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Sunday Ticket 2013 Pricing announced

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by anex80, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. byroan

    byroan Cool Member

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    I got $25 off for 12 months. $3 off a month for 3 months. Sunday Ticket Max for 4 payments of $36.99.

    So it comes out to Sunday Ticket Max for free plus $161.04 discount.


    Usually I just call and get ST free but I figured I'd try for some discounts this time.
     
  2. trainman

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    If I recall correctly from last season, this isn't an issue anymore -- RZC no longer does the "early sign off."
     
  3. dcowboy7

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    Dont they have to sign off @ 8:00 or did that change.
     
  4. KsBillsFan

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    So my Dad wanted to get the Genie and better deal on Sunday Ticket. So he had me call in for him. Knowing what I already received, I knew what they could do for me. My dad has been a longer subscriber to DTV, never been late and pays more per month as he has premium movie channels. Plus has been paying for HD for over the past year, as he didn't know the credit for HD had came off his bill.

    First guy try to tell me HD is never free for anyone and the reason DTV charges for HD is because they make sure all HD channels are in HD all the time. No other provider can do this. I called him out on this. He would only give out a the $20 and $15 credits. Wouldn't do free Sunday Ticket at all. Even when I mentioned a one year contract. He kept saying everyone gets different deals based on their length of service, bill history and how much they subscribe to. I just laughed and told him I'd call back later.

    Later was 3 minutes. Next guy was extremely friendly. Told me he would make sure I didn't leave DTV. He gave my dad the $20, $15, and $10 (for HD) credits. Free Sunday Ticket with Red Zone. Free Genie upgrade with free install. He even waived the $99.99 fee for whole home networking install. I didn't even have to haggle with him. He just threw it out at me. It took longer to listen to all the rules and contract talk then it did to make the deal.

    So I would say the $20 and $15 credits with free Sunday Ticket is the base DTV is willing to do. Might get something better if you push them some. Not sure.
     
  5. DR2420

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    Bet your dad was happy!
     
  6. KsBillsFan

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    Yes, his bill went from $134/mo to $89/mo. I probably could have gotten him free showtime for 6months, but didn't push it.
     
  7. repoman75

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    Pretty much same thing for me. They gave me $25 for 6 months for being an "awesome" customer. Then I asked about pricing of ST - $300 for max, $250 without RZ and tablet viewing. I said is $250 the best they can do? They said the lowest they will go is $220. I cancelled it. I'll call back in August and see if I can get at least 1/2 price.
     
  8. shendley

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    Called today, saying "terminate service" as suggested by KSBillsFan on p. 8 (had to say it again and answer "No" to a question about whether I wanted to cancel my service because I was moving). I was connected with about the friendliest, most obliging CSR I've ever spoken with (so I assume I managed to successfully get to Retention). I told him I was calling to see what deals or discounts they might have for a long standing Directv customer(been with them since 2000) for NFLST and also said I was interested in what deals they might have on an upgrade to a Genie. He said he was going to do what he could to reduce the cost of my bill (I didn't bring that up) and offered me a $15 credit each month for 12 months. Then he offered me NFLST for free. I asked if he could throw in Red Zone gratis as well and he said it wouldn't be a problem. Then we started talking about Genie. He told me he couldn't get me that for free, but offered to send out installers to get me able to do Whole Home (I don't have a SWiM) and give me a Cinema Connection Kit for free and encouraged me to call back later and see if a better deal on Genie might be available. After the call I checked "Recent Activity" on the Directv website and saw that everything he spoke to me about was there including another little thing he must have forgotten to mention: $5 off HBO for six months. Overall, I was very pleased!
     
  9. DR2420

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    I don't understand why you don't qualify for a free genie upgrade, especially if you've been with them since 2000 and I'm assuming your equipment is older. Would seem like they would have jumped on the opportunity to lock you in for another two years, that kind of surprises me.. Or could have at least given a discount I would think
     
  10. KsBillsFan

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    Do you have the protection plan? If you do, you should have been able to upgrade your equipment for free with 2yr contract.
     
  11. DR2420

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    Yeah, that blows my mind they wouldn't work with him on the genie.. A friend of mine just got upgraded to the genie absolutely free, doesn't and hasn't had the protection plan either. Just depends who you talk to I guess.
     
  12. shendley

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    I don't have the protection plan, so that may have had something to do with not getting Genie for free. I didn't really push, though, since Genie wasn't the main reason I called. I was really after the free Sunday Ticket and so when I got that and more I was quite a happy camper.
     
  13. DR2420

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    As long as you are happy, that's all that matters. I do think if you pushed it, you would have been able to get the genie. You would be in contract for another two years though, as I'm sure you already know. I guess that's one positive about not upgrading.
     
  14. joshjr

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    I called and was able to get Sunday Ticket free with a 12 month commitment, Red Zone Channel for free, as well as Starz & Showtime free for 3 months. I was really calling to add Showtime since the last season of Dexter is starting tonight. Could not pass this up though. I was already under a commitment until Feb of next year. Might as well just make it the end of May and get everything for free. Taken care of first call. I was nervious as I just recently received a good deal for MLB Xtra Innings. That one had all the credits for x amount of months. Then I got a $206 disaster credit so I was not sure what I would get today. I am very happy with what I got.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2013 #175 of 515
    bakerfall

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    Called retention today, got:

    - ST and RZC for free
    - Showtime for 3 months
    - Starz for 6 months

    I already have several discounts on my account so they couldn't give me any more, but they said to call back when they expired and they'd find more to give. Did require a one year agreement, but I'm already in a two year agreement from a Genie upgrade in March.
     
  16. Jul 1, 2013 #176 of 515
    bhigh8

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    how is everyone getting to retention? i used to say cancel service and then say no to movers connection. now it sends me to first line.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2013 #177 of 515
    shendley

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    I'm okay with the contract extension. I'm not even thinking about going elsewhere. And I probably will call back in a few months to see about Genie. The CSR I spoke with seemed optimistic I should be able to get it for free at some point in the future.

     
  18. Jul 1, 2013 #178 of 515
    joshjr

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    Say cancel at the prompt and then it will say are you wanting to move or something and I just say cancel again and boom your to retention.
     
  19. Jul 1, 2013 #179 of 515
    bhigh8

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    I know. that is what I was doing. that is how I got to retention for the last year and a half and today as soon as I say cancel service it goes into the queue for the first level reps.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2013 #180 of 515
    newred5

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    Made my annual call to see what discounts were available to me on the NFL Sunday Ticket. I have received the NFL Sunday Ticket Max free the last two seasons and this spring I was able to get the MLB extra innings for 59.00 with $10.00/ 12 month and a 200 pre paid is a card so I was thinking my discount would be slim to none and was thinking if I got 1/2 off I would take that . Well on the call I asked what discounts would be available to me to lower the cost of the NFL Sunday Ticket . The CSR asked what type of discount I was looking for and I replied, " honestly , free would be nice" . she put me on hold and told me that she could give me the NFL ST Max for 1/2 off and then credit my account for 147.96 which would give it to me for free. she also found a 10/6 month credit as well..... I love Diretcv
     

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