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Coming Back: New Structure for Fees


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#1 OFFLINE   jab5325

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

After a hiatus, it looks like I'll be coming back to DirecTV soon. Last time I subscribed, there was a $10 HD fee and a $7 DVR fee for an HD-DVR (had an HR-23).

 

But now, I see the new customer offers have an "advanced receiver fee" that seems to cover both the HD and DVR.

 

I live in a small apartment, so I'll only have one receiver. Will a Genie do me any good? Do the advertised new customer offers include HD service or DVR service? I'll be coming back via AAA's discount rather than refer-a-friend, as it seems like that's the better deal. Is that really the case?



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:59 PM

Well a Genie will cost the same (monthly) as an HDDVR, So I would go for it


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:12 PM

Fee's havent really changed, it's just all bundled into 1 fee now if you elect to have an HD DVR or Genie which in reality is little more than a 5-tuner HD DVR wrapped in a pretty bow.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:16 PM

Welcome back.

 

Didn't I read here that new users even with only one DVR have to pay the Advance receiver fee which also includes MRV and there is no way to get out of that?



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:05 AM

Welcome back.

Didn't I read here that new users even with only one DVR have to pay the Advance receiver fee which also includes MRV and there is no way to get out of that?


That's correct, one fee all the features wether you use them or not... Also for people that use just 1 TV genie is $99 upfront not free. My suggestion order a 2nd receiver and two days later deactivate it

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

Interesting. When I just tried to checkout on DirecTV's website, it did not charge $99 for a Genie with a single-TV setup.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:29 PM

Interesting. When I just tried to checkout on DirecTV's website, it did not charge $99 for a Genie with a single-TV setup.

Yes, that was my thinking.  It would not make sense otherwise


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:44 PM

I subsribed to DirecTV for 3+ years previously. What's the length of time, if any, that you would be considered a "new customer" again and get a new cusotmer offer? I still get periodic mailings for gift cards to come back, etc, but I've always just thrown them out without reading becuase I didn't think I'd come back.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:38 PM

Interesting. When I just tried to checkout on DirecTV's website, it did not charge $99 for a Genie with a single-TV setup.

 

When you try to order online click on "Additional Offer Details" and you will see this in the middle of the fine print (notice its in bold): "Free upgrade offer requires a Genie HD DVR and at least one Genie Mini. $99 fee applies for single-room set-up."

 

However, yes when I went through the checkout process it didn't show a balance either for a 1 room setup. Disclaimer, I only went to the checkout not through the full process with credit check etc. 

 

Customers with only 1 TV technically only get HR24 free. I don't see the point of this besides $

 

 


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