Anyone call DirecTV and reduce their bill? Share stats here!

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  1. Skunkmutha

    Skunkmutha Cool Member

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    Just called 1-800-directv and said cancel service before being redirected to ATT. Simply asked to have my $60/month discount, expires 8/29/19, extended for another 12 months. No problem, no discussion, done!
     
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  2. b4pjoe

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    I have the Premier package and have been with DirecTV for 25+ years. Currently have 7 TV's. My $50 per month credit rolled off yesterday which means my monthly bill will now go up from $200 per month to $250 per month not including MLB EI and NFL ST. Called today a big NO to extend the $50 per month credit and the only offer was to try to get me to move from Premier to Choice package. Also no promotions for NFL ST. I think they have me right where they want me. Still have a year to go on my contract so if I choose to cancel it is another $240 in their pocket.
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    As I have stated many times, the discount well isn't bottomless.
     
  4. jimmie57

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    No it is not.
    But the bottom of my pocket is fast approaching.
    The large increases every year must stop.
    My bill 3 years ago was about $119 per month and now it is $193.
    That is just way too much for TV in 2 rooms.
     
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  5. MysteryMan

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    For the most part Pay TV services (whether they be Cable, Satellite or Streaming) are a luxury and luxury is always expensive.
     
  6. raott

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    No. It's actually now a commodity with plenty of competition.

     
  7. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    I never said otherwise. This thread is titled "Anyone call DirecTV and reduce their bill? Share stats here!". I called. I shared my experience.
     
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  8. jimmie57

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    Just 1 question for you
    Do you get a 7% or more raise in your paycheck every year ?
    I have not had that much in the last 3 years put together.
     
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  9. slovell

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    I'm paying $164 and don't have HBO, Showtime, etc. It's ridiculous and I'm also reaching the end of my budget.
     
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  10. MysteryMan

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    To answer your question I live within my means. Currently I can well afford my subscription to DIRECTV. Comes the day I can no longer afford my subscription to DIRECTV I'll "tighten my belt".
     
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  11. jimmie57

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    That did not answer my question.
     
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  12. MysteryMan

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    In my case your 7% does not apply. I enlisted in the Army when I was 17 and retired from the Army when I was 42. When I retired from the Army my retirement benefits instantly kicked in. After completing my military career I began investing in income properties (residential and commercial) which grew into a very lucrative business which affords my wife and I a comfortable life style. ;)
     
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  13. jimmie57

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    I will take that as "Yes my income has kept up with the price increases"
    Or that I have more than I need and do not care what they charge me.

    I live on social security and it is way behind what the increases are on AT&T.

    Just look at how many people are leaving. It is mostly caused by the rising costs.
    They think it will slow down soon but the facts are that the numbers leaving are increasing every quarter.

    OK, I am done venting.
     
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  14. MysteryMan

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    The basic purpose of Social Security is the following...To provide for the material needs of individuals and families...To protect aged and disabled persons against the expenses of illnesses that may otherwise use up their savings...To keep families together...To give children the chance to grow up healthy and secure. It's not for keeping up with the increases of AT&T. I can only imagine the frustration of being limited to a fixed income. That is why I made the decision of making the Army a career followed by investing in income properties so that would not be my fate.
     
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  15. jimmie57

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    I know what ss is for and how it is made up. I paid into it since 1961 and have been drawing it since 2006.
    The increase by AT&T were supposed to be because of inflation but they were 2 to 3 times what inflation was and that is my point.
     
  16. MysteryMan

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    That may be true but you're forgetting AT&T is a business. In business the name of the game is profits.
     
  17. compnurd

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    When did any operator say increases were due to inflation??? Fairly certain they have all consistently said increases were due to content costs SS was never meant to supplement a certain lifestyle. If you can’t afford Satellite TV because you didn’t save for retirement properly then get an antenna
     
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    me senses a digression from the topic.......
     
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  19. jimmie57

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    He does this a lot, just keeps going on and on and on.
    I told him I was thru venting.
    I put him in my short ignore list so I am stopping with this,
     
  20. James Long

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    The costs of the programming services provided via satellite and cable are not limited to the inflation rate.
    However, the average increase since 2000 is 3.08% per year.

    Cable and satellite television service price history from 2000 through 2019
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