How many of you would like AT&T or Verizon to purchase Directv?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mkdtv21, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    That's the funniest thing I have ever seen written n this forum,or maybe any forum! :lol:
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    There are just so many things I think you think wold happen that would never happen and be so difficult to see in actuality, it's not worth it, and our Service quality would drop tremendously.
  3. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    The point is that bundling would be a reason I would have wanted a merger, IF they didn't already offer one. Since they do, I see no benefit. Hopefully that clarifies what my original post stated.
  4. crawdad62

    crawdad62 Godfather

    Jul 16, 2008
    Yeah even Comcast doesn't want to be Comcast. The name is so tarnished they're pushing Xfinity.
  5. jagrim

    jagrim Hall Of Fame

    Aug 25, 2006
    I wonder if my time could have been spent better than reading this thread.
  6. KNPKH2ster

    KNPKH2ster Mentor

    Apr 3, 2010
    I don't see that happening. Let AT&T and Verizon compete in their respective cell phone industries. No need for D* to get involved. However, I would like to see the parent company of DirecTV to purchase Cablevision. I'm not trying to say put Cablevision out of business but rather make them up to date with the times such as their receivers. Compared to Cablevision, D* receivers are 100% superior.
  7. scorpion43

    scorpion43 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Mar 16, 2011
    i think DISH will buy DIRECT:lol::eek2::hurah:
  8. zimm7778

    zimm7778 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 11, 2007
    Compared to most providers I think DirecTV's receivers are superior. 20 hours of HD capacity paying upwards of $10-15 a month PER DVR? Give me a break!
  9. Xsabresx

    Xsabresx Icon

    Oct 8, 2007
    I dont want anyone to buy anyone. 10 years ago I went with Directv because I liked their business model. If I liked AT&T's business model better, I would have switched to uVerse a long time ago.

    Funny thing is, I dont think Directv is in a position to be bought by anyone. On the contrary I think they are a content delivery giant who does the buying.
  10. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    More competition is always better. Don't want too many folks joining forces, reducing competition.
  11. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    I like having competition. Choices are good for all of us customers.
  12. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    Directv tried to buy Dish 5-6 years ago and got so much push back from government agencies that they abandoned the plan. This was during the Bush years and Obama's regulators are are far more hostile to these sorts of big deals.

    There have been some rumors that AT&T wants to buy Dish but this is in part because of the wireless spectrum Dish owns.

    Directv has been doing extremely well with it's financials. They're adding customers at a time when some operators a losing them and their profit numbers have been very strong throughout the recession. I just don't see them selling out anytime soon.
  13. mobandit

    mobandit Hall Of Fame

    Sep 4, 2007
    I detest AT&T. I won't use them for any service that they offer...been lied to far too many times by AT&T reps.

    I would go back to Time Warner Cable before I stayed with DirecTV if they were bought by AT&T.

    Verizon I don't have any issues with, as I currently am using Verizon for my cell provider, and am relatively satisfied with their service.
  14. spaul

    spaul Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    The only reason to me I would possibly welcome Verizon to purchase or merge with Directv is to receive CSN Phila. Since they do have it in this area on Fios maybe, they could offer it for us Directv customers as a local channel just liojke all our other locals we receive now.It would be a end run passed Comcast that has been holding us hostage from enjoying our home teams games .
  15. Surveyor40

    Surveyor40 DBSTalk Club Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    No (or in the words of Gen McAuliffe - " Nuts "!)

    Verizon is my cell phone provider and they have been stellar since my switch from AT&T. Whether or not Verizon could own D*, run D* successfully I don't know.

    However, my experience with AT&T is another matter. Simply put, a byzantine, centuries old monolithic, technologically challenged telecom company which can't handle their own business let alone adding D* is another matter entirely. In the short term AT&T would burden D* with the debt of the purchase. Raising rates, reducing services, reducing customer satisfaction and possibly restricting an equipment base which continues to improve.

    So Nuts!
  16. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    Philly. We run ****..
  17. nuspieds

    nuspieds Legend

    Aug 9, 2008
    Just reading the subject line of this thread is enough to give me the shivers!

    Were I eating a meal, I'm sure I would've lost it! :D
  18. DLancer

    DLancer New Member

    Jan 6, 2011
    Having worked for AT&T and DTV, that's an absolutely terrible idea, the merger alone would be a nightmare.
  19. CockerKingdom

    CockerKingdom AllStar

    Jan 18, 2010
    Will the MOD's please lock and then delete this thread! I'm having nightmares and SEIZURES!

  20. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Heck I don't even do the Bundle thing and I have AT&T phone service.

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