Officially Price Increase for Feb 1 2010

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by dolmar, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Jan 6, 2010 #1 of 398

    dolmar Cool Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    This is taken from ATT web page so this is official price increase.

    Effective February 1, 2010
    Please note the following programming and monthly rate changes for
    AT&T | DISH Network Service:

    America's "Everything" PAK repriced to $99.99* (+$2.01)
    America's "Everything" PAK customers without locals availability will be moved to
    America's Top 250 & 4-pay premium packages priced at $97.99;
    the DVR service fee ($6) will no longer be waived for America's "Everything" PAK customers.

    TurboHD Bronze with locals renamed to DISH America and repriced to $29.99 (-$5);
    TurboHD Silver with locals renamed DISH America Silver and repriced to $49.99 (-$5);
    TurboHD Gold with locals renamed DISH America Gold and repriced to $49.99 (-$5).

    Customers with one or more DVR receivers will be billed a single $6/month fee instead of a per receiver fee. Customers who currently subscribe to a "w/DVR" package will no longer see a bundled price point; bill will reflect package price and $6/mo DVR fee as explained above.

    The following packages will all increase by $1 as a result of this change:
    Classic Bronze 100- $39.99,
    Classic Bronze 100 Plus- $44.99,
    Classic Silver 200- $52.99,
    Classic Gold 250- $62.99,
    DishLATINO Plus- $34.99,
    DishLATINO Max w/DVR- $58.99.

    The following packages are also affected by this change:
    DishLatino Classico- $35.99 (+$.02),
    DishLATINO DOS w/DVR- $45.99 (-$2).

    Existing non-DVR package customers with more than one dual tuner receiver not connected to a phone line or broadband connection will pay $5/month for each dual tuner receiver after the first. The following price changes will also apply: DishLATINO DOS- $39.99* (-$3),
    Arabic Music Pak- $9.99 (+$3),
    Filipino Viva Pinov- $14.99 (+$3),
    French RFI- $1.99 (+$.99),
    Greek Value Pack- $34.99 (+$2),
    Greek Antenna Package- $24.99 (+$2),
    Polish TV Silesia Plus RADIO Silesia- $4.99 (-$1),
    Portuguese RTPI- $4.99 (+$.99),
    Taiwan Sky Link- $4.99 (-$1),
    Hindi B4U- $4.99 (+$2),
    Urdu QTV- $9.99 (+$2),
    Greek Elite Pack- $34.99 (+$2),
    Russian Mega Pack- $34.99 (+$2),
    Pak Mega Pack- $44.99 (+$5),
    Tamil Mega Pack- $29.99 (+$5).

    Additional receiver fees will change as follows:
    Solo- $7 (+$2),
    Solo DVR - $10 (+$5),
    HD solo DVR- $10 (+$3),
    Duo- $14 (+$9),
    HD Duo- $14 (+$6),
    DuoDVR- $17 (+$12),
    HD DuoDVR- $17 (+$10).

    Other name changes:
    Classic Bronze renamed America's Top 120;
    Classic Bronze 100 Plus renamed America's Top 120 Plus;
    Classic Silver 200 renamed America's Top 200;
    Classic Gold 250 renamed America's Top 250.

    *Prices do not include locals; $6/mo more with locals
  2. Jan 6, 2010 #2 of 398

    finniganps Hall Of Fame

    Jan 23, 2004
    I get Classic Bronze 100 for $34.99, Bronze HD for and additional $10, plus locals for $5.99. This appears to be different than what you say are current prices (Classic bronze would increase $5, not $1 wouldn't it)?
  3. Jan 6, 2010 #3 of 398

    Dave Icon

    Jan 28, 2003
    Actually AT&T is associated with DirectV, not Dish. So I will take this with a grain of Salt right now. Is this going to be DirectV's new prices ??
  4. Jan 6, 2010 #4 of 398

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    The descriptions are Dish.
  5. Jan 6, 2010 #5 of 398

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    No, Directv's new pricing was already announced HERE & is different.
  6. Jan 6, 2010 #6 of 398

    dolmar Cool Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Yeah but they have old customers like myself who signed up before Feb 1 of 2009 who are still Dish customers and ATT still supports and continues to bundle Dish with ATT landlines for existing customers. That is why if you log into your ATT account and have a Dish you see that notice right away for the last 2 days.

    But fell free to take it with a grain of salt and or continue to think Direct TV is renaming all their packages to match Dish Network.
  7. Jan 6, 2010 #7 of 398

    dolmar Cool Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    That is a straight cut and paste from ATT web page, and ATT Dish Network prices have always been the same as Dish Network unbundled prices.
  8. Jan 6, 2010 #8 of 398

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    Maybe the title of the thread should have read "Officially[sic] Price Increase for Feb 1 2010 for AT&T customers".
  9. Jan 6, 2010 #9 of 398

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Well, it looks like what's been discussed on the other thread, sort of. But really, what in heck is this all about:
    Could this really be true? Honestly, when they hired Larry (of Larry, Darryl and Darryl) to be head of marketing and public relations, I knew they were in trouble.:rolleyes:
  10. Jan 6, 2010 #10 of 398

    dolmar Cool Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    What to bet money that straight from the Dish Network prices will match 100%? As an ATT/Dish customers I have access to all of Dish Promo, CS is handled by Dish Network directly and not ATT. The prices have always been the same, I even have access to and have access to Club Dish and dish'n it up.

    Fell free to continue to think that prices increases coming on Feb 1st posted on ATT web page do not apply to Dish direct customers so you can really be in for a shock when they Dish updates their web page Feb 1st as I am sure Dish will not update their web page before Feb 1st as they wont want to scare off any new customers. The increases coming down are huge considering 622/722 rental fee is increasing by 244% and and Dou receivers fee are increasing by 100%.
  11. Jan 6, 2010 #11 of 398

    CABill Hall Of Fame

    Mar 20, 2005
    The AT&T prices have not always been the same as DISH and some packages and equipment aren't even available to AT&T subs. Even what people pay for locals and DVR fees directly from DISH isn't a constant for all users, so it would be hard to be the same as a moving target.

    I'm NOT an AT&T sub and can only speculate! I'd GUESS that the $39.99 price quoted is what an AT&T sub pays now for Bronze with a $5 DVR fee (could be $5 locals??) and what you posted means the $39.99 is one of the items that will increase by $1 to $40.99 with the $6 DVR fee.

    Lots of DISH subs may see $34.99 for Bronze with a separate $5 for locals (but some pay $5.99 for locals). Some may see $39.99 for "Classic Bronze with locals". Others may have Classic Bronze w/DVR for $44.99 which includes both locals and a $5 DVR fee.

    It might help if someone with a current AT&T bill posted their line items to know what does get included as far as locals, DVR fee, ...
  12. Jan 6, 2010 #12 of 398

    nmetro Godfather

    Jul 11, 2006
    It seems as each year goes by, DISH has found a way to make things more and more confusing on pricing. So much so, that even a CPA would have trouble understanding it. I have and MBA, so this is what I think will happen in my situation:

    I have a VIP 211 and VIP 622, with what now going to be AT 250 with Gold HD. In addition I have locals, the SportsPak, the Superstations, the programming guide and the production protection plan (or what ever they play to call it).

    So, my programming will be:

    AT 250 $62.99
    HD Gold $10.00
    DVR Fee $ 6.00
    2nd Rec $ 7.00 (non DVR)
    Sub $85.99

    SportPak $ 5.99
    Locals $ 5.99
    SuperStat $ 5.99
    PIP $ 6.00
    Guide $ 4.99
    Sub $29.96

    $29.96 + $85.99 = $117.95
    Sales Tax adds $3.42 bringing the total to about $121.37

    For me, it looks like a $12 increase overall or nearly a 10% increase.

    The price list above does not mention that the product protection goes up a dollar and there will be a $25 (or $35 depending on the source) cancellation fee.
  13. Jan 6, 2010 #13 of 398

    CABill Hall Of Fame

    Mar 20, 2005
    I think you'll do a LITTLE better. You used the posted price of $62.99 for AT250, but that price includes a $5 charge that you have added back in as $5.99 locals. $62.99 will be the AT250 price WITH LOCALS (which will be required if your DMA is carried on DISH).

    I find it easier to do the coming costs as:

    If you have at least one receiver that qualifies for a DVR fee (not a 211, 501, 508), add $3 plus another $3 for each DVR. Add $7 for each independent output, and subtract $14 if you have at least one Duo, else subtract $7. That should match dolmar's post, but it makes a difference what's incluced. Remember that the posted prices for packages are preceeded by:
    Your added DHPP (PIP is something different entirely ;)) info makes me wonder if people would be better off to drop it BEFORE the $25 goes into effect.
  14. Jan 6, 2010 #14 of 398

    dolmar Cool Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cut and Paste from my Dish portion of my ATT bill for Bill, And I am sure Dish direct customers pay the same thing:

    Monthly Charges
    Jan 01 - Jan 31 Classic Gold 250 With DVR 67.99
    3 Premium Package 31.00
    3 MO Premium Discount -31.00
    HD & Platinum 10.00
    DHA Leased Receiver 7.00
    $ 79.99
  15. Jan 6, 2010 #15 of 398

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Is that a typeo with TurboHD Silver and TurboHD Gold both being $49.99??

    Looks like my bill goes up $2.02.

    No mention of we HD Absolute subs, so I guess we stay @ $34.99 with locals, sometimes it pays to be forgotten.
  16. Jan 6, 2010 #16 of 398

    CABill Hall Of Fame

    Mar 20, 2005
    It would be real hard to know that DISH subs pay the same when you don't see all the different screwed up ways they may be charged. A LOT of DISH subs would see the same price you posted
    Classic Gold 250 With DVR 67.99
    but a LOT if DISH subs will pay more than that if they never got into the "DISH DVR Advantage" billing package. They pay an extra $0.98 for each DVR on the account. Some others pay $5.99 for locals instead of $5.

    This doesn't effect the validity of the $ in coming price changes - simply that not everybody will have apples to compare to your posted apples (or know they have bananas or oranges instead). There are actually people that will end up with a price decrease. Far more will see an increase, and for some, a very substantial increase.
  17. Jan 6, 2010 #17 of 398

    jorossian Legend

    Jan 21, 2007
    My bill goes up $4 - not bad

    Dish Latino Max w/DVR - goes up $1 due to the DVR fee being separate and full price
    612 solo DVR - goes up $3 in extra receiver fee from $7 to $10

    211k HD solo - no change ($7)
    222 HD Duo - Primary receiver so no charge

    But, I now can swap out the 222 HD duo primary receiver for an HD Duo DVR with no change in price - It WOULD have cost an extra $6 before for the additional DVR fee. So really this as a potential $2 a month savings overall.... Not bad! =D
  18. Jan 6, 2010 #18 of 398

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Actually, those are name un-changes since they're just going back to what they used to be called before that last name change.
  19. Jan 6, 2010 #19 of 398

    jorossian Legend

    Jan 21, 2007
    This is how the base prices will break down according to the article....

    ---------- Regular Packages ------------
    DishLATINO Plus____$34.99, w/DVR $40.99
    America's Top 120__$39.99, w/DVR $45.99
    DishLATINO Dos____$39.99, w/DVR $45.99
    America's Top 120+ $44.99, w/DVR $50.99
    DishLATINO Max____$52.99, w/DVR $58.99
    America's Top 200__$52.99, w/DVR $58.99
    America's Top 250__$62.99, w/DVR $68.99
    --------- The former TurboHD's----------
    DISH America______$29.99, w/DVR $35.99
    DISH America Silver $39.99, w/DVR $45.99
    DISH America Gold__$49.99, w/DVR $55.99
  20. Jan 6, 2010 #20 of 398
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Out of curiosity... just where on AT&T's Web site did you find this information?

    I've been trying, and I honestly can't even find mention of Dish Network at all on their pricing plans.

    I wanted to take a look for myself, but couldn't.

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