you bill will go up by $10?

    My bill already went up by $5 this year, if they raise it again it will all but guarantee a move to DirecTV in October when my contract is up.
     
  16. May 13, 2010 #16 of 324
    RasputinAXP

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    Reading comprehension time!

    Pay $99 accept 2 year commit and get HD free forever.

    OR

    go paperless autopay, accept 2 year commit and get HD free forever.
     
  17. May 13, 2010 #17 of 324
    TBoneit

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    Not to mention they'll be able to advertise No extra charge for HD like the cable companies already advertise around here.

    DirecTV will have to do this too sooner or later.
     
  18. May 13, 2010 #18 of 324
    phrelin

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    Again, HD channels at this point in time for all intents and purposes means TV channels, so a statement that there will be no additional charge for HD channels simply means that you are already paying for those TV channels. We've reached the tipping point where SD channels are no longer important in the scheme of things.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    Sounds like a gimmick to me! :confused: :confused:
     
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    GrumpyBear

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    So Since I am already on autopay and paperless, June 3rd, I can commit to another 2 years and never have to pay an HD fee again, as long as I don't drop below AT120?
    Well I see another 2 year commitment coming up.

    Granted I don't think I will be saving the $10 though. Platinum will be on its own, and I enjoy several of those so I will still be spending the money on that.
     

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