Do you still need to connect the dual tuner recievers to a phone line?

hometheaterman

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So my understanding is with these new price increases the eliminated the $5 charge for not having a phone line connected. Is this correct? So can I unplug my receiver? I'm having to use a splitter on the phone line now for and just wondered if I could get rid of that.
 
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Yes and no. The $5 phone line fee is being adjusted for 6 months.

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The $5 phoneline fee is not eliminated.

They charge it to everyone now regardless of having your phone line connected or not.

They eliminated the EXEMPTION for the $5 phone line fee if you have your phone line connected to the dual tuner receiver.
 
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At least, you get Caller ID support with the phone lines connected.
 
damjr

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You will still need it connected if you want to order PPV without calling in and being charged an extra $5.
Also for those who have VIP receivers and want to access VOD you will still want it.

If none of the above apply..............................disconnect it.

And by the way, come July your additional fee for 2nd,3rd, etc.... dual tuners will be $14, not $10.
 
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I am seeing a credit for 6 months. Will Dish be charging 5.00 after the 6 months???
 
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The $5.00 was never a charge ,it was a savings.If connected to phone line you saved the 5 bucks,if not they treated tv 2 as if it was a room with its own receiver.
 
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The $5.00 was never a charge ,it was a savings.If connected to phone line you saved the 5 bucks,if not they treated tv 2 as if it was a room with its own receiver.

Tomato, Tomoto.
 
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I am seeing a credit for 6 months. Will Dish be charging 5.00 after the 6 months???

Yes.

Everyone is getting charged $5 now. Only existing customers with a phone line connected get a $5 credit until July. Then everyone gets to pay $5 - phone or no phone line.

Before they rewarded you for having the phone line connected.

Now, they are not punishing you for not having a phone line connected, they are just not rewarding people who do.
 
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The $5.00 was never a charge ,it was a savings.If connected to phone line you saved the 5 bucks,if not they treated tv 2 as if it was a room with its own receiver.
6 of one, half dozen of the other.

This reminds me of when grocery stores raise their prices and then discount the price for those that have a card. They then tell you you saved x amount of money. In reality you did not save any money. This would be the normal price if they did not have that stupid club card to begin with
 
damjr

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Yes.

Everyone is getting charged $5 now. Only existing customers with a phone line connected get a $5 credit until July. Then everyone gets to pay $5 - phone or no phone line.

Before they rewarded you for having the phone line connected.

Now, they are not punishing you for not having a phone line connected, they are just not rewarding people who do.

You explained it perfectly execpt for one thing. Everyones price on 2nd dual tuners is not going to go up $5 making the total $10. 2nd dual tuners will be $14 making your increase $9 a month.
There will be no more $10 charge for 2nd dual tuners only $14. and $17 for 2nd dual DVR's.
 
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Good to know. Now it seems easier to 'add' another receiver in another 'room' **COUGH**another house**COUGH**.

Keep increasing the fees and more customers will be willing to find their own way of keeping the price down.
 
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I'm generally fairly bright, but this confuses me. Will people with only one dual-tuner receiver see a $5 increase if they don't have their receiver connected to a phone line? One month a couple of years ago, I disconnected the phone line for about 10 days from the receiver, and dish charged me $5. I thought from reading the new receiver fee thread that I understood how the receiver fee pricing would work. I thought with just one DVR receiver that I'd be charged $6 above my programming package. Is that only true till July, and then it will be $11?
 
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I'm generally fairly bright, but this confuses me. Will people with only one dual-tuner receiver see a $5 increase if they don't have their receiver connected to a phone line?
If your only tuner, No.
 
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I'm generally fairly bright, but this confuses me. Will people with only one dual-tuner receiver see a $5 increase if they don't have their receiver connected to a phone line? One month a couple of years ago, I disconnected the phone line for about 10 days from the receiver, and dish charged me $5. I thought from reading the new receiver fee thread that I understood how the receiver fee pricing would work. I thought with just one DVR receiver that I'd be charged $6 above my programming package. Is that only true till July, and then it will be $11?


1st boxes will not see any additional charges, only additional boxes.
 
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Yes.

Everyone is getting charged $5 now. Only existing customers with a phone line connected get a $5 credit until July. Then everyone gets to pay $5 - phone or no phone line.

Before they rewarded you for having the phone line connected.

Now, they are not punishing you for not having a phone line connected, they are just not rewarding people who do.

Dish is still the cheapest, then it comes to Direct and Cable TV. The new charge is just too much and wonder how many people are switching. I am seeing more Cable installation vans around my neighborhood then Dish these days.
 

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