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Bad credit and Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dem372, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. dem372

    dem372 Cool Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    I am trying to convince my father to sign up for Directv and snag the referral bonus for him. The only issue is, he has had some financial issues over the last few years. Nothing major, but I am sure his credit score is not all that great.

    I am just wondering, what happens if he signs up online and Directv does his credit check and it comes back bad? Do they no longer offer certain discounts?

    Any info about this is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    If your credit is bad, you have to pay a $200 activation fee (credited back to you at $5/month x 40 months), and you will be limited on discounts, etc.
  3. dem372

    dem372 Cool Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    thanks for the reply. I think I will suggest he stay with Uverse if that is the case.
  4. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    It's hard to say what the tipping point is. If he wants to switch, there really is no harm in calling the referal number and starting the process. If he passes the check, great, $100 for each of you. If not, then "thanks, but no thanks" and he sticks with uverse until some later point in time.
  5. Justin85

    Justin85 Legend

    Jun 16, 2010
    I have a friend who also had a run of bad credit, he was denied by ATT U-Verse, stating he did not meet credit requirements, but signed up for DTV without as deposit. So I would guess unless your dad was with ATT before his credit went south, he has a good chance with DTV.
  6. Blaze

    Blaze Legend

    Jun 9, 2010

    I agree with you here the Authors Father should call up etc and if hes approved so be it..:)
  7. sunfire9us

    sunfire9us Godfather

    Feb 15, 2009
    That has to be true. I have bad credit now and like back in 03 I did have a cellphone thru Cingular which as you know is now ATT. Well recently I decided to see if I could get back on even though I know I have poor credit. I was surprised they allowed me without even having to pay any deposit. I think this shows as long as you dont have a negative past with them, you MIGHT still have a chance of getting thru

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