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My friend broke contract

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CarolinaGuy79, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Aug 4, 2012 #1 of 48
    CarolinaGuy79

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    And left Directv only 6 months into her contract and still owns them cause the card she had on file had expire, so will I lose my refer a friend credit since she Broke contract and still owes them?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2012 #2 of 48
    MysteryMan

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    Call DirecTV and ask them.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2012 #3 of 48
    CarolinaGuy79

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    Why would I do that just for a simple question when people on this forum can help?
     
  4. Aug 4, 2012 #4 of 48
    dpeters11

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    From everything I've heard, you don't lose the referral over the actions of the person you referred. Most likely, DirecTV will get their money somehow. Not that it really matters, but I'm curious as to why they left so quickly.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2012 #5 of 48
    boogerbomb

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    They will still go after her for the equipment and the ETF.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2012 #6 of 48
    CarolinaGuy79

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    My friend said she left early cause every time it rains the signal would go out (I know lame) I told her to call them and they may send someone out and she said she did but they never would, she told me she was gonna cancel and I told her about the ETF and they would charge it to her card on file and she said it had expired but I think she canceled it once I told her.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2012 #7 of 48
    ndole

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    Likely just a poor mounting job that caused an alignment issue. Some folks that have never had satellite don't understand why it goes out in heavy rain (especially HD). But in some cases, new customers have more issues than they should due to a substandard install. A service call should have happened.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2012 #8 of 48
    dpeters11

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    I have a friend that had that same problem. I thought he was full of it too, he'd lose signal in practically a sprinkle and he was just a few streets over. His dish was installed improperly (had nothing to do with aiming). Fortunately they fixed it, and he just reupped.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2012 #9 of 48
    Shades228

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    You won't lose your credit as you did your end.
     
  10. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    That's quite a signature :lol:
     
  11. kb24sd

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    Not a good move.

    If your friend cares about her credit card rating she should do the right thing and pay the ETF and return the leased equipment.

    DirecTV and it's lawyers will go after her starting with some nasty calls from a debt collections agency.From there if she still refuses to pay she can expect legal action and eventually a lawsuit.
     
  12. P Smith

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    Scary . oh !

    But slow down - who would spend hours of chasing her for the miserable $200 ? Someone who getting $5/h ? Nah.
     
  13. kb24sd

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    Do you understand what a contract is?

    Seriously?

    Directv has lawyers and will easily pursue her through a 3rd party debt collections agency.

    Anything with a persons signature on it and they can be pursed in court.

    Also the person who broke contract was 6 months into her contract which means she still had 18 months left and ETF is $20 per remaining month on the contract which comes out to $360.
     
  14. MrShowtime

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    not to mention like $100-$300 per box if she didn't return them (I forget the going rate for an unreturned box now)
     
  15. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Because no one here has the definitive answer, only DirecTV does.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    There's the answer.
     
  17. Rich

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    You'd be amazed. I'm one of three men in our town that have the same name (different middle names, but that doesn't stop collection agencies) and I was the only one with a listed phone number. The two other guys are deadbeats and the calls never stopped until I deactivated my land line phone service. They'll call you for far less than $200, Pete.

    Rich
     
  18. Rich

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    Yup and if you call six times, you'll probably get six different answers.... :lol:

    Rich
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Then again....if someone calls 6 times...they'll have it in their records that you did, and who knows what kind of answer you'll get after all that. :D
     
  20. Laxguy

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    I'm a fan of not calling unless necessary.

    In this case, multiple answers are likely, and at least one different department will be involved in the final decision. Calling might in fact make them say, hey! Let's stop the bonus to this guy. So I'd leave it alone.

    But advise the friend to clean up the mess as it'll negatively affect future credit if she doesn't.
     

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