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#1 OFFLINE   Brandon428

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:01 PM

I'm canceling Directv next Wednesday and I am paying 150 ETF. I was wondering if I would upgrade to the Premier pack right now would I have to pay extra to cancel or pay the bill for this month?

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#2 OFFLINE   davring

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:05 PM

I have no idea what you are trying to accomplish. Free Premier for a week?
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#3 OFFLINE   Brandon428

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:07 PM

I have no idea what you are trying to accomplish. Free Premier for a week?


Yeah,lol. Theres nothing on. Why not if it'll be free.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:17 PM

Yes they would charge you for the Premium Package for however much time you have between now and when your cancellation takes effect, plus they'd probably charge you the $10 premium disconnect also.

All this on top of the $150 disconnect - oh, don't forget to return the receivers, or else you're going to get hit with a hefty non-returned equipment fee. :)

#5 OFFLINE   Brandon428

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:20 PM

Thanks.

#6 OFFLINE   braven

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:41 AM

If you disconnect a premium movie package within 30 days of activation, you'll be charged a $10 termination fee. Makes sense to me.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:17 AM

Curious, I have about 15 months left on my 2-year contract (one HD-DVR & one SD-DVR) i was wondering what i would have to pay if i cancelled my account (seperation going on personally, long story for another time). I think its like $20/month for every month left on the contract?? I'm not sure. I'm thinking about looking into local Time Warner Cable since i already have internet through them. Maybe i can get a bundled deal.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:24 AM

I think its like $20/month for every month left on the contract?? I'm not sure. I'm thinking about looking into local Time Warner Cable since i already have internet through them. Maybe i can get a bundled deal.


Yup, but check the cable pricing first. they charge differently for DVRs.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:27 AM

Is that $20/month left per receiver or $20/month left per contract??

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:41 AM

Is that $20/month left per receiver or $20/month left per contract??

It's for the contract. You never have more than 24 months. If you add a HD DVR with 10 months left on a contract, your contract is extended an additional 14 months so that it expires 24 months from the date that receiver was added.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:33 AM

I'm thinking about looking into local Time Warner Cable since i already have internet through them. Maybe i can get a bundled deal.


It's Ok to think about TWC, just don't actually get it. I had TWC digital cable and a DVR, it was the worst 5 days of my TV viewing life... No joke I returned their DVR and a seperate digital box to them before 7 days so I would not owe them anything.
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#12 OFFLINE   Brandon428

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:19 PM

Is there anyway I can get out of my contract without paying the full 150 or perhaps less.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:49 AM

Is there anyway I can get out of my contract without paying the full 150 or perhaps less.


I highly doubt it. You can suspend your account for up to six months (I believe), and I think you can suspend it twice in a year. Perhaps if you suspended it that would give you sufficient time to reorganize to the point that you could use it again. Also, you do not need to keep the same programming package you currently have, you can downgrade to the lowest package and still satisfy the service committment.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:51 AM

I highly doubt it. You can suspend your account for up to six months (I believe), and I think you can suspend it twice in a year. Perhaps if you suspended it that would give you sufficient time to reorganize to the point that you could use it again. Also, you do not need to keep the same programming package you currently have, you can downgrade to the lowest package and still satisfy the service committment.



Actually you can only suspend your account once a year and for no longer than 6 months.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:14 PM

It's Ok to think about TWC, just don't actually get it. I had TWC digital cable and a DVR, it was the worst 5 days of my TV viewing life... No joke I returned their DVR and a seperate digital box to them before 7 days so I would not owe them anything.
My experience was horrible. My house never had cable ran to it before. They put it in and the picture would pixelate, the sound would stutter, it was horrible.

I had TWC and had a similar issue when I upgraded to digital cable with an HD DVR. It ended up being a problem at the distribution box and once they fixed that it was fine. I really thought the HD picture with cable was fine, just not enough HD channels. Now they are catching up, but still don't have the sports HD that I desire. If it saves the OP money, I would go with the suggestion to suspend D* for 6 mo and get cable.
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