DirecTV raising rates??

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by disco, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Jan 24, 2006 #81 of 154
    adamshipley

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    I also just got the email about the price increase. The total increase for me with the premier package and HD is a total of 2 bucks.

    I guess I will live with it because I don’t really have another option at the moment. But, I am looking for something better and this is coming from someone who had DirecTV for 8 years. Series 3 TiVo and cable might be the way to go at some point???
     
  2. Jan 24, 2006 #82 of 154
    spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    I just got a flyer last week that FIOS is avaiable for me now. I always considered myself a Directv/TiVo fan. I have two Directivo's that distribute the signal to 7 TV's around the house. However, the break with TiVo almost made me start looking around at other options. This price increase will definately cause me to look around.

    I haven't looked at anyone elses offerings or prices in over 5 years. I guess it's time to do that.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2006 #83 of 154
    moonman

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  4. Jan 24, 2006 #84 of 154
    crvboy

    crvboy your title here

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    so they have around 15 million subscribers - at an additional 3 bucks a month, it's an additional 45 million dollars a month - programming expenses couldn't have gone up that much. especially not after last year's 3 dollar increase for some 13 million subscribers (an additional 39 million a month).

    But it's still cheaper than comcast...
     
  5. Jan 24, 2006 #85 of 154
    DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    They'll need the money to pay for all of that coax cable for the 5lnb installs :).

    Dios Mios, Para Todos went up 100 pesos!
     
  6. Jan 24, 2006 #86 of 154
    Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    The increase doen't affect all subscribers. I have Total Choice Premier and there doesn't appear to be an increase.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2006 #87 of 154
    LadyBadger

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  8. Jan 24, 2006 #88 of 154
    moonman

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    Can anyone confirm that the increase will apply to present customers??? All the E-mail
    replies from D* that I have seen, refer to New customers adding programming after a
    certain point in time.....nothing said about old customers.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2006 #89 of 154
    skaeight

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    I had this same question, but I'm going to assume since they are sending these emails to existing customers (I just got mine) the new prices will affect existing customers.

    What I found intersting about the email is that they must have drawn them up a few weeks ago, because the link in mine was to TC+, but I downgraded to TC about a week and half ago.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2006 #90 of 154
    moonman

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    Yes I noted the links provided by a hot-link seem to indicate color codes for the
    pkg level...i.e.....brown- cyan etc...It would not surprise me if they have a response for ea, tier........
     
  11. Jan 24, 2006 #91 of 154
    rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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  12. Jan 24, 2006 #92 of 154
    SleepyBob

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    "My dvr fee went up to $5.99 when I added another DVR to my account."
    I'm in the same boat, but a quick search didn't pull up the threads about this. Can you post a link, Doug?
     
  13. Jan 24, 2006 #93 of 154
    dswallow

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    http://www.directv.com/Email2006/0106_PI_green/green.html

    THE PRICE OF THESE PACKAGES WILL INCREASE $3.00/mo.

    DIRECTV® Limited
    PLUS DIRECTV
    PERSONAL CHOICE
    SELECT CHOICE®
    HAWAII CHOICE
    TOTAL CHOICE® Value packages
    TOTAL CHOICE® PLATINUM

    The above packages are no longer available. If you currently have one, you may maintain your current package. See your February bill or sign in to your account at DIRECTV.com to view your current package price.



    http://www.directv.com/Email2006/0106_PI_blue/blue.html

    TOTAL CHOICE® $44.99/mo.

    New customers on an introductory TOTAL CHOICE offer will move to the $44.99 monthly price when their offer period ends.



    http://www.directv.com/Email2006/0106_PI_cyan/cyan.html

    TOTAL CHOICE® PLUS $48.99/mo.

    New customers on an introductory TOTAL CHOICE PLUS offer will move to the $48.99 monthly price when their offer period ends.



    http://www.directv.com/Email2006/0106_PI_brown/brown.html

    TOTAL CHOICE® PREMIER $96.99/mo.

    New customers on an introductory TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER offer will move to the $96.99 monthly price when their offer period ends.



    Any other colors? Someone please check the Crayola list. :)
     
  14. Jan 24, 2006 #94 of 154
    disco

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    Okay, so based on the emails we're getting, the prices are as follows beginning March 1st:

    Total Choice: $44.99 ($41.99 w/o locals) [same as previously stated]
    Total Choice Plus: $48.99 ($45.99 w/o locals) [down $1 from previously stated]
    Total Choice Premier: $96.99 ($93.99 w/o locals) [ down $3 from previously stated]

    Interesting...did our emails and calls get to them?? Or were the previously stated figures simply incorrect??
     
  15. Jan 24, 2006 #95 of 154
    ebonovic

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    Hmmm... Intresting... Let's see if they make it down to me.... :D

    As for the rest of it...

    Said it before, Say it again... I don't like paying more..
    But this increase is NOTHING like the increase of my Natural Gas Bill... Heck the increase from last year to this year would pay my entire DIRECTV bill for at least 3-4 months.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2006 #96 of 154
    Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze Back by popular demand

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    The $3 is pocket change on TC Platinum which I have.
    The extra $50 over and above the Sunday Ticket price to watch NFL in HD
    pissed me off big time, and since the Steelers were only in HD half the time on CBS,
    it was a waste for me. Saving that $50 or whatever next year will make up
    for the TC increase. Anyway, after the Steelers win the Super Bowl, they will
    be playing at least 3 or 4 games in Praahm Taahm. :)
     
  17. Jan 24, 2006 #97 of 154
    kpm807

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    yes they are going to raise the prices on march 1, 2006. they posted it in the system today...(i work for dtv). they prices you posted are correct with the exception of if you are a new cust to an exsisting customer. hd programming will drop $1.
     
  18. Jan 24, 2006 #98 of 154
    VoR

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    No biggee, as long as I get my East and West feeds I doubt I'll be switching over a few dollars. I'm sure now I could save a few bucks by grouping the cable modem with cable service...
     
  19. Jan 24, 2006 #99 of 154
    rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    I notice there is no direct mention on their website for it. Slipping it in under the radar I guess. If the reaction in this thread's any indictation thye are in for some pidded off callers!
     
  20. smithken31100

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    You got that right, I have never seen gas bills like I have now.

    DTV is still cheaper than cable here but not by much, $8.50 per month for simular service. However the cable company offers this service for $40 per month for current satellite customers switching to, or back to, cable. The $40 price is guaranteed for 2 years. In return they want all your satellite equipment. I wonder if they would notice if I kept the DVR and gave them a regular DTV receiver?
     

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