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Directv Sales Rep Here

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DTVbrandon92, Dec 13, 2012.

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  1. n3vino

    n3vino Godfather

    Oct 2, 2011
    I spoke to one of these guys one time and they are fast talkers and deal in half truths. "You can get premium with all the movie channels for the same price as you pay now for cable". What they don't tell you is that after three months, you start paying for the premiums, and after a year your rate goes up to regular price. I brought that up to one guy, and he said after the first year, I could downgrade the package. Maybe that was true, but I didn't believe him because there is a two year contract and it made no sense to me that D* would allow it, since they had to make up for the first year's discount.

    I am with D* for a little over a year now, but I knew exactly what would happen after three months and after the first year and that's why I didn't go for the premium package. I did the research for a time before I went with D*. Of course the first year discount, free HD for life, no upfront costs for equipment, whole home DVR. and no startup costs were the determining factors.
  2. acer

    acer Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Dec 13, 2012
    The package is not under contract, but with the free HD for life, DirecTV has it set to discourage you from downgrading as if you downgrade from the Choice Ultimate package it is counteractive as you lose the free hd for life and the bill goes up from it.
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Right, packages aren't part of the contract, just service. You could downgrade to the Entertainment package if you wanted to, though losing the free HD etc. The only restriction on how long you must keep programming is that once subscribed to a premium like HBO, you must keep it 30 days, or else there is a $10 fee.
  4. 1gkdave

    1gkdave New Member

    Dec 18, 2012
    I'm an in house inside sales rep here in Southern California, just found this site and I'm glad I did, I lurked for a while but now decided to register and post. Anyone have any in house questions you'd like answered I'd be more than happy to assist anyone.
  5. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    The day of the door to door salesman has come and gone. You need a new gig.

    Tell them if they don't guarantee you minimum wage they need to find another sucker.

    In fact if you are young and a high school graduate, join the air force or coast guard.
  6. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

    May 22, 2012
    Do you have D* or are you selling a product you know almost nothing about?
  7. 1gkdave

    1gkdave New Member

    Dec 18, 2012
    The point of being in a discussion forum leads to a certain extent a level of anonymity and well although not disclosed due to my said anonymity, actually otherwise noted I'm not saying my views are of the company or that they are not thats why i have a screen name that does not disclose my name or anything, I have already received 6 pms warning me about stating that my views are only mine and not of the company, which is ridiculous to think otherwise, ive yet to post anything and i already feel the most unwelcome ive ever felt in any discussion board. I would have gladly partaken in lots of discussing hell even give it out discounts to users here just because I'm nice and enjoy discussion. Now i feel completely unwelcome and it's a shame. My apologies for Coming onto this site in the first place. I will discontinue use of this site after today.
  8. DirecTView Satellite

    DirecTView Satellite New Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    Actually... The reps in the big box stores all work for sales contractors that are under Smart Circle - They sell about 400,000 jobs annually, with about 300,000 actually getting installed.
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Those are the worst sales persons ever. I have yet to see one person that was happy from the sale. There is always a problem. Biggest one is building SD work orders and promising customers they are getting HD, because they won't qualify....
  10. dishinitout

    dishinitout Mentor

    Jan 4, 2013
    Talk about digging up an old thread for no reason, and for it being a first post not sure why......

    But I concur smart circle is the worst retailer to do business with.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using DBSTalk mobile app
  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I looked into one of these and perhaps "Smart Circle" is what's at the top, but it was a multilevel [aka pyramid] marketing scheme/scam.
    At the entry level "the training" is full of falsehoods, so if you actually know DirecTV, you need to be comfortable lying to your perspective customers.
    I submitted a modified "sales pitch" which I could live with and I was told I couldn't use it and had to use "the script".
    This was my last day. :hair: :rolling:

    I want to welcome DirecTView Satellite to the forum, while the age of this thread is such that it needs closing.
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