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Old 02-01-09, 11:44 PM
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New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009, and will appear on billing statements issued after that date. See the detailed information below as it relates to your service.
If your current DIRECTV base package price is part of a national promotional 12-month or “Lock in Your Price Until 2010” offer, you will continue to receive this price for the remainder of your offer period. As of next month’s bill, your promotional price will be shown on your statement as the new price along with a credit. Note: if you change your current base package, you will no longer receive the credit.
Base Packages: Base packages include local channels, where available. If DIRECTV does not offer local channels in your area, programming packages are $3/mo. less than the listed prices. Visit directv.com/locals to check availability by ZIP code. Packages and their new prices: PREMIER™ $109.99/mo.; LO MÁXIMO™ $109.99/mo.; PLUS HD DVR™ $75.99/mo.; PLUS DVR™ $65.99/mo.; CHOICE XTRA™ $60.99/mo.; FAMILIAR ULTRA™ $57.99/mo.; CHOICE™ $55.99/mo.; PREFERRED CHOICE™ $35.99/mo.; SELECT $48.99/mo.; BASICO $32.99/mo.; BASIC (international package) will increase to $12.99/mo. (local channels not available in BASIC).
The following base packages*: FAMILIAR™, TOTAL CHOICE®, TOTAL CHOICE® PLUS, TOTAL CHOICE SELECT™, OPCIÓN ULTRA ESPECIAL®, OPCIÓN EXTRA ESPECIAL®, OPCIÓN EXTRA™, DIRECTV Limited, PLUS DIRECTV, TOTAL CHOICE MOBILE, SELECT CHOICE®, and TOTAL CHOICE LIMITED will increase an additional $3/mo. OPCIÓN PREMIER® will increase an additional $5/mo.
Distant Network Service (DNS) prices will increase to $2.50/mo. if subscribing to a single feed; to $3.50/mo. if subscribing to both the LA and NY DNS feeds; to
$14.00/mo. for the 4 Network Package DNS dual feed. PBS national feed price will increase to $2.50/mo.
Other services: Premium services (HBO®, SHOWTIME UNLIMITED®, Cinemax®,SPORTS PACK, Starz® Super Pack) will increase an additional $1.00/mo. (If only one Premium service is subscribed to, the increase is $0.99.) Outdoor Channel (à la carte customers only) will increase to $3.50/mo. DIRECTV® DVR Service, HD Access, Mirroring/Lease fee all increase $0.01/mo. GAME LOUNGE™ monthly fee increases $0.04/mo.
*These packages are no longer available for sale. Customers who currently subscribe to these packages may maintain them as long as their account is in good standing, as determined by DIRECTV in its sole discretion. For complete pricing and packaging information, visit directv.com/packages. Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change at any time. Hardware and programming available separately. Pricing is residential. Taxes not included. Receipt of DIRECTV programming is subject to the terms of the DIRECTV Customer Agreement; a copy is provided at directv.com/legal and in your bill or in the first month notification. ©2009 DIRECTV, Inc. DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo, TOTAL CHOICE, PREMIER, FAMILIAR, FAMILIAR ULTRA, LO MÁXIMO, PREFERRED CHOICE and all other WorldDirect service names are trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. 11/08 29936-0
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

Oh Joy!
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

Geez, Louise! Confusing much? I wonder if mine will chance... I just re-bundled everything through Verizon because it was going to be much cheaper.
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

If you bundle with Verizon, can you still make programming changes via the DirecTV website?
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

What were the old prices?
Old 02-02-09, 01:40 PM
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

I know PLUS HDDVR was 72.99
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
If you bundle with Verizon, can you still make programming changes via the DirecTV website?
Yes.
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

And how many new channels are they adding? None.
Old 02-02-09, 02:19 PM
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

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And how many new channels are they adding? None.
Dozens of HD channels, MLB network, PBS and WB HD locals in many markets, etc.

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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

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I know PLUS HDDVR was 72.99
Wow, I thought it was 49.99... that must be the promotional rate.
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

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Dozens of HD channels, MLB network, PBS and WB HD locals in many markets, etc.
Are they? They rolled out a lot a while back, but I haven't seen many more new ones in the last half-year or so besides MLB. I'm still waiting for AMC HD and ESPNU HD.
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Are they? They rolled out a lot a while back, but I haven't seen many more new ones in the last half-year or so besides MLB. I'm still waiting for AMC HD and ESPNU HD.
Here are the last few months worth, not including locals.

1/21/2009 - Comedy Central HD, Sportsman SD + HD
1/1/2009 - MLB SD + HD
12/3/2008 - Golf HD and Versus HD (split)
10/22/2008 - Crime & Investigation HD
10/17/2008 - Fox News HD, HDNet Alternate
8/14/2008 - Planet Green HD, ABC Family HD, Showtime Showcase HD, Showtime Extreme HD
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Re: New Rates for DIRECTV® Service: New prices take effect March 4, 2009

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I'm still waiting for AMC HD
That's what I've been waiting patiently for, the last one I REALLY want. And IIRC it's been out on some cable providers for quite a while.
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As long as we get AMC HD before Mad Men season three, I'll be fine. Otherwise
Old 02-02-09, 06:44 PM
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As long as we get AMC HD before Mad Men season three, I'll be fine. Otherwise
I was hoping for it before Breaking Bad, but it's not looking like that'll happen.

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