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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. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    And it's a "RIP OFF" that I would have to pay around $199 for that new iPhone even though it comes with an agreement as well. You don't find value in much of anything that costs money do you?
     
  2. omartinjordan

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    I'm not dumb enough to buy an iphone let alone pay $199 for it. I have a general rule that I have used on my past 5 phones. No more than $50 for a phone. I have the Samsung galaxy s3 that I got on sale for $49.99. Plus, I haven't had rate increaes every year that I get with directv. The protection plan increase was just directv being greedy. No way around it.
     
  3. whorne

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    Same for me! The date was there-now gone. Weird.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    Raping? Seriously? Rape is forceful; we all chose to have TV service.
     
  5. goinsleeper

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    I agree.

    At this point, if you don't find any value in it, you may want to cancel the PP. If you want a free upgrade to the latest piece of equipment D* offers every 18-24 months and the extra $2/mo isn't that big of a deal to you, keep it.
     
  6. Volatility

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    I fail to see the point in dissing Iphone and their users is here...... :-/
    I have one myself but did not pay anything near 199.00 as I got it at a discount. I agree though 200.00 for a phone is redonkulous and I mildy regret buying one as Apple's proprietary ways is getting on my nerves. But still a bit off topic....
     
  7. 242424

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    Wow the fans are on high in this thread...... lol
     
  8. goinsleeper

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    Hah, I just referenced the first phone that widely comes to mind in the analogy. I prefer Android myself but this is quite off topic. Not trying to offend other smart phone fans!
     
  9. peds48

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    you can also get an iPhone free of charge, it wont be the latest and greatest, just like your S3
     
  10. goinsleeper

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    +1. Latest and greatest is pretty nice. Especially when it's free.
     
  11. MysteryMan

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    Per Webster-Greed: An excessive desire to acquire or posses more than one needs or deserves. Profit: The return on a business undertaking after all operating expenses have been met. Now that these two definitions at your disposal please provide evidence that DirecTV is being greedy.
     
  12. damondlt

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    Yea they pay $49 on upgrades all the time while under commitments, Free genie upgrades are all over DBS talk while not under contracts. I can get a HD DVR right now for $49 and I have 12 months to go on my commitment. You think come next May that offer won't be free? I know it will !

    And the PP has nothing to do with that.
     
  13. damondlt

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    We didn't choose a Base pack increase, HBO increase, MRV increase, RSN BS fee, or PP increase. This seems forceful to me. Only way out is PAY!
     
  14. damondlt

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    What's the cost of living these days?
     
  15. MysteryMan

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    Of course you have proof to back up your statement that come next May the offer won't be free. :sure:
     
  16. MysteryMan

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    Wrong again. You have the ability to switch providers, cut the cord, or do without TV altogether.
     
  17. damondlt

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/directv-michael-white-ceo-compensation/


    If a 200% raise isn't greed then I don't know what is.

    Funny how the operation cost are past down to us more and more, but someone else gets more and more profit!
     
  18. MysteryMan

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    Unless you're a paraplegic look it up. I'm not your valet.
     
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  20. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Its greed, because they claim operational costs are so high and we have to raise your rates, well funny how there's room for huge pay increases.

    By reading this it show me and I'm sure many others that our big increases were to support Corp. Raises, and had nothing to do with operational increases!.

    Sorry but if you can't live on 8 million a year, and need 18 million, that's nothing but greed.
     
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