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nfl draft offer - free superfan

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hambonewd, Apr 12, 2007.

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  1. Apr 19, 2007 #41 of 362
    Steve Robertson

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    I have not received the email and will call them next Thursday to verify everything. What a pain in the ass this is.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2007 #42 of 362
    jclarke9999

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    I was just surfing around the ESPN NFL pages, and one of the rotating top banner ads is for free superfan if you sign up for ST now. When you click on the ad, it takes you to the ST site, but doesn't mention the free SF.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2007 #43 of 362
    hambonewd

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    i use firefox with ad block. i never wouldve seen that banner.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2007 #44 of 362
    HarleyD

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    So has anyone actually received this mysterious email?
     
  5. Apr 23, 2007 #45 of 362
    Steve Robertson

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    Nothing yet
     
  6. Apr 23, 2007 #46 of 362
    kentuck1163

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    I have not received any e-mail yet. I've almost decided not to do Sunday Ticket this year. Might just take the money and put it in stocks instead.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2007 #47 of 362
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    I called DirecTV about the ad on ESPN.com. No one in their departments, including customer retention, even knew about it. When they finally got to view it themselves, they tried to convince me that the offer was meant for new customers or for customers who receive the special e-mail. The ad contained no such eligibility requirements, even in the "Legal" text/fine print. It sounds like they have and will have a mess on their hands.

    I copied the ad, and sent it to them.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2007 #48 of 362
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    Since CBS has announced that they will double their coverage of NFL games,
    and I am a AFC fan, I just may drop my Sunday ticket/SF package...the cost
    is getting too high...I wonder how D* will be able to handle the bandwidth problem?
    Will they force MPEG4 upgrades? or drop even more channels for coverage?
    http://www.tvpredictions.com/cbshd042307.htm
     
  9. Apr 23, 2007 #49 of 362
    HarleyD

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    I did see one of the ESPN ads with a little tiny rollover called "Legal" and it did say it was for new customers only, but the OP on this thread referred to an email that sounded like it was going to existing subscribers.

    I agree though. This is going to be a mess for them.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2007 #50 of 362
    heavyobjects

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    No to be disagreeable, but the text of the legal was:

    "Interactive DIRECTV receiver D10 or later required for certain features. Acutal number of games varies by market. HD equipment and programming required. NFL, the NFL Shield Design, NFL SUNDAY TICKET and its respective logos are registerd trademarks of the National Football League and its affiliates. (Copyright)2007 DIRECTV, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are property of respective owners."

    Nothing else.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2007 #51 of 362
    HarleyD

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    Actually I was mistaken in that the ad I saw was on Sports Illustrated's web site, not ESPN. So I was mistaken about that.

    That ad does say "New Customers only." as the very first words of the legal disclaimer though followed by pretty much exactly the same text you cited.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2007 #52 of 362
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    Is there a link to this ESPN ad or has it been taken down?
     
  13. Apr 23, 2007 #53 of 362
    HarleyD

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    It's one of the banner ads at the top of the page. They seem to have a pool of about half a dozen and the one you get is kind of random.

    I went to the NFL home page on ESPN and just started clicking on the different stories then back to the home page. Eventually it will show up by the luck fo the draw. It's there right now. I got it come up on the top of the Alan Faneca story this time.

    It's in Flash though and I can't link directly to it.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2007 #54 of 362
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    Your so wrong. I have been a ST sub since day one. Since they started offering SF, I have gotten it for free. A list, 12+ year subscriber, there a perks. Just gotta ask....


    Alan
     
  15. Apr 24, 2007 #55 of 362
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    I have an installation for the HD equipment scheduled for this Sunday (April 29). And I am a Sunday Ticket subscriber from last year.

    So, if I am reading this right, my Sunday Ticket account will essentially be cancelled when I upgrade to HD programming on Sunday, correct? So, will I then be able to order the Sunday Ticket on Sunday afternoon after the install and get the SuperFan for free, since it will be in the April 26-29 window?
     
  16. Apr 24, 2007 #56 of 362
    HarleyD

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    Well, now today the ESPN ad has added the 'New Customers only' caveat to the legal disclaimer on the banner ad.
     
  17. Apr 24, 2007 #57 of 362
    Steve Robertson

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    Well like I said before I either get it for free or I drop ST altogether it is their choice. I supposedly already have it for free but we all know how that goes. I have had ST for going on 11 years but find it is not what it used to be with all the other games on free tv however there are times that I really am glad I have just because our local stations pick up a different game than I want to watch.
     
  18. Apr 24, 2007 #58 of 362
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    So is everyone waiting until April 26th to call and ask about superfan? I figured I'd call and ask about why I no longer have an automatic renewal notice for NFLST on my bill and go from there.
     
  19. Apr 24, 2007 #59 of 362
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    well today tuesday april 24 2007, i just saw a commerical on directv saying that if you order sunday ticket today you get superfan for FREE!!
     
  20. Apr 24, 2007 #60 of 362
    morgantown

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    ...and the full page ad on the inside cover of ESPN Magazine.

    The CSR I spoke with last night (about an equipment order) offered the same dates referenced earlier 4/26 to 4/29 and also said to call back on May 9th if the free NFLST-SF is not on the account by then.

    Not like I'd put much stock on a single (or a gaggle) CSR's information.
     
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