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#1 OFFLINE   fatpug

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:04 PM

Does Directv offer any trial period after the installation?

What is the cancellation fee if I don't keep it for 2 years?

Is it possible to buy the equipment and get service without the 2 year contract?

Thanks!

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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:07 PM

Does Directv offer any trial period after the installation?

What is the cancellation fee if I don't keep it for 2 years?

Is it possible to buy the equipment and get service without the 2 year contract?

Thanks!


None unless your state has laws to the contrary.
No cancellation fee after two years
Yes. HR21PRO DVR from solid signal, or owned (and verified by DirecTv) from private sellers. May not be possible on a NEW account, Im not sure.

Edited by Davenlr, 19 October 2010 - 10:08 PM.

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#3 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:10 PM

What is the cancellation fee if I don't keep it for 2 years?


$20 per month remaining.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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#4 OFFLINE   kcaudiofx

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:41 PM

Does Directv offer any trial period after the installation?

What is the cancellation fee if I don't keep it for 2 years?

Is it possible to buy the equipment and get service without the 2 year contract?

Thanks!



It IS possible to buy the equipment and NOT sign a 2 year contract. But:

1) there will be a $50.00 application fee

2) You will NOT get the promotional rate, you will be paying full price the day you activate..

#5 OFFLINE   Newshawk

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 09:42 AM

Yes. HR21PRO DVR from solid signal, or owned (and verified by DirecTv) from private sellers. May not be possible on a NEW account, Im not sure.

You cannot activate a new account with all used equipment. At least one receiver has to be new from DirecTV.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:05 AM

It IS possible to buy the equipment and NOT sign a 2 year contract. But:

1) there will be a $50.00 application fee

2) You will NOT get the promotional rate, you will be paying full price the day you activate..


Correct. DirecTV *does* have programs where you can purchase your equipment outright and not have a commitment. They even discount the equipment price. But there is no programming discount for this program, so you'll pay normal price for programming from the beginning. The receivers will be owned.

Most CSRs probably won't know about this program, and may tell you that it doesn't exist, but it does. You may need to escalate to a supervisor or something.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:10 AM

I just bought some stuff from someone that went this route. She paid cash for everything to avoid the commitment. $1700 total for what she got.

I asked why she was selling her gear and she told me because Cox was $50 less per month. :shrug: I guess there is a reason why some people never have much money. :nono: It's gonna take a long time to recoup that "investment" at $50 a month and the two Ben Franklins she got from me.
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#8 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:27 PM

It IS possible to buy the equipment and NOT sign a 2 year contract. But:

1) there will be a $50.00 application fee

2) You will NOT get the promotional rate, you will be paying full price the day you activate..


Plus, you will most likely pay for installation as well, which can be around $100 for a standard install if you don't do it yourself.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:41 PM

With the purchase option I do believe install is still free. The other problem with the purchase option is a two receiver limit. If you need more than two rooms (you can diplex of course) you are stuck with this type of account. Also if you want more than one advanced product you are stuck there (so you can only one dvr, one hd or one hd-dvr period). Good luck either way.
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