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Leaving DirecTV--HELLOOOOO DIRECTV!!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by NorfolkBruh, Mar 20, 2012.

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  1. NorfolkBruh

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    $100 a month. 3 HD-DVRs, whole home, etc. Moving. Have 2 HR20-100s and one HR21. One is "owned" (had TIVO) the others leased. Was glad to pay the 100 bucks because of the pretty awesome customer service, the 3D is cute, the HD channels on my 55" Toshiba 3D TV is incredible... but I'm moving and cutting expenses. $100 a month! OUCH!

    Thought I'd call and see if I could get a reduction on the monthly bill for a few months... yup... $10 off and an additional $20 if I go for auto-pay (never happening!). So I look into AT&T Uverse, Dish, and Comcast. Not crazy about them but gotta save money. Best deal? NEW CUSTOMER for Dish seems best (with Hopper!!) So... not all the HD channels are 24 hours but hell.... I don't watch TV 24 hours anyways!

    WAIT!! I really do like my DirecTV service and everything to do with it! What to do... what to do? I call a 3rd time... no other reductions for those of us who are already customers > sigh < ok. I accept it and cancel service. Wifey calls (she's mad as can be!) Get's new service in HER name in the new place! New DVRs, whole home, etc etc etc. Price? TOTAL price with ALL the add on stuff? $68.99 a month (Choice Xtra) for 12 months then up to $100 for last 12 months of contract! That's an almsot $360 savings in the first year! Hooooo-RAH!!
     
  2. PCampbell

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    Call and cancel, If you are a good customer they may match or at least give you a break. But be ready to cancel and go to the next provider. Keep in mind the next provider will go to 100$ or more at the end of promo. They are all paying way to much for the programming .
     
  3. NorfolkBruh

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    I hear ya PC. I've cancelled. Wifey is getting it in her name the next day at the new place!
     
  4. Davenlr

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    Any people wonder why our rates are high...
     
  5. NorfolkBruh

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    Nope. We know why they are high... It's because of the programmers NOT THE SUBS!
     
  6. Davenlr

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    And cheating the system to get $500+ worth of free new equipment/labor, and subsidized programming rates for a year dont have anything to do with it?

    The movers connection wasnt good enough for you?

    And then to come on a public forum and brag how your family cheated?
     
  7. PCampbell

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    If you don't need or care for sports go with OTA. It's not directv as much as the program providers, Disney,Fox etc that are raising the price. Norfolkbruh did directv make you a offer to stay?
     
  8. Davenlr

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    He already said they offered him $30 off per month, but he declined because he did not want to use auto bill pay.
     
  9. PCampbell

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    Just a note I did not say to sign up under a different name. My point is after the promo they are all just as over priced and if you want you can keep changing but this is a lot of work to me.
     
  10. luckydob

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    Hey, it's Directv and their rules. He didn't cheat the system, he worked within the system... I applaud what he did. If Directv can't afford to do the promos, then they should't offer them. A win in my book...
     
  11. NorfolkBruh

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    lol Oh get off your high horse! After more then 12 years of service I am taking advantage of the loop hole in the system! lolol calm down! lolol
     
  12. NorfolkBruh

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    high 5 to ya Luckydob!
     
  13. NorfolkBruh

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    I agree with ya PC. They ARE all overpriced. They have earned a certain amount of loyalty from me. If they hadn't we would switch to DISH totally.

    PS: A certain amount of loyalty doesn't mean blind following!
     
  14. Justin23

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    And the "loophole" you took advantage of just drives prices higher...
     
  15. NorfolkBruh

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    No it doesn't and you believe it does then prove it. :lol: I don't pay higher taxes because rich people pay less in capital gains then I do in income taxes. They pay less because that is the way the system is set up. If I had the money to live off of investment income I would not feel guilty for it! It's the system and in this case: a + b does not equal ab!
     
  16. Justin23

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    Dave do you want to take this one? I'm off to bed...
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    Let's not try to turn this thread into some moral or ethical discussion.
    The TS is doing something someone else may not do, but we're not the police here.
    He'll sleep at night as well as the rest of you more than likely.
    /report
     
  18. NorfolkBruh

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    Thank you VOS
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    One out of something like 19 million doesn't even rise above the noise floor.

    For those that would ask: what if everyone did this?
    Well maybe DirecTV "might" get the idea to treat "loyal customers" a bit better.

    U-verse came a knocking a few weeks ago, and even after their promo, there top price would be $20/month cheaper and I'd have one more premium movie package.

    I discussed this with the customer advocate member during a call over a new $2/month line item for regional sports channels I DON'T WATCH.
    The polite reply ended up "we don't care".
    U-who isn't my cup of tea, but I'd expected a slightly more receptive ear to this, as I've been with them 9 years this month.
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    Well, you can thank the OP for that. People scamming the system are just as bad as those knowingly violating the TOS.
     
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