Free HD for life (24 months for existing subs)

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  1. Jun 6, 2010 #361 of 2476
    Hdhead

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    Just called and was told my account was already automatically updated with free HD. Guess they are doing it proactively now. Plus they just knew I was going to call.:hurah:
     
  2. Jun 6, 2010 #362 of 2476
    camo

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    Press release would be nice. I'm thinking Monday. They have to edit there site and get it changed over. Looks like there doing it now.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2010 #363 of 2476
    MysteryMan

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    Free HD?...How can it be "free" if there are stipulations attached?
     
  4. Jun 6, 2010 #364 of 2476
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    Ah, thanks for the clarification, thats not to bad then at all.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2010 #365 of 2476
    James Long

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    DirecTV's has a conflict in their terms for the deal ...
    To be eligible for Free HD for Life you must activate and maintain the CHOICE package or above, at least one (1) HD receiver, HD Access and enrollment in Auto Bill pay. To access DIRECTV HD programming, an HD Access fee ($10/mo.) & HD equipment are required. Number of HD channels varies by package selected. All programming, pricing, terms & conditions subject to change at any time.​
    If HD is free for life why is a $10 access fee required? They need to reword this or add "Customers enrolled in autopay will receive a $10 credit toward their HD access fee." or say something clear.

    DirecTV also needs to stop using "DISH requires you to sign up for autopay" as an insult when THEY require autopay for the same offer. :)

    Is HD free or not? If DirecTV is planning on dropping the charge in six months anyways why not just do it now, no autopay needed, and stop confusing their customers and prospects with "Free for Life" vs "Free for 24 months".
     
  6. Jun 6, 2010 #366 of 2476
    TheRatPatrol

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    I've never had any issues the three years I've been on auto pay.
    What "stipulations" are you talking about?
     
  7. Jun 6, 2010 #367 of 2476
    camo

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    I think all stipulations are out the window. Thanks for everyone that bombarded them with calls they have decided to just offer it free for everyone with no strings attached unlike what Dish is doing. They are 1upping Dish.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2010 #368 of 2476
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    Stipulations are still, Autopay, and minimum package level. Granted minimum package level is only choice, so thats no real big deal.
    Autopay is required, when you look at all the fine print on Direct's website.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2010 #369 of 2476
    dcowboy7

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    Some posts say they didnt need to sign for autopay.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2010 #370 of 2476
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    Because free does not necessarily imply that there are no strings attached. It just means that there is no charge attached to the free item. Yes, there are other meanings of the word free. However, when talking about a product that is normally paid for, common usage would be that free would mean without charge.

    Think "free beer", not "free speech".
     
  11. Jun 6, 2010 #371 of 2476
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    Way to many others are posting they had to, and autopay is still in the red fine print.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2010 #372 of 2476
    camo

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    Many predicted the extra HD charge would eventually be absorbed and gone. Looks like its coming even sooner than Direct expected. I would say by Monday there will be something official. No stipulations like auto pay or a upgraded package needed. They are updating parts of web site now and recent people calling are being told its automatically included when they call.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2010 #373 of 2476
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    Just checked directv website this is what i got.

    DIRECTV HD service is FREE for as long as you're a DIRECTV customer. To get HD, first make sure you have a High-Def TV. When you
     
  14. Jun 6, 2010 #374 of 2476
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    I think E* requires the same thing. Plus I think auto pay/paperless billing saves D* money by not have to print, send, and process all of that paperwork.
     
  15. Jun 6, 2010 #375 of 2476
    dcowboy7

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    But even if some arent doing autopay then it isnt really "required".

    To me required = 100% which obviously isnt the case.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2010 #376 of 2476
    MysteryMan

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    HD is "free" if you use auto pay. That's like when a bank offeres "free" checking as long as you maintain a minimum balance. "No Charge" would be more applicable.
     
  17. Jun 6, 2010 #377 of 2476
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    I called the 5000 number and asked for the Promotions Department at the voice prompt. When the CSR came on the line I asked about this promotion for existing customers and after a few minutes I was all setup with the $10 credit for the next 24 months. I have autopay setup through Verizon and had no problems getting this deal.
     
  18. Jun 6, 2010 #378 of 2476
    dcowboy7

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    Whats the big deal about this autopay $$ issue ?

    Just put it on the credit card & u still control when/how much $$ u pay.
     
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    What is the 5000 number? i want to find out what the story is.
     
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