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Improvements to the Protection Plan

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Steve615, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. omartinjordan

    omartinjordan AllStar

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    Do you work for Directv? Prices may go up but I can currently stream several channels for free and also shows from channel websites for free. They are going to have to end torrent downloading alos. But then again, something new will pop up to replace it. Just like when they stopped peer to peer.
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    No, I do not. Between my Roku and Blu-ray players I have dozens of free online content at my disposal. But it's only a matter of time until the content providers sing their fangs into it and start charging a price for we are now getting free.
     
  3. goinsleeper

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    Aren't you the person who ranted about not getting a great deal a little over a year ago? Then you cancelled and accepted a winback offer? Or went through ellen's office? All these discounts and new equipment you want, and you think you have nothing to do with higher costs these days? Really?
     
  4. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    Discounts dont drop your eligibilty. Only discounted/promotional costs on equipment.
     
  5. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    You know little about D* and people paying for upgrades, whether for the equipment or the installation.
     
  6. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    +1

    And if it does begin to dominate the market, the price will climb quickly.
     
  7. omartinjordan

    omartinjordan AllStar

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    So how will that effect Directv? Will we get to cut out the middle man and just subscribe to what we want and use streaming boxes? I'd be for doing that.
     
  8. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    If your favorite shows were $7 per episode, would it still be worth it? What if they were more? What if enough people weren't willing to pay it and your favorite shows came to an end? There's alot of variables that would come to play if streaming became as big as we would like it too.
     
  9. omartinjordan

    omartinjordan AllStar

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    I would use torrents and only subscribe to sports channels!! Plus, there are ways to stream live channels to your tv if you have the proper streaming box.
     
  10. goinsleeper

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    Equipment cost: $XX.XX (whatever the cost is)
    Standard installation: $49
    Price of PP extra $2 for 18 months: $36

    Not to mention, how long was it before there was an option of a free Genie upgrade for existing customers? Would it have been nice for so many existing customers to be able to call in as soon as we launched it to pick it up instead of being told $399 plus $49? People who don't see any value in this aren't looking for value. They only see their monthly costs going up.
     
  11. goinsleeper

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    Of course there are. Sports will be a completely different animal. If you don't have TV subscribers with different providers, the content owners like ESPN won't have free ESPN3. You'll have a monthly subscription and it won't be cheap.
     
  12. omartinjordan

    omartinjordan AllStar

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    Yes, but if that's the only thing I subscribe to it will be tons cheaper.
     
  13. damondlt

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    Sorry dude better do some research before tossing out misinformation. Show me where I ever did a win back offer!
     
  14. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I know plenty about upgrades, and reguardless of the protection plan customers still don't need it for free equipment upgrades when out of a commitment.

    I paid $260 in equipment fees to come back to Directv, but your research should have already told you that. Get your facts straight when your trying to hamstring your fellow members!
     
  15. omartinjordan

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    don't you have to have had the protection plan for a while? If so, you could call to cancel and still get the deal. IT'S A RIP OFF
     
  16. Volatility

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    Just because one is out of a commitment does not mean they are eligible for a free upgrade. No just no. While not being in one can boost your chances, it goes by your account offers and your tenure with the company. I see customers all the time who don't have a commitment and can not get a free upgrade and I work in retention so yeah. Having the PP will help with this. G.sleeper is throwing out correct info sorry if you may not like it but doesn't change the fact the info is valid. BTW, their is a possibility they are going to phase out free equipment offers for existing customers anyways as this new PP can get you free equipment offers.
     
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  17. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Yea 18-24 months Buy the protection plan for what it is. A protection plan!

    But its not needed for equipment upgrades at all.
    Reguardless how Directv wants to try and sell the $2 increase!
     
  18. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Then it should remain a choice.
    I'll pay the $5.99 and risk it, you pay the $7.99 and get your (free upgrade) every 2 years, that you already paid for.
     
  19. omartinjordan

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    Well if they don't want to give the upgrade I am sure Dish is more than willing to switch to them. I like directv but not if the costs keeps going up. Granted, maybe they will tell you to move on but it's their loss I think. They would still be making money if they gave you the free upgrade with a new commitment or they would never offer it to anyone. You guys can try to spin it however you want to justify your new 2 year agreement and upgrade but I am not buying it. IT'S A RIP OFF!
     
  20. goinsleeper

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    You preach about facts and present none. Reading this forum you should know how many people pay at least $49 for an upgrade. Still you say people get free upgrades all the time. Do you think there is a possibility the free upgrade offers will diminish now that customers are guaranteed them through the PP?
     
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