Free NFL Sunday Ticket?!?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jep8821, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. codespy

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    To be fair, when I (and several others) called, we weren’t begging for free stuff. I politely asked if there was any promotions going on for ST for my account, which they typically offer every year. I didn’t expect it for free. In the past (very few times), I got it for free, but they usually applied mutilple credits to offset the $416 cost for me over a span of 3-6-12 months, not a one time full credit.

    You could’ve still refused to accept the free ST and they would accept your refusal and not activate it to your account. Maybe then it would have allowed other credits like 6 free months of Epix. I’ve done that in the past when they only offered like a $10 off for 6 months of ST. Sometimes I politely declined and called later to achieve a more desired outcome. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Indiana627

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    Exact same thing for me. Yesterday I called and asked if I was eligible for any ST promotions and after a few seconds she said "great news you can get it for free this year!" Many other years I've called asking same thing and have been told no. I think it's truly a game of roulette both in terms of who answers the phone and the randomness of what promotions get activated to be offered to each customer.

    All that said, when tuning to channel 114 to verify my ST is active, all I get is a black blank screen. But I assume I should see some sort of confirmation message. ST shows up on my online account and I got the order confirmation email yesterday, but I'm worried that channel 114 is blank. Do you think the games will work for me on Sunday?
     
  3. b4pjoe

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    At the black screen hit your info button and then go into More Info. You should see the confirmation in there.
     
  4. dtv757

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    Agree im always nice to the rep and ask for "promos"

    I have never threatened to cancel

    I have been on that side of the phone before (for multiple other companies ) I know customer s can be a pain...

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  5. codespy

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    When tuning to channel 114, you’ll get a x721 if not subscribed. If you are subscribed, on the HR2x series IRD’s, pressing select on ‘more info’ will take you to the next screen indicating you are authorized for the program/subscription. On the Genies/mini’s, the screen shows up a little differently for me. There is nothing other than ‘No information available’ when pressing select on more info.

    What’s even more fun is if you tune to channel 100, the screen for ST tells you to tune to Ch 115, although no such channel exists. It’s been like that for weeks now. Another ATT oops.
     
  6. b4pjoe

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    My Genie (HR54) and my mini (C61K) both show me as confirmed on the more info screen.
     
  7. codespy

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    That’s weird, those are my models too. Nowhere does it say on the screen ‘you are authorized for this program’ like the 2x’s do.
     
  8. Indiana627

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    Thanks everyone. I'll check out 114 again when I get home.
     
  9. b4pjoe

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    Are you still through DTV or have you been migrated to AT&T. I'm on AT&T. Unfortunately. :(
     
  10. codespy

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    Luckily I’m on legacy and not ATT. Would that really make a difference though, in what shows up on the screen?
     
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  11. b4pjoe

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    You wouldn't think so but here we are... :)
     
  12. wxman

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    Me too. I have zero interest in sports, and I'm already getting a discount for a year. This showed up on my bill. That's the only way I knew.

     
  13. RobAirWaves

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    I've been with DTV since 2000. the 1st 10 years. I paid for ST. Thereafter, when I saw that many subscribers were getting it for free. I've played that game every year since. I always try and get discounts off reg programming, as a side issue. So each reps aim is to keep loyal customers, so they should give be giving up something such as ST or at least discounts off reg programming....
     
  14. JKUCSMA

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    I've been a customer since I sold my BUD and the best I could get was a 180.00 credit for 12 months, so I'm happy.
     
  15. dlt4

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    You guys are having a lot better luck than I've had getting a deal. I've tried four times in four different ways in the last three weeks or so to get ST for free with no luck. I was told by a guy on chat I was eligible but he couldn't add it to my account for some reason, but all I had to do was call the 800-288-2020 number and they would add it. I called and was told I wasn't eligible. I asked how it's possible two people look at my account and get two different results, but I understand that she couldn't answer that. The last time I called I was denied again, but I did agree to a year of STARZ for $7/month. But of course that never happened either, but at least they didn't bill me for it even though I got an email confirming my subscription. How does that happen?

    I checked channel 114 last Sunday and it showed I was all set for the year, but I'm wondering now if that was because ST was free last weekend.

    Anyway, I give up. When my $40 monthly credit runs out in January I'll probably be making the switch to YTTV. I tried it earlier this year, and it's lacking some niceties that I'll miss, but I'll adjust.
     
  16. I WANT MORE

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    I tried several times in several different ways and was unsuccessful.
    Shelled out the 400 bucks. :(
     
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  17. Bobwhite

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    Ok, 22 year customer. I tried all week to get NFL ticket with chat, and the numbers posted here with no dice until Saturday, and was hooked up within 10 minutes. The only thing I can say is keep trying because I thought it wasn't going to happen this year. I was even willing to pay half the normal price if necessary, but not the $400 with COVID cancellation of the season always a possiblility. Good luck all.
     
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  18. longhorn23

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    Which number did you use when they finally told you yes?
     
  19. longhorn23

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    I also tried several times with multiple numbers with no luck and eventually just paid the $400 on sunday right around kickoff time. I got it for half off last year and free a few times before. I always at least got a $16 dollar discount at the very minimum but this time received 0 discounts and had to pay full price. I am a premier customer and a wireless customer and I pay extra for the movies extra and epix package. I am currently receiving a $35 and a $30 discount for 12 months plus a lifetime discount for $25 for combined wireless/directv and a $13 lifetime discount for HBO also for combined wireless/directv.

    Right before I called on Sunday morning, I did notice that on my tv it gave me the option of activating Sunday Ticket for $69.99. Does anyone know what that price is for? Because Sunday ticket max is $65.99 x 6 payments.
     
  20. TheRatPatrol

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    Thats a one day pass to watch the games on that particular Sunday.
     
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