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Genie monthly charge after install

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by pbody, May 5, 2013.

  1. May 5, 2013 #1 of 10

    pbody New Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    I'm an existing DirecTV customer thinking about switching to Genie....after negotiating the install, what are the monthly charges for the Genie and Genie Mini's?
  2. May 5, 2013 #2 of 10

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    The Genie and clients have the same fee per month as the other boxes.
  3. May 5, 2013 #3 of 10

    west99999 Icon

    May 11, 2007
    Do you already have HD and DVR if not then your price will go up $23 for HD($10), DVR($7) and Whole home($3) fee. The price for each client is not different than any other receiver $6.00 per each room.
  4. May 5, 2013 #4 of 10

    kaminar Mentor

    Mar 25, 2012
    All depends on your current setup. All comments presume you know that equipment charges are in addition to the programming package. If you have a HD-DVR and Whole Home service (with advanced receiver charges), then you won't see a change other than adding $6/mth for each additional receiver beyond what you have now. If you have 1 standard receiver, then you're upgrading to the top of the line setup. Some customers have a HD-DVR but no whole home service, so the additional charge would be approx $3/mth.

    For the Genie, expect a flat rate of $25/mth for Advanced Receiver service (includes HD, DVR and whole home service), plus $6/mth for each addtional Genie Mini or HD receiver. As you know, the Genie has 5 tuners built-in, and 3 can be used to stream live tv to Genie Minis (with 2 tuners remaining for the Genie itself). Some customers qualify for $10/mth discount when subscribed to email/paperless billing and Auto Bill Pay..however, that depends on your account history and may NOT be available.

    Hope this helps!


    **Edit: there is no flat $7/mth DVR fee as mentioned in the above post. In the past, standard DVR service was $7/mth, but that has changed to $10/mth. The Genie is a HD-DVR, with more tuners and more capability. The HD-DVR (including Genie) advanced receiver fee is $25/mth, unless you have previously negotiated some kind of additional discount.
  5. May 5, 2013 #5 of 10

    pbody New Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Thanks everyone, this is exactly what I needed to know.

    Looks like I will just wait until I get a few more tvs placed around the house like I have planned then get a deal negotiated and install with the new Genie set-up/devices.
  6. May 5, 2013 #6 of 10

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    This math does not add up…. :nono2:
  7. May 5, 2013 #7 of 10

    west99999 Icon

    May 11, 2007
    HAHA DVR is $10 not $7 which equals the $23. I don't get a bill so pricing is not my expertise.
  8. May 6, 2013 #8 of 10
    The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Current customers automatically get a $2 discount so it would be $23/month. New customers need to pay the full $25.

    - Merg
  9. May 7, 2013 #9 of 10

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    It's still outrageous. $23 for ONE RECEIVER even if you don't have whole-home PLUS the programming package!!

    I wonder if DISH gouges customers the same for a HOPPER?
  10. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

    May 22, 2012
    $23 isn't the cost of the receiver, it's all of the services. That would seem pretty expensive for someone who only has 1 tv, but what about people with 7 tv's? Only being charges HD, DVR and whole home services once on the bill, instead of per receiver, becomes rather cheap.

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