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Is now the time to comeback?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by chuckp, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. chuckp

    chuckp New Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    I'd like to switch over from cable tv to directv. I need to bundle with century link for the phone and internet.
    I know directv offers freebees for a new 24 month signup. Is now a good time?
    What kind of deal should I expect?
  2. lipcrkr

    lipcrkr Legend

    Apr 27, 2012
    I would wait a little longer. I signed up May 7th, i used to have cable, but i, at the last minute, went to DirecTV, which happened to be the last day of the "Big Deal" promo. I got the Choice Ultimate for $44.99, plus free Premiums for 3 months, also $10 HD fee was waived, and i used the "Refer a Friend" discount ($100, $10 per month discount). Also had free installation with an H25 receiver which was also free and auto-pay. But i don't think deals are happening at the moment. You may be able to save SOME money, like "Refer a Friend", but not the deals i have received.
    I kept the TWC Internet, which i'm glad i did.
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    right now is the time. you can get an HMC (HR34) for the amazing price of $99.00 plus a free HDDVR and 3 free HD receivers. and to put the cherry on top, everything gets install for free! talk about a deal.....
  4. n3vino

    n3vino Godfather

    Oct 2, 2011
    Check D*'s website. They have some good deals going on.
  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    As a service provider DirecTV is always offering good deals to attract new customers.
  6. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    right. when you use the refer a friend promo, make sure to get your friend's account number BEFORE you call in. this is critical to get the promo.
  8. PK6301

    PK6301 Legend

    May 16, 2012
    Erie, PA
    As to when to switch over, that is up to you. You can sit on the fence and wait for a better deal hopefully come along, or you can choose to switch now.. You will always kick yourself for not waiting that 1 extra week or month, but then again it may never come along.

    Right now they are offering NFL Sunday Ticket if you order certain Pkgs. Thats a $200 value, along with Free Installations and other perks.

    I think you will not be sorry for making the switch.
  9. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    No....go fios.
  10. cmdel07

    cmdel07 New Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    I've been with TWC for about 6 years, with 2 TWC DVR Receivers and 3 Tivos with Cable Cards with about 3 TB of total HD space. TW said they were taking away my Price Lock Guarantee and not renewing it.
    I decided to go with DTV and got a good deal. HR34, HR24, and a R22, with $198.00 up front, plus free installation. $29.00 discount for 1st 12 months and $10.00 for months 13-24, $10.00 Discount for 24 Months for auto-pay, AAA $10.00 discount for 20 months and free NFL Ticket.
    So I'm getting Choice Extra, for $51.99/mo for first 12 months with discounts expiring after that. That's a really good deal considering TWC wanted to increase my bill from $87.00 to $107.00 and would not negotiate.
    I've had all the services over the last 16 years playing the switch game, Dish, DTV, TWC and including 10' C-band/Ku-band satellite dish. The only way to really get a good deal consistently is to be ready to walk out on your current provider and be ready to switch to the best deal available at the time. I find it works well with cell phone companies, internet and phone service providers also. If DTV doesn't give me a reasonable deal in 24 months, I'll go shopping again.
  11. kcheves

    kcheves New Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    My story is almost the same as cmdel07's. Leaving my Tivo's w/ CableCards and TW service after 7 so/so years. I'll miss the boxes, but not the service.

    Moving to a whole house system with HR34, HR24, and one HD receiver that is TBD. I signed up through the current Costco deal, which is pretty generous. My install is scheduled for next Friday, and I'm excited to be back with DTV.

    San Diego, CA
  12. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    They actually gave you an R22?
  13. cmdel07

    cmdel07 New Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My mistake, it was an R16, I believe. But I'm trading it for an SD DVR(R22) for that room for 2 reasons. My wife only watches only SD programing, mostly old movies and shows and I don't want to share my HD space.
  14. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    If you have HD on your account, and you add an R22, it will become an HD DVR (basically an HR21-200). Your wife can set all her recordings and record them on the R22, but if a show happens to be broadcast in HD it will record in HD, not SD.
  15. MrShowtime

    MrShowtime Legend

    Apr 8, 2009
    Yeah nows a great time. You can get free sunday ticket and a $99 hr34.. I think you can get some other smaller things but those 2 alone are super nice for new customers

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