My dad's contract is over. Re-open another new account?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by directv88, May 20, 2010.

  1. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    Your bill is only indirectly related to costs, and even then, it is industry costs, such as industry costs for programming which may shift the entire supply and demand curve. Your bill is based on what D* thinks the market will bear.

    Your bill has nothing to do with a situation like this.
  2. HerntDawg

    HerntDawg Legend

    Oct 6, 2008
    It has something to do with it, probably not much, but something.
  3. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Which is it, "indirectly related to" or "nothing to do with."
  4. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    Try re-reading and maybe you'll understand.
  5. HerntDawg

    HerntDawg Legend

    Oct 6, 2008
    Get the best deal you can get.

    Please do not complain if someone else gets a better deal though.
  6. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Why would you pull the dish? Lots of homes have existing dishes & cabling from people who have moved (unless you want a spare).
  7. Volatility

    Volatility Legend

    May 22, 2010
    DirecTV does have packages they do not advertise. For example the Select package which is only 39.99. You just have to call them.
  8. Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    Feb 6, 2010
    You really need to get over whatever it is thats making you so bitter. If youre such a loyal customer, why dont you try calling in and seeing what kind fo discounts you could get for yourself?

    There is nothing wrong with looking out for ones own bottom line. The fact that you are trying to ride this guy for doing just that makes you sound like those old guys who claim that back in "their day" they had to walk 12 miles to school in a snowstorm, uphill both ways, and thus the younger generations should have to pay the same price to earn their way.

    The world just doesnt work that way anymore, gramps. Get with the times.
  9. ljm1969

    ljm1969 New Member

    Aug 31, 2008
    we did this years ago with dish network had my account closed that was in my name, and had a new one opened in my wifes name. they wanted to charge me $500.00 to upgrade my standard receivers to hd! with my wifes new account they gave me an hd receiver and hd dvr for free...
  10. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    No proof other than things that seem to be alluded to, but it sure looks like it.

    Say what you want about the cancel/re-sign under the name of someone else living under your roof (and I do tend to agree more with matt1124 on that), but if there's account stacking going on, that seems like a pretty clear infraction - morally, TOS, and otherwise. :nono2:
  11. matt

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Do you think this guy is the only one to come up with this idea? Surely not, of the 18 million subs, there are surely a large number of people that swap accounts between husband and wife every two years. On such a large scale, I just don't see how everyone else doesn't pay for it.

    Money doesn't come from nowhere. Unless the satellite companies have some other source of income other than current subscribers to get the money to start a new customer with new gear that I don't know about, current subs are paying for it. I have seen it posted that is cost the company several hundred dollars for the install.

    Let's use some conservative guesstimates to put this into perspective. If just 1% of the 18,000,000 subs do this every two years, that's 180,000 "new" installs where the gear has been sent back and the dish pulled to look like they never had service. Sure, you could re-use the dish, but you are trying to pull something off, so you hide that too. Surely you would agree that it costs $100 for the install, likely much more. Do the math, that is a large chunk of change that has to come from somewhere. Think 1% is too high? How about 0.5%? Still a large amount, and it comes around every two years.
  12. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    DirecTv could eliminate a lot of this crap if they would just follow the cell companies lead, and allow current subs to upgrade their equipment every few years. New customers getting "FREE" equipment would get the refurbished older stuff or bottom of the line equipment, and those current customers paying for an upgrade should get the new stuff. They should allow you to select which DVR(s), and Receiver models you want, and charge you accordingly, not charge everyone $199 and then send one a HR21, and the next a HR24.

    DirecTv causes alot of this "immoral, illegal, shady" stuff themselves.

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