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2 year contract is over

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Msguy, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Msguy

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    I've been with DirecTv ever since 1997. Back in July of 2009 I upgraded all of my receivers because the ones I had were old and could not see some channels anymore. I upgraded them all and 2 were upgraded to HD. Well it is July of 2011 and this is the end of my 2 year commitment. It is up this month. What I am trying to find out is will i still have to continue to pay the $6 fee for the "Leased" receivers since my 2 year commitment is now fulfilled?
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Yes. You have to pay $6 for each receiver regardless of whether it is leased or owned.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    That fee never goes away as long as you have the receiver activated. Even if you owned them outright, you'd have to pay it (though not called a leased receiver fee) if it was in use.
     
  4. bixler

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    Yes....it's not really a lease fee....it's a mirror fee.....your programming is mirrored from you main box (the free one) to the rest of your boxes at $6 per box. I'd rather pay the mirror fee than a separate programming fee for each box I have.
     
  5. Msguy

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    Ok So Those receivers don't become mine then? I was thinking after paying for them for 2 years they were now mine and that I would only have to pay DirecTv for the programming. So I'm basically still going to have to pay $6 a month for each receiver I have in Use? Man I was hoping to start saving those $6 payments a month on each of my receivers. Guess I'll still have a little bit higher bill.
     
  6. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    They never become yours, unlike a cell phone. Have you called for the free HD for two years offer? That will save you $10/mo.
     
  7. Msguy

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    Do you have to give them a credit card number for that? I've heard you do and I still pay my bill by check and will continue to pay by check.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    No, they are still leased. Those who actually do own them still pay the $6, but they have the flexibility of activating and deactivating that receiver at will, so they can have it activated when they have guests staying for example. Afterward they can deactivate the receiver and not pay the $6 anymore and put the receiver in storage until next time. Or they can legally sell them.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    Autopay is required to get it for two years.
     
  10. Davenlr

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    Yes, my mom pays by check, and they take DirecTv bill out of her checking account each month, and send her a statement in the mail showing all the details, and how much they took out. She gets the Free HD.
     
  11. Msguy

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    Ok thanks for all the replies folks
     
  12. Msguy

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    i just sent off my last bill that i am under committment for. So I will be calling DirecTv soon. Thanks.
     
  13. Drucifer

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    See what deal you can get for Whole Home DVR, aka Multi-Room Video?

    Because from your first post, it doesn't sound like you have it.
     
  14. ciurca

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    Whole home dvr is something you will wonder how you did without it after you get it.
     
  15. scorpion43

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    yes call and cancel :D
     
  16. dpeters11

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    And who won't charge a fee per month for the equipment? I don think Tivo offers the lifetime plan anymore.
     
  17. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Do lease vehicles become yours when the lease is up.
     
  18. Davenlr

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    I vehicle is sort of in a different catagory than a DVR. How about cell phones? That is more in the ballpark.
     
  19. ThomasM

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    It is actually a plus having LEASED receivers. Here's why.

    With your old owned receivers, you still paid the same price each month ($6) to have them on your account-your bill just said "additional receiver" instead of "leased receiver". But if they broke down, you would have to pay full price to repair or replace them. With your leased receivers, if they break down you can get a replacement from DirecTV for only $20 to cover shipping and handling-and NO NEW COMMITMENT if this happens.
     
  20. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    You can get a replacement for an owned receiver also, with the protection plan. You can also get a leased replacement without the protection plan and no commitment.

    What you cannot do, is sell it if you leave directv and recover your upfront money.

    You also cannot legally do what I did, drop a 2TB high speed drive in it.
     

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