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Is the VIP622 18 month lease agreement negotiable?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by jcord51, Mar 28, 2006.

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  1. jcord51

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    Planning on trading my 921 in for the VIP 622 and was wondering if the 18 month lease agreement could be made for less time. I have a 942 which I leased for 12 months last year, why the 18 months? What did you encounter when you got yours?
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  2. BFG

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    Negotiable? Dish Network?

    lol

    No it's not. If you want to leave for some reason they'll gladly leave you alone after you pay them $13.33 * the number of months left on your contract
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Most likely not negotiable... but, having said that... why the problem with an 18 month commitment? It just seems to me that it isn't a big commitment. I would hate to be switching providers every 12 months and reconfiguring everything. I much prefer staying with one company.
     
  4. DP1

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    Yeah, I went from Dish to Comcast and back to Dish again over the last 2 years and let me tell ya.. I've had it up to here after having to switch those Component cables and the optical cable 2 times!! ;)
     
  5. jcord51

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    A year and a half is a long time commitment when you consider all the players that are coming into the HD arena. Take for example Verizon's use of fiber optics to enable true HD bandwidth at a lower price per channels, with higher speed broadband as a package. As of yet their service is not available in my area but will be within six months to a year and there are others waiting in the wings. I just think that 12 months would have been long enough.
     
  6. caseystone

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    As a NEW customer, I could choose whether or not I wanted an 18 month term. If not, they would not refund my $50 setup (or whatever startup) fee.

    Actually, that WOULD have been the choice if I has signed up directly with Dish. Since I didn't want to go through an aggravating, indeterminable wait for a 622, I signed up with a local installer when they had a 622 instock for next day install :hurah:

    With them, I HAD to sign the 18 month term with Dish and I think some other vow to keep at least 12 months (so the local retailer gets their full commission maybe?).

    For current customers.... I wouldn't know.

    -Casey
     
  7. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I just don't like the hassle. You have to schedule new service, call to disconnect the old... make sure new and old bills are correct before/after you pay them. Sometimes wait for service calls (if you can't pick up equipment and install yourself).

    Just not worth it to me.
     
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