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Can old equipment be activated without a contract?


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#1 OFFLINE   brewster2010

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:26 AM

Hi,

I used to be a Direct TV subscriber (cancelled in 2006). I have old used equipment in my house. I am part of the Cablevision/Fox mess and really want to see the games this weekend. I hooked up the receiver and my program guide does load so the dish appears to be working and receiving a signal.

Will DTV offer a reinstatement (understand I will pay full price for the plan) without a 2 year contract? Is there anyway around this policy.

Have thought long and hard about getting D again but always had rain fade probelms, antenna is on highest part of roof (always worried if D* went out in the middle of the Winter. Loved the service but with the negatives can't see myself committing for 2 years). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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#2 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:48 AM

Hi,

I used to be a Direct TV subscriber (cancelled in 2006). I have old used equipment in my house. I am part of the Cablevision/Fox mess and really want to see the games this weekend. I hooked up the receiver and my program guide does load so the dish appears to be working and receiving a signal.

Will DTV offer a reinstatement (understand I will pay full price for the plan) without a 2 year contract? Is there anyway around this policy.

Have thought long and hard about getting D again but always had rain fade probelms, antenna is on highest part of roof (always worried if D* went out in the middle of the Winter. Loved the service but with the negatives can't see myself committing for 2 years). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


Things have changed quite a bit since the dark days of the end of '06. I don't have rain fade problems except when a nasty weather cell is on top of my house and that's really infrequent and usually for a short duration. The rest of the service is better than the services of the rest of the providers. Or I wouldn't be with D*. I think you will still have to suffer thru the 2 year commitment, but it goes by quickly. The various departments are better than they were in '06 and the equipment is better. You should have an enjoyable experience. Take the chance, it's worth it.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:48 AM

Only DIRECTV can tell you how they will treat you. Someone elsewhere suggested that there is a way you can pay an activation fee of $50 and get around the commitment.

A new security card may be required.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:51 AM

Only DIRECTV can tell you how they will treat you. Someone elsewhere suggested that there is a way you can pay an activation fee of $50 and get around the commitment.

A new security card may be required.


Might have to buy a new access card for each DVR, might not. You're right, best to call D* and see what they say.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:55 AM

They may consider you a current customer if you "re-up". Normally, activating owned equipment by a current customer doesn't have a commitment attached, but this isn't exactly the normal situation! Like others have said, it's best to call and ask.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:53 PM

Hi,

I used to be a Direct TV subscriber (cancelled in 2006). I have old used equipment in my house. I am part of the Cablevision/Fox mess and really want to see the games this weekend. I hooked up the receiver and my program guide does load so the dish appears to be working and receiving a signal.

Will DTV offer a reinstatement (understand I will pay full price for the plan) without a 2 year contract? Is there anyway around this policy.

Have thought long and hard about getting D again but always had rain fade probelms, antenna is on highest part of roof (always worried if D* went out in the middle of the Winter. Loved the service but with the negatives can't see myself committing for 2 years). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


your account was disconnected for more than two years so you will be treated like a new customer. Once your account is activated they should be able to reactivate your old receivers if they are compatible with your installation...




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