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Will A Change in Service Package Affect Grandfathered DNS?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hidefman, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. hidefman

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    Not sure if this is right place to ask... haven't seen this question in awhile. Long-time DirecTV sub...Premiere Package since I began with grandfathered DNS. Been thinking for a while about dropping down from Premiere. Will this affect my grandfathered DNS? IF yes, nevermind. If ok, what's the best way?... on-line, CSR???
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Call them.
     
  3. mrfatboy

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    Does your DNS say "grandfathered" in your online account? I have not changed packages but I was told that I would loose DNS when I upgraded to HD. However, that didn't happend to me. I still have my "grandfathered" DNS :)

    It's not the exact answer you want but it leans toward that you should be able to keep it. Wait for more reply's :)
     
  4. joshjr

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    The law recently changed. Unless you drop your DNS feeds D* is not able to remove them from your account. You are grandfathered in. It does not matter if you change packages or add locals D* can not drop your DNS feeds. If you want to hear if from them then call and ask for the DNS department.
     
  5. alv

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    If they dropped them inthe past when programming changed, can you get them back?
     
  6. joshjr

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    Probably depends on how long ago we are talking about. The law has only been affect for less then 1 month I think. It was written to say for those that already have DNS feeds are able to keep then when your LIL service launches.
     
  7. hidefman

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    unless you move....
     
  8. joshjr

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    This is very true. I recently moved and it was funny really. I was able to get DNS waivers approved that I wasnt able to before I moved and then not able to get some approved that I had before I moved. Go figure. It was a pain. Anyone using DNS feeds I dont reccommend moving lol.
     
  9. Sea bass

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    I'm kinda skepticle of the "or add locals" portion...it would be nice, but I kinda have my doubts...I hope I'm wrong!
     
  10. VLaslow

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    You shouldn't lose them. But the "don't ask, don't tell" rule might still exist. I never mention it to them, and they never talk about it to me.
     
  11. joshjr

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    See I go in the exact opposite direction. I ask so that I am not supprised later on. I want to know what to expect upfront so I can make the decisions. Give me the facts and I will let you know what I want done.
     

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