Protection Plan

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Gary Z

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I have the $7.99 Protection Plan which includes an upgrade to the latest equipment every 2 years.
If I upgrade does that mean I am stuck in another 2 year commitment?
 
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vln12

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YUP!

That is the magic of advertising.

You get stuck in another two year contract with normal pricing. (Which is outrageous, btw)
 
Gary Z

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YUP!

That is the magic of advertising.

You get stuck in another two year contract with normal pricing. (Which is outrageous, btw)?

What a crock-- I won't be getting new equipment then
 
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Hideftv

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I have the $7.99 Protection Plan which includes an upgrade to the latest equipment every 2 years.
If I upgrade does that mean I am stuck in another 2 year commitment?

Can you get specific models of DVR's or just what they send you?
 
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vln12

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Whatever they have at the time. Any special requests and I imagine you will have to pay the $99 fee.
 
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Hideftv

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I don't know-- I just subscribed in November

Thanks. I thought I read somewhere that you could, but was just wondered if anyone knew for sure. I have had the protection plan for about 5 years, but have not upgraded any receivers. I have been thinking about canceling it, but may wait to see if I can request a specific model.
 
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Jimbo

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Thanks. I thought I read somewhere that you could, but was just wondered if anyone knew for sure. I have had the protection plan for about 5 years, but have not upgraded any receivers. I have been thinking about canceling it, but may wait to see if I can request a specific model.

They may end up "Offering a specific model" with that deal too., just never know till it happens.
 
andrewj0781

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That's why you call in act like you're going to quit and they'll give you credits on your account and if you want your free upgrade, then call back after getting the credits.

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TheTechGuru

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We're out of contract and recently got $15/mo off per month for a year though retentions + $10/mo off for 6 months (HD Access Waiver).

Also dropped the protection plan without using the upgrade after found out that one has to renew the contract, I have spare dishes and LNB's around.

My one complaint, I really need a way to get them to trade in my H25 for a H24. Due to not having a home phone (who uses them anymore, really? They cost as much as a cell now!) only my H24 is able to order PPV by remote because it has a LAN port and the H25 does not.
 
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We're out of contract and recently got $15/mo off per month for a year though retentions + $10/mo off for 6 months (HD Access Waiver).

Also dropped the protection plan without using the upgrade after found out that one has to renew the contract, I have spare dishes and LNB's around.

My one complaint, I really need a way to get them to trade in my H25 for a H24. Due to not having a home phone (who uses them anymore, really? They cost as much as a cell now!) only my H24 is able to order PPV by remote because it has a LAN port and the H25 does not.

not to nitpick, but my home phone with unlimited nationwide long distance is only $25 through local cable company.
 
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vln12

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And magicjack (even the one that works without a computer) is cheaper than that.
 
Gary Z

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And magicjack (even the one that works without a computer) is cheaper than that.

Ya Magicjack is great-- $20 a year with unlimited USA and Canada long distance--been using it for a year now
 
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nvguy38

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Or like $4/month for Ooma (free but pay fed taxes) unless you want Premium like me......then it's $10/mth (but I'm grandfathered in so I don't pay any taxes :))
 
TheTechGuru

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cck will get the h25 online, it has built in deca.

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So this is all I need to get? http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=decabb1r0&d=directv-cinema-connection-kit-(decabb1r0)

Sounds like it would also enable my H24 to no longer need a CAT5 line ran to it? (I'm low on switch ports).

Another reason I want them both on the network is to be able to connect to my DLNA server.

And magicjack (even the one that works without a computer) is cheaper than that.

I have a MagicJack, it does not work for any kind of data connections or faxes. I've never been able to get a fax to work on ii and I've had receivers connected to it before and saw the connection attempts on the call logs but unsuccessful.
 
andrewj0781

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Are all protection plans going up $2.00? I'm wondering if they'll keep upping the fee or drop the protection plan to move is up to the new plan.


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hclarkjr

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i called direct yesterday trying to get the genie DVR and asked him about the new protection plan, he knew nothing about it and asked where i heard that at
 
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