Received a phone call from D* today, offering me what equated to a free 3-month upgrade to the "Ultimate" package. Turn on the channels included in Ultimate, receive a $11/mo. discount for three months, and an additional $7.49/mo. discount for three months. I asked the CSR if I was being discounted my monthly regional sports fee, to which she said "yes, that's correct." I'm currently at the Xtra package, so regardless if I don't actually receive the $7.49 discount, I'm not really out any extra cash. I went ahead and accepted the offer, and put a reminder in my calendar for just shy of three months from now to cancel the package upgrade. (It also falls right at the time of my contract expiration, which is good timing.) At that point, I'll renegotiate to drop from Xtra to Choice, and pick up Starz. I added in the Ultimate channels into my custom "Favorites" guide, and asked myself, "Why does the Ultimate package even exist?" Most of the channels included are SD-only, and I have little use to watch anything in SD these days. It equates to an upgrade for four HD channels, which even at my current price point seems like a lot for an additional $11/mo. I know it's a big jump up from Xtra to Premiere, but do a lot of people keep this Ultimate package? And if you do, do you have any other premiums on top of that?