Can an existing sub lease a 942

DishDave

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Been with dish 9 yrs under no contract on anything. Will they lease me a 942 ?
 
NightRyder

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davemanfl said:
Been with dish 9 yrs under no contract on anything. Will they lease me a 942 ?

No. The 942 is not currently available for lease to existing customers. If you want one you'll have to buy it. Sorry. :(


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bobbehr

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I left Dish for voOm on 1/7/05. Called back to check their offer vs. Direct when voOm went dead. Was told nothing for me because I was a near current customer formerly on the Digital Home Plan, "but wait we bought voOm so hold please". I was connected to a CSR specialist who very cordially asked if I would be interested in paying $250 for lease plan 921 w/ 2yr commitment. I said yes, but when I called back later in the day to add a SD receiver for bedroom, and this is the kicker, was told no I'm not getting a 921 but a 942! Install was pushed back a week and the 942 has been shipped to my address. I will report back if this dream does come true.
 
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I have tried to get 942 lease but consistently have been told they will only lease these to new subs.

Regrettably I canceled Dish today (after being with for them for 8 years and becoming use to using my Dish 508 DVR) and will get COX cable and their HD DVR. I'd hoped that when it came to talking to their customer retention dept. I'd get some sympathy...and respect for being a longtime customer who they took payments on my credit card for 8 years with no hassle. But, the csr said no 942 lease, thanked me and said I'd be disconnected on 5-20-05 as requested.

I really wanted the HD DVR for my new HDTV (and was willing to pay $250.00 just to lease it). It seems that Dish doesn't understand how much they piss off loyal subs just so they can continue to add new ones... and I don't think they care.
 
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bobbehr

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DVR 942 arrived via UPS today, install scheduled for my dayoff 5/12. Don't give up guys, it can be got.
 
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So, what's the total per-month impact to an existing sub who goes with the 942 to replace, say, a 522? I figure this (in addition to whatever it costs me to get the 942 in the first place)

Existing package - same
DVR Fee - same
Additional receiver fees - same, if I turn off the existing 522
HD Package - $10 (required tier if I want VOOM, required if I lease the 942)
VOOM - $5

Is that right, $15 additional per month for all the HD that Dish offers except for what's in the movie packages? Or am I leaving out something? Would it cost me another $5 if they let me lease, not buy, the replacement for my only (owned) receiver?
 
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If they were to let you lease a box as an exisiting sub and it were to become your only box, then sadly yes you'll be paying the $5 lease fee even though you only have 1 box. the only folks that get the lease fee included in the first leased box is new subs under DHA
 
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bobaphx

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I think you would have to figure in the $250.00 up front fee too lease the 942 (and then the $5.00 per month) and 100.00 for the 2nd dish to receive VOOM. There may be other costs, but the up front $350.00 is minimum I think.
 
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Well I've already got the requisite dishes and switches (lifetime SkyAngel sub) but the cost of the 942 is keeping me from going HD right now. And the 811 is not an option, I've been using a DVR for too long to stop now.
 

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