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Directv to Pay Cable costs?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by enigma96, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. enigma96

    enigma96 AllStar

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    I saw somewhere that Directv had a promo where it would be your cable costs if you cancelled your contract. But now I can't seem to find that anymore. Is this promo still around and if so how much do they cover?
     
  2. jdspencer

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    You should call DirecTV and ask them. If they don't actually pay off your cable cancellation cost, they might give you a good deal that would offset those costs.
     
  3. Glen_D

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    I don't recall a promotion where DirecTV would pay early termination fees for Cable service.

    I have heard of Cable companies paying early termination fees (up to a certain dollar amount) for satellite customers, though; probably since contracts are much more common for satellite customers than for Cable. Even if the Cable company has promos with contracts, they almost always offer the same services without a contract at the same non-promotional pricing you would be paying when your contract expires.

    Still, it wouldn't hurt to contact DirecTV to see if they can offer anything.
     
  4. cariera

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    Again, calling and asking would be the recommended course of action.

    I recall about a year ago that Directv had a promotion to pay (through a Visa gift card) up to $200 in cancelation fees. I do not remember if that was for switching from a specific provider, like Dish, or just any provider.

    Some of their offers are only available on outbound calls or in specific markets, so keep that in mind.

    Good luck.:)
     
  5. Max Mike

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    DirecTV did offer last month to pay any cable early termination fees of up to $200 if I would return.
     
  6. billsharpe

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    TWC advertises that there are no upfront fees or long-term commitments, at least in the LA area. I haven't taken them up on the offer, so I don't know what might be in the fine print.
     

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