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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Richard

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    why are we discussing mobile phone plans in a thread about DirecTV/Viacom's contract disupute?
     
  2. gio12

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    true, LOL! But you get/know what I mean.

    oh, one layer I asked graduated top of her class harvard law. So i would believe her or a shill here for DIRECTV.

    Some people her feel that DIRECTV can do absolute know wrong in ANY situation. They could eat their children and they would support them. Its friggin TV man!
     
  3. tonyd79

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    Unlimited data is not really unlimited with AT&T. They changed their policy (and didn't even update the TOS that I know of).

    If you are among the top 5% of all data users in any particular month, your data rate will be throttled from 3G to EDGE levels and perhaps worse.

    The 5% is not the top 5% of all unlimited data users but of all data users. So, that means that you get throttled right around the most common (read that lowest) data bundle available today.

    As for upgrading the phone....Verizon used that to change the unlimited folks to limited. AT&T is making noises about that happening soon.
     
  4. TheDaddy

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    Me too. Have had unlimited data since June 2007, on my 3rd iPhone now, able to change phones and keep unlimited data.
     
  5. gio12

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    I know I am. My sister works for AT&T call center as well. She wired landline and cell. Its the same thing. DIRECTV needs PROOF that you said less. or they could just make crap up and get people stuck in contacts they did NOT want.

    Sadly, the consumer is screwed here, because if you TRY to fight it, they will screw your credit for 7 years. So most will give up and just deal wit it and leave when the penalty is within their means.
     
  6. maartena

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    That's true. My wife is still on unlimited, and when I added a second iPhone to our account for me, they said she would be able to keep it, and I would be on the 3 Gb plan.

    However.... she had the 1500 text plan, and that has been eliminated. You get to keep it if you don't make changes, but as soon as you do (such as adding a phone in my case) they force you to choose between NO texting, or UNLIMITED texting. For us, we send maybe 500 texts a month combined.... the 1500 plan (which was $5 less than the unlimited) would have been perfect.

    So one change to an account (in this case adding a phone) had the effect of triggering the other phone on the account, we could no longer use the 1500 plan for 2 phones, but had to upgrade to unlimited texting, where in the past when I did have a phone on that account, we shared those 1500 texts.
     
  7. wingrider01

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    If you have it you can keep it, just throttled at 3GB, upgrade you can keep it at this time - and that is going to change, you cannot add another line and get unlimited smartphone data anymore, been like this for over a year. Unlimite QMD device dataplans are still available, smartphone unlimited data is no longer available for new smartphone's
     
  8. Shades228

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    Because after so long you can't keep saying the same thing over and over again until someone new shows up and stirs the pot again. Threads this long usually have the same pattern and about every 10 or so pages just repeat itself. It's the thread of day so people will be burning out their f5 key and replying to everything.
     
  9. maartena

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    It sorta moved from "I want to cancel DirecTV because of Viacom but I can't because of contract" ----> "I never signed a contract, but I have one" ----> "lets compare it to cell phone contracts, shall we?", etc.

    Yes, this conversation has gotten a little derailed. Let's get back to Viacom/DirecTV dispute talk.
     
  10. damondlt

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    Does Anyone give 2 SH@%s about this mobile talk? Has nothing to do with Directv and Viacom!!!!!

    Start a new thread if you want to talk about this nonsence!
     
  11. gio12

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    Nope, sorry and thanks for playing. This IS NOT for every customer. Its very, very are to get this trigger, You have to abuse the "unlimited data before getting hit." Guess what? They do this, you MAY get out of your contract. Little known fact. :D

    Also you will be throttled if you in the top 5% of the total traffic in a month. Again, this is for habitual abusers, not every day folks. I tried it.

    Oh, and AT&T has LOST in court on this as well.

    EDIT: ATT&T page now say if you go over 3GB of data, you will be trotted. So thing have changed. I hit 3.7GB last month to yes the level, before know this and I never received a message, nor were my speed reduced.
     
  12. BlackCoffee

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    Maybe I am simple minded, but DTV is looking to contain the cost of a supplier. How is that not good business and good for DTV customers?

    Anything they do to get customer choice and cheaper channels is OK with me. I have to suspect any "customer" siding with VIACOM.

    Let's all call DTV and tell them to give in to VIACOM. In a few months we will get a letter saying the media providers have increased costs and now we have a rate increase. How is that good?

    There is the naive "get something for nothing crowd" that says DTV should just eat the increase in costs. That works until they can't cover cost and go out of business.
     
  13. damondlt

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    Still off topic! Thats against the rules everyother day of the week!



    If you wanted a Status update, you would never find one here!
     
  14. Shades228

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    Phone regulations are completely different than DBS and are subject to different laws. I have worked in both industries and know them well.
     
  15. TheDaddy

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    No bro, Spock was right on the smell test. They don't have to have your consent to record you or even verbally make you aware you're being recorded in some states. In states that do require notification all they have to do is play an audible intermittent tone for the duration of the call.
     
  16. zimm7778

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    Oh, didn't know the part about the full price for the phone. Fine if that's the case I'll be gone when I next have to buy a phone. I'm not going to stick with one just because I like their name or something. If everyone ends up this way I'll either get a regular phone or go without. I use the iPod and apps more than I use the actual phone portion of it anyway.
     
  17. gio12

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    Not what i said. I HOPE DIRECTV does contain cost and gets our channels back.But don't be surprised when they are back and your bill goes UP!
     
  18. APB101

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    Anyone guessing how long this will last?
    One day?
    A few days?
    One week?
    Two weeks?
    Beyond two weeks?​

    Anyone guessing if we'll get more channels from Viacom?
    MTV2 HD?
    Nick Jr. HD?
    TV Land HD?
    BET Hip-Hop?
    BET Gospel?
    CMT Pure Country?
    MTV Hits?
    MTV Jams?
    MTVU?
    VH1 Soul?​
     
  19. vertex11

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    If they solve this in a few days, great. But if this extends -- especially if D* drops these channels permanently, what should I do? Nick East and West are pretty much all we watch (excepting my sports and my wife's Heresy -- I mean History -- channels). You could throw overboard all premium channels, all local channels, and all non-Nick Viacom, and every other D* channel excepting those above, and we would not mind.

    As far as we are concerned, television "is" iCarly, Victorious, Big Time Rush, and SpongeBob. We enjoy them that much. I mean we go to Victoria Justice and BTR concerts thanks to these shows. Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande and the others are our versions of old time Hollywood stars. Dan Schneider should basically win "all" the Emmys, as far as we are concerned.

    So, how can we find a way to watch these shows, in the long run, if D* cuts them off permanently?
     
  20. cjrleimer

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    Question 1, I think beyond two weeks. The pissing war between the two reminds me of the VS dispute a few years ago, and once a deal is done we will get some new channels e.g. EPIX and some of the MTV ones along with viewing on Ipads.
     

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