Friday, January 25, 2013

Dish Network Raising Prices...Again

Got a notice in the mail the other day from Dish Network that they'll be raising prices by $5.00 come next month. That's twice in two years. They raised it by $5.00 back in 2011, too, if memory serves me correct. With the new price increase, we'll be paying around $50.00 a month. At this rate, they might end up more expensive than Suddenlink before long.

Or will they?

Checking the Suddenlink page it's hard to tell just what they offer. From their web site, it looks like their basic TV service might start at  $56.00 a month for over 200 channels- the vast majority of which I don't want or need.

They had some other deals I had to look for. They seemed to be bundles but were hard for me to make heads or tails of. This, from the company that thinks nothing of sending me sometimes three mailers a day trying to get me to switch!

Dish still seems to beat cable at this point, at least if they let me downgrade to their Dish America plan which lists now at $29.99 a month. That should put us at around $35.00 a month after their price increase which, pricewise, is right back where we started at with most all the channels we usually watch.

If Dish goes up another $5.00 bucks in a year or two, we'll take a more serious look at going back to cable.


At 5:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

There is no longer any such thing as competition amongst any businesses. Why? Because business for most is all about extracting what can be extracted, using the other business as justification to extract. Basically, business 101 taught at the colleges and high school are just "set-ups" to dumb down most people in business who will never make it to the top becuas they are being educated and trained to make decisions that benefit other elite business types.

Remember the price gougings locally over a gallon of gasoline. Calims of "price fixing" rang very loud.

Everything in America is about stealing another person's wealth, and raising costs without any evidence to substantiate cost increases occurs more and more.

It is like a supermarket where Ray's higher-ups will shop at Safeway to see how Safeway is marketing its prosucts to consumers. The recent twist over the past several years by bigger businesses is to create a plastic credit card (points card, blah, blah, blah). All this is for is to allow those who get a card to pay lower prices at the expense, detriment and theft of wealth of those without the card. The game is using time, in part, to short change the customer base....same as PGE's CARE program, etc....

America is fracked-up partly because business is being scrupulous in its marketing in order to "help raise prices, not offer lower prices because of being competitve or trying to retain a customer". With so many people alive, business is no longer like it was years ago - no need to worry about customers when humans breed like fricken bunny rabbits, and get paid by the government to have sex, pop-out a kid or few, because of tax collection needs using human slavery as the impetus (another reason why single people without kids are discriminated against and are less popular in the eys of humanity)(People who suffer from their own stupidity want those who made better choices to suffer too) Boy, America is gonna crash hard. Maybe though, the crash can wait until Humboldt County elites get to rename their airport boondoggle? - HOJ

At 1:18 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Fred- My name is Shannon and I am with Suddenlink. I would be happy to go over our pricing and bundles for your area with you. You can contact me directly at shannon-AT-suddenlink-DOT-com. Thanks!


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