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Free HD for existing customers?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by tkrandall, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Nov 6, 2010 #1 of 22

    tkrandall Hall Of Fame

    Oct 3, 2003
    I have the Choice Extra HD DVR package. That runs 79.99/mo.

    I see there is now a Choice Extra package for 63.99, and that if you get that (at least new customers), HD service is free with autopay. Add in $7 for DVR service and I could have the same I get now for $9 less a month, right?

    Is this free HD with the Choce Extra plus autopay, available for existing customers?
  2. Nov 6, 2010 #2 of 22

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Yes, for 24 months. Need to call in and request it.
  3. Nov 6, 2010 #3 of 22

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    Yes, except existing customers only get the credit for 2 years.

    But, by then who knows what pricing structures DirecTV will have in place.
  4. Nov 6, 2010 #4 of 22

    marquitos2 Legend

    Jan 10, 2004
    I got the 24 months deal and they advised me to call after the time is up for another deal.
  5. Nov 6, 2010 #5 of 22

    doubleatheman AllStar

    Dec 28, 2007
    I was a bit upset when I could only get free hd for only 24 months, but hey free anything for any amount of time makes me happy.

    With Att dsl back in 2003 ish dsl was on 12 month contract prices, of course when the contract ended the price would have reverted higher, I always called back on the 11th month and asked for a new contract, they said ok, and gave me a better deal each time. I did that for about 6 years.

    So getting it for 24 months is no big deal, I am sure directv will offer a new better deal in 24 months. I really see the practice of charging for HD dying, dish network, directv, comcast & Uverse is offering free hd in my area.

    Same goes for my iPhone service I sign up for new contracts to get the cheaper iPhone deal every other year.

    Contracts contracts contracts... Makes the world go round :(

    Surprisingly my Uverse Internet does not have a contract, nor does comcast do contracts in my area. Which makes me happy that contracts are beginning to disappear also.

    I personally don't mind contracts. I've been with Att for cellphone since 1999, Internet since 2003, and have had contracts most of that time. Contracts with directv does not bug me in the least.
  6. Nov 7, 2010 #6 of 22

    markfp Legend

    Mar 9, 2010
  7. Nov 7, 2010 #7 of 22

    Maleman Icon

    Apr 17, 2007
    How does this credit show up on your statement?

    Thanks in advance
  8. Nov 7, 2010 #8 of 22

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    10/29 11/28 HD Access 24 Months Free HD Access -10.00 Credit
  9. Nov 7, 2010 #9 of 22

    Maleman Icon

    Apr 17, 2007
    Thanks! I am not on autopay but past my one yr promotional period. I will have to see if I can get this credit.
  10. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    You shouldn't have any problem getting it as long as you set up AutoPay.

    - Merg
  11. mpar1

    mpar1 AllStar

    Mar 20, 2008
    I am not under contract. I setup AutoPay Friday night and called about 2 minutes later. I was transferred to promotions, where they verified I had AutoPay and gave me the $10 discount for 24 months. Very easy.
  12. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    I got mine and that is a pretty cool savings!!!
  13. 420benz

    420benz Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    can someone please tell me what Auto Play is.
  14. Boston Fan

    Boston Fan Godfather

    Feb 17, 2006
    Auto pay. Payment is automatically charged to your credit card or deducted from your checking account.
  15. Renard

    Renard Godfather

    Jun 21, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Do you think that Directv will have the HD Access free longer than 24 months.
    What I mean is no more HD access fee for life?
  16. 420benz

    420benz Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    OK Thanks
  17. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    No not at this time.
  18. gkamer

    gkamer Mentor

    Nov 4, 2005
    I just called to see about getting the free 2 year HD. Right now I have the Choice Xtra with DVR receiver. That is in the living room. I only have a standard receiver in the bedroom. I know, dumb choice when I signed up but my wife wouldn't listen to me at the time. Anyway.....

    I asked the guy about upgrading my package. I told him what I wanted to do was get rid of the standard receiver in the bedroom and replace it with the DVR I currently have in the living room, then replace the living room receiver with a HD/DVR. He said that was doable, but it was going to cost me $199.00 to add the HD/DVR receiver in the living room. That kind of took with wind out of the sails of the idea. Oh well perhaps some date in the future Direct will offer a better deal.

  19. drpjr

    drpjr Icon

    Nov 23, 2007
    Gkamer, Try going to the D* website and seeing what comes up if you order online. Depending on your circumstance (contract length,monthly credits etc) it might be cheaper. It often changes without notice. You could be pleasantly surprised. Mine bounces back and forth between $99 and free. I am out of contract and receive no monthly credits which does makes a difference.
  20. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    That's a pretty good example of CSR Roulette. My experience was much better. I called to get Free HD for 24 months and was offered, without my asking, a second DVR at no charge other than a small installation fee and a new two-year commitment. This, of course, was a few months ago.

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