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Improvements to the Protection Plan

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Steve615, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I've created the ability of earning a six digit income which allows my wife and I to live a very comfortable life style. Should a opportunity arise for me to earn a seven digit income I certainly wouldn't pass it up. And nether would you!
     
  2. omartinjordan

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    It was the latest and greatest when I got it a year ago. If they want to raise the price that's fine but don't try to give me some bullcrap that we now get these fabulous upgrades. We could get those before by calling. It would have been nice to offer long time customers the option of keeping the standard plan and new customers could sign up knowing the cost is 7.99. It's not so much that they raise the prices of things but they trap you with the contract and then raise the prices and you can't get out of it. I know they have a clause for that when you sign up but it's crappy business practice. Personally, when they raise prices it should void your current agreement and you should have the option to accept and continue the service or the option to drop it without penalty. I'll be damned if I sign up for another 2 years. I will use my crappy reciever until it dies. The genie would be great but it's not worth it to me anymore to be trapped for another 2 years. I prefer the option of telling them to shove it if I get tired of their service.
     
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  3. damondlt

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    Me too. But I haven't raised my rates in 8 years. Why because the economy is bad people can't afford it. So instead of me bringing home $350,000 a year like I was in 2005-2009.

    I'm down to Average of $200,000 since 2010.
    Am I hurting, No! Cause I'm not a greedy A$$hole that has to live beyond our means. My monthly bills are about $2500 a month.
    I'm just Glad to be working through a time when so many are out of work.

    Am I for making more money, Sure but not at the expense of raking all my customers and referals over the stones so I can drive a Bently and live in a 5 million dollar home, and for what to show my success?

    Face it these Price increases are Bogus, and so is this poor excuse for an increase on the protection plan!
     
  4. damondlt

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    I agree, and I won't be signing that 24 month commitment either. I'll use my stuff till it dies or worst case I'll just go back to cable.
     
  5. MysteryMan

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    You people are amazing. You make it very clear how unhappy you are with your DirecTV service but do nothing to change it. Switch providers! Downgrade to Cable or DISH. In many cases they will pick up the cost of breaking your contract with DirecTV. If you don't want to do that than cut the cord and use a OTA or do without TV altogether. It's not like you're powerless.
     
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  6. damondlt

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    Not as amazing as you other people who bow down to a price increase LOL! That's Priceless!

    We are not unhappy with the service, we are getting unhappy with the cost of the service!
     
  7. sigma1914

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    We're forced to have HBO, MRV, & the PP? Nope, no one is. You CHOSE those extras.
     
  8. omartinjordan

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    I haven't switched because I called and got some discounts for the next 6 months to try and match the offer Dish was giving me. Once those run out I will do it again. That's the benefit of not upgrading and signing up for another 2 years. If they don't want to continue to match the other offers then I will switch. Plus, if I switch, I am stuck with another 2 years with a different provider.
     
  9. damondlt

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    OH so Directv will gladly take all my equipment back and give me all H25s instead to help me reduce my bill free of charge?
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    It's our choice to agree with the price increases. And for those of us with deep pockets it's more of a nodding of the head rather than bowing.
     
  11. 242424

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    Not so easy for everyone to do that. Some people have no cable and only one OTA local. You know, the people that the small dish market targeted in the beginning.
     
  12. omartinjordan

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    I don't know this for sure but I have a feeling the price increases are helping to pay for directv's contract to carry those channels wether you want them or not.
     
  13. sigma1914

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    That makes zero sense. You don't need H25s. MRV, HBO, & the PP are all optional.
     
  14. damondlt

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    Get ready for it! :smoking:
     
  15. MysteryMan

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    I never said it would be easy.
     
  16. damondlt

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    Why does that make no sense?
    Directv will let me drop all my advanced equipment and services free of charge to help me out right? Right or wrong?
     
  17. sigma1914

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    Huh? The only channel I listed was HBO. The channel is optional that you pay for or don't. We're all paying for channels in base packages we don't watch; that's how the business works.
     
  18. damondlt

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    Really? Maybe in a communist eyes
     
  19. sigma1914

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    Too bad for them. TV is a luxury and definitely not a necessity.
     
  20. 242424

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    That makes no sense but then I'm sure you know that.
     
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