So I decided to sign up for the 3 month free offer above. I thought I called the number listed on their website - 1-888-825-2557 - instead I dialed 1-800-825-2557. Someone answered and proceeded to ask me questions about my account. They asked me what kind of receiver I had, whether I had internet access, a home security system..at that point I stopped them. They said they were authorized to make it worthwhile for me to switch to DIRECT. I explained that I wanted to add HBO&Starz for three months free to my Dish account and she said they were a third party DIRECT rep. They acknowledged I called the right number and offered to transfer me to Dish once I told her I wanted to stay with Dish. She then transferred me - to a 3rd party DIRECT provider..... I hung up and called Dish on the regular number...got India and they signed me up for the 3 month promotion. I told them what happened. She apologized and said she was aware this was happening. It was my fault, but that was pretty smart of Direct to do this.