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Free HD for life (24 months for existing subs)


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#201 OFFLINE   rbpeirce

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:09 PM

I get DTV via Verizon. I guess the bill gets paid automatically, since I don't pay it directly. I would like to know if I qualify before I call, because there is no way I can meet the specific terms being mentioned here.

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#202 OFFLINE   ronkuba

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:18 PM

Got it thanks:)
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:21 PM

Got it also. Just a little bit of time on hold for an account review.
CSR made it clear at the end of 24 mos. I would be charged for HD access.

Someone remind me to call back then.

#204 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:24 PM

Has anyone gotten this without autopay? I am still leery of getting on their autopay


Autopay is a requirement for sure ...
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#205 OFFLINE   camo

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:33 PM

I had TC+. They said it could not be added to it and was not showing in the system. As soon as they speced out my account with Choice Xtra it came through just fine.


So its looking like Choice Xtra and above PLUS auto pay are the two requirements. Has anyone tried with one of the grandfathered packs? Friend of mine is in that boat and never calls.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:34 PM

So, this free HD offer for 24 months is also valid for current customers (I've been with D* since 1998)? We just have to call and ask for it?

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

Autopay=Arm Twisting

#208 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:55 PM

Awesome! Got it too as an existing customer, no problem. Kept my grandfathered package, and turned MRV back on while I was on the phone (I can handle $3 for MRV if I'm saving $7). Love this forum.

#209 OFFLINE   sunfire9us

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:05 PM

Yes they will lose $10/mo. for each qualified account. So far there is no other fee increases to offset such loss. But apparently both of them consider this a necessary evil in order to respond to cable's "no HD fee" slogan.

What the Dish subs should hope for is DirecTV starting to put in its ads everywhere that "there is only one DVR fee no matter how many DVRs do you have," then maybe Dish will follow.


I was about to mention till you said it, the cable companies appear to be the first ones who have started doing away with charging their customers extra for hdtv. I noticed this when watching the Padres games via MLB EX on Cox's channel 4 telecasts where Cox keeps showing advertisements saying they dont charge for hdtv now. I have a feeling eventually both DTV and Dishnet will drop the hdtv fee altogether and they will expand their hdtv channel line up ( like the hdtv extra pack ) and thats where they will end up making up the difference from the loss of the hdtv fee we now pay

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:09 PM

Just had one of the shortest conversations ever with D*. Told Victoria what I wanted, she said hold on for a minute and then told me it was done. Checked my account and it now says:

06/05/2010 XXXXXXXX HD Access - 24mosFreeHDAcc ($10.00) $0.00

Wish all my contacts with them were this fast/easy.


I too had a wonderful experience today. I called to add whole house DVR to my grandfathered TC extra w/HDDVR and figured I was going to run into some trouble based on that package. Whole house was added with no problem and I figured what the heck...asked about the HD deal. End result, 24 months free HD now on TC Ultra and overall price is now $1 less than previous (was $79/month without whole home, now $68+$7+$3/month with more channels).

Thanks DirecTV (even though I stand by my comment that HD should not be extra...period). Was even reminded that my auto-renewal for ST now included the HD without having to have SF. I guess I've been one of the lucky ones to have generally good results when dealing with DirecTV CSRs. :righton:
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:22 PM

I feel like Charlie Brown. Long hold then disconnected.

Got it too. Oddly, the rep asked me who my Internet provider was. When I told them, he said that was the preferred one in my area. Odd, as they (the phone company) is now a competitor.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:30 PM

I got the offer, but not without a lot of hassle. The first rep transferred me to a second, who vehemently denied such a thing existed, even after he "checked" with someone else. I insisted he check again, and, like magic, he found it. He said he had not "updated" to see the latest promotions. Sheesh! TC+

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:31 PM

I too had a wonderful experience today. I called to add whole house DVR to my grandfathered TC extra w/HDDVR and figured I was going to run into some trouble based on that package. Whole house was added with no problem and I figured what the heck...asked about the HD deal. End result, 24 months free HD now on TC Ultra and overall price is now $1 less than previous (was $79/month without whole home, now $68+$7+$3/month with more channels).

Thanks DirecTV (even though I stand by my comment that HD should not be extra...period). Was even reminded that my auto-renewal for ST now included the HD without having to have SF. I guess I've been one of the lucky ones to have generally good results when dealing with DirecTV CSRs. :righton:


My experience was good also.
My thoughts on giving existing subs that go out of there way and call, ask for the 2 year free deal won't impact Direct profits at all.
The small number of people that actually read these forums compared to millions of subs is a drop in the bucket.
Plus I signed up for NFL ticket and wasn't planning on it at all. Get a couple hundred like that covers any loss.

Thanks for DBS talk

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:31 PM

I get DTV via Verizon. I guess the bill gets paid automatically, since I don't pay it directly. I would like to know if I qualify before I call, because there is no way I can meet the specific terms being mentioned here.

Mine is also on Verizon One Bill [with their auto pay] ($6 credit off the Directv bill for that) and they game me 6 months for HD Access as I posted earlier. I didn't see it listed under my account's recent activity and I called back. They made sure this time that it went through.

Now it appears as:
06/05/2010 HD Access - 6mosFree HDExist ($10.00)

I also noticed
06/05/2010 $10/6MSummerCRG ($10.00)
I don't even remember what that promo was for.

I'm also getting a $10/mo "broadband customer" credit for a year.

On the 5/22, when I tried to cancel HBO they talked me into keeping it for $10 and throwing in Cinemax (2/1). Plus he put on Starz and the HD Extra Pack free for 3 months with it. I was already subbing to Show.

Lastly in my recent MRV upgrade they waived the $49 install charge (I paid $99 upgrade charge), let me get a HR24 for $99 and then wound up getting another for free.

My bill has run in the range from $95-$115 in recent months, with 4 receivers and TLC+. However Directv has shown some flexibility as well.:)
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:34 PM

Well I could not get the 24 months, I am not interested in the autopay part. But I did get a very nice CSR, and she gave me 6 months at $10.00 off. I ended up changing packages to the premier package so I ended up with the following credits $25.00 off for 90 days, and then $20.00 for 6 months.
I came away a very happy camper!

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:39 PM

Mine is also on Verizon One Bill [with their auto pay] ($6 credit off the Directv bill for that) and they game me 6 months for HD Access as I posted earlier. I didn't see it listed under my account's recent activity and I called back. They made sure this time that it went through.

Now it appears as:
06/05/2010 HD Access - 6mosFree HDExist ($10.00)

I also noticed
06/05/2010 $10/6MSummerCRG ($10.00)
I don't even remember what that promo was for.

)

Hm, I wonder if that 10/6MSummerCRG is reflective of my first call today?? Could it have actually showed up several hours later after my 2nd rep put it in as well with his own language?
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#217 OFFLINE   DodgerKing

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:02 PM

Just called and got the 24 month deal as well

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:19 PM

It is worth it to me to pay $10/mo to NOT have autopay. There are still some things I want control over like who I pay when. 9 years of Premier (under all of its iterations during that time) and never being late should count for something.

Also never gotten any type of freebies during that time. Hopefully that comes in handy when I add two more receivers soon.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:22 PM

It is worth it to me to pay $10/mo to NOT have autopay. There are still some things I want control over like who I pay when. 9 years of Premier (under all of its iterations during that time) and never being late should count for something.

Also never gotten any type of freebies during that time. Hopefully that comes in handy when I add two more receivers soon.


What is the big deal about autopay? I have had autopay for the entire 10 years I have been with them. They have always charged it directly to my credit card. I have never had an issue.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:23 PM

I guess I am not eligible as I am in the first year of subbing which ends Aug1. He told me to call back. I guess I am already getting $10 credit for the first year or service. And he said its ongoing for existing customers.

Correct or ?




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