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directv protection plan...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jimmerz, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. jayerndl

    jayerndl AllStar

    Aug 4, 2007
    Based on my experience today the regular CSR and supervisor were worthless but the Access Card Team fixed the problem right away.

  2. BattleScott

    BattleScott Hall Of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    It hasn't been mentioned because it's not a plus of the protection plan.
  3. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    Your contract will not be re-upped if you do not have the protection plan and are replacing a leased reciever either. It is not a plus.

    Well at least its not suppose to be re-upped. D* has "system issues" and often times it is incorrectly re-upped.
  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    If you are having issues with the ownership of your receiver with the Protection Plan, you can also speak to a CSR in the Protection Plan department. They are usually helpful and knowledgeable in this area as well. It's the first-line CSR's that you generally have to avoid for detailed info as they either don't know or haven't been trained appropriately.

    - Merg
  5. DBSooner

    DBSooner Legend

    Sep 23, 2008
    Well this is obviously news to me. Might be time to cancel the PP then...
  6. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    The PP has saved me a small fortune over the last three years. I had a crappy initial install and that triggered many service calls that I never paid for. Between January of '08 and June of '08, my entire system was rebuilt in stages and an extra dish was installed plus two 6x16 multi-switches and numerous dish alignments. Would have cost me a fortune if I didn't have the PP. Grandma used to say, "Don't be penny wise and pound foolish." Wisdom to live by. Keep the PP, you never know. Money well spent.

  7. GregLee

    GregLee Hall Of Fame

    Dec 28, 2005
    I called to technical support just last week and got a CSR who introduced herself as being a protection plan person. Maybe these days if you have the PP you are automatically routed to such a CSR?
  8. heathramos

    heathramos Legend

    Dec 19, 2005
    I have the protection plan

    the only reason I signed up for it is because my dish needs to be realligned about once a year (wind).

    I got my dvr replaced this past week and saving the shipping cost was a plus but not a reason to sign up.
  9. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Yes, you're routed to them by the first CSR you get as soon as they see that you are a member of the PP. At least that's supposed to be the way it works. You can't even get regular tech help, they send you right to the PP techs. And some of them actually are helpful.


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