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What are the current Best Deals for a new DTV sub

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by itzme, May 23, 2010.

  1. itzme

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    I'm about to refer a neighbor to Directv. He asked me to research what the best deal was for a new subscriber, and asked if I had any tips to get the best deal. His needs will involve at least one HD-DVR and 2 other TVs (1 SD and 1 or 2 HD)

    So far I know to tell him:
    • about Refer a Friend ($100 to him and me)- I'm a sub since 2002.
    • to ask for an HR24
    • and I'll be recommending that he get Whole Home DVR.
    Anything else I should advise him before he orders? What could he expect to pay for the first year?

    Thanks!
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    I believe if you go thru the refer a friend program he'll have to go with a specific programming package. I'm not 100% sure on the requirements.
     
  3. itzme

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    Really? I was going to tell him to arrange a deal, THEN ask them to apply the Refer a Friend.
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Can't be done. He has to call a specific number to use the refer a friend and there is only one package he can sign up for.
     
  5. PA GIANTS FAN

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    The deal they would most likely get is $29 off which ever package they chose and a free HDdvr & HD rec. and 2 other rec. and free install
     
  6. JLucPicard

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    There is a very specific phone number and process that must be used for the Refer a Friend program. If you don't go that route, they will not apply the Refer a Friend.
     
  7. xmetalx

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    In regards to the Customer Referral Program...

    You have to call (866) 443-8869 and let them know you are being referred by an existing customer, and you MUST have their account #, phone #, last name and zip code at the time of ordering.
     
  8. BattleZone

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    You'd just be wasting your breath. DirecTV does not offer receivers by model number (HR24), only by type (HD-DVR). You get what the tech has on his truck that day.

    A CSR may promise that you'll get something, and they may note the account, but those account notes are meaningless, because the tech's work order will still just say "HD-DVR" and he'll still just pull out whichever model he has that day.

    Don't set false expectations for people, as you're just setting them up to be disappointed.
     
  9. BobbyK

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    Here is what a friend of mine got yesterday.
    CHOICE ULTIMATE $68.99
    hd $10
    dvr hr23 $7.00
    h20 $5.00
    free sho and strz 3 months
    Less:

    $29.00 off the first year and $14.00 off the 2nd year.
    free hd [$10] for 6 month
    $10 off for friend for 10 months and we both got this.
    The $10 off for hd started yesterday. Don't know how long it will last.
     
  10. Rocko62580

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    That's not true. I got all the AAA discounts, new customer discounts, as well as the refer a friend. It took a good two days work of rep roulette games though.
     
  11. itzme

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    This is all good info and tips. Thanks to all and keep on giving good advice!
     
  12. CCarncross

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    Sure you may get it to work if you are persistent enough, its just much much easier for all if people just follow the directions...no one should expect to get all the discounts if they try to shortcut the process D* has in place. Personally wasting two days to get it done seems ridiculous to me.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    I could not have said that any better myself. :)
     
  14. JoeTheDragon

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    go all hd boxes and don't get any sd boxes you pay the same rent / mirroring anyway so get all hd.
     
  15. MycroftHolmes

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    Yeah. Some people. I bet he tries to cheat car dealers too by paying less than sticker price.
     
  16. Rocko62580

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    LOL!
     
  17. HerntDawg

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    I bet there is a website everyone can go to to cheat D* also......


    If you have a car dealer cheat website let us know.
     
  18. ThomasM

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    They won't install an HD box on an SD TV set. If you want all HD receivers, you'd better borrow a bunch of HDTV sets for when the installer arrives! ;)
     
  19. BattleZone

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    That's no longer the case. Even though the tech is still held responsible (financially and otherwise) if the customer creates a service call for an SDTV-related issue, techs are not allowed to refuse to hook up HD equipment to SDTVs, though if the TV doesn't have line inputs, you're out of luck unless you buy an RF modulator for it. HD receivers don't have coax outputs.
     
  20. ibmman69

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    @ Rocko62580

    Do you have the contact info for the CSR who helped you? Which number did you call?
     

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