Adding an additional receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ICM2000, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. ICM2000

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    Would adding (activating) an owned H20-600 as an additioanl receiver extend our DIRECTV contract an additional two years?
     
  2. jodyguercio

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    I think its only 18 months for a non HDDVR
     
  3. tcusta00

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    Activating, as in, you already own it? No, it shouldn't.
     
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  5. ICM2000

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    I have owned this H20 for over three years. Put it on inactive for a renovation two years ago and am finally thinking of putting it back in service. Would not think this would trigger an additional 18 or 24 month contract obligation but do not want to take the chance.
     
  6. tcusta00

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    Nope, you should be good to go.
     
  7. JLucPicard

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    Reactivating a receiver you owned should not trigger another two-year commitment (being HD equipment, the commitment period is 24 months). Since you owned it and it's a relatively new receiver in terms of access card life, you should also NOT have to get a new access card.

    The caveat I would throw out there is that when you call to activate it, let the CSR know up front that as you've owned the unit and are just reactivating it on your account, your understanding is that it should NOT trigger a new two-year commitment on your account. If they're going to have a problem activating it without triggering a commitment, then ask them to direct you to someone who can (maybe the Access Card department, though I don't know for sure if they can actually activate receivers).

    When you first call, I would first ask the CSR when your current commitment period ends. After having it activated I would wait a few hours and call back, ask what they show for your commitment period end date and confirm it hasn't changed. If it has, I would be transferred to someone who can correct it.
     
  8. ICM2000

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    Thanks for the detailed reply!
     

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