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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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    First of all I find nothing wrong with DirecTV making record profits. As I have stated profits are the name of the game in the business world. I'd be concerned if they were in the red. As for the people who have older equipment, as long as that equipment is fully functional then they are getting what they are paying for. Everyone has a want for the newest equipment but that doesn't mean they're entitled.
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Interesting...it's a drop in the bucket, yet you said here that you've been delinquent with payments...


    You've been trying for freebies, and threatening to cancel since March. What's the hold up?
     
  3. omartinjordan

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    If you would continue reading my post you would see where I called and received discounts to compete with dish. If received a couple emails that said your bill is due and I have always logged on and paid it. Usually when I have been traveling on business and haven't been home to do it. They offered me the the genie completely for free but to me it's not worth signing up for another 2 years when they keep raising and adding fees here and there. You guys can continue to confess your love for directv and that's fine but the constant increases are getting old. They just try to spin it that you are gaining something out of it when you are not. Don't piss on me and tell me it's raining.
     
  4. omartinjordan

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    So, if I am not receiving new equipment or more channels then what exactly am I paying for when they raise my rates for my package? I can understand an increase every couple years but this just keeps on going.
     
  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    When you sign a contract with a service provider like DirecTV it clearly states under the terms of agreement what you'll be receiving for the length of that agreement. So unless that agreement includes freebies and upgrades all bets are off.
     
  6. sigma1914

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    You know all those channels you watch? They wouldn't be there without customers paying, and channel owners are wanting more money. And you said the bills were past due, not due.
     
  7. omartinjordan

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    Correct. All bets are off that I won't switch when my discounts run out also. I might consider another 2 years if they could offer a price lock for that time but that will never happen.
     
  8. omartinjordan

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    I really don't know. I just got sever emails that said your bill is due. Could have said past due. If so, it couldn't have been more than a day because I paid immediately. Must be ok or they wouldn't have offered the genie for free with no shipping charge. I refuse to get swindled into their auto bill pay. I have read the horror stories on that also.
     
  9. sigma1914

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    There's horror stories of everything on the internet, it's hard living in a bubble if horror stories on the internet deter you. Who's going to get online & post how auto pay hasn't been an issue?
     
  10. dennisj00

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    Autopay hasn't been an issue!
     
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  11. Volatility

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    Exactly. :)
    Just because you are out of a commitment doesn't mean you are elligible for a free upgrade as damondlt

    is stating because of the reasons you gave. And other account history reasonings.
     
  12. goinsleeper

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    Same assumption with no proof. Please provide facts as to how the agreement has anything to do with free offers. You have been on this forum long enough to read someone gets a great deal so others call in and do not. Some people get free offers under agreement and other do not when they are out of agreement. You believe something but have nothing to go on to prove it is fact.
     
  13. damondlt

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    Why should I be different then anyone else here.
     
  14. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    Sheep will be sheep. I can understand the frustration and it's always good to vent. With the understanding that you agreed to their terms and conditions when signing the agreement, the venting should only go so far.
     
  15. goinsleeper

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    !rolling
     
  16. goinsleeper

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    For some people the new Enhanced Protection Plan isn't much use, at least for right now. When they have a new receiver come out and you call to get one and get quoted $348 installed, you may wish you had it. I see this thread resurfacing in that time, or at least some of the posts.
     
  17. goinsleeper

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    Seriously?! How did you come up with that?

    So last year Viacom wanted to increase their content charges be 33%. D* didn't settle on that but they also didn't hike their costs to match. And this was Viacom alone, not even talking about cost increases from sports.
     
  18. 242424

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    I can't think of a single thing they could offer me for another contract short of cutting my bill in half...
     
  19. goinsleeper

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    Sounds like you're very content with your equipment. I'm in the same boat in that aspect.
     
  20. Mike Bertelson

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    Okay, the bickering is over. This thread has played out for now.

    Mike
     
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