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Just Sold My House, Now What?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Fluthy, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Fluthy

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    I just sold my house on Friday and close on May 20th. We currently do no have a new house to move into and may need to move into an apartment for a short period of time. What are my DirecTV options?

    1) Suspend my account? Does this cost me anything, how long can you suspend?
    2) Just end my service and re-up when we move into a new place?


    If we find a new place, what are my options?
    I currently have an HR24 and HR22 and have my own network MRV. Can I get new equipment for the new house or will I just need to keep what I have? I believe moving installation cost nothing, so would I get DECA at my new place free of charge? Could I just get a couple client machines with the Genie? Just curious on if now would be a good time to make the move to this setup. Thanks!
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Suspend for 6 months at a time, once a year.
    Quit and get all sorts of re-up offers when you do get your new house.
     
  3. wingrider01

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    If I recall correctly it will have to be about a year before they new customer offers. If they are currently under a commitment they would have to pay the pro-rated ETF also.
     
  4. Kevin F

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    I would suspend and then get the Movers Connect deal. This will get you new equipment as well, but you will be locked into a new 2 year contract.

    Kevin
     
  5. acostapimps

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    It all depends how well of a loyal customer you were prior to canceling, then a couple days later or even hours they'll call to persuade you to return with new/returning customer discounts, even throw a couple receivers for free with installation. But if under contract then suspend service first(amount balance paid required) then if they find a new place then they can do the mover route.
     
  6. billsharpe

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    I got some seemingly attractive offers from DirecTV after being gone for less than two months.

    I passed.
     
  7. Fluthy

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    I have been a customer for 10 years now... get Sunday Ticket every year. I guess I would rather suspend my account. I plan to stay with DirecTV as they are the best bang for the buck. I will have to look into the movers connection deal, I was not aware of that. Thanks!
     
  8. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You can suspend your account and get the Movers Connection when you move into your new home. That's what we did a few years ago when we sold our old home.
     
  9. Tom Robertson

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    If you don't have any required contract time, you have the most flexibility. Personally I probably would suspend given my own situation. Or I'd do a quick and dirty install in the apt. myself so I can keep the service, and then have the movers connection setup the house. (But I'm lucky in that I have a spare dish.)

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  10. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I have old dishes all over my garage. 18", 3 phase, two AT9's...and a slimline. Gotta have a spare dish :)
     
  11. Volatility

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    From what I understand, the customer has to be away from DirecTV for 2 years to re qualify for brand new customer offers.
     
  12. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

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    So does the thread starter. It's on the house he just sold!!! ;)
     
  13. dennisj00

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    Depending on the real estate contract, he may have just sold his 'spare' dish!
     
  14. acostapimps

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    I think it depends on a per account basis, and how well you were as a loyal customer,payment history, Then they'll be happy to take you back with discounts:)
     

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