DirecTV raising rates??

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

  1. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    Do they know what equipment you have? I doubt it. And does the contract say all equipment or would they be happy with just active or inactive equipment?
     
  2. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    The link in the email DTV sent me was dead so I was referring to DeDondeEs' post. I didn't realize the message was customized.
     
  3. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    By the way, has anyone actually pointed out that DirecTV has raised rates twice within the last year?

    DVR fee increase from $4.99 to 5.99. (agreed only for new customers or added DVRs)
    And this new "Read My Lips" NO RATE INCREASE-RATE INCREASE.
     
  4. chrpai

    chrpai Goodbye DirecTV

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    I cancelled D* on 1/13/06 and I still got the email.
     
  5. Mark W

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    Can anyone confirm what the Para Todos package prices will be? Also, if anyone sees a chart anywhere that compares the Para Todos and regular packages together, that would be great if you could post a link. I am currently on the Seleccion Ultra for $39.99, but I think that went up for new customers a few months ago. I'm not sure if I will continue to get that rate.
     
  6. farleyruskz

    farleyruskz Nunya

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    There is no change to the current Para Todos/Seleccion plan prices, so I'm hoping those of us who were grandfathered into the cheaper Seleccion prices will get to keep those rates.
     
  7. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Those links mention "new customers", so does that mean that the price won't change for current customers?

    I'm now subscribing to TC+ and was thinking of downgrading to TC, but that might then kick in the new price for TC which is only $1 less than the current TC+ rate.

    And the HD package is decreasing by $1. :)
     
  8. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    Jim, as I mentioend above, I got the email after I paid my bill online. So I'm guessing it affects existing customers as well. But, I'd bet a well placed call to retention would give you a respite of some form.
     
  9. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    While it is mildly ambiguous, I believe those references are to special pricing offers that new customers may have received -- stating that the price increase won't affect them until that pricing offer ends.
     
  10. moonman

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    For existing subs, there will be a $3 increase on all programming packages. After March 1 the Total Choice package will increase to $44.99; the Total Choice Plus to $48.99 and Total Choice Premier to $96.99.
    :(
     
  11. skaeight

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    I called to confirm that the price increase affects those that are in a commitment. It does.

    However, the good news is that I found out that my commitment is up in Sept of this year, which happens to coincide with the release of the Series 3 (hopefully). So I'm going to ride it out with d* until my commitment is up and then we'll see what happens. :)
     
  12. cpemberton

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    Are you saying that if you are in a one year contract, they can change the monthly rate during the contract period? Isn't that breach of contract? Wouldn't they have to let you out of the contract if you demanded it because they are changing the terms of the contract?
     
  13. skaeight

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    Yep, that's what I'm saying. You would think that it would be a breach of contract, however if you look at your programming agreement there's a clause in there that basically states they can change anything they want at any time (channels, prices, etc.)

    You can end your side of the committment by sending back your equipment though. I'm not sure if that will still be an option after 3/1.

    I think come September I'm going to be running from this company. I used to think that Dish had slimey business practices, D* is now giving them a run for their money.
     
  14. cpemberton

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    What's going on here? I've had DirecTV for years and always though they were a great compnay, but this really stinks. I live in the boondocks, so my only choices are DirecTV and Dish. I can't get cable. From what I've heard, Dish isn't so great, so I really don't know what to do here. Any advice, anyone? I just have Total Choice with locals and the HD package. I haven't gotten any email or anything yet though.
     
  15. skaeight

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    I'd stick with DirecTV. I don't think there's even a contest between dish and direct. Direct wins hands down. Dish just raised rates too, so it's not the grass is any greener with Dish.

    The reason I'm probably going to leave Directv is because I have a locally run cable system that is very reasonablly priced with a very nice selection of channels (analog package contains pretty much everything I watch). My story might be different if I were in a Comcast or Adelphia area.

    However, it does look like D* will raise rates every year now. They have every year since Rupert bought d*. Next year TC will be almost $50. That's just ridiculous.
     
  16. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    But in the HD department Dish has everyone else beat. They have everything pretty much that DTV has, plus TNT in HD, plus the old VOOM stuff.

    But I still dont think any HD package is affordably priced from anyone. And by droipping theirs by a buck its still not really worth it to me. BUT, DTV is better than cable and I aint going no where for a while.
     
  17. MichaelK

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    pretty easy.

    Tell them you are moving to an apartment and dont have line of site. People used to report that working all the time. DOnt know anymore maybe scrooge murdoch told them not to be nice anymore.
     
  18. smark

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    Well Comcast has launched TNT-HD.

    At least in Washington state. :)
     
  19. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    I'm guessing that they know their HD lineup needs serious work and that most peopel arent doing HD anyway yet.

    So they are pushign the SD customers harder to make money to afford the HD stuff more quickly? I dunno. I just dont see enough HD and my bill is pretty high for the quality of the SD channels. IMHO
     
  20. ddrumer

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    Sorry if this is a repost, but it was release to CSR's on Monday that to counteract the $99.99 for Tcpremier. It will be $96.99 for current subscribers to Tecpremier. New custs will get it at the $99.99 rate. Also there are other prices involved. Existing custs get a break, only $3 up for the most part. However if you change from your current package you will be subject to the new pricing which (this is from memory so please forgive me for an error) includes TCplus to $49.99. HD pack is indeed going down as shown from the email, and the custs that have the dvr service at the old $4.99 will be migrated to the $5.99 reguardless if you add a dvr. Today i will be getting the official csr info and report back if anything i feel everyone need to know. Also, for those reading about the lease option, i will report as soon as we are given the official info.

    ddrumer
     

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