Free HD For Life

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

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  1. cichlid

    cichlid New Member

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    according to executive response hd for life is not available for annual pay customers because of a bill coding issue. I think he said premium HD- $10 a month- is possible. I never tried for HD before because it seemed expensive for the few channels that I watch regularly.
     
  2. Infrared Sight

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    I have a question. I have had Dish for around 5 years and have never had any High def programming. I called to see what I could do to upgrade to HD and I was told I would have to pay $200 for a leased hd dvr that I wanted to upgrade to. That just seems unreasonable to me for some reason. I don't know, is that really the going rate for someone's situation like me? I have AT120 that I wanted to upgrade HD to. Thanks. :)
     
  3. GrumpyBear

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    $200? Sounds like that was an upgrade to a ViP922, and that is the going price for that one. Try asking for a ViP722 and see what the price is.

    CABill's explaination about annual, was good. My question would be 1 free month would under annual max would be $100 for the AEP, and HD for Life is a $120 year discount. Seems like a good time to switch as AT120 you are saving $40 a year? HD for life $120?
     
  4. gkamer

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    Holy Smokes.... You're paying over 300 bucks a month for Sat TV! Where do you live at, the North Pole?:grin:
     
  5. Bigg

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    Isn't that impossible? I maxed the online thing out at $185, and that's including EVERYTHING plus a 922 and two 722s.
     
  6. phrelin

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    Maybe he has both Dish and DirecTV along with a C-band system?:rolleyes:
     
  7. Bigg

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    haha, must be. Either that or he watches a LOT of PPV!!!
     
  8. 722921

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    Call me confused but...I have dishamerica, locals, .01 cinamax, a 722 and 622.
    My latest bill says dishamerica+locals is 34.99, but my account says it should be 29.99. Another $23 on the bill is for HD DuoDVR+DVR service for a total of 57.99 + tax
    #1 am I being overcharged?
    #2 if I go to top 120 with free hd, what channels will I gain/lose? and
    #3 what would my bill be?
     
  9. jedi5

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    Anyone here having a hard time signing up for HD for life?
    I've tried for about 4 days now online and I can't sign up.
    I keep getting a message saying that my CC has already been used
    to sign up for this promotion.
    Thing is that I haven't signed up and I get no HD channels.
    I've called and spoken to about 5 different reps and they can't find a solution either.

    They have taken me off the automatic enrollment/paperless billing so I can reenroll and nothing.

    Thoughts or suggestions?


    James you lost me on this.
    I was/am at the point of just paying the $99 fee since I'm so frustrated with all this.
    How can you break even in 10 months if you pay the $99 fee?
    I mean you'll be out $99 anyway when you could have signed up for free using paperless.

    Thanks
     
  10. GrumpyBear

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    If you can't or don't want to use Autopay and paperless, you can pay the $99 onetime fee, and get HD free for life.
    You break even in 10 months, because if you don't pay the $99 fee, or signup for Autopay with Paperless, you would continue to pay the $10 fee and in 10months thats $100.

    Call Dish directly, with the cc problem.
     
  11. cichlid

    cichlid New Member

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    I went back to check my account after to make sure it was still correct. I was surprise to find this
    Screen shot 2010-06-14 at 6.29.46 PM.png


    I tweeted Dish to ask about the coding issue that made this impossible and got this response
    "dishnetwork No the problem was it wasn't suppose to be coded on based upon business rules." I could accept that it couldn't be done. I"m a lot less accepting that they won't do it.:mad:
     
  12. James Long

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    According to that screen shot you HAVE "HD Free for Life".
    (A big check mark at the top of the page.)

    The coding of the page doesn't allow you to sign up if you already have it.
    Check the account summary page before this. HD Free should be shown there too.
     
  13. coldsteel

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    1. It depends on when that bill came out. if before 6/3, no.

    2. You gain MTV, VH1, Nick, Fox News and all the HD channels in the HD 120 added since 2/1/10.

    3. $39.99 for 120/locals/free HD, $6 DVR and $17 a/o fee.
     
  14. jedi5

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    That's the thing... I'm already on autopay/paperless.
    I've called Dish who knows how many times since Friday and no one knows or can tell me what the problem is. Heck I must have been on the phone with Dish today a little over 2hrs talking with the reps.

    They've taken me off autopay and had me reenroll and still nothing.
    I was wondering if anyone else was having the same problem.

    I really don't want to pay the $99 but it seems that's the only way to go.

    Sigh...
     
  15. GrumpyBear

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    Really weird that they can't help. Sorry to hear it, you would figure calling in they could resolve it.
     
  16. cichlid

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    Which I is why I asked Executive Response how that was possible if they couldn"t code HD and Annual billing and got this response "dishnetwork That's because the agent that added it didn't remove it so it shows up in the online account but I have just removed it off your actual acc" :confused:
     
  17. 722921

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    1. The bill is dated 19 May, but is for the period of 4 June - 3 July
    2. I think I will lose HD Theater and Palladia also. I don't think MTV and VH1 provide as much 'music' as Palladia.
    3. So it looks like a $10 increase for 3 more HD channels, net. Not so good afterall.
    4. Is there a negative effect on my cinemax for a penny also?
     
  18. James Long

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    I was poking through DISH's online signup for new customers (trying to see what they would charge a new customer for receivers) and was surprised to find the option to NOT commit to 24 months of service and NOT get Free HD for Life.

    DISH is perfectly willing to take the $10 per month fee and sell HD the old fashioned way.

    According to the channel lists on that form, if you choose HD 120 instead of HD 120 free you will get HD Theater, Paladia, Epix 1 and Epix 2 as part of the $10 HD 120 package (along with HD Net and the other channels in "HD 120 Free").

    So no paperless, no autopay, $10 HD will get you a few channels more than "HD Free" ... not the 16 that people with HD Free for Life get for $10 with Platinum, but something.

    The "no commitment" thing for new customers is more expensive. DISH waives the $99 activation fee for new customers making a 24 month commitment. No commitment means paying $99.

    The new customer offer is pretty decent ... up to three solo or duo receivers, HD or SD, with one of them a DVR all covered by the free install and with "Free HD for Life" if paperless/autopay is accepted. I wish existing customers could be "new" and get the same deal (we can get the Free HD but can't get free HD DVRs).
     
  19. drmckenzie

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    I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on my situation:

    I currently have the HD-only package "DISH America Gold". This package has most of the non-Platinum HD channels, but is missing a few which have been added over the last couple of years (FX, BBCA, TMC, Universal HD, etc.). Nothing I can't live without.

    However, DISH America Gold seems to be basically an orphaned package, and it's unclear if any additional HD channels will be added to it in the future. It costs me $54.99 per month. Of course, "Free HD for Life" doesn't apply to this package!

    I could switch over to "America's Top 250" ($64.99), and get all the HD channels I currently get, plus a few more, for an extra $10 over what I currently pay. Also, I'd be in for the "HD for Life", and hopefully new HD channels would be added to the Top 250 package in the future.

    Or I could stay with the Dish America Gold HD-only, hope that the package sticks around and gets a few new channels someday, and spend the extra $10 on HD Platinum.

    Any ideas?
     
  20. JWKessler

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    I'd pay $10/a month just to get BBCA in HD! But that is me - I like Dr Who and Top Gear, both of which look great in HD.

    The decision depends on your budget and interests.
     
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