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How 2 replace box w/o paying lease fee?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by WalkGood, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    I'll raise you one WTH! WTH WTH !? :) You said "The whole leased thing started March 1 2006. So if any box was purchased prior to that date, then it would be considered owned and anything after March 1 2006 would be a leased receiver and remain property of DIRECTV" and that was not entirely correct.

    He didn't say he WASN'T a former (or current mdu sub) and since he has an owned receiver showing as "additional receiver" on his account it was "possible." Aside from that, the statement still wasn't correct because ALL receivers obtained after the date you mentioned were not leased. There were exceptions , one big one being mdu's and lasting almost 3 years after 2006 and the other, as you know, were HR2x receivers that replaced HR10's that were owned even later.

    So there. ;)
     
  2. hilmar2k

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    If those are your first only receivers, then yes. If you already have receivers, and are adding to them, then each of these would carry the $6.00 fee.
     
  3. WalkGood

    WalkGood Cool Member

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    I will only have 2 receivers.
     
  4. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

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    Without getting into specifics, here is a quick and dirty line item breakdown:

    programming package, includes 1 stb.

    each additional stb....

    dvr service(unless bundled or lifetime dvr fee grandfathered)....

    MRV/Whole Home....

    Protection Plan...

    HD access fee...

    HD extra fee

    taxes...
     
  5. O2BRich

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    I bought another DVR from DTV in October for $99. When I went to activated it they said it was owned.
    I don't care either way as it is still $6 a month.
     
  6. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

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    Then you will pay one $6 fee for the second receiver. What it will be labeled will depend on its status (owned vs leased).
     
  7. The Merg

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    Correct. The OP does not the PP though, so a defective owned receiver will be replaced with a leased one.

    With the PP, a defective owned receiver will be replaced for free with another owned receiver.

    - Merg
     
  8. hombresoto

    hombresoto Legend

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    Call them and tell them you need a service call. They will probably do it for cheap or free. Have the tech replace the box. It will be leased but will cost you little to nothing and if your alignment is off the tech will have to fix that before he can activate the new one, which is another bonus of going that route.
     
  9. The Merg

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    The new leased box might still require the up-front lease fee even if a tech comes out to replace it. And the tech visit might not be free either. I would just call up and tell them you have a defective receiver and see what they will do for you. There's a good chance they'll send out a new receiver for just the cost of shipping.

    - Merg
     
  10. hombresoto

    hombresoto Legend

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    Any receivers that are not functioning correctly during a service call are replaced free of charge at the techs discretion. Its called a service swap. There may be a contract extension if the receiver was owned but no up front fee. It takes 10 seconds to do this in rio. Any modification that will cost the customer money has to be called in.
     
  11. The Merg

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    Sorry. I misunderstood your post. I thought you were saying to have the receiver replaced and to have a tech come out to install it. In that case, you would be paying for both.

    If you just have a service visit, anything that needs to be repaired or fixed is covered in the service visit.

    - Merg
     

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