Free NFL Sunday Ticket?!?

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  1. codespy

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    It will typically show a nag at the bottom of the screen- ‘You are authorized for this channel’ when subscribed....

    I’m currently getting a 721 error code, since I’m not subscribed.
     
  2. Rich

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    I just tried to get it without cost. Failed.

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  3. dtv757

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    Yea I'm gonna wait till Sept .since I just took it off yesterday

    Full price is insane like $400

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  4. Rich

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    Yup, I'll start playing CSR roulette...

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  5. lilstone87

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    I wish you both luck.. I did this last year, and I tried several times, without luck. This was being out of contract, and all. I finally got sick of their not wanting to help, and told them to set my account to cancel at the end of my current billing cycle. Which was like 1 1/2-2 weeks away at the time. I told the rep, if the company wants to keep me as a customer, you got only a couple days to offer me something. This was with me being a long time customer as well.

    Luckily they did call me like two days later, asking what they could do to keep me as a customer. I told them for one, they would need to offer me $50-60 for 12 month credit. That many people were getting last year. As that credit would mainly just cover boxes, and DVR service. As I got five boxes in my home. All of which are the 1st gen genie boxes, that i have had for a few years now. So not hurting them to not charge me monthly for them.

    Finally I was honest with the guy who called me. I told him I strictly have directv, as I am a big NFL fan. So without it, there was no reason for me not to go to my local cable provider. As my service would be much more stable, storms not taking it out often at times. Plus at the time, I could of been paying near the same, over a two year deal, with redzone, and all movie channels. Movie channels not included with my directv plan at the time. So the guy ended up offering me ST Max Free as well last year. So yesterday I decided $16 off Max, plus the $60 credit for 12 months, was fair for now. So I took it, knowing I didn't have to stress with CSR roulette again.
     
  6. Rich

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    I went thru this last year and got nowhere. I finally gave up and paid for it. I'm not gonna do that this year, I'll go the CSR roulette route and see what happens. If I can't get it without cost I'll just give up. I get plenty of games each week and don't really need the ST. I do find value in the ST for people that bet on games.

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  7. RVD26

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    I tune into channel 114 and only get a black screen. I got an email back in April stating I would ST Max for free.
    Any other way to confirm if I'm actually getting it for free?
     
  8. Hot Tub Johnny

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    114 is black for me as well. directv.com shows that Sunday Ticket Max 2020 is on my account.
     
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  9. b4pjoe

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    My 114 is black too but if you go to the More Info page mine says "NFL Sunday Ticket Authorization Confirmation".

    Previously my account had NFL Sunday Ticket listed and to auto renew but it showed the price as $0.00. When I was talking to a rep from the office of the president about another issue I asked him to check and make sure I was getting NFL Sunday Ticket Maxx free as the email I received earlier had stated. He came back and told me that yes I would be getting it free and it will auto renew and show the charge on my bill along with a credit for the same amount.

    Now after paying my August bill which did not have an NFL Sunday Ticket charge and credit on it...NFL Sunday Ticket is no longer listed on my account. I haven't had the September bill listed on my account yet so now I don't know if I am getting it or not. AT&T does nothing the easy way.
     
  10. heisman6183

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    So, I called today to cancel Sunday Ticket Max as I saw it on my account as ready to autorenew. I really confused the agent because she said I'm getting it for free, and confirmed that and added a note to my account. So that was a positive, no haggling for a deal this year!
     
  11. dtv757

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    I imaging training has been scalled back at many companies.... i had a few reps say it [NFL ST] was "free " but I knew it was just auto renew and billing has not started yet.

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    the2130

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    It's $293 for just Sunday Ticket without the Max. It's more than other sports packages, but still worth it to me to follow an out-of-market team. The bill I just paid in late August shows $0.00 for Sunday Ticket, so I called to check on the status. I was prepared to make a one-time payment for the season, but the CSR said it wasn't showing a charge for the next bill either, so I decided to just let it ride until I see the next bill. I'm not counting on getting it free, but there's no sense in volunteering to pay it until I know I'm going to be charged.
     
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    Grover4772

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    I was just talking to Loyalty tonight and he said I would be getting Sunday Ticket Max as well. I just don't see it on my bill yet and ch 114 is dark? What does 114 show once you are confirmed getting it?
     
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    b4pjoe

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    It stays dark. Go into Info and then More Info to see the confirmation.
     
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    codespy

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    After tuning to the channel, press info button, then select button on more info. The page will then load up. If authorized, page indicates ‘You are authorized for this program.’
     
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    Delroy E Walleye

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    Thanks for the 'Info -> More Info' Info!

    (Looks like the email I received the other month is actually true.)
     
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    codespy

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    No prob- the confirmation has changed compared to the past. It used to be simpler. Blame it on the pandemic as far as I’m concerned. Just like I barely use my room with my 4K receiver anymore. No 4K sports programming like in the past. :(
     
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    Delroy E Walleye

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    Well, at the very least, it should give me a good enough reason to re-connect my (long-dormant) HR44. If for no other reason than to take advantage of its extra tuners (which I haven't needed badly enough since disconnecting it).
     
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    bjlc

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    hey it lit up.. how do you know if you have max or not?
     

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