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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 7, 2010 #481 of 2476
    jasonblair

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    You've completely overlooked the bigger danger of autopay... Not having enough money in your account at the time they charge you, and paying a big overdraft fee.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2010 #482 of 2476
    paragon

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    Use a credit card.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2010 #483 of 2476
    jasonblair

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    Credit cards also have limits and overlimit fees, the last time I checked... Unless you have that American Express Black Card!
     
  4. Jun 7, 2010 #484 of 2476
    Ken984

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    I just called in and got the 24 months free HD. Also got HBO and Cinemax for 3 months(Cinemax free). Super easy, less than 10 minutes. Thanks to everyone for their information.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2010 #485 of 2476
    jasonblair

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    Does getting the 24 months HD free reset your 2 year term?
     
  6. Jun 7, 2010 #486 of 2476
    DodgerKing

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    If one is running their CC that high, then they probably should not be paying for TV to begin with
     
  7. Jun 7, 2010 #487 of 2476
    goober55

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    I just called and said "promotions" and got transferred there. I explained I am a new customer...just signed up May 3rd & was wondering if I was eligible for the free HD for 24 month promotion, since I just did also sign up for autopay. The gal in promotions seemed pretty positive I would be eligible, but when she transfered me to someone else I was shot down, saying that while I am a new customer & signed up for autopay, I was not eligible. She seemed to hint that if I was a long standing customer that maybe they would have made an exception. Does this sound right ? Has anyone had any luck that maybe signed up in May like I did ?

    Thanks, goober
     
  8. Jun 7, 2010 #488 of 2476
    Hutchinshouse

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    nope
     
  9. Jun 7, 2010 #489 of 2476
    ciurca

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    My csr insisted on auto bill pay. Not worth $10 for me. My wife pays the home bills and likes to "push" payments electronically. She hates not knowing which payments are auto and which she needs to push from the bill pay website.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2010 #490 of 2476
    mmmason23

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    I'm a new customer at about may 18th. I just called and got it. But it wasn't as easy as the others. First she said I wasn't egilible, not a typo that's how she said it, because I didn't have autopsy from the start of my term. I said how could I have known to sign up for autopay to get a promotion that hadn't started yet. She put me on hold for five minutes, and came back and said she could do it. She at first was telling me to call back in a month and try. I suspect that if I had autopay from the start they may have gave me HD for life being I'm such a new customer. I would call back.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2010 #491 of 2476
    Car1181

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    Thanks again to DBSTalk! I don't know how many hundreds of dollars I've saved over the years on promos that I found out about here (free DVR upgrades/swaps/etc.) but I just saved another $240.00 with a two minute phone call. Spoke to Jenny who didn't ask for anything but my account number. She checked the account, said that I qualified for 24 months free and applied the first $10.00 credit immediately. No mention of auto pay, but I am bundled with my Verizon account.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2010 #492 of 2476
    Lee L

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    All regular AMEX charge cards (Green, Gold, Platinum and I guess the Black, though I have no experience with that one) have no set limit or overlimit fees as long as you pay it in full each month. We run most of our normal spending through our AMEX and get reward points and it is paid each month. Certainly, adding a $75-$150 direcTV bill each month will not trigger any issues with AMEX.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2010 #493 of 2476
    terryfoster

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    Here's my experience when dialing the 5000 number:

    The first CSR I talked to in promotions said the best he could do was 6 months. I asked to talk to a supervisor, was told to hold and was hung up on.

    The second CSR I talked to couldn't find an expiration date for my offer and after I was on hold came back with the 24 month offer, noted my account, and transferred me to programming.

    The CSR in programming offered some premium channel deals, but I declined. He promptly added the offer which was noted on my account.

    In checking my account online (minutes later), I have a -$10 balance on my account attributed to "HD Access - 24mosFreeHDAcc".

    Woot!
     
  14. Jun 7, 2010 #494 of 2476
    Hutchinshouse

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    spanishannouncetable

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    I tried for the 2yr/$10 "free HD" and was told I qualified but only with Auto-pay. After some hemming and hawing about that last part, the CSR said they could give it to me for 6 months w/o the Auto-pay. I took it since I bet Directv gets rid of the fee by then, and if they don't I can always call back in 6 months & try again :)
     
  16. Jun 7, 2010 #496 of 2476
    Mike Bertelson

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    Hutchinshouse

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    still there (half way down the page) next to Depp's picture.
     

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  18. Jun 7, 2010 #498 of 2476
    ATARI

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    Trying...first CSR insisted on auto-pay, I said no thanks.

    Second one was checking with 'supervisor' and we got disconnected.

    Will try again in a few minutes...
     
  19. Jun 7, 2010 #499 of 2476
    Mike Bertelson

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    I don't get a Johnny Depp picture when I go there. Maybe your seeing whats in you cache and they changed it. This is all I see that relates to HD. :shrug:


    Mike
     

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    James Long

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    www.directv. com/DTVAPP/ new_customer /base_packages.jsp?language=ENGLISH&_requestid=1329255#lb

    It seems that page is intended for new customers?
     

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