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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by oliversmall, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. mcl77

    mcl77 AllStar

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    I cancelled directv in October after 9 years.
    Ive been using psvue. Its been good but Im paying $35 a month for it. and my internet speeds are going between 2 mbps and 10 mbps lately and watching live sports it not getting into HD. So its pissing me off when Im watching hockey in SD.

    For me to get NESN channel 628. what is the cheapest package I have to get in, and how much will it cost me?? I cant access the prices online because it still has my account on there. Im in zipcode 01541
    I would put it in my wifes name so we could get the cheapest pricing.

    I only need 1 HDdvr and an HD box, Ill be using firesticks for my other tvs as I got them when I switched to Vue.

    Also- a cable company will be coming into my town next year at this time. Does directv have a no contract price, or even a 1 year contract? I mean if I can get what I listed above for under $70 a month Ill probably go back for 2 years.
     
  2. Billzebub

    Billzebub Godfather

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    Clear the cache or temporary internet files in your browser and you can go to the website and it will not show your account
     
  3. mcl77

    mcl77 AllStar

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    sweet.
    thanks that worked.

    ill have to get choice package.
    hd dvr and id prob get 2 mini genies
    would be $62 a month for the first year. which is great. But then Im gonna have a cable company in here, and the price my second year will be $115. And that's not including the $80 a month I pay for our towns wirelss isp.

    Think if I call after the first year, they'll do anything for me, or will they know they have me where they want me in the contract for another year. No way Im paying 115 a month again.
     
  4. vig1116

    vig1116 New Member

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    I have only been with DTV for 15 months, have 5 tv's, choice, whole home DVR, hbo and showtime. I'm paying 165 since month 12. called yesterday to try to get some incentive and was told there's nothing for me. I know I'm a fairly new customer, but I've had att for wireless forever. I got a letter saying my unlimited data plan is going up again and there's a deal if you have DTv and att wireless, but I'm not sure I'm keeping DTv now. Paying $235 for 4 cell phones, $165 for DTv and $115 for internet and phone. WTF???? This is getting ridiculous.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Does the $235 includes phone payments?


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  6. pjs344

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    Been with DTV for a little more the 3 years. I got $45 off Unlimited package with 1 year and 3 months HBO and HD Extra pack. Just canceled HD Extra last week and I can still renew HD Extra for another 3 months free if I want?

    Not sure what the deal is with HD Extra and it basically adds a few more old movies channels, MTV(Palladium), Smithsonian and another ID channel. Maybe subscribers are already paying for these channels and it's just a gimmick to make you feel that your getting something for free and that is why the 3 months free is always offered. If you play the game every three months you win by getting what you already paid for and if you subscribe you loose by giving DTV an extra $5 a month for what you already paid for?
     
  7. codespy

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    HD Extra Pack is one of those quirky things where there are no SD duplicates of the channels, so those with only SD setups don't even qualify to get them. Many of us who subscribed and paid $10/month for how many years now were upset that they started making us pay another $5/month for a block of other HD Channels, AKA HD Extra Pack. They gave us a workaround to get it for free. My billing usually gets triggered about the 22nd of the month, and I have a quarterly reminder on my iPhone to deactivate and reactivate on the 20th of the month.
     
  8. Aridon

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    Cricket, which is AT*T has an unlimited plan and you could likely save a good bit of change looking into them. We have 5 lines with them, 3gb per line for $100 including taxes. You can setup different data amount up to unlmiited and many plans have Canada / Mexico roaming as well if needed.

    You can look into getting a OBI box or something similar for your home phone and drop that. Use google voice or one of those units you can use your cell number with a land phone for comfort.
     
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  9. the2130

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    I got rid of my landline a couple of years ago and haven't missed it at all. It was a magnet for telemarketing calls and robocalls from political campaigns. I wouldn't take it back for free.
     
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  10. the2130

    the2130 Active Member

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    I used to watch movies on HDNET Movies until they started putting obnoxious animated graphics on the screen every few minutes. The Sony Movie Channel on-demand was running bug-free until a few weeks ago, when they added a logo that stays on the screen. I don't watch that channel anymore either, so I'm probably going to just drop the HD Extra Pack.
     
  11. dp35654

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    IL, Grundy...
    If I went to cricket in july when contract is up I pay 55.00 for plain flip phone and the 10.00 for the tablet line its supposed to be individual share plan but online it show's tablet device under non shared but I have 2gbs would it even do any good as i was told 2gb are not available anymore.

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  12. Mar 3, 2017 #1032 of 3019
    AreBee

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    I just received $35 for 12 months along with $7 off HBO for 6 months. One year commitment on the $35 discount. Would have been $30 with no commitment.
    Also got 3 months of free Showtime, Cinemax and Sports package.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2017 #1033 of 3019
    vig1116

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    The $235 includes 4 iPhones. I'm thinking about doing their new unlimited plans which will save me about $50 a month on the cell bill, but i'm waiting to see what they can do for me with direct tv as well. $173 for DTV is getting ridiculous. If they don't do anything, then i drop both and go back to cable and verizon...

    gonna look into that. thanks
     
  14. Mar 8, 2017 #1034 of 3019
    twilburn

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    Did the DTV Discount dance on Saturday.
    $30 off for for 12 months. No contract.
    Free HBO for 6 months - Expires automatically.
    Turned down the Showtime/Cinemax free for 3 months because it doesn't auto expire.

    She tried to coerce me into a 12 month contract for $40 off, but I didn't bite.
     
  15. linuspbmo

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    I called in today after my $40 in credits dropped off and asked retention if they could help me. She tried to talk me into a lesser package to save money and then offered $30 off a month for a year with a one year commitment. I said no thanks and will call back in next month. Has anyone received anything better lately, I've noticed this thread rarely gets updated anymore.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2017 #1036 of 3019
    leadout_kv

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    i called last night. got $45 off/m for 1yr, $10 off/m for 6m sports pack and removed the $8 insurance. free hbo for 6m. total of $63 off/m.
     
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  17. Apr 1, 2017 #1037 of 3019
    kain976

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    Called this morning after my discounts expired. The csr said she didnt have any offers for me. Ive been a customer since 2003, might be time to shop around. Especially after learning Directv discontinued the rf backlit remote.
     
  18. Apr 3, 2017 #1038 of 3019
    liftedpsd2010

    liftedpsd2010 New Member

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    I called last night and for 40 off a month for ever unless I change my package. Been a customer since 98. No commitment. She said it was new and doesn't see it very often but it never expires we will see.

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  19. Apr 3, 2017 #1039 of 3019
    MysteryMan

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    Never say never.
     
  20. Apr 3, 2017 #1040 of 3019
    liftedpsd2010

    liftedpsd2010 New Member

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    Well that's why I said we will see. She said it was a new loyalty program discount who knows. I asked if my bill will ever go up she said only taxes.

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