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Spam call from DirecTV... how to opt-out?


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#1 OFFLINE   dirtyblueshirt

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:05 PM

So, this morning I got a call on my mobile from 1800-531-5000. I didn't bother answering, but Google Voice was kind enough to translate the voicemail for me:

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7/12/11 7:10 AM 12 hours ago
Hello, this is John Goodman. I'm calling to tell you about the season premiere of the Emmy award winning show damages, starting Glenn Close, rosebird And me tune in tomorrow night at 10 PM on channel 239, hey, it's always about show on television. And it's only on Direct T. V.


Now, I haven't changed any marketing preferences, and I don't see any place to opt-out of these phone calls (this one came at 7:10 this morning, as noted). I was not happy for the early call, even though I was already en route to work. Is there a way to opt-out of this junk?
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#2 OFFLINE   djzack67

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:09 PM

I'm so tired of all this Damages promotion. I will not watch it now just cause of all this in your face cross promotion on the directive platform
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:14 PM

Change your contact phone number on your account to 1-212-479-7990

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#4 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:01 PM

I can't believe I just hung up on John Goodman :)

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:45 AM

Why would you give a corporation your cell phone number?

Equipment includes a buncha stuff that I no longer have interest in detailing


#6 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:08 AM

Why would you give a corporation your cell phone number?


Someone without a land line and only a cell?

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:54 AM

I'm so tired of all this Damages promotion. I will not watch it now just cause of all this in your face cross promotion on the directive platform


OK, I know that felt good to type, but are you really going to watch or not watch a program because of to much or to little promotion?

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:13 AM

So, this morning I got a call on my mobile from 1800-531-5000. I didn't bother answering, but Google Voice was kind enough to translate the voicemail for me:



Now, I haven't changed any marketing preferences, and I don't see any place to opt-out of these phone calls (this one came at 7:10 this morning, as noted). I was not happy for the early call, even though I was already en route to work. Is there a way to opt-out of this junk?


Call customer service and have your privacy settings updated to remove yourself from promotional calling.
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#9 OFFLINE   joed32

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:40 AM

Got that call yesterday and sent an e-mail asking to opt out. I'm sure most people don't want to get phone ads.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:57 AM

Got that call yesterday and sent an e-mail asking to opt out. I'm sure most people don't want to get phone ads.


Also got the call yesterday and also called to opt out. But then I've called before to opt out of surveys, promotions, deals, etc. and they still continue. It's bad enough that we have to endure advertising everywhere, including in the guide and TV mail, but I can put up with that annoyance as it is my choice to watch the TV. When I am doing something else at home and they interrupt with an advertising phone call I get pissed and tell them so. When that call is a recorded message and I can't tell them then I get doubly pissed. I am on the do not call list because I don't want such calls especially when they interrupt something else.

It really makes me wish that I could call John Goodman and interrupt his day with some trivial information.
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