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Free but NOT FREE!!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by alacazam, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    The first part can be read as you can only use the movers deal once a year. However, the second part, qualifying customer, is all encompassing and includes the tenure component.
  2. alacazam

    alacazam Mentor

    Oct 8, 2004
    So WHAT OFFER have I used in the last year? I paid for my installation AND that has nothing to do with the MOVERS CONNECTION OFFER which I have never used!!
  3. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    How much did you pay for the install? Mine was "free" which means DTV paid for it in return for a 2 year contract. If you don't have a two year contract, cancel the service and go with Dish.
  4. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
    key words= Qualifying and Tenure...
  5. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    You paid for your installation? You aren't giving us all the details if that is true.
  6. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    Just cancel already and move on. Why would you give them any more money than necessary if you didn't like the way you were being treated? You know what they say.....money talks and.....walks.
  7. fourhokiefans

    fourhokiefans Cool Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    "DIRECTV MOVERS DEAL: Offer expires on 7/18/12. Offer available once in any 12 month period for qualifying customers only. Qualifications based on tenure, package level, payment history and other factors. Sports blackouts and your ability to receive local channels or broadcast networks may be affected by new address. Residential customers only. Offer requires a program agreement of 12 months or 24 months if you took an Advanced Receivers equipment upgrade (HD, DVR, or HD DVR) of any DIRECTV base programming package (priced at $29.99/mo. or above), or any international service bundle. If you have two boxes or one box and an enabled TV, an additional $6/mo. fee applies. For each additional box and/or enabled TV on your account you are charged an additional fee of $6/mo. per box and/or enabled TV. Applicable use tax adjustment may apply on the retail value of installation."

    Give me a break. I guess since you failed to read or understand the terms of service provided that DirecTv is at fault? That's pathetic.
  8. cariera

    cariera Icon

    Oct 27, 2006
    Once again....

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink

    There is also the option of doing the install yourself or hiring a contractor to do it. There is no hard and fast rule that Directv has to do the new install.You possess all the necessary hardware, you might be on the hook for some coax.

    If you are still unhappy with the deal, or unable to get Directv to reduce or offset the cost, you can always vote with your wallet and get another provider.
  9. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I'm sorry, but the ad that D* is running on TV these days has no small print in it and does not mention any 'qualifications'. Basically another phony ad from D* where they say something and don't put qualifiers in the ad, not even in tiny print that would fly by if they had in fact presented it at all.
  10. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
    Just looked and its in the commercial
  11. Justin23

    Justin23 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    Just saw a Movers Connection TV ad & it had the same "Available once in any 12 month period for qualifying customers" fine print that others are referring to...
  12. r028806

    r028806 Mentor

    Mar 12, 2010
    Bottom line you were given correct information. The quote was valid.
  13. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    The Movers Connection TV Ad has the fine print as others have posted. Perhaps your Panasonic TC-P54S1 needs calibrating.
  14. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Or maybe old eyes?? :)

    I seldom watch ads, but had seen one of the mover ads yesterday and for all of me, I didn't see any fine print flash by.
  15. Brubear

    Brubear Legend

    Nov 13, 2008
    I appreciate the support. Too many customers see/hear what they want to and heaven help you if you are the one to deliver the bad news that they were self-deluded. There is a reason that every existing customer that upgrades has to speak to an agent that verifies that they understand the offer. They also maintain those calls in perpetuity.\

    "they told me that everything would be free!!"
    No, they did not.

    "I was told that I could upgrade at anytime at no charge!"
    No, you weren't.

    Referring to the poster regards the move:brace yourself for a shock - DirecTV is a for-profit business. There - now everyone knows. The profit margins are quite a bit slimmer than most people realize and it takes quite some time for an account to offset the investment in equipment and manpower on an install. When you need a 2nd install within the initial period, you have extended the amount of time before the account shows a net gain for DirecTV. Thus a charge.
  16. Blankman2k5

    Blankman2k5 Legend

    Oct 20, 2010
    This particular promotion, as with many others, are based on tenure. If you have been active for less than a year or if you have moved within the last 12 months you will not be generally eligible for a move at no cost. There may be other alternatives for you though.
  17. jerrylove56

    jerrylove56 Godfather

    Jun 14, 2008
    North Alabama
    I know this is a dead horse subject but it came up today for me. We are moving and I wanted to use the “movers” program. Much to my chagrin I was informed that we did not “qualify” for the “full” movers program but it would only cost us $230 to transfer our service to a new location. The cost did not include any of the “treats” outlined on their national commercial.

    This is not what their nationwide advertisement scam infers. Direct is using a “bait and switch” scam in order to pad their balance sheet. The idea that my eligibility for the program is based on “other” undefined reasons is laughable. Maybe I have to give someone a “top secret” handshake to get in. I complained to the BBB of El Segundo and the FTC. May not do any good but it let me vent.
  18. studechip

    studechip Godfather

    Apr 16, 2012
    Perhaps you could tell us why you didn't qualify for the full movers connection?
  19. n3vino

    n3vino Godfather

    Oct 2, 2011
    I learned a long time ago, that if it's too good to be true, it usually is. I never take an advertisement or commerical at face value. I always check it out and look for the loop holes. If I find it, I discard the offer. If I don't, and I'm interested, I call with no real expectations and waiting for the bomb, until I am satisfied that it's a good deal, and or know what to expect. Then I decide if I want it or not. So far, D* has done everything they said they would. I have no complaints as of yet
  20. crkeehn

    crkeehn Godfather

    Apr 22, 2002
    What was the reason given for your not qualifying? Your post is very short on details, other than that you're cranky.

    When I relocated from Maryland to North Carolina, Movers Connection made no promise other than that they would set you up in the new location without charge in exchange for a years commitment. They kept their promise.

    I have found that DirecTV has honored their agreement with me for the most part. The one exception could have been written off as a bad experience with a single CSR. DTV corrected it on the spot. I have also found that when something is tied to conditions or qualifications, the CSRs have explained what the requirement was and made sure that I understood them, before moving on.

    I would not say that DirecTV is perfect, nor would I expect everyones experience to be as positive as mine has been. I do take exception to the terms "Scam" and "bait and switch". I think there is more to the story that we're not hearing.

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