Got a call this evening.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by mrro82, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Cordova, TN
    So I got a call from DirecTV. They're giving me the sports pack for free. Effectively bumping me up to the premier package. With no expiration.

    Also, they're giving me a $. 99 credit every month I have it. I just have to keep it for 30 days. If I get rid of it before then, I have to pay an early cancelation fee of $10. I also get it for free as long as I keep my current programming. If I change something, it goes bye bye.

    I'll keep it for the 30 days but unless I can keep my credits rolling on the movie channels I won't keep it.

    Anyone else receive this call tonight or have in the past?
  2. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Been with Directv almost from their beginning and have never received a phone call from them.
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  3. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    Ihave not received the call but I also dont have any premiums. It sounds like they are doing what thye can to keep people from cutting their programming by dropping premiums or switching to a lower base package.
  4. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    Weird.. I've been with D* since the 1990s and also have never received a call from them offering anything.
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  5. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    Not me.

    I should be offered this.

    I have the Choice Extra Classic (whatever it's exactly called) that is grandfathered. It includes NHL Network and PBS Kids Sprout but not Cloo. I have all the premium movies (though discounted). I have the HD Extra Pack (not discounted or free).

    (Maybe I'm wrong.)
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset DBSTalk Club

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    This sounds like a scam that some resellers have done in the past. They upgrade the subscriber through reseller channels and received their SPIF but the pricing jumped as well.

    I'd check with DIRECTV and see if they can explain how this upgrade came about and whether it is ultimately free as you were promised.

    Hopefully it is legitimate.
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  7. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Cordova, TN
    I called. It was a scam. The csr said no one called from DirecTV even though my caller ID said it was. There was no such offer in their system. She verified nothing was added and that was it. I have a pass code on my account which the scam call never asked for. Weird stuff. Glad I posted on here about it. I never thought it would be a scam.
  8. philtec

    philtec Cool Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    Phila PA
    Third party vender with falsified CID?
  9. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Cordova, TN
    I'm not sure. The CSR didn't say. Just that it didn't come from DirecTV.
  10. tenpins

    tenpins AllStar

    Jan 19, 2010
    It's possible that it was an outbound group/ 3rd party vendor. CSR's wouldn't have information to any marketing promotion and a 3rd party vendor wouldn't be able to leave notes as such. i presume that any information might be transmitted electronically at the end of day cycle. But then again...
  11. lwilli201

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    Just hope they did not ask for a lot of personal information. For it to be a real scam, they would have to have enough information to get some money out of you. Did they act like they knew the exact programming package you had? I would keep a close look at your banking and credit card activity for a while.
  12. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Cordova, TN
    They didn't ask me anything. They knew what package I had because she said adding the sports pack would effectively upgrade me to the premier package.
  13. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Cordova, TN
    Update: I checked my recent activity and saw where my package had changed even though I called yesterday to undo it. So I called again and it wasn't a scam after all. It was a legit offer and I am getting it for free. I guess the CSR I talked to yesterday assumed it was a scam because she couldn't find that offer in their system. I kinda figured it wasn't a scam as they didn't ask for anything about my account at all.

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