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Free HD for life (24 months for existing subs)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DavidMi, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 #1 of 2476
    DavidMi

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    The other site is reporting that tomorrow directv will start offering free hd 4 life for new customers.

    Has anyone heard anything about this?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2010 #2 of 2476
    sigma1914

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    That blows...new customers only.
     
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    jdspencer

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    Yup, us old timers get screwed again. :(
     
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    chevyguy559

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    :mad::mad::mad:

    I hope this is a sign of things to come though, with no monthly charge for HD across the board :D

    But I can see the retention CSR's getting alot of work from the DBSTalk members wanting this deal :lol:

    BTW I attached the PDF file :D
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 #5 of 2476
    dpeters11

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    Interesting. My problem is I don't trust auto pay. But would be nice if current customers qualified, and it wasn't a limited time offer.
     
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    Justin23

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    Guess you didn't read the part that said "not for publication or distribution" ...:nono2:
     
  7. Jun 3, 2010 #7 of 2476
    Justin23

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    Have had AutoPay for my acct since signing up back in July 2008...never had an issue.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 #8 of 2476
    bobnielsen

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    I saw it in a newpaper insert ad.
     
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    dcowboy7

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    They both are doing it.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2010 #11 of 2476
    sigma1914

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    dpeters11

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    They might both be doing it, but looks like Dish's offer is better. Two year contract, but current customers qualify, and the eligibility period is longer.
     
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    hilmar2k

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    While I despise auto bill pay, I'd sign up for it for $10 a month off my bill. In fact, I'd probably use that $10 credit to add additional proramming.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2010 #14 of 2476
    chevyguy559

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    Guess you missed the part where it was already on the internet, I just saved you a few clicks to get it :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jun 3, 2010 #15 of 2476
    Avder

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    Any guesses on howl ong till we see the "free HD" dueling flatscreen ads come out?
     
  16. Jun 3, 2010 #16 of 2476
    hilmar2k

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    They're probably in post production now.
     
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    Piratefan98

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    Alex Trebek cancelled out on our weekly golf game. I suspect this was the reason. :grin:
     
  18. Jun 3, 2010 #18 of 2476
    camo

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    I just sent an email to customer service requesting the same deal. I'm already doing auto pay Hope they come through . I mentioned Dish was also offering same deal with existing customers.
     
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    I suspect the CSRs and retention staff will be getting lots of calls in the coming weeks/months. DirecTV has a good track record of handing out perks, so it's probably a worthwhile call to make.
     
  20. Jun 3, 2010 #20 of 2476
    susanandmark

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    Ugh! Another example of DirecTV's shortsighted customer unfriendly business model. So now I can switch to Dish and get HD access free “for life,” an offer DirecTV is also making, but ONLY to new customers.

    This attitude that old customers are worthless is absolutely infuriating! Why should I, a customer who has been with DirecTV, at the premium level of service for a dozen years, never having been late on a single payment (and on autopay 98 percent of that time), be treated worse than someone who signs up tomorrow with a package that costs half as much? It’s not only ridiculous but insulting!

    Drop the fee for everyone--and advertise the heck out of the fact you're doing it--or don't drop it at all. This isn't even a temporary promo offer but a "for life" offer that for new customers that totally screws anyone with an ounce of loyalty. That's an $120/year incentive to constantly switch services.
     

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