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#1061 OFFLINE   VaJim

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:31 AM

I called yesterday and it took about 10 minutes to get me set up for autopay and the credit for 24 months. I was also told if I cancel auotpay, the credit will go away.



...this is way sad! This and the fiasco with the ST is pushing me to the end.:mad::mad:

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#1062 OFFLINE   hasan

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:32 AM

...this is way sad! This and the fiasco with the ST is pushing me to the end.:mad::mad:


I'm confused, why is it sad?

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#1063 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:32 AM

I find this more believable than "I got it without auto-pay", but stranger things have happened.:)

I can confirm that strange things can and have happened. ;)
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#1064 OFFLINE   mrtanner69

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:41 AM

May I use this in the future? ;)


LOL.

My rep tried to push some NFL deal on me. I told her I was English (I am) and didn't give a crap about the NFL. She basically had to pause for 20 seconds as she was laughing so hard, told me she was Jamaican and could not agree more with me.

#1065 OFFLINE   HarleyD

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:42 AM

...so is anyone getting FREE HD WITHOUT auto-pay?:confused:


I am and it was already applied to the bill I paid yesterday.
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#1066 OFFLINE   hasan

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:50 AM

I am and it was already applied to the bill I paid yesterday.


The only question is, will it stay that way? I hope, for your sake it does, but be prepared for disappointment.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:51 AM

...this is way sad! This and the fiasco with the ST is pushing me to the end.:mad::mad:


First of all? What fiasco with ST. I am not aware of any such fiasco. Secondly, auto-pay is part of the announced requirements for the promotion. There is nothing said about that.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:51 AM

I'm confused, why is it sad?


...why? ..because I'm sick and tired of 'strings attached'. Drop the HD fee ...period. I feel I've already paid plenty for a service that is headed toward being the 'norm' anyway. $10 per month for the past 27 months, plus buying/leasing 2 HD receivers at $200 a pop from Costco back in 2008.


How about this...auto-pay with a 7 day sleeper clause. I have 7 days from the initial debit to have it repealed.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:55 AM

That might make 3D viewing a bit difficult :lol:

I called but couldn't get the voice recognition to understand what I wanted. Some outfits let you get to a human by pressing "0" but that didn't work. I'll try again later.


It's easy, just say "Customer Service" when it prompts you for anything, it will send you through to CSR's pretty quickly.

I called in last night, got some assistance comparing my old legacy package to a new package. The new one was the same price and had more channels so I upgraded that, then dropped the $10/month for 24 months and added Starz w/ the savings. I am thinking about calling in and upgrading one of my boxes as the CSR said that I was eligible for an upgrade and then might also turn on MRV. Haven't decided on those yet but probably will do it in the next couple of months.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:56 AM

I am and it was already applied to the bill I paid yesterday.


..I rest my point.

ST fiasco = annual 'deals' to be had by those you plead and beg or threaten to cut off their service/ST.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:58 AM

...why? ..because I'm sick and tired of 'strings attached'. Drop the HD fee ...period. I feel I've already paid plenty for a service that is headed toward being the 'norm' anyway. $10 per month for the past 27 months, plus buying/leasing 2 HD receivers at $200 a pop from Costco back in 2008.


How about this...auto-pay with a 7 day sleeper clause. I have 7 days from the initial debit to have it repealed.


I don't get it. It's a contractual thing. They offer a $10.00/month discount (consideration), and you provide auto-pay. Seems fair to me.

Basically, you want something for nothing...and that's not much of a contractual relationship.:), but we can always hope. I just don't see it as something to get my knickers in a knot about. After all, they are trying to give me money (and they succeeded). The requirements on me were minimal (especially considering I've been on auto-pay for many years).

It looks like a win-win to me, but maybe I'm missing something.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:58 AM

..I rest my point.

ST fiasco = annual 'deals' to be had by those you plead and beg or threaten to cut off their service/ST.

I can testify that no begging/pleading was required for multiple folks who gained both NFLST and the 24 month free promo discounts.

No animals were harmed in those transactions either. :D
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#1073 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:00 AM

BY all means call DirecTv, ask for CANCELLATION; and ask for Free HD. If you get the right CSR you get 2 years free HD, by 2012 either current promotion is over or everyone will have free HD, and your base package will be ~$16 more. Some of us remember how we now get "Free" locals.


Dish's offer is free HD for "life".

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#1074 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:04 AM

Dish's offer is free HD for "life".

....to new subscribers who commit to 24 months and the automated bill pay.

The strategy there must have been:

1) Locked in revenue for new subscribers (only)
2) Reduced churn rate for that batch of new customers
3) Reduced collections due to automated bill pay
4) One time new account acquisition hit for accounting purposes
5) Many of the new customers will be cable defectors, based on the cost comparisons

Seeing all those upside considerations, DirecTV appeared to have jumped on matching those things quickly for the same reasons.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:06 AM

...why? ..because I'm sick and tired of 'strings attached'. Drop the HD fee ...period. I feel I've already paid plenty for a service that is headed toward being the 'norm' anyway. $10 per month for the past 27 months, plus buying/leasing 2 HD receivers at $200 a pop from Costco back in 2008.


How about this...auto-pay with a 7 day sleeper clause. I have 7 days from the initial debit to have it repealed.


My lord...dealing with a business isn't a democracy. If you want service, you agree to pay for that service and abide by their rules. You don't get to make the rules, you don't get to change the rules. Go into business for yourself if that is what you want.

If you don't like it, take your money elsewhere. It's freakin' auto-pay...not a request for a DNA sample. If I had half as many complaints as some of you, I would no longer be a customer. If you want the promotion, they say that (technically) you must use and keep using auto-pay. They may wave that requirement for some of you. If they won't and you don't want to use auto-pay...you don't get that $10 off each month. That's just too bad for you. That is your choice as a consumer.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:07 AM

Dish's offer is free HD for "life".


...w/ reduced resolution, a healthy dose of macroblocking, and the potential lose of your DVR in the future. Such a bargin! :lol::lol::lol:
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#1077 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:09 AM

ST fiasco = annual 'deals' to be had by those you plead and beg or threaten to cut off their service/ST.


Name a content access provider which doesn't operate this way...
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#1078 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:15 AM

Dish's offer is free HD for "life".


And free trolls for life.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:34 AM

If you don't like it, take your money elsewhere. It's freakin' auto-pay...not a request for a DNA sample.

For another $10 discount off of my bill, I'll send in a DNA sample :)

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:36 AM

For another $10 discount off of my bill, I'll send in a DNA sample :)

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