I was really disappointed today after calling Dish wanting to change my programming to the 200+ package. Only for them to tell me I would have to pay 10.00 extra for the local channels, that I really don't care to have in the first place. I think they should take care of established customers as well as they do the new customers if not better than.
THEY are not charging extra for locals. To show the cost local channels are rising by, they have broken the locals out. You can remove the locals, but it requires you be subscribed to the Flex package. All other English packages have the locals included in the package, but show the charge broken out.