New sign up deals after 3/4/2009?

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  1. WebTraveler

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    What is the new sign up deal after 3/4/2009? Does it get better or worse?

    I am a Dish customer tired of the local channel dispute with Fisher Broadcasting with a few months to go on my latest contract and wanting out so so badly.
     
  2. RACJ2

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    They usually don't announce the new promotion prior to the date it starts. If I were you, I would sign up today and get your installation scheduled. Depending on activity in your area, it could be a month from now. Then when the new deal comes out, if it's better, cancel your order and reorder it under the new deal.
     
  3. tvman1

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    Looks like same deal as now just extended until 4/30/09 according to the ad in the mail today.
     
  4. WebTraveler

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    I guess I will find out tomorrow.....
     
  5. ThomasM

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    The deal gets worse.

    I just got a letter in the mail today from DirecTV "inviting" me to drop my cable TV subscription and become a subscriber. Too bad I did just that 8 years ago. :nono2:

    Meanwhile, the "NEW" deal for new subs is CHOICE for $35 a month for the first year instead of $30 which was the old deal. Free install (4 rooms max) as usual. Free HD DVR if you pop for CHOICE XTRA + DVR FEE + HD ACCESS. (Not much of a deal IMHO) And the usual 3 months of HBO/STARZ/SHOWTIME (with activation of CHOICE XTRA-another non-deal).

    Note that to get the HD DVR or the free premiums you have to pop for XTRA which is NOT $35/month for the first year. (Clever, eh?)

    My favorite little quickie? The letter says "There's no start-up costs, and Standard Professional Installation is included in up to 4 rooms." Meanwhile, the FINE PRINT at the bottom says "Start-up costs, taxes, and other fees may apply." Hmmm. :confused:

    PS: You get charged $19.95 S & H but, of course, that's not a "start-up cost". Or is it?
     
  6. rudeney

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    Hmm, it sounds like D* has hired the marketing department from our local Toyota dealer. They were advertising fully-loaded $30K Camry's for $99/mo purchase (not a lease!) with no cash down payment. The fine print revealed it was $99 for the first three months, then $399/mo after that, and it "assumed" a trade-in with at least $10K in "equity value".
     
  7. RACJ2

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    The new online deal is not as quite as good as the last one. First, the package prices went up $3/mo. Second, the promotional discount is $2 less per month ($21 vs $23). So basically, $60 more the first year.
     

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