Easily. I sent a PDF file copy of the national offer going into effect tomorrow. How can you not ask for the deal of a lifetime is my question? :shrug:
Ok, tell me if I am reading this right. In the comparison grid, DirecTV is listing it as a bad thing that Dish might make you pay $99 to ALLOW you to keep getting hard copy bills and not have autopay, when DirecTV, while I guess they will still send you a bill, REQUIRES you to be on autopay to get the offer. So, yes, Dish might charge you, but they also are giving you somethign DirecTV will not even give at any price. Man, the marketing people must have worked overtime to find a way to spin that.
Now, I can't say I am happy spending $10 a month more than Joe Schmoe who signs up next week. But I am not going to leave over it as inspite of flaws, I still think DirecTV is better. I too am hoping that this is just a precursor to eliminating the fee altogether (or whichever way they shuffle the numbers to make it look that way). On the other hand, if this is truly a credit in perpetuity, then even when they reshuffle to eliminate the HD fee, the new peopel will still be getting it cheaper. HMM.
It will also kind of suck to be the guy who signs up in August when I guess DirecTV just does not appreciate new customers as much as in June and July.
+1! 15 years for me too! Exactly the same for me! What did I get for an anniversary gift, a free PPV that I'll never use! I feel slighted here!
Not only that, but it is a coupon where you have to pay for the PPV first, then mail the coupon it to get credit. WHy not jsut set a flag in teh system so your next PPV is no charge. Hey, that would actually save them money on the printing of the coupons. Then again, they probably know people will remember the good feelings of getting the coupon even if they don;t use it.
I expect that we will see reports here tomorrow from folks who called to complain and were given this offer as existing customers as well.
And if that is the case, then the HD fee is over as DirecTV will have thousands of people calling in and requestiog this and a customer revolt on their hnds.