I've been with DirecTV for 18 years, but honestly Sunday Ticket is what has kept me around. I am thinking of getting most of my programming with OTA and possibly a Tivo OTA DVR (supplemented by Hulu and/or Netflix). My commitment is up next month.
Couple of questions - are you able to put your account on hold for any period of time without having to return all your receivers? I never paid much attention to those that only keep their DirecTV service active for the NFL season, but wondering if there is any feasible way to do it. I know I don't want to go through an installation call every time I activate or cancel.
I read on these forums that DirecTV offers kind of a cable equivalent of really basic programming, but that it is not advertised. Anyone know how I might be able to get that if it is still available?
I would like to stay if at all possible, but I can no longer justify paying over $100 every month. Does retention offer anything special when canceling? I know $20 off a month and a few months of some premium won't do it for me. If I could find a way to keep it at $50 or less I could swing that, but I really am prepared to walk away. I know I need HD and a DVR plus a base package, so I don't see how it would be possible, unless I can get that basic basic package for around $30. Anyway, worst case for me is free OTA and paying for online Sunday Ticket or whatever option might be out there this summer. Heck, they might try to lure me back as a new customer with some crazy deals. My only reservation there would be a 2 year commitment.
Thanks for any constructive advice.