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Directv to Pay Cable costs?

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#1 OFFLINE   enigma96



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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:20 PM

I saw somewhere that Directv had a promo where it would be your cable costs if you cancelled your contract. But now I can't seem to find that anymore. Is this promo still around and if so how much do they cover?

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#2 OFFLINE   jdspencer


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Posted 14 November 2010 - 06:49 AM

You should call DirecTV and ask them. If they don't actually pay off your cable cancellation cost, they might give you a good deal that would offset those costs.
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#3 OFFLINE   Glen_D



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Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:29 AM

I don't recall a promotion where DirecTV would pay early termination fees for Cable service.

I have heard of Cable companies paying early termination fees (up to a certain dollar amount) for satellite customers, though; probably since contracts are much more common for satellite customers than for Cable. Even if the Cable company has promos with contracts, they almost always offer the same services without a contract at the same non-promotional pricing you would be paying when your contract expires.

Still, it wouldn't hurt to contact DirecTV to see if they can offer anything.

#4 OFFLINE   cariera



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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:06 AM

Again, calling and asking would be the recommended course of action.

I recall about a year ago that Directv had a promotion to pay (through a Visa gift card) up to $200 in cancelation fees. I do not remember if that was for switching from a specific provider, like Dish, or just any provider.

Some of their offers are only available on outbound calls or in specific markets, so keep that in mind.

Good luck.:)

#5 OFFLINE   Max Mike

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:50 AM

DirecTV did offer last month to pay any cable early termination fees of up to $200 if I would return.

#6 OFFLINE   billsharpe


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Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:43 PM

TWC advertises that there are no upfront fees or long-term commitments, at least in the LA area. I haven't taken them up on the offer, so I don't know what might be in the fine print.

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