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Officially Price Increase for Feb 1 2010

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

  1. GrumpyBear

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    I always like to window shop as well, just to see the what if's.
    U-Verse bundle could be cheaper down the road and faster than current DSL, but it has to cross the street 1st.
    Cox Cable bundle is way more, than Dish, ATT Cell+DSL bundle and Vonage. Was really shocked by the Cox bundle price, helped a friend setup service a couple of weeks ago, shocked by the price, kept asking were the savings was, and almost pulled out my beard, and the crappy Scientific Atlanat DVR, that doesn't support HDMI, even though they tell you to buy the HDMI cable. Go on the website and you find out certain models of the SA DVR's don't support HDMI, through its built in HDMI port, how crazy is that.

    I could see NOT being able to get HD as a deal breaker, and if I couldn't get it, or if there were alot of missing HD content channels I would be leaving too. Price increase of $4-$6 here, so its not the end of the world, I could except the increase easier if it wasn't for the Home DVR fee and yet they sneak in the DVR fee in the single unit price anyways, price stays down, its just the gall factor. Still not much more than last yr considering the $5 drop for Platinum channels.
    Phrelin brings up an insteresting point with all these changes and how this sets up the Slingbox addon's and the ViP922.
     
  2. JackDobiash

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    Hm.. I guess it all depends on if they get rid of my HD Platinum charge. I'm still paying $10 for Gold + $10 for Platinum under the current system. If they do change it to the new one for all customers then at least long time HD users will be helped a bit. The pricing you show is only $3 more than I'm paying now so at least that's not as bad as I had feared. If HD Plat is still on there then it will be +$13.
     
  3. GrumpyBear

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    You should be able to get the HD Platinum for Free now.
    go online chat or go online drop it and then add it, only thing they can add back is the HD+Platnum for one price.
     
  4. phrelin

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    You shouldn't be paying for the Platinum right now. It most certainly shouldn't be on your new bill.
     
  5. JackDobiash

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    Unfortunatly that means my bill definately will be going up by $13 then ($7 to $17 on the second receiver and +$3 on the AEP). Removing the HD Plat and adding it back on will incur a $5 charge though won't it? I'll probably
    just wait for the next billing cycle if they will remove it then.
     
  6. GrumpyBear

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    Use the chat and they wont charge you the fee.
     
  7. MadScientist

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    This is my bill. I called about the HD Platinum. It looks as if they did not have it removed when I last called or is this a different charge?

    Service Date(s) Detailed Activity
    Previous Balance $ 122.00
    Dec 03 Payment - Thank You -122.00
    $ 0.00
    Monthly Charges
    Jan 07 - Feb 06 DISH Network DVR Service Fee 0.00
    America's Everything Pak With Locals 102.98
    HD & Platinum 10.00
    $ 112.98
    Taxes
    Dec 22 State/Local Tax (Sales/Gross Receipts) 9.02
    Total: 122.00
     
  8. phrelin

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    HD used to be $10 and Platinum used to be a separate $10 for a total of $20 in extra charges. Now its combined as indicatd on your bill and it looks like they did change your account.
     
  9. MadScientist

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    Thank you!

    After I posted my bill I opened a chat with Dish Network, I asked about the new increase and he said he has no information on that, but he said we would receive a letter talking about the new increase. I find it funny for him to say he as no information, but with the same breath to say that a letter is being mailed to let us know about this increase.

    Why don’t they want us to know? Are they concern that people will call and cancel?
     
  10. fryguy503

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    The Platinum is still charged and will still be charged seperatly if you dont call in to adjust it. Ask the rep to bundle it, if they wont then just drop HD and complain about the $5 downgrade. Once he gets that saved, say, whoops I ment to keep that, please add the HD back or call back to re-add it.

    Problem solved.
     
  11. fryguy503

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    As of right now, CSR/TSR are not allowed to discuss any infromation on the change because as internal dish motto goes, "Everything is subject to change" and with the pushback things may change between now and 2/1 - Will it change? Doubt it, but its possible. I can tell you that every single csr/tsr and retailers/installers have all been trained on the upcoming changes, alot of questions are still floating around tho.
     
  12. GrumpyBear

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    Its common for any business, for frontline people not being able to say something on an issue that is still weeks out and "UNOFFICAL" as it isn't "OFFICAL" until 2-1-2010.
     
  13. P Smith

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    Now it is official - from a bill:
     
  14. coldsteel

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    Well, that's strange, locals are only $5 more, not $6 more.
     
  15. P Smith

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    I did c&p - perhaps LiL price increased too. :(
     
  16. coldsteel

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    No, they're staying $5 when combined with a package. They are $6 when not with a qualifying package.
     
  17. TulsaOK

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    Isn't that bill from AT&T?
     
  18. P Smith

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    Yes, but all that numbers passed from dish directly without any change by AT&T.
     
  19. Stewart Vernon

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    Hmm... It's an AT&T bill, and it says nothing about changes in fee structure for additional receivers.
     
  20. jsfisher

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    My Dish bill now online for February 7 through March 6 does not show any of the increases talked about here. My solo receiver fees are still $5.00 and Classic Gold 250, $57.99.
     

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