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#1 OFFLINE   dem372

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:28 AM

I am trying to convince my father to sign up for Directv and snag the referral bonus for him. The only issue is, he has had some financial issues over the last few years. Nothing major, but I am sure his credit score is not all that great.

I am just wondering, what happens if he signs up online and Directv does his credit check and it comes back bad? Do they no longer offer certain discounts?

Any info about this is appreciated. Thanks!

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#2 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:42 AM

If your credit is bad, you have to pay a $200 activation fee (credited back to you at $5/month x 40 months), and you will be limited on discounts, etc.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:50 AM

thanks for the reply. I think I will suggest he stay with Uverse if that is the case.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:01 AM

thanks for the reply. I think I will suggest he stay with Uverse if that is the case.


It's hard to say what the tipping point is. If he wants to switch, there really is no harm in calling the referal number and starting the process. If he passes the check, great, $100 for each of you. If not, then "thanks, but no thanks" and he sticks with uverse until some later point in time.
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:16 PM

I have a friend who also had a run of bad credit, he was denied by ATT U-Verse, stating he did not meet credit requirements, but signed up for DTV without as deposit. So I would guess unless your dad was with ATT before his credit went south, he has a good chance with DTV.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:52 PM

It's hard to say what the tipping point is. If he wants to switch, there really is no harm in calling the referal number and starting the process. If he passes the check, great, $100 for each of you. If not, then "thanks, but no thanks" and he sticks with uverse until some later point in time.



I agree with you here the Authors Father should call up etc and if hes approved so be it..:)

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:54 PM

I have a friend who also had a run of bad credit, he was denied by ATT U-Verse, stating he did not meet credit requirements, but signed up for DTV without as deposit. So I would guess unless your dad was with ATT before his credit went south, he has a good chance with DTV.


That has to be true. I have bad credit now and like back in 03 I did have a cellphone thru Cingular which as you know is now ATT. Well recently I decided to see if I could get back on even though I know I have poor credit. I was surprised they allowed me without even having to pay any deposit. I think this shows as long as you dont have a negative past with them, you MIGHT still have a chance of getting thru




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