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Fee For Activating VIP211K

06-12-2011, 04:57 PM
Just purchase a Samsung 43" PN43D450 Plasma TV, and want to order my own VIP211K HD receiver. I also have a VIP211k connected to a Samsung 42" LCD TV. This VIP211K I've own (bought and paid for back in 2009) and few months ago Dish Network started charging me $7.00 per month fee for it's use.

Question: If I buy this VIP211K from a D/N dealer, will D/N charge me a authorization fee like what they do on a 625 unit? I know I will get hit with another $7.00 monthly fee for the new VIP211K, however, I don't know about the authorization fee... or setup charge.

BTW. I called D/N and ask them what the cost for a new VIP211K would be. The CS person said...$400.00 plus $7.00 month, plus a contract.

06-12-2011, 05:06 PM
Those prices seem off to me. Last I checked, a purchased 211/211k through us costs $149 (that may have changed), and there's no commitment.

For a leased upgrade, it depends on the account. There shouldn't be any activation fees other than what you pay for the receiver, and the $7 extra a month on your bill.

If you send me a PM with your phone number or account number, I can double check the upgrade details for you.