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Get Discounts or switch to Dish???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by omartinjordan, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Mar 28, 2013 #41 of 101
    newred5

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    I called them about the increase in my monthly cost rising recently. I researched what Dish would cost over two years, what cable would cost over two years in comparison to Directv. When I called them I had already figured out what my monthly / yearly savings would be if I switched to Dish or cable. I told them I really liked Directv , have had it a vey longtime but the cost savings was a compelling reason to leave Directv. I asked them what type of credits or reductions they could give me to make the programming cost close . After about 30 minutes or pleasant back and forth they ending up giving me 10.00 off a month for 6 months, a 200 Visa Gift card , 159.00 Credit for the MLB extra innings , three months of Starz and Showtime. They offered me a Free Genie and install of it as well but I didn't want to sign a two year agreement .... So the cost comparisons, call, be nice and you should get some nice credits ....
     
  2. Mar 28, 2013 #42 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    I currently have the old total choice and haven't called for any freebies until a couple of days ago. The only freebies I have gotten is they gave me the sports pack free for 3 months when I called to purchase it. I do read the forums but maybe I have missed something. I have seen people getting the free upgrade but paying for installs. All I know is something is going to change pretty soon.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2013 #43 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    Got a response to my email and they told me I am no longer under contract. They also gave me a different number to call than usual with PIN number good for 5 days if I have any questions. Anyone else ever get a PIN number?
     
  4. Mar 28, 2013 #44 of 101
    lparsons21

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    I don't know about the PIN number, but that email seems promising. Given 'em a call, coffee in hand for a chat! :)
     
  5. Mar 28, 2013 #45 of 101
    newred5

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    Yes I got a PIN number and then called about reducing my bill to something comparable to what Dish would be IF I switched
     
  6. Mar 28, 2013 #46 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    That sounds like pretty good deal. I going to call with the pin number Saturday when I have the time to chat and not be rushed.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2013 #47 of 101
    ilike2eattacos

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    It's interesting how my friends that have dish want to switch to direct tv, and my friends that have directtv want to switch to dish.. and I want to switch to roku. lol
     
  8. Mar 28, 2013 #48 of 101
    donalddickerson2005

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    I like the braves but not as much as my cardinals.
    If I was a fan of local sports only I'd probably have basic cable and not satellite.
    However since I am from STL I have to get the packages. And the only people that offer me my sports is DirecTV. With that said of I were a die hard pac-12 team supporter I'd go to dish.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2013 #49 of 101
    goinsleeper

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    The grass is always greener... lol
     
  10. Mar 28, 2013 #50 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    I'm with you on that. I have the wdtv live that I stream movies and tv shows from my pc on. If I could get espn college gameplan on that thing I would hurl that dish into the road!
     
  11. Mar 29, 2013 #51 of 101
    Volatility

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    thats because no company is worse than the other. when people get unhappy they do not qualify for new customer deals they switch from one place to the other.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2013 #52 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    I think we can all agree that they charge way too much for tv. Same for cell phones. I do feel some sort of change is coming with all the streaming you can do now. Not to mention torrents.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2013 #53 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    I finally called today and spoke with retention and told them I was considering switching because of cost and new hopper. The lady offered me $20 of a month for 12 months and an extra $10 for 6 months if I switched to the new choice package frown my old one that no longer exists. She mentioned the genie but would only offer me aanother dvr to replace on one my recievers. I feel like it's pretty good deal but I would rather have the genie I think. Am I wrong not wanting another dvr? I currently have a dvr and I think I could switch it for one of my regular receivers if I got a genie. What do you guys think?
     
  14. Mar 30, 2013 #54 of 101
    studechip

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    Another dvr would give you four tuners, almost as many as a Genie. I'm assuming the additional dvr would be free, but the Genie could be as much as $299. I have two dvrs and rarely have a recording conflict. YMMV.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2013 #55 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    Yes, the dvr wwould be free. She quoted the genie for $299. My thinking was the discounts with a free genie and client for free with a new 2 year commitment. That is about what dish would offer. Dish would end up being about $8 cheaper a month plus new equipment.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2013 #56 of 101
    dennisj00

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    I'd be careful with the torrents. . . back in the days of the acess card duplication / scam, I had an acquaintance that received a nice letter . . something about $6500 in fines or a couple of years in federal pen.

    He paid the $6500.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2013 #57 of 101
    tonyd79

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    What African country was the letter from?
     
  18. Mar 30, 2013 #58 of 101
    sigma1914

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    You were offered $300 in discounts, but you wanted that plus a free Genie and client, too?? Basically, you wanted $700 in total discounts. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Mar 30, 2013 #59 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    (Sticks up middle finger).

    I would like to have close to the same deal I could get with dish. I glues they would be giving me that in discounts. 34.99 for channels plus a hopper and joey for free. Am I supposed to be happy about Directv not offering the same deal?
     
  20. Mar 30, 2013 #60 of 101
    studechip

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    No, but I'm sure you realize that new customers get better deals. One important consideration is programming. Does Dish have the channels you want to watch? I would consider switching, but Dish doesn't have the YES network. That's deal killer for me. YMMV
     

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