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Adding sports pack now to change my package?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Steve9060, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Steve9060

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    I was trying to add the sports pack back to my account and a pop up is telling me i have to change my package? The bitch of it is I used to get FSNE in my standard package last season?
    Is this a new policy?

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  2. cdizzy

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    If you want to upgrade through the website then it will make you change to a newer package. They won't force you to change if you call to add the sports pack.
     
  3. Steve9060

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    Weird, I would think they would want to encourage people to use the site? Thanks will give them a call.
     
  4. Bsquared

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    I think they do want people to use the website, but I think they also want people to get out of the grandfathered packages. That is what they are trying to do, is migrate everyone to the new packages.
     
  5. cdizzy

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    No kidding. But I've went through the same thing.
     
  6. uteotw

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    I want to add HBO soon but the website seems to try make me change my package too (and I'm assuming it won't be a cheaper one, even w/out HBO).

    If I call in, will they let me just add HBO and keep my old package? :confused:
     
  7. tduffney

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    Yup, as long as you call and talk tot them, you can change and you won't lose anything.
     
  8. scottie_vox

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    Question: Are college football games blacked out on the RSN's like MLB is?
     
  9. miketorse

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    Games that are broadcast also on ESPN Gameplan are blacked out of RSN if that RSN happened to be carrying that game. (that's assuming you don't subscribe to ESPN GP). All other games are not blacked out.
     
  10. ansky

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    You don't even need to talk to anyone. I added Showtime last week through the automated phone system and it still kept my old package.
     
  11. dshu82

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    Most Pac 10, Big 12 and "smaller conference" games are not blacked out on the RSN's...
     
  12. usmcbob55

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    Really ??? I actually talked to someone and they told me I had to change

    :crying_sa :crying_sa :crying_sa
     
  13. jimb726

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    Yep, it appears that the ability to keep your grandfathered package may have gone by the wayside. Same thing happened to me.
     
  14. tkrandall

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    I added HD extra pack 2 weeks ago via a CSR and kept my grandfathered TC+ package. Same when I added HD last year.
     
  15. dcowboy7

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    u dont have to change your gf package if u call.
     
  16. shadough

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    Argue w/ them, plead w/ them. Ask for a manager. Sooner or later, you'll likely get what you want.
     
  17. dcowboy7

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    kinda like strippers trying to get a friday nite off.
     
  18. ansky

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    The key is to use the *automated* system. Don't talk to a CSR. I just did this last Friday and it worked fine. Just follow the prompts to add a premium service and you're good to go.
     

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