Extra Receiver Fee...

Weezknight

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Does the extra receiver fee only apply to leased receivers? I'm going to upgrade my 811, but I was thinking that if I purchased the 211 that I may avoid the fee.
 
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lumpkin666

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1) I don't believe you can purchase a receiver outright anymore, can you? Even the store models are like a leased car where you pay a downpayment and then lease.

2) You'll pay a fee either way. Either a lease fee, or a mirror fee (if you have your own receiver purchased before they went to all leasing, you pay the subscription mirroring fee)
 
Pepper

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You can still buy a receiver outright, but there's virtually no advantage at this point to doing so as the fees are identical.
 
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kb7oeb

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If the new 211 will be the only receiver on the account I think you will be charged a lease fee if you use DIU.
 
TheKrell

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Does the extra receiver fee only apply to leased receivers? I'm going to upgrade my 811, but I was thinking that if I purchased the 211 that I may avoid the fee.
Consider replacing 2 receivers with a single dual-tuner receiver such as the 222 instead. You won't have the extra fee that way ;) assuming you can plug either the phone line or the LAN port into something.
 
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DishSubLA

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You can still buy a receiver outright, but there's virtually no advantage at this point to doing so as the fees are identical.

I agree. The only reason to purchase and own a Dish box is if one wants more tuners (4) than Dish is willing to lease.
 

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