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Directv/DSL credit. You could get $5/mo off your Directv bill for a year.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by steveg944, Aug 26, 2006.

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  1. mica

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    This is cool. The bundled service from Time Warner has been tempting - well, not really, I'll never go back to cable - but it is good that D* is throwing us a bone with this offer.

    I am annoyed that I "have" to buy voice service in order to get DSL, so five bucks a month from D* is nice. I suppose I do use the voice service for D* downloads, but it would be nice to ditch that extra monthly expense.
     
  2. Fl_Gulfer

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    My Provider didn't make the cut. Figures...
     
  3. dtv757

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    woah that sound good. i plan on switching to Verizons 3.0 DSL soon. do you think D* or Verizon will give me a credit if i switch to FiOS internet?? cause it should be comming soon to my area in southern VA.
     
  4. cspiteri

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    THANKS!!! I`m new to this site and it has already paid off in several ways.
    Well done!!!
     
  5. morgantown

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    No it's (broadband) not dead. I think based on prices, they thought partnering with Clearwire (or whomever else) would be a more efficient use of funds. Spread out the investments with larger players (IBM, etc.)...

    E* may not have been the best fit as they very well may not be on News Corp's buy list. If not, why would DTV want to help them compete with cable and the telcos? Better to aggresively compete and push the price down for a cheaper purchase down the road...

    I highly doubt DTV "wants" us with Wild Blue.
     
  6. carmangary

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    Can I print the form on the internet or do they need to send me one? It says it must be an "orignal" form and not a reproduction.
     
  7. Glen_D

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    Has anyone been successful in getting this discount applied yet? I mailed the PDF application I printed out, along with a copy of my latest AT&T DSL bill on 08/29/06, but the online billing notification I received from DirecTV on 10/20/06, doesn't reflect any discount yet.

    In my neighborhood, Time-Warner and Grade Communications pay-tv services are available, and AT&T U-verse and AT&T Dish Network are also available. DirecTV is the only provider that doesn't offer discounted bundling with other services, so I am really hoping I can receive this discount.
     
  8. mluntz

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    Thanks for the info. Appreciate it.
     
  9. ApK

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    BTW, as of six months ago, when I signed up:
    As a Verizon DSL and long distance customer (I think you just need any package of services with Verizon, not just DSL specifically) when I signed up as a NEW DTV CUSTOMER THROUGH Verizon, I get a $6/month discount (forever, theoretically) and the bill is part of my Verizon bill.

    ApK
     
  10. frogg

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    I signed up back on 08-26-06, when I saw this thread, and still have not seen a discount. I check my online statement weekly.
     
  11. mcaldero

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    Still no discount for me, either. I also mailed in my completed form on 8/29.
     
  12. drmorley

    drmorley Cool Member

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    I sent my paper in the first week in August and I haven't seen any discounts applied yet either.
     
  13. audispartan

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    Bingo.
    Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems that D* is providing a discount just for telling them who your DSL provider is... is that right?
     
  14. audispartan

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    Bump.

    Is this legit? Should I bother to even send it in, or should I call D* and ask about it?
     
  15. deuce01

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    I actually signed up for this last night. I just switched from Road Runner to Bell South DSL to save some $$. While on the D* website I saw the promo for the DSL discount so clicked for more info. They had a chart with pricing and the cost for my DSL package was $10 less through D* than it was direct with Bell South. I called the associated phone number and was redirected to retention. The lady I spoke with removed my $5 programming discount that would have expired in 8 months and gave me a $15 monthly credit for the "Internet Package" that will never expire as long as I have DSL. Also, since the promo gives new customers a year of Showtime and 6 months of Stars, she gave me 6 months of Show and 3 months of Stars (I'd rather have HBO/Skinamax but I wasn't gonna hagle on this one ;) ). I didn't have to turn in any paperwork or verify. I do get an additional $5 credit for being a Bell South phone customer so maybe that was proof enough.

    Regarding the D* broadband initiative, she said that they are going to offer wifi broadband in the first part of '07 and it would run at 1Gb. I'm in IT and I have no idea what they've got that can sustain that speed wirelessly. I'm guessing she meant 1Mb but who knows. She also said they'll be releasing DTV-To-Go and the ViiV Home Media components during that timeframe as well. They seem to be planning on flooding the market with new technologies to coincide with the final bird to be launched in February. Should be fun to watch!
     
  16. MikeW

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    I submitted same form and have received nothing yet. Had I signed up with DirecTV through Qwest, it would have been a credit on my phone bill.

    Still waiting...
     
  17. AnonomissX

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    1) Its legitimate

    2) It used to be only for NEW subscribers, but earlier this year, Directv changed that to include current subscribers

    3) It can take up to 6 weeks for the credits to star showing up

    4) Some people have combined billing, some have seperate billing....

    Since Directv and the DSL companies are doing this to keep mutual customers from switching to cable, and getting a discount for having both services will keep customers loyal to both, Directv decided that including existing customers with qualifying DSL was a good idea.
     
  18. audispartan

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    Here's what I don't get...
    I'm already and AT&T dsl subscriber. Also have them for local/long distance. I am also a D* subscriber, obviously. Both services were set up separately and independently.
    So is signing this form and sending it in going to change/impact those subscriptions? Or is it simply going to result in a $5 reduction in my D* bill? Because I'm happy with my $14.99 mo dsl and $39.99 local/ld bill right now...no need to change those.

    Thanks...
     
  19. deuce01

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    I was in the same boat and here's what I did. Call AT&T and tell them that you are a D* subscriber and need them to link your accounts. They will need your D* account number. Then, call D* and ask for the department that handles DSL partners and tell them you're with AT&T and would like the promo they are offering. They should be able to set you up with the discounts and some free Showtime.

    Munsey
     
  20. dconfer

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    I just signed onto d* web site and I have a 5.00 credit on my account. It says $5 Pkg Discount. It must be for this. Just thought I would let other know who signed up for it. Finally starting to appear.
     
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