So i am moving to another state and called to coordinate my move with DirecTV (who I have been a customer with for 4 years) and see what deals they would offer me. Coincidentally, I recieved an email from DirecTV a couple weeks saying "Save up to $500 on programing and upgrade offers" whne you move and "Ask how to recieve Sunday Ticket Max" for free,
So I called and the operator checked my current offers and said "I have good news, installation at your new location will be free". I paused for a second, then realized that was it. I told him about the email I recieved with the offers. He said he doesn't show those for my account.
So then I say, "so my offer is what everybody gets for free anyway, What is stopping me from ending service here and signing up as a new customer when I move into my new house? That way I get the usual sign up deal, which is better then what you are offering me" He then said something like he can offer me $5 off my bill for 5 months. So then i say forget it, if that is the offer then I want to just end my service and I will decide when I get to my location whether I want to do Cable, Dish, or DirecTV and sign up as a new customer. To my surprise, he agreed to cancel without any resistance.
So in otherwords it seems like the threat to cancel has worked for everyone else on getting a better deal except for myself. I just hung up with my service canceled and am trying to figure out what i want to do next. i really like DirecTC and Sunday ticket and want to stick with them, but not if I am going to be the only one in the world who doesn't get a movers deal.