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AT&T Bundle Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by funkeruski, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 #1 of 28
    funkeruski

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    I am currently a Directv subscriber, and have an AT&T home line with DSL. I know that Directv has bundle packages with AT&T, but is for new Directv customers only? Can I somehow combine my current services to get a discount through Directv or AT&T. Appreciate any info on this b
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 #2 of 28
    David Ortiz

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    Yes, an existing customer can get a discount, but I was told that the bills would need to be combined. I have AT&T wireless and DSL without phone. I am supposed to get a $5 discount. I am waiting for DIRECTV charges to appear on my AT&T bill, and I cannot pay my bill or see my statements at DIRECTV.com anymore.

    I am pretty sure that you need to have one of the current packages from DIRECTV, not a legacy package to combine the billing and get the discount.

    If you have wireless, DSL, home phone and DIRECTV, you should be able to get a $10 discount as long as all bills are in the same name. The number to call is 800-288-2020, which is AT&T.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2010 #3 of 28
    funkeruski

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    I do have two iPhones through AT&T, so I have wireless also. That sucks that you lose access via Ditectv.com. I'm currently getting the 24 month HD $10 discount for being on autopay through Directv, so I guess this discount would disappear as i would be paying through AT&T. Sounds like I'm better off just keeping things the way they are, at least for a while.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 #4 of 28
    David Ortiz

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    I have the Free HD for 24 months as well, and I have autopay on my AT&T account. As long as the autopay is somewhere, I don't think the Free HD for 24 months is affected.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 #5 of 28
    mdavej

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    I simply called AT&T and gave them my D* account number and got the bundle discount ($5 off my AT&T bill and $5 off my D* bill). I only have local phone, DSL and long distance with AT&T. If you add wireless, your discount should be even bigger. I didn't have to do combined billing (possibly because I'm in former BellSouth territory). In fact, I still get the AT&T bundle discount even though I cancelled D* months ago.

    I wouldn't hurt to at least ask.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 #6 of 28
    matt

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    I used to have a bundle when I had AT&T home phone and DSL. I got the whole thing together, then later dropped the phone and internet.

    The bill was always separate, and I had a $5 credit on my D* bill.

    I was recently considering going back to AT&T and asked D* if I could bundle them. They said if I switched back and switched to a current programming package, I could bundle them and get my discount back. "Once you have an eligible package, you may call AT&T at 1-800-288-2020 to opt into this discount offer."
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 #7 of 28
    humanjas

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    I tried to bundle mine a couple of months ago with my AT&T uverse home phone and internet. Unfortunately, as I expected, it was a no go. They want you to have their TV.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 #8 of 28
    Richierich

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    I bundled with AT&T and it saved me bucks in the bank so how can you beat it as I was sticking with both AT&T and Directv for ever but don't tell them I said that.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 #9 of 28
    xmetalx

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    They heard you :lol:
     
  10. Glen_D

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    I wondered how that would work.

    Once U-verse became available in my neighborhood, there was no longer any mention from AT&T about an alliance with a satellite TV provider in any of their telemarketing, bill inserts, or flyers. I was skeptical of AT&T's willingness to offer AT&T/DirecTV bundled discounts in U-verse territory, given the heavy marketing effort they put into U-verse.
     
  11. doubleatheman

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    Bah you got me all excited about the discount, but it sounds like once you have Uverse anything, the deal is gone

    I use Uverse for Internet only
    POTS from Att
    Wireless from Att iPhone
    Directv for tv


    Sounds like my combo of services offer no
    Possible discount. :(
     
  12. matt

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    I unbundled with AT&T and it saved me bucks in the bank.
     
  13. prushing

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    I'm going to give it a shot again, but last time I checked, it was a no go.

    I have Uverse Internet and Phone. I also have 2 at&t wireless numbers. Didn't matter to them as Uverse wasn't "at&t"
     
  14. kovach

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    You need to ask for their 'partner' department to get this accomplished. That's what I did a month or two ago.
     
  15. drpjr

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    Sakatomatoes...
    I have inquired about this discount a half dozen times over the past year to both D* and AT&T. They both have been very consistant in the info they have given me.

    1. The D* charges will show up on the combined AT&T bill.

    2. The AT&T bill must be on autopay to continue the free HD promo.

    3. And amazingly, to combine the bills will trigger a 12mo contract with D*:eek2:

    I questioned #3 every time and both offer no reason other than they can't waive it and to contact(blame) the other.
    The contract is troublesome to me but not a deal breaker. My issue is autopay with AT&T.:nono2: About every three months they screw up my cell billing which takes two months to clean up. I hardly ever end up paying what is printed on the bill. Not good when on autopay.
     
  16. johnson1995

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    I know this doesn't help those with AT&T but I have my phone and internet through CenturyLink. Thay just recently started offering bundling with Direct but the bills will remain separate with the $5 credit appearing on my Direct bill. Also no new contract.
     
  17. crkeehn

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    I'm not sure that the statement about the legacy package is correct. It may depend on the package. I presently have the Total Choice+ package, which appears to fall between the Choice and Choice Extra packages. When DTV realligned the channels, they kept calling and pushing me to switch to Choice extra. I didn't. Now when I call and they review my account they offer me the bundling discount as I have ATT.

    Interestingly enough, although I am supposed to get fewer channels with Total Choice+, I am receiving a number of channels that are not listed for that package.
     
  18. Richierich

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    They did!!! Uh Oh!!! :lol:
     
  19. Glen_D

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    Are you in former BellSouth territory by any chance? BellSouth offered a DirecTV bundled discount at a time when Dish Network was the partner in other AT&T territories. I'm pretty sure there is still some "grandfathering" going on with DirecTV bundles in those markets.

    AT&T is notorious for making some offers, discounts, and bundles territory-specific.
     
  20. Skyboss

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    Call AT&T and tell them you want "Combined Billing". You may need to call a couple fo times because some of their CSRs are complete morons.

    It took me three calls but they finally got it right. I have Phone, DSL, Cell and DirecTV on a single bill.

    As a side note, they will not give this deal to you if you are also a U-Verse (DSL/VOIP) customer. Adding Cell nets you $7.50 more off the bill. Our total discount is $17.50. $5 for Phone, $5 for Direct and $7.50 for cell.
     

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