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New Rates? HBO Increase - It Pays to Complain

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Lazy Senior, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Dec 30, 2012 #21 of 125
    RunnerFL

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    And they'd be out of business fairly quickly with that attitude. What good would they be with no content?

    Then do so... In fact why not cancel every account you have with a provider that increases rates... Oh yeah, you'd be living in a box if you did.


    Sure, between provider A who raises their rates every year and provider B who also raises their rates every year.

    Nah, then you'd just complain when Netflix and Redbox raised their rates.

    I don't get how people single out DirecTV and act as if they are the only company that ever raises rates... :shrug:
     
  2. Dec 30, 2012 #22 of 125
    RunnerFL

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    And neither will ANYONE else's. Not sure how you don't get that.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2012 #23 of 125
    hdtvfan0001

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    Let me know when you find something that's getting cheaper each year - anything - I wanna buy a truckload. :D
     
  4. Dec 30, 2012 #24 of 125
    RunnerFL

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    Yeah, no kidding!

    I've never in my life heard someone say "Those were so much more expensive when I was your age".
     
  5. Dec 30, 2012 #25 of 125
    hdtvfan0001

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    Swampland doesn't count.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2012 #26 of 125
    dpeters11

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    Don't forget data caps, or increase in Internet access price.

    I was actually surprised when Redbox increased DVD prices 20% that they didn't raise Blu-Ray prices.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2012 #27 of 125
    RunnerFL

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    Even that has been going up. :lol:
     
  8. Dec 30, 2012 #28 of 125
    HinterXGames

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    I will say out of all the Premiums, with HBO increasing, at least the content they provide is high quality. Really, HBO is the standard in original series production, and there's a reason why they have some of the most popular ones out there, even in comparison to showtime.
     
  9. Dec 30, 2012 #29 of 125
    242424

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    Fans are on high in this thread. lol
     
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    joshjr

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    Eddie501

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    Does anyone know if you can subscribe ONLY to the premium channels? And drop the 'choice' package? It irritates me more & more to have to pay so much money for a package of programming that is 30% Geico & Progressive commericals. And the actual programming is foolishness like real housewives and 50 most shocking whatevers. But I need my HBO & Showtime programs.

    Will DirecTV allow this or do you have to have a base package to reach the premiums?
     
  12. Dec 30, 2012 #32 of 125
    RunnerFL

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  13. Dec 30, 2012 #33 of 125
    dpeters11

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    You have to have a base package, like Entertainment. Not sure if its available with the Family package.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2012 #34 of 125
    Davenlr

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    Pretty sure you need a base package. They do, however, have some pretty stripped down base packages for like $29 I think. You need to call and ask for them, they arent advertised. One used to be called SELECT. It was replaced by something else of similar name, but about the same price.
     
  15. Dec 30, 2012 #35 of 125
    dpeters11

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    Ad if you are getting free HD, that goes out the window if you drop too far. Even just getting HBO and Family, with HD you are still talking $60, without DVR etc.
     
  16. Dec 30, 2012 #36 of 125
    Satelliteracer

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    Must have base package
     
  17. Dec 30, 2012 #37 of 125
    Barcthespark

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    I completely agree the biggest driving force behind the customer price increase is the higher fees being required by content owners. However, lets not be naive. The number one priority of D* is stockholders, not customers.

    Some posters keep repeating that D* fights to keep customer costs down. This is only true to the point that it benefits, not hurts profit margins for stockholders. As much as we the customer would like to think we are the primary reason D* makes content and price decisions, we are not. That is why no matter how much we complain on forums such as this, we have very little influence on D*. The only time customers have any power is when they organize en masse to make a statement and I think we all know that just isn't going to happen in this situation.
     
  18. Dec 30, 2012 #38 of 125
    hdtvfan0001

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    Heeeeeee's baaaaaack......fits the thread.......

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Dec 30, 2012 #39 of 125
    wingrider01

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    I paid 700.00 + installation cost for my first Motorola wireless phone that you just made calls on - 5 watts of transmit recieve power, for christmas I paid full retail price for my 12 yr olds phone that does the exact same thing - paid 49.99 for it.
     
  20. Dec 30, 2012 #40 of 125
    RunnerFL

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    That's a device, not a service though.
     

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