Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Longueuil, South Shore of Montreal, Quebec
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There is a promotion right now call Nimiq 2 free upgrade, where existing client could get the "upgrade kit" required for HD, an the HD receiver free of charge if they suscribe to programming requiring the "upgrade kit" for a period of 6 mnth. It could be any etnic channel, AOV movies, HD, or even Salt & Light religious channel.
9200 are on special this week at 399$ at Best Buy...
If you decide to take the rental route they would ask you to buy a rental certificate that cost 100$ on a credit card. That charge will be credited on the bill following the activation. This will add a 20$/month on your bill and you would have to sign a 1 year contract. You will also be entitled to have the HD channels free of charge for 6 months. HD channels are 10$/month
In both cases if you currently do not have HD channels you will get the install free of charge.
The agent will most probably advise you to update your programming package to make sure you will receive all the HD stations, but you could also keep the old package you had, and just add the rental cost, and 9.95$ for the HD. If you choose to keep the old package you won't get A&E, Rush, Treasure and Equator... It is very possible that you run into a big argument with the agent if it's the option you got for since, at one point agents were told that they had to migrate the client to the new platform if they make any changes to their programming. In that case you could either hang up, and get another agent when you call back, or ask for the supervisor.
If you cancel there is a 30 days policy and you won't be considered a new client until 6 months later.
If you call and threath to cancel they might offer you a good deal like 12 months of free rental for the 9200. It's worth a try!
I answer based on what I learned when I was working at BEV...it's possible that somethings have changed since then