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Free HD for life (24 months for existing subs)


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#1181 OFFLINE   bnwrx

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:04 PM

How would they do that if auto-pay is a requirement? Surely, not all 18 million customers are on auto-pay?


Thats my point....just make HD Free!!!!

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#1182 OFFLINE   andy A

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:46 PM

Were you an existing hd customer when you got the deal?


yes

#1183 OFFLINE   roger48

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:22 PM

On their website it now says:

DIRECTV HD service is now FREE for as long as you're a DIRECTV customer.

#1184 OFFLINE   loudo

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:43 PM

On their website it now says:

DIRECTV HD service is now FREE for as long as you're a DIRECTV customer.

Where do you see that? It still says it cost $10.00 a month, on their web site: http://support.direc...etail/a_id/1150

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#1185 OFFLINE   james2006

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:32 PM

I've read about 5 pages in this thread and haven't come across an answer to my question.

I have the Premier package and have been grandfathered in to free DVR service. When I called up to inquire about the 24 months of free HD Access the CSR stated that I was not eligible b/c I am currently getting a discount on the DVR service. I asked if she would check with someone else, but she refused, stating that someone else would just be seeing the same thing she was

Does this sound right?

#1186 OFFLINE   roger48

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:04 PM

http://www.directv.c...Upgrade_ENGLISH

click on "How do I get HD channels"

#1187 OFFLINE   bnwrx

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:07 PM

And for more confusion there is this page:http://www.directv.c...ent/hd/overview

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:29 PM

I've read about 5 pages in this thread and haven't come across an answer to my question.

I have the Premier package and have been grandfathered in to free DVR service. When I called up to inquire about the 24 months of free HD Access the CSR stated that I was not eligible b/c I am currently getting a discount on the DVR service. I asked if she would check with someone else, but she refused, stating that someone else would just be seeing the same thing she was

Does this sound right?


I also have the Premier package w/ grandfathered DVR service and when I called on Friday afternoon they had no problem with adding the 24 months of free HD Access to my account. Now it did take a frontline CSR, a "specialist", her supervisor and about 40 minutes to get it done as they were having a issue of some sort, but they were all very helpful and got it worked out in the end.

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#1189 OFFLINE   webcrawlr

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:29 PM

Yeah, appears that if you update your package to one of the "new" packages you get HD free for the term you keep that package (dare I say life?). I've been on TC+ for a long time now and don't plan on leaving Directv for a while. A package change might be in order.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:40 PM

http://www.directv.c...Upgrade_ENGLISH

click on "How do I get HD channels"

One more page for DirecTV to correct.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:19 PM

:welcome_s to DBSTalk!

It shouldn't matter how new of a customer you are. As long as you meet their eligibility requirements, you should be able to get the $10 credit for 24 months. Your bill will show the charge for HD each month and also a credit for the same amount. Call us DirecTV and ask for the Promotions department. They should be able to help you.



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I was told there was an "account history" requirement and that as a new customer I wasn't eligible.

I'm calling back on Monday.

#1192 OFFLINE   james2006

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:23 PM

I also have the Premier package w/ grandfathered DVR service and when I called on Friday afternoon they had no problem with adding the 24 months of free HD Access to my account. Now it did take a frontline CSR, a "specialist", her supervisor and about 40 minutes to get it done as they were having a issue of some sort, but they were all very helpful and got it worked out in the end.


Okay, thanks. I guess I will call again tomorrow and try my luck with CSR roulette.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:43 PM

I was told there was an "account history" requirement and that as a new customer I wasn't eligible.

I'm calling back on Monday.


Hadn't heard of that specifically, but DirecTV does sometimes treat new customers a little bit different than long-term customers. That can be seen in sometimes they will charge a premium fee if you get an additional receiver or try to switch from SD to HD too soon after subscribing.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:24 AM

I've read about 5 pages in this thread and haven't come across an answer to my question.

I have the Premier package and have been grandfathered in to free DVR service. When I called up to inquire about the 24 months of free HD Access the CSR stated that I was not eligible b/c I am currently getting a discount on the DVR service. I asked if she would check with someone else, but she refused, stating that someone else would just be seeing the same thing she was

Does this sound right?

Guard that grandfathered free DVR service with your life!
I have had more trouble with this issue with D* than anything else--EVER. When something is done to my account for some reason that grandfathered free DVR service gets dropped off. And I have an awful time getting it back! Someone on this Forum gave me a number to call at D* and I explained my situation. I got the grandfathered free DVR service back, but NO ONE at D* can figure out why my account acts like it does :eek2:

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 02:00 AM

To add further to the confusion, one of the current packages is "Choice XTRA + HD DVR" which bundles the $7 DVR fee and the $10 HD fee onto "Choice XTRA" for $16 additional.

I called on Thursday to get my free HD for 24 months, yet I see nothing on my account regarding it. Do I have to downgrade to "Choice XTRA" and then add DVR and HD to that to get the HD for "free"?
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:33 AM

Some people have had to do that, but there are definitely others that did not change their package. Within minutes of having the credit giving, you should be able to see it in your Recent Activity section of your account on-line.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:59 AM

Looks like some pages of the web site still need changing. I also just looked at DirecTV's flier in today's paper and it still shows a $10.00 fee for HD. It must of been printed before they changed things.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:09 AM

Guard that grandfathered free DVR service with your life!
I have had more trouble with this issue with D* than anything else--EVER. When something is done to my account for some reason that grandfathered free DVR service gets dropped off. And I have an awful time getting it back! Someone on this Forum gave me a number to call at D* and I explained my situation. I got the grandfathered free DVR service back, but NO ONE at D* can figure out why my account acts like it does :eek2:


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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:46 AM

I've read about 5 pages in this thread and haven't come across an answer to my question.

I have the Premier package and have been grandfathered in to free DVR service. When I called up to inquire about the 24 months of free HD Access the CSR stated that I was not eligible b/c I am currently getting a discount on the DVR service. I asked if she would check with someone else, but she refused, stating that someone else would just be seeing the same thing she was

Does this sound right?


No, you just got the wrong CSR. I have the free DVR service with Premier and got the 24 month deal.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:27 AM

I have been an auto pay customer for a few years. I called yesterday about the HD Access and the CSR transferred me to the promotion department and he immediately added the credit. He also told me that it will eventually be free for everyone. He then voluntarily asked me if I was renewing my NFL Sunday Ticket and I told him yes but to remove the Sunday Ticket To-Go option. He did that without any questions and then told me that he was going to give me a $20 credit for 6 months for renewsing Sunday Ticket. All the changes immediately was displayed in my account info on the web site.




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