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

  1. wrj

    wrj Legend

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    How can I get nothing (actually $10 for 12), streatordogs09 get the same thing, yet ACR_Ted gets $30 off for 12 months? I called twice last week and got the same $10 off yet mkretired and rainydave got huge discounts. Could it be that I combined my AT&T Internet, phone, and DTV all into one bill? Is that sensible?
     
  2. planeluvr

    planeluvr New Member

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    Jul 30, 2011
    Called regular number last week and was only offered $40 off xtra package. Customer since H and HU cards. Declined and set up cancellation for 8/10. Called 8/11 (866-284-2816) and wanted to know if a credit had posted and the csr offered me this if I would stay:

    Xtra package
    1 year contract, keeping my current equipment (1 TV)
    $200 GC
    Sunday Ticket Max 2017
    HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, Showtime for 3 months
    $50 plus tax

    I stayed.
     
  3. specialkd24

    specialkd24 Cool Member

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    Oct 13, 2009
    What time of day do you all call that seems to give you the best results?
     
  4. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

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    I called on a Monday during the day.
     
  5. specialkd24

    specialkd24 Cool Member

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    Oct 13, 2009
    Just called the retention number (5:30 CT on a Monday)

    Been a customer since 2008. Xtra package. Last equipment upgrade was to HR34 in Jan./Feb. 2012. Been out of contract 3.5 years. No current credits on my account (10 for 12, etc. had expired months ago). Had called the main number a few times back in the spring with no luck. So everything was in my favor.

    $50 off a month for 12 months.
    Free Sunday Ticket
    Free Genie 2 and 2 4K mini clients.
    2-year contract.

    He said free HBO for 6 months at first, but after I was put on hold, said that it wasn't allowed with that $50 credit on my plan. Which is fine with me, as I don't watch a lot of movies with a 2-year old.

    Got exactly what I wanted. Bill goes from $140 to $90.
     
  6. mb32

    mb32 New Member

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    I have been a customer for about 15 years. I paid in the $70-80 neighborhood for Choice Extra Classic and Showtime, with two tv's, for years. Three years ago the monthly cost started creeping up on a monthly basis. It got up to about $130 within a couple months and then around $150 this past year. I called a couple times a year and didn't get any real offers - maybe $10 off for six months, or three months of another movie channel. Finally called again a few weeks ago intent on getting some significant savings or cancelling. I didn't get any spectacular offers so I cancelled. I think the date was 7/28. Since then, absolutely no calls or emails with any retention offers.
     
  7. streatordogs09

    streatordogs09 Cool Member

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    Sep 19, 2009
    I just finally got my parents a good offer. 50 off for 12 months, Free Sunday Ticket, and HBO free for 6 months. Took about 5 tries, did this on chat. Just a 1 year commitment.
     

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