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Any current (or upcoming) "outs" of a contract?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mva5580, Feb 3, 2011.

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  1. Feb 3, 2011 #1 of 20
    mva5580

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    I signed up for DTV about 7 months back.....and it's barely used. I underestimated our kids ability to not really care about channel surfing, they're more than fine with my setup of an HTPC running OTA channels, hulu, netflix streaming, etc. The DTV receiver hasn't even been turned on in I would say over 2 months now. At this point I don't think I would even care about paying the ETF, since it's still a hell of a lot less money than paying the monthly fee. But I figured I would ask first if anyone is aware of any current changes to contract, whatever, that would allow me out of the contract w/o having to pay the fee? Or if you've heard of any upcoming changes that would fall in line with that? Thanks....
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 #2 of 20
    spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Nope, don't think it's ever happened with D* and it won't in the future.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 #3 of 20
    veryoldschool

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    You're stuck with $30/month or pay the ETF.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 #4 of 20
    boba

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    If you bought more toys than you can play with just pay the ETF and shut up no one forced you to play.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 #5 of 20
    spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    He's not complaining. He stated it was a result of his own doing. He didn't say anyone forced him to play. He's just checking first.

    Nothing wrong with that.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 #6 of 20
    veryoldschool

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    +1
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 #7 of 20
    TBlazer07

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    Geez, you sure help contribute to the friendly helpful atmosphere around here. :nono2:
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 #8 of 20
    matt

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    If you move to a place that has no LOS because of trees and things (not because of a landlord policy) they will let you out of it.

    Know any friends in deep wooded areas you could move to? :lol:
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 #9 of 20
    MartyS

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    THat was pretty much uncalled for. He said he was willing to pay the ETF, but just wondered if there was any way around it. Chill! :nono2:
     
  10. ThomasM

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    I thought the ETF was $20 a month :confused:
     
  11. Shades228

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    It is.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    "Minimum service" verses ETF/month.
     
  13. hilmar2k

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  14. RACJ2

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    You could always suspend service for 6 mo's. You will still have 17 mo's remaining on your commitment after the 6 mo's are up, but you won't make any payments until then. And it gives you time to decide what you want to do.
     
  15. BattleZone

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    3 ways out of the ETF when canceling early:

    - Death

    - Move and have a DirecTV tech declare "No Line-Of-Site" to the sats from the new location.

    - Be active military and have your permanent duty station changed to overseas.

    Otherwise, you are liable for the ETF.
     
  16. Shades228

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    ETF is always cheaper than paying for a package. The only exception would be extreme cases and those people wouldn't cancel probably anyways, over cost.
     
  17. jimmyv2000

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    another way out is to get married and if your other half has an acoount you can MERGE 2 accounts together,(i have done this with help from the folks here)
     
  18. hilmar2k

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    Yeah, but death was already mentioned. :p
     
  19. mva5580

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    To you: Give up the internet tough-guy act. You're probably afraid to say something to a cashier in real life but you'll shoot off at the mouth because you're staring at a monitor rather than someone's face.

    To everyone else: Thank you for the input. I'll probably just pay the fee sometime soon.
     
  20. Scott Kocourek

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    I think the OP got his answer and see no reason to let this thread go on.
     
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