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What are your plans after price freeze expires?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by karrank%, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. karrank%

    karrank% AllStar

    Sep 20, 2009
    What he said.
  2. karrank%

    karrank% AllStar

    Sep 20, 2009
    and what he said.
  3. Tiny

    Tiny Mentor

    Feb 1, 2009
    :DDish will still be cheaper than Concrap cable
  4. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Why would I leave Dish to pay even more somewhere? Or perhaps about the same? In many cases to get inferior equipment? If cable, lose my connection everytime a leaf falls? Prices usually go up every year for everyone.
  5. lee635

    lee635 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 17, 2002
    I have been with E* since 1998 and no regrets. We have moved twice and both times we hooked up cable for a month and hated it. Right now we use suddenlink for internet and phone, but E* for TV.

    Thanks to all for all the great comments and updates.
  6. satcrazy

    satcrazy Icon

    Mar 15, 2011
    well, ergen could always sell some of his "spectrum", :lol:
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I disagree with that guess. DISH will remain one step behind DirecTV in price increases. It is where they like to be in the marketplace. About one year cheaper.
    I disagree with that guess. You have DISH confused with DirecTV. DISH will let you go. They went a different way with the AMC issue because it was cheaper to give away a few freebees. DISH will do that with programming disputes - but "special deals for complainers" is not typical for DISH.
    This quarter (3Q) was not good ... the first quarter posted as a loss since 2002. But they are still on track for a decent year ... not great, but it won't be their worst year.
  8. renegade

    renegade Cool Member

    Jul 28, 2011
    A $20 increase would be enough for me to cancel. I put up an OTA antenna a little more than a year ago, and it seems as though I watch that more than satellite. Sure, there are some things I'll miss from Dish, but I refuse to become a member of Dish's "$100 a month" club.
  9. lonerwulf

    lonerwulf Mentor

    Jul 9, 2012
    People here are funny. Are u people so cheap you would drop dish over 5 bucks? Really? If u drop then u have to get another service problally loose a day of work for the installation then prob hate new service have to live out their contract then tuck your tail and come back. Just pay the 5 dollars
  10. Inkosaurus

    Inkosaurus Icon

    Jul 29, 2011
    I would rather loose a day then tighten it :D
  11. inazsully

    inazsully Icon

    Oct 3, 2006
    Nope. I don't have Dish confused with Directv. All you have to do is go back and read some of the posts in the "Dish dropped AMC" thread. Dish was offering free Roku's, discounts of $10 per month for up to a year. Free movie channels.
  12. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

    Dec 1, 2008
    I'll probably wait & see what happens before I decide what I'll do in response to the unknown
  13. knot

    knot Mentor

    Feb 4, 2010
    Yep if i dropped them i would never look back. Just go with my ota and roku box. TV is just not that all important to me.
  14. joyandjerry

    joyandjerry AllStar

    Jul 3, 2012
    We've had Dish for 8 years, and have been very happy. We have AEP (premiums, plus DVR). I always check the "competitors" when there is a pricing "change" (read increase), and have found that they are less expensive than DTV and way, way cheaper than my local cable company. Due to the AMC situation, we were given a lot of perks to retain our business, and are pleased with the CS offered. I almost switched over TWD, but my patience was rewarded.
  15. Mike109

    Mike109 Legend

    Jun 28, 2010
    Several months ago I made a list of what I watched OTA vs sat only programming. I did this for 4 weeks & 80% of what I watched was OTA. This made me consider going strictly OTA. But I would really miss some of the sat programming. While some of that is on Hulu it is not HD. So I'm staying with Dish as long as I can afford it.
  16. inazsully

    inazsully Icon

    Oct 3, 2006
    I could live with OTA and 5 channels off sat. USA, TNT, SCIFI, ESPN, and FSN. I would miss a few shows on TBS and a couple of others but I could live with that.
  17. Steveb_77

    Steveb_77 New Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Have to say I agree somewhat. The ROKU is a fantastic piece of hardware.
  18. Kung

    Kung Cool Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    Long as they maintain my price I'm good; they've done some odd stuff before. (E.g., spontaneous channel additions that enabled me to remove packages after ensuring the additions would remain...followed by the channels disappearing and me being 'required' to pay $5 to add them back.)
  19. brant

    brant Icon

    Jul 6, 2008

    I had the HD Absolute when it was $30/mo.

    That plan went away, and I went OTA + streaming.

    i've been looking at that dish welcome pack though. I can stomache $15/mo for a few channels i'll actually watch, but i remember not long ago it was $10/mo, so now I'm thinking soon enough it will be $20/mo and so on.
  20. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Not related to the price freeze of a couple of years back, but this will likely be my last year wish Dish. I've never paid a DVR fee and never will. I just don't believe in them. When they changed the policy a year or so back, they granted a 2 year grace period of DVR fee credits. I'm in my second year of those credits. When they go away, so do I.

    Maybe they'll come up with an extension, but I'm not counting in it.

    Question though. I've read that some people get some programming on certain receivers even without a paid subscription. What, if anything is available? Is there a list of channels? What about the rotating free preview channels?

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