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For Engineering Only - Charge $0.00

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sonofjay, Aug 14, 2007.

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  1. sonofjay

    sonofjay Legend

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    I noticed that there is a line on my DirecTV account under "View Recent Activity" that says

    "For Engineering Only - Charge $0.00"

    Anyone know what it might be for? Anyone see it as well?
     
  2. DVRaholic

    DVRaholic Godfather

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    I have the same when I check my recent activity online.
    Hmmmmm
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I wonder if they're shifting some of the cost of the additional programming that's coming around. As long as it's $0, it's just a curiosity, right?
     
  4. Jeremy W

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    They're probably just doing some work on the billing system.
     
  5. bluesman40220

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    Most likely it is a replacement BBC that is showing up. D* has to account for them somehow.
     
  6. dconfer

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    I have the same thing. I didnt get the BBC had them since the install so I dont think that is it.
     
  7. TimGoodwin

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    I've got that on my bill to. I guess we will soon find out.
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I say, call them up and refuse to pay it! (just kidding)
     
  9. msmith198025

    msmith198025 Member of the Year

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    :lol:
     
  10. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    I want a refund!
     
  11. DVRaholic

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    Maybe It means I have been selected as a VOD CE Tester
    (wishful thinking)

    OR

    They are checking if All my receivers are phone connected
    So I can get the ALL ACCESS package that Doesn't exist Yet
    (or ever)

    :D
     
  12. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX DBSTalk Club

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    Are all of us with the bogus 'engineering charge' entry hooked up and operational with the internet?

    After a few responses, we'll know if it's worth a "poll" to be certain...
     
  13. RegGeek

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    I have the Engineering Only charge. Was posted on my account on 8/14. As of about 3 weeks ago, my HR20 is networked.
     
  14. sequoiadean

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    I'm not on the internet at this time - have had some connection issues I haven't had time to resolve yet. And I have the charge on my bill.
     
  15. DogLover

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    I have the charge as well. I have been connected to the internet for several months.
     
  16. kevhow

    kevhow AllStar

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    Mine is not networked, and I haven't attempted to set it up yet.... but I still have the "charge"
     
  17. dodge boy

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    I only have the R15 and 2 Tivo's no engineering charge here...
     
  18. msmith198025

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    Not networked, saw it on my bill too
     
  19. jclarke9999

    jclarke9999 Godfather

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    I'm networked and have ordered BBCs and do not have the charge on my account as of this morning.
     
  20. RegGeek

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    My curiosity got the best of me so I decided to go to the source. Called D* and after 20 minutes of the nice CSR "looking in to it" I still don't know what it means. She did ask if I had recently added new equipment or perhaps added BBCs. I told her that would be true only if April could be considered recent.

    So I left it at that. She had no idea what it was and told me not to worry since it was a $0.00 charge.

    Oh well. It was worth a shot. I should have known it would never be as simple as calling and getting a direct/accuarte answer.
     
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