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Can I get a new receiver without a contract


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#1 OFFLINE   Telcoguru

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:33 PM

Since the DTV transition I have a couple of TVs that now need a receiver. I already have a WB68 multiswitch with spare slots. I can run the RG6 cable myself. I just want the new receivers from DirecTv but I do not want another 2 year commitment. Is it possible to get the receivers without a commitment? I want a pay as you go situation. I don't mind the upfront cost or the monthly fee just the commitment. Thanks for your replies.

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#2 OFFLINE   jwd45244

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:38 PM

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:09 AM

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#4 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:30 AM

Can you? Yes, with some difficulty, you can buy receivers outright from DirecTV at full MSRP prices, and then activate them with no commitment. But you're spending a crazy amount of money to avoid the commitment, and you'll probably keep watching TV. It rarely makes any sense to own vs. lease.

#5 OFFLINE   carl6

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:14 AM

You may be able to find used SD receivers that were not originally leased (that were actually owned), and in that case buy them and get new access cards. That should avoid committment. Check the RID and access card number with DirecTV before spending money to verify the receiver is eligible to be activated if you purchase it. When you activate it, you probably need to talk to the access card department in order to get it activated without committment.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:38 AM

Since the DTV transition I have a couple of TVs that now need a receiver. I already have a WB68 multiswitch with spare slots. I can run the RG6 cable myself. I just want the new receivers from DirecTv but I do not want another 2 year commitment. Is it possible to get the receivers without a commitment? I want a pay as you go situation. I don't mind the upfront cost or the monthly fee just the commitment. Thanks for your replies.



If you didnt have receivers on them b4, why do you need them now? if they were just old analog tvs getting locals via antenna, you just need 2 of those digital OTA converter boxes. Gets you no committment.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:45 AM

You may be able to find used SD receivers that were not originally leased (that were actually owned), and in that case buy them and get new access cards. That should avoid committment. Check the RID and access card number with DirecTV before spending money to verify the receiver is eligible to be activated if you purchase it. When you activate it, you probably need to talk to the access card department in order to get it activated without committment.


From what I've been told (by CSR's so take it with a grain of salt), when you activate a receiver that was not previously linked to your account it kicks in a commitment.
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#8 OFFLINE   carl6

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:29 PM

From what I've been told (by CSR's so take it with a grain of salt), when you activate a receiver that was not previously linked to your account it kicks in a commitment.


Which is why I suggested talking to the access card department. I think you are correct, the average CSR has no control over that.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:45 PM

Since the DTV transition I have a couple of TVs that now need a receiver. I already have a WB68 multiswitch with spare slots. I can run the RG6 cable myself. I just want the new receivers from DirecTv but I do not want another 2 year commitment. Is it possible to get the receivers without a commitment? I want a pay as you go situation. I don't mind the upfront cost or the monthly fee just the commitment. Thanks for your replies.

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