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Well, its official - Im a cord cutter


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#1 OFFLINE   Jasqid

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:33 AM

Hello Gents! Just wanted to fyi u all that as of today I became a cord cutter. I closed my perfect DirecTV account. Thank you to all of you who have helped me through the years and also partaking CE with ya. I'll still lurk a bit here to keep up with things. Perhaps this could change in a few months but well see.

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#2 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

so what are you using to please your viewing habits?


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#3 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:41 AM

Don't forget our "Cord Cutting" forums on the site. :) 

 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:07 AM

Hello Gents! Just wanted to fyi u all that as of today I became a cord cutter. I closed my perfect DirecTV account. Thank you to all of you who have helped me through the years and also partaking CE with ya. I'll still lurk a bit here to keep up with things. Perhaps this could change in a few months but well see.

 

Did you suspend your account or close it completely. Sometimes it may be worth it to suspend it (you can do so for up to 6 months) as that way if you realize you can't survive as a cord cutter you can easily go back to DirecTV.

 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:21 AM

Did you suspend your account or close it completely. Sometimes it may be worth it to suspend it (you can do so for up to 6 months) as that way if you realize you can't survive as a cord cutter you can easily go back to DirecTV.

 

- Merg

 

If you're out of contract and not on a classic package, you're better off cancelling and just resubbing later if needed. You can take advantage of new equipment and fresh discounts.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:30 AM

If you're out of contract and not on a classic package, you're better off cancelling and just resubbing later if needed. You can take advantage of new equipment and fresh discounts.

 

You only get ONE DVR for free if you resubscribe.  All of the money he has paid for up front for his receivers is gone if he cancels.

 

It's also unlikely that he will get even one DVR or any discounts if he doesn't remain a non-customer for some time.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

You only get ONE DVR for free if you resubscribe.  All of the money he has paid for up front for his receivers is gone if he cancels.

 

It's also unlikely that he will get even one DVR or any discounts if he doesn't remain a non-customer for some time.

 

I guess I don't know what he has for equipment, but looking at his sig it looks like 1 older DVR and an older receiver. He'd come out just fine. A lot of people (not necessarily on this website, but in general) would also find a Genie DVR more than adequate for their recording needs.

 

This last summer I cancelled and resubscribed, getting rid of a pair of HR24s and some H24 receivers for a Genie and 3 H25s. I didn't pay a dime and am currently enjoying new customer discounts. I don't know that this would work for everyone, but I'm not special and I was able to accomplish just that. There was definitely less than a 6 month gap between cancelling and resubscribing though.

 

I don't know, was just a thought.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:00 AM

I guess I don't know what he has for equipment, but looking at his sig it looks like 1 older DVR and an older receiver. He'd come out just fine. A lot of people (not necessarily on this website, but in general) would also find a Genie DVR more than adequate for their recording needs.

 

This last summer I cancelled and resubscribed, getting rid of a pair of HR24s and some H24 receivers for a Genie and 3 H25s. I didn't pay a dime and am currently enjoying new customer discounts. I don't know that this would work for everyone, but I'm not special and I was able to accomplish just that. There was definitely less than a 6 month gap between cancelling and resubscribing though.

 

I don't know, was just a thought.

 

You are very lucky to have obtained all that without being a non-subscriber for very long.  You must have maintained your account in good standing and not received any deals or offers for some time prior to canceling.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:57 AM

What cord did you cut?  With DirecTV, there really is only the cable ("cord") from the dish to your receiver.  So you have wireless internet?  If not, no cord has really been cut...  Just saying.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

What cord did you cut?  With DirecTV, there really is only the cable ("cord") from the dish to your receiver.  So you have wireless internet?  If not, no cord has really been cut...  Just saying.

Ummm...Ok. :cool:

 

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Cutting the cord has come to mean dropping the conventional TV service provider in favor of other sources such as broadcasters websites or Netflix...I’m just sayin’ :grin:

 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:06 AM

The thought of life without my directv and my Genie HORRIFIES me!!



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

It's also unlikely that he will get even one DVR or any discounts if he doesn't remain a non-customer for some time.

Not so! I started getting "Come Back" messages with a free DVR less than a month after I switched to FiOS. I did suspend for a couple weeks, but FiOS was so much better that I quickly cancelled.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

You are very lucky to have obtained all that without being a non-subscriber for very long.  You must have maintained your account in good standing and not received any deals or offers for some time prior to canceling.

 

I was and am an autopay premier subscriber w/ NFL Sunday Ticket, so that probably helps.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Let us know how it works out and good luck.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

I was with DTV for 12 years. Had one of their bigger monthly packages, plus the NFL ticket.  

 

I had one HD DVR and one DVR.

 

DTV wanted me to pay 99 bucks to get a second HD DVR and 299 to get a Genie.

 

I cancelled my subscription. When I called to cancel, the retention department  offered me the moon to stay. Suddenly, I had a 200 equipment credit on my account and they were willing to waive the extra 99 bucks for the Genie. 

 

Now, two weeks later, I am getting inundated with offers from DTV to come back. Free Genie, free install, free NFL ticket, free movie channels for 3 months and $200 worth of gift cards to help cover any cancellation fees on my new service.  

 

All I wanted was a second HD DVR, yet they had to have their 99 bucks. Cancel service and they are willing to spend 4 times that to bring me back.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:12 AM

I was with DTV for 12 years. Had one of their bigger monthly packages, plus the NFL ticket.  

 

I had one HD DVR and one DVR.

 

DTV wanted me to pay 99 bucks to get a second HD DVR and 299 to get a Genie.

 

I cancelled my subscription. When I called to cancel, the retention department  offered me the moon to stay. Suddenly, I had a 200 equipment credit on my account and they were willing to waive the extra 99 bucks for the Genie. 

 

Now, two weeks later, I am getting inundated with offers from DTV to come back. Free Genie, free install, free NFL ticket, free movie channels for 3 months and $200 worth of gift cards to help cover any cancellation fees on my new service.  

 

All I wanted was a second HD DVR, yet they had to have their 99 bucks. Cancel service and they are willing to spend 4 times that to bring me back.

this is an idiotic policy 


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:13 PM

this is an idiotic policy 

Not really.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

The thought of life without my directv and my Genie HORRIFIES me!!

me too.. i often have nightmares of the wife forcing us to move and when we get there we are not allowed to install a dish! :bang


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

me too.. i often have nightmares of the wife forcing us to move and when we get there we are not allowed to install a dish! :bang

I can feel the passion! :)


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:09 PM

this is an idiotic policy 

Yet it happens everyday…


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:23 PM

me too.. i often have nightmares of the wife forcing us to move and when we get there we are not allowed to install a dish! :bang

because of line of sight? cause if you move to an apt/hoa area they are not allowed to tell you ya can't have the great rockin' D* service just cause they said so (directv.com/fcc) :)



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

Well, it's not quite that simple, but you make a good point for many folks. If you don't have a balcony, or LOS, you may be SOL in some condominiums.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

because of line of sight? cause if you move to an apt/hoa area they are not allowed to tell you ya can't have the great rockin' D* service just cause they said so (directv.com/fcc) :)

i was just generally speaking... with our current health issues the wife and i have decided that renting is the best option for us. Now we do refuse to rent a apartment building or a condo. we like to find people renting a whole house if possible .. so far we been lucky as we are now in a place that well suits are needs for awhile.

 

I am not sure how OTARD would cover someone renting a single family home, it may or may not but i am not really interested in going Lord Vadar on someone. Here all it takes is a owner to file a registered letter giving 30 days to leave for a lawful eviction. They don't even have to state a reason just give you one month to leave. While i do love my Directv a satellite dish is not worth being thrown out in the street over IMO


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

i was just generally speaking... with our current health issues the wife and i have decided that renting is the best option for us. Now we do refuse to rent a apartment building or a condo. we like to find people renting a whole house if possible .. so far we been lucky as we are now in a place that well suits are needs for awhile.

 

I am not sure how OTARD would cover someone renting a single family home, it may or may not but i am not really interested in going Lord Vadar on someone. Here all it takes is a owner to file a registered letter giving 30 days to leave for a lawful eviction. They don't even have to state a reason just give you one month to leave. While i do love my Directv a satellite dish is not worth being thrown out in the street over IMO

i concur!



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

Thanks guys for the tip. I didn't realize the IP TV forum. Gonna go check that out. I thought about doing the suspend option, and retentions offered it too but I still terminated. I had the ultimate package with HD plus (Palladia, Sony's MGM, etc.) Protection plan, and unconventional whole home dvr. I was testing in back in the early days over my home network and had to call them to keep it over my network. I had the slim line install in 2008 and was never upgraded. An hr22 & h21.

Anyways, as I told retentions, it was an issue with service. Just $$$$ and value. We had to make some cuts to save money. We are not watching as much TV anymore, and for what we do watch, over half the shows are on alphabet network TV. So I hooked up a better ota antenna, an hdhomerun dual and setup my PC to run wmc. I got an Xbox in the living room that I setup the extender and can use it to watch my local networks. I signed up for hulu plus and already had Netflix streaming. So I went from 150 month in TV options to 16.

Now if this changes in the fall we will see. I already miss FNC and H2.

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