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post #601 of 611 Old 09-01-2004, 06:00 AM
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Today it's September 1 - no new deal posted on Voom site. :(
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Today it's September 1 - no new deal posted on Voom site. :(
You may want to call VOOM or get in touch with a dealer in your area. My dealer already filled out all the paper work for the 3 room $45 deal and will be installing it as soon as he get's the equip. Maybe it's a VOOM dealer only special.:confused: I talked to him about the special not being on their site, he said he has no idea but the special was e-mailed to him last week and say's it's good till the end of Sept. It just requires a year contract.
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those that were waiting for scifi to be provided by voom to pull the trigger, it is finally here!

i've been away for a few days so i apologize if this is old news but my eyes almost fell out of my head when i fired up the tv and saw that message on voom's menu :D
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baja, did you get your installation? I spoke to VOOM who said there is no such deal??!! Also their site states there is no year contract with their service. Maybe they are just testing this in YOUR area. Doesn't sound likely....what's up with this? I want VOOM but won't pay that outrageous installation.
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Going to be moving house and checked with Voom to see what the cost would be. They have a $125.00 transfer fee which is OK.

However, when I inquired about adding a second box I was told that would cost $499.00 or $9.50 rental PLUS $199.00 installation fee, but then was told as I purchased the original I could not rent.

Therefore I would have to pay $499.00 for the box PLUS $199.00 installation fee PLUS $125 transfer fee. This is totally outrageous!!!!

Something has got to be wrong here.

When I have more time I'll call back and speak to a supervisor and see if I can get the $199.00 install for free.

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isn't VOOM about to bite the dust?
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With this attitude to customers they should and deserve to HIT THE DUST.
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gels commented:
> Going to be moving house and checked with Voom to see what the cost would be. They have a $125.00 transfer fee which is OK. <

Well, it might be OK with you, but if it were me, I'd just move, re-install the dish myself, then send Voom a Change of Billing Address notice.

> when I inquired about adding a second box I was told that would cost $499.00 or $9.50 rental PLUS $199.00 installation fee, but then was told as I purchased the original I could not rent. <

Once you've done Voom the favor of buying gear and paying for it in full upfront, gambling and taking all the risk of not knowing if the service will even survive, you can't ever rent anything from them again? That's certainly customer hostile service.

Please let us know how this pans out.

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Thanks Tim:

I'll let you know how it goes, but you are right on all counts.

I posted the same as here on yahoo Voom group and got this response from some idiot who obviously did not read the whole message.

>>>>>From:_ dulzen <satguys2004@y...>
Date:_ Mon_Sep_27,_2004_ 10:14 pm

u r too cheap, if u can't afford it, then don't get it. u can't get
everything for free. price of $199 is very reasonable considering they
would install dbs attenna and ota attena together. My local retailers
here would charge $399 for same job.
u might have to wait couple years until price comes down. or u can try
to install it yourself. or u can always go with ota tuner and get your
local channels in HD. :D
dulzen <<<<<<<<<<

Tim, Its not the $199 fee but having to pay the $125 transfer fee at a total cost of $324.00 - yikes.

cheers,

Geoffrey

ps dulzen needs to learn the spelling of antenna:)
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Here's the current VaVaVOOM deal (AKA the *kitchen sink* package) for leasing customers:

$49 down (covers installation of up to *three* receivers!)
$99.40 per month plus tax (add $14.90/month per additional receiver)

You pay only monthly leases for receivers #2 and #3 (and installation costs for receivers 4 and beyond).

Comparison to Comcast HD in local area:

1. Local HD programming - Advantage: VOOM. (Included OTA antenna adds Baltimore HD locals and additional PBS locals from MPT which Comcast lacks; Comcast *does* include CSNDCHD which VOOM lacks.)

2. National HD programming - Advantage: VOOM. (*No* HD news programming available except from VOOM, let alone 24/7 HD news programming. Multiple VOOM HD exclusive channels. Bravo HD+ and TNT HD (both of which Comcast lacks).)

3. Cable non-HD favorites - Advantage: Draw. (VOOM lacks CSNDC, Comcast lacks Fox Sports World. Both have NFL Network (and NFL Network HD). Otherwise, it's a tie.)

4. Price - Advantage: Comcast (and why). Comcast HD (even with DVR, which VOOM currently lacks) is no worse than $9.75/month/drop (installation is free). I seriously expect Comcast and other cable MSOs to add more programming (especially now that HDNet is *actively seeking* cable carriage), including the non-VOOM HD channels they currently lack.
Also, once you get beyond two receivers, VOOM costs more than a similar Comcast package.
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Agreed that VOOM has more HD content but most of it is repeat content, their CINEMA1-10 hardly have anything worth to watch (at least for my taste).

Check the online channel guide before ordering VOOM or D* see what you like and then enter 1 year with your provider.

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