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Will A Change in Service Package Affect Grandfathered DNS?


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#1 OFFLINE   hidefman

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:47 PM

Not sure if this is right place to ask... haven't seen this question in awhile. Long-time DirecTV sub...Premiere Package since I began with grandfathered DNS. Been thinking for a while about dropping down from Premiere. Will this affect my grandfathered DNS? IF yes, nevermind. If ok, what's the best way?... on-line, CSR???
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#2 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:50 PM

Call them.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

#3 OFFLINE   mrfatboy

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:53 PM

Does your DNS say "grandfathered" in your online account? I have not changed packages but I was told that I would loose DNS when I upgraded to HD. However, that didn't happend to me. I still have my "grandfathered" DNS :)

It's not the exact answer you want but it leans toward that you should be able to keep it. Wait for more reply's :)
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#4 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:44 PM

The law recently changed. Unless you drop your DNS feeds D* is not able to remove them from your account. You are grandfathered in. It does not matter if you change packages or add locals D* can not drop your DNS feeds. If you want to hear if from them then call and ask for the DNS department.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:52 AM

If they dropped them inthe past when programming changed, can you get them back?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:23 PM

If they dropped them inthe past when programming changed, can you get them back?


Probably depends on how long ago we are talking about. The law has only been affect for less then 1 month I think. It was written to say for those that already have DNS feeds are able to keep then when your LIL service launches.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:10 PM

The law recently changed. Unless you drop your DNS feeds D* is not able to remove them from your account. You are grandfathered in. It does not matter if you change packages or add locals D* can not drop your DNS feeds. If you want to hear if from them then call and ask for the DNS department.


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#8 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:17 PM

unless you move....


This is very true. I recently moved and it was funny really. I was able to get DNS waivers approved that I wasnt able to before I moved and then not able to get some approved that I had before I moved. Go figure. It was a pain. Anyone using DNS feeds I dont reccommend moving lol.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:02 PM

The law recently changed. Unless you drop your DNS feeds D* is not able to remove them from your account. You are grandfathered in. It does not matter if you change packages or add locals D* can not drop your DNS feeds. If you want to hear if from them then call and ask for the DNS department.


I'm kinda skepticle of the "or add locals" portion...it would be nice, but I kinda have my doubts...I hope I'm wrong!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:57 PM

You shouldn't lose them. But the "don't ask, don't tell" rule might still exist. I never mention it to them, and they never talk about it to me.

#11 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:21 PM

You shouldn't lose them. But the "don't ask, don't tell" rule might still exist. I never mention it to them, and they never talk about it to me.


See I go in the exact opposite direction. I ask so that I am not supprised later on. I want to know what to expect upfront so I can make the decisions. Give me the facts and I will let you know what I want done.




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