2020 Dish Price Increases Announced

Bobby

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And had to get a day earlier this year.. Some multi degree new hire employee did the figure on how much more we can get gouged by charging an extra day
Let's see, the price went up $5 a month, so $60 a year. 2020 is a leap year, there is your extra day. Now to figure out how much that extra day costs, There are 366 days in leap year so $5 divided by 366 is 1.37 cents. Can we actually afford that? ;)
 

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It's been $60 a year increase almost every year I've had Dish (a long time). My price lock is good till August, will have to re-evaluate at that point - at least get some of the SD channels in HD if they're available. Everyone is raising prices on everything, those on fixed incomes are having trouble keeping up (and I've dropped all premium channels and am on Flex, can't get much cheaper). YouTube TV is looking better and better.
 
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I'm seriously thinking about Orby for main home we stay at in winter and keeping the Dish RV pay as you go account for summer when we are on road..Does orby have the same pay-per month system like Dish uses?Just reactivate by paying online and starting service again?
 

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I wonder what the result would be if Dish were to forgo the increase for 2020. Possibly low churn rate and potentially mass new customer sign-ups due to Dish's lower pricing of most other providers. This RSN surcharge reminds me of another provider and is not popular.
 

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The other piece I can't find anywhere is if there will be increases in other packages. It does say the locals will be $12, but no info if any other add-ons will increase. I am guessing no, but you never know.

I also find it interesting that under the part where they "New and Upcoming Features" to justify the increased costs that they are launching new HD channels in 2020 as part of the reason. Makes me wonder what channels those will be.
 

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What is the Regional Sports Surcharge all about in the DISH 2020 pricing increase? Does this mean we have RSNs now?
No, we didn't get our RSN's back that we lost. I wish though - I miss my NBC Sports Chicago on Dish. The surcharge is only for the regions that have the RSN's - the areas whose RSN contracts have not expired yet.
 

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No, we didn't get our RSN's back that we lost. I wish though - I miss my NBC Sports Chicago on Dish. The surcharge is only for the regions that have the RSN's - the areas whose RSN contracts have not expired yet.
Thanks zippyfrog. I wish the hell we really knew whats going on with the RSN negotiations!
 

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I'm seriously thinking about Orby for main home we stay at in winter and keeping the Dish RV pay as you go account for summer when we are on road..Does orby have the same pay-per month system like Dish uses?Just reactivate by paying online and starting service again?
IMHO Orby is pretty much a joke. No locals, a primitive DVR, they're missing most channels including FOX News, hardly any HD channels and if you figure it out the equipment, installation and monthly adds up and it ain't that cheap, especially for what you get. Top that off with the fact that they might not last and everybody who bought their equipment will have expensive paper weights.
 

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I'm seriously thinking about Orby for main home we stay at in winter and keeping the Dish RV pay as you go account for summer when we are on road..Does orby have the same pay-per month system like Dish uses?Just reactivate by paying online and starting service again?
Orby would work. If you have decent Internet, look at YoutubeTV or Philo. You can start, pause, stop service at anytime and only need an inexpensive FireTV, Roku, Chromecast or AppleTV instead of an expensive piece of propriety hardware and have to wait for an installer.
 

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IMHO Orby is pretty much a joke. No locals, a primitive DVR, they're missing most channels including FOX News, hardly any HD channels and if you figure it out the equipment, installation and monthly adds up and it ain't that cheap, especially for what you get. Top that off with the fact that they might not last and everybody who bought their equipment will have expensive paper weights.
Well the joke may be on you. With the $5 increase Welcome pack is going to cost me as much as ORBI's base package. Tax is built into package price up to 4 receivers also are built in, DISH wants $7 per mo. for each receiver.
 

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Well the joke may be on you. With the $5 increase Welcome pack is going to cost me as much as ORBI's base package. Tax is built into package price up to 4 receivers also are built in, DISH wants $7 per mo. for each receiver.
Have you seen Orby? They've got next to nothing and most of it is in SD.
 
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No, we didn't get our RSN's back that we lost. I wish though - I miss my NBC Sports Chicago on Dish. The surcharge is only for the regions that have the RSN's - the areas whose RSN contracts have not expired yet.
I lost both of my Regional Sports channels - Fox Sports Ohio, and Fox Sports Cincinnati. Yet when I enter my zip code 43064 for Plain City, Ohio it wants to change me $1 for my missing Regional Sports Channels.


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The surcharge makes some sense now (I never liked in the past) if DISH is going to have the present disparage of RSN's between markets. But it does not make sense if you have no RSN's or lost some and you are now paying a surcharge. I have to believe in the end that won't happen. That said it seems extremely modest at this time and I see zips with no surcharge.

HOWEVER - I would have expected package prices to go up less than $5 this time with the loss of so many RSN's. Then with the addition of a surcharge DISH could have increased prices if the RSN's came back and put the cost into the surcharge.
 

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