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Old 2008-05-23, 06:47 AM   #166
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Question $100 deposit?

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put a $100 dollar deposit on that.
I got charged $100 on my CC as well, what is this deposit for? and, is it refundable?
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Old 2008-05-23, 08:13 AM   #167
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The CSR told me it would show up as a credit on my next bill after the install. I assume it is a deposit for having to send out a tech to do the receiver swap?
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Old 2008-05-23, 08:14 AM   #168
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put a $100 dollar deposit on that.
I would have done that as well but I have a Government phone that I don't pay the bill.
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Old 2008-05-24, 07:12 AM   #169
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Default AIO credit?

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The CSR told me it would show up as a credit on my next bill after the install. I assume it is a deposit for having to send out a tech to do the receiver swap?
Just got my Bill and I do have some credits there...
All in One activation credit Its a $100 credit...
2x20% off for 12 months
One time $50 credit

But, I got charged $75 for installation
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Old 2008-05-25, 01:04 PM   #170
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Phoned last week and mentioned the card the local cable company put in
our mailbox. Pointed out I could get everything EV was giving me plus my
Internet access for the same price.

Got 40% off/month for 1 year.

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Old 2008-05-27, 01:05 PM   #171
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Phoned last week and mentioned the card the local cable company put in
our mailbox. Pointed out I could get everything EV was giving me plus my
Internet access for the same price.

Got 40% off/month for 1 year.

FaxCap
they only gave me 50% for 6 months when they've owed me a $550 credit for 9 months. what the hell!
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Old 2008-05-27, 03:32 PM   #172
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well at least now you know where your credit went.
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Old 2008-05-30, 01:36 PM   #173
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$87 for 11 theme packs, digital standard, Movie Networks East
$10 for 4 HD Theme packs
$3 Digital Service Fee


$100 Bell Canada Wireline deposit
-$100 Bell ExpressVu credit

1 Year Contract (Been with ExVu well over a decade and have never asked for a 'deal')

Free Nimiq2 Upgrade
Free 9242 AIO Rental for 1 year OR $299.95 for a 9242 ORS

30% Discount off programming
-----------------------------
$67.90 Programming
$3 Digital Service Fee

35% Bell employee discount
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$47.14

My bill dropp $13.25 by gaining 4 HD Theme packs and a 1 year term.
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Old 2008-05-30, 06:51 PM   #174
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Quote:
I got charged $100 on my CC as well, what is this deposit for? and, is it refundable?
That 100$ is the ALL IN ONE rental certificate (also called activation charge). That amount will be credited on the first bill after you activated the receiver (agent will tell you 3-6 weeks).

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I assume it is a deposit for having to send out a tech to do the receiver swap?
It has nothing to do with the tech cost. If you didn't have Nimiq 2 and added and HD receiver you will be eligible for Nimiq 2 free install promo (no charge), if not you would have to pay the tech's charge, unless it was mentionned to be free has part of the retention offer
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Old 2008-06-03, 01:14 PM   #175
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what is this
35% Bell employee discount
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Old 2008-06-03, 01:23 PM   #176
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I got a card from Shaw offering trade in and called Bell and got $300 off a 9242 and then free install and 40% off programming for 12 months.

Figured it worked out to $1050 savings to $700 with shaw ( and a referbished HD PVR ) .... so happy with what I got and learning what to try get in here.

Brian
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Old 2008-06-03, 01:54 PM   #177
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what is this
35% Bell employee discount
That means he works for EV or Bell (or certain EV sub contracted compagnies) and gets a discount since he is an employe (or retired from Bell)
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Old 2008-06-07, 12:43 PM   #178
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I also had an offer from Rogers to ditch my dish. A free HDPVR for 2 years and free regular terminals for the other 2 TVs in my home (I would have traded 1 3100, 1 2700 and 1 4700).

I phoned Bell to get them to match and they said they would give me a free 9242 for 1 year, or 50% off either 9242 or their 6141 receiver plus free installation. I managed to get another $100 credit with my free HD receiver, because she told me that the installation was "free" but then when she told me the total, she added there was a $75 charge for the installation.

So, after all was said and done, I got a HD PVR for 50% off, free installation and a $25 credit. Probably not as good as some offers here, but I was happy with it.

I guess all things considered, most installers charge $75-100 to install the dish, added the cost of an HD PVR is $600. So, you will save some money going this route.
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Old 2008-06-07, 03:42 PM   #179
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I went for the $299 9242 upgrade but I'm starting to regret it. Not that the 9242 is a bad receiver but it's a bad deal for me.
1. Why should I pay to replace a receiver that Bell f'd up with bad firmware?
2. Now I have a 9200 that has been devalued considerably due to Bell's discounts. A receiver Bell will have to upgrade eventually when they switch to MPEG4.
3. Dish is giving away free upgrades to VIP722s and they are a better unit than the castrated 9242. (I doubt Bell is paying more than $300 for the 9242.)

I think I just got suckered again.
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Old 2008-06-08, 03:34 PM   #180
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I got a 'free' upgrade from a 5900 to a 9242. On a 2 year contract they gave me a one time credit of $240 and continue to bill me $20 a month. Is this usual, and why do they do this?
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