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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. Blaze

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    The point is for those that pay for this call them up and get the 3 months free..

    Reason i don't have HD yet is because i dont want DTV to screw my house up.
     
  2. Carl Spock

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    Best excuse yet! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    OK...
     
  4. Blaze

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    What stories i heard, why you think i installed my own dish?:nono2:
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I've had HD since 2005 and no installer of any satellite company has ever set foot on my property (other than to leave a door hanger trying to sell service).

    Fine, you want to screw up your own house ... err, do your own install. Do it.
    Get busy living.

    Life is better in HD. :)
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

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    OK (again).

    I guess since my DirecTV HD Dish was professionally installed by DirecTV on a pole mount that is not directly connected to my house in any way...I couldn't quite relate.

    The mount has been there now for over 11 years...gone through 2 Dish upgrades (by DirecTV installers) since the beginning...and my house is still standing. All good news I suppose.

    As for the original topic....it would seem that having HD as an "option" is slowly-but-surely morphing into it becoming an expectation/standard.
     
  7. BennyGregg

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    Somewhere early on in this 1556 long thread, I believe I remember reading a comment that at least one person got the 24 months free hd deal without autopay.

    I called tonight to try to do this; I have one year left in my commitment, ***always *** pay early and have the choice Xtra +dvr package. But there seemed to be no possibility of free hd without autopay.

    I'd rather not grant any company the right to make an automatic charge to my credit card or checking account.

    Has anyone gotten the free hd deal without autopay?
    Does the free 24 month hd deal extend your term commitment to DTv?
     
  8. James Long

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    Many without autopay have received an email warning that they MUST begin autopay or lose the credit. The best anyone here can tell you is that autopay IS required to maintain the credit.
     
  9. bixler

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    LMAO!! Then why do you keep posting in this thread and complaining about a credit that you don't even have service for? [Moderator redacted.]
     
  10. davring

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    I called late last week to upgrade from Choice Plus + HD + DVR to Choice Ultimate. I reminded to gal to be sure and add DVR service and HD access as it is not included in Ultimate and before I finished the sentence she offered me the 24 month HD credit. Auto Pay was not mentioned and I still have not received the email notice others have. I won't be surprised either way it goes.
     
  11. Musick7

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    LOL
    He must be one of the employees that works at a 3rd party installer company... or he's the owner and doesn't really care about the rules. If it's the later, I like the guy! LOL

     
  12. Blaze

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    I Get (OTA) 1080i its awesome .......;)

    If you never had a installer on your property who installed it?
    The cable RG6 etc is ran....
     
  13. sigma1914

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    Probably himself. I had our system converted to SWM & DECA with no installer visit. Many users here do self installs/upgrades.
     
  14. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You need a definition for "self" install? :rolleyes:
     
  15. the future is now

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    so i called back, HD credit was not issued. the guy said no problem he will apply it. then he goes into the NFL thing. get $20 off per month for six months. i asked the only reason for this call is to get the HD credit he said yes he applied it. ok, fine sign me up for NFL as well. he tells me to not cancel in the next 30 days and i said fine. look on-line and only see NFL charges and credits.

    so my next step was e-mail. they have just run me in circles and still i don't have my $10 credit for HD. they e-mail me back and tell me to call them.

    so now i have had two phone call, first lasting for 45 minutes. then i had to call back and get MLB Extra Innings added back to my account. another 25 minutes. next day phone call and the whole football thing.

    i was not going to go for Sunday Ticket this year, so i was going to cancel anyways but i'm mad.

    finally, calling back after one week. they have to transfer me again. the girl was really good she understood my problem. everything she did she told me her computer won't let her credit. she tells me that because i added Sunday Ticket that the computer won't allow her any more credits. she is finally able to add HD credit but only if i add auto pay. i caved and now have auto pay on my account. phone call was an hour.

    bottom line: spent three different days on phone for a little more than three hours. also two e-mails because first said you got a $20 credit per month already. finally have 24 months free HD with auto pay.

    why?
     
  16. Blaze

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    That's what i did installed my 18" but people say its best to have the Oval dishes installed..

    What dish would i need if i didn't want the power inverter?
     
  17. James Long

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    If your not competent/confident enough to install a DISH professional help is recommended. You just have to make the choice if you follow the advice of those who say seek professional help or the warnings of those spreading horror stories.

    Don't be afraid to seek professional help.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    I agree with this advice.
     
  19. Scott Kocourek

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    I am one of the people who got the $10/24mo. deal without autopay, and funny enough I am also one who wouldn't mind doing autopay with a CC. (It was never brought up during the phone call) I just received my first bill with the $10 credit and I also received an email stating I needed to set up autopay within 7 days to keep the credit, it took all of 5 minutes to set it up, now I save $10/month and get the points from my credit card company.

    Anyway you look at it I came out way ahead.
     
  20. BennyGregg

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    I have one year on my commitment remaining. Would the free HD for 24 months with autopay deal cause a change in my term commitment?
     

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