I just noticed that we'll be having another rate increase. The issue I have with this is that I'm locked into a contract with them for a quoted price. I called them and all parties will be subjected to the 4.5% increase. The problem I have with this is that if DirecTV raises prices by $100, I'm bound to pay it, or pay the termination fee. It just doesn't seem right. If I start a contract, it should go both ways. I continue to pay for my service at my current rate, and when my contract ends, I then get the bump in my bill. This is standard (even for cable) to function where they don't increase things during your contract period. And if the Verizon increases rates during your 2 year team, you are able to get out of it without the termination fee. It seems like standard practice... except for DirecTV.