Becoming a Directv Dealer?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Safwanish, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Safwanish

    Safwanish New Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone have experience in becoming a Directv / AT&T reseller? If so, please guide me on the procedure to becoming one.

    Is there any sub-forum where we can discuss things as dealers/retailers?

    Thanks
     
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  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Do they even have dealers or resellers any more?
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I think they have some grandfathered dealers but they took most of business in house before the AT&T acquisition.
     
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  4. richall01

    richall01 Godfather

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    WHY????
     
  5. west99999

    west99999 Icon

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    That ship sailed around 5-7 years ago. No money left in it even if you could do it.
     
  6. techguy88

    techguy88 Well-Known Member

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    Well a lot of third party dealers I've interacted with over the years promised things that were not possible such as extending the 12 month promo pricing to 24 months, before the all included packages one told me that I could get Choice for $29.99/mo with no DVR and additional TV fees, promising sports packages like NHL that were not included in a new customer offer, etc.

    So I wouldn't be surprised if misrepresentation is one reason they don't have new third party dealers.
     
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  7. Rob37

    Rob37 Active Member

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    Yeah when AT&T took over the show & acquired DIRECTV, they took everything in house and you basically have to deal with AT&T now to get any new installs or new equipment now.
     
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  8. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Probably part of a deal they struck with Mastec. Mastec already handled a lot of AT&T's broadband installations.
     
  9. Safwanish

    Safwanish New Member

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    What about Perfect Vision's program? I see they are still offering AT&T Residential dealership (which now includes AT&T TV and Directv etc)
    PerfectVision
     
  10. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Sounds more like one is becoming a PerfectVision reseller - not a direct dealer for AT&T|DIRECTV. There are several dealers/resellers where one can become an affiliate of the dealer/reseller.

    Becoming a reseller (just selling service for AT&T|DIRECTV to install) especially as an affiliate of an existing reseller shouldn't be hard. Becoming a dealer where AT&T ships equipment and the dealer does the installation is a different level. Years ago I'd recommend using a reputable local dealer to do installations (good dealers can be more creative in installing equipment the way the customer wants and not just follow DIRECTV's template). I never recommended resellers who didn't do their own installs.

    DISH had problems with some resellers using illegal practices for which DISH was sued and lost. A good reason for AT&T|DIRECTV and DISH to keep the sales effort in house and not take the risk with outside resellers and dealers.
     
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  11. krel

    krel New Member

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    why would you want to even entertain the thought of becoming a DTV dealer??? it's a failing business everyones streaming now. and to be honest i can get 450 channels with a 17 tuner whole home DVR for 50.00 a month from fios out here wich would be a no brainer vs DTV
     
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  12. Safwanish

    Safwanish New Member

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    True that but there is still a huge chunk of the country that isn't covered by these other companies like Fios Spectrum etc just due to the fact that those cities counties are not densely populated enough for them to make their infrastructure development and investment viable. I have no doubt that Directv will continue to bleed customers moving forward but i am expecting the bleed to stabilize soon enough.
     
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  13. Safwanish

    Safwanish New Member

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    Perfect Vision runs a non-fulfillment program as well. where the only responsibilities for a dealer is to find customer via approved marketing tactics and sign them up using their order entry system and then AT&T takes care of the entire installation process and you can earn a commission that way. You don't get installation bonus but you do still get a sale commission. This also allows dealers to sell nationwide via marketing because you are basically using AT&T's own installers to do the installs. Scalability is the key with this program.
     
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  14. krel

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    with all of the hardware issues iv'e had wich has been resolved to my satisfaction. but it should not have taken 5 months to do it:mad:. the billing issues my bill is never right, i had to call DTV more times to fix things in the past 6 months vs the past 20 years before AT&T took em over. at one point they had two packages overlapping on my acct wich cranked the bill through the roof. and that took 6 phone calls for them to figure out some of the CSR'S didn't even want to help me figure out what was going on:mad:. would i choose DTV again prob not nor would i recomend em because of there god awfull CSR'S. i am hoping that once AT&T offloads it it gets new CSR'S that are in america and that are will trained with the system and how to deal with issues that may arrise. but wish in one hand and **** in the other and see wich one gets you more:confused:. the offer to get fios for 130 a month for gig speed internet and 450 channels and a 17 tuner whole home dvr is pretty tempting:cool:
     
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  15. krel

    krel New Member

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    you'll also have to deal with AT&T'S god awfull CSR'S btw wich nobody likes from the customers the installers right down to the lady of the office of the president since she told me she would replace em if she had the power!!!
     
  16. krel

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    i thought it was all done in house. i haven't seen resellers in costo. i see one in wal mart a while back but that was it. maybe we will see em during the holidays
     
  17. krel

    krel New Member

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    another thing is. before att ruined dtv. dealers used to get what was known as a showroom acct. not anymore att took that away.. att won't deal with the installers after 90 days only the consumer. dish will deal with both the installer and the consumer even if it's 5 years down the road
     
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  18. Claude A Greiner

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    I have been in the business 22 years and now is NOT the time to be getting into selling satellite.

    Its a tough sell to any customer, and then you got the issue that most customers expect to be bundled with internet.

    I would honestly wait till Directv is sold before trying to become a dealer.
     
  19. krel

    krel New Member

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    Att screwed up being a dealer
     
  20. Claude A Greiner

    Claude A Greiner DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Oh absolutely.
     

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