NFL ST 2019 ???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by dtv757, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Zimmy

    Zimmy Mentor

    Jul 22, 2008
    But I think it still holds true. I am going to have to eat a month.
  2. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    It does hold true. You need to cancel at the end of your billing cycle
  3. Mahogany Rush

    Mahogany Rush Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    San Diego,...
    Wow! I called the loyalty number again today and finally hit the jackpot. The guy (Juan) was super nice and informative. I told him I called last week or so to try and find a deal on ST to no avail and he saw that call and said he could find me something even though I had credits from that call. He came back with more credits $60/12 months ON TOP of what I was given last week. To this he said he does it this way, so it looks like I'm buying ST for 6 pmts of $65, but in actuality it works out even lower than free for me, THEN I cautiously reminded him I really wanted the MAX and is there anything he could do? I told him once I paid the $100 one time fee for it and was willing to do that today. He politely says that is for the MAX, then he threw in some free sports package for 6 months for free which just falls off without needing to cancel. In the end, my bill is going to be $12 cheaper a month for 6 months then $77 cheaper after STMAX is paid off. So between the 2 calls to loyalty, I got more than I asked for. It just amazes me that it all depends on who you get. I called on a Friday which I thought may not be a good idea. It was. Hang in there everybody and I hope you get Juan or alike.
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Cancel before the end of the billing cycle unless you live in one of the excepted states or want to pay for the next full month.
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  5. jwt0001

    jwt0001 Godfather

    May 21, 2005
    Ashland, KY
    I don't know why this is happening, but I can logon to Sunday Ticket on a computer, but it keeps telling me that my login information was not found on both the Apple TV app and the Roku app. This is crazy! I have deleted the apps and reinstalled them, but it doesn't seem to matter. I just installed the app on my Chromebook and it allowed me to login without any issues. I am going crazy!
  6. y2k02c5

    y2k02c5 Legend

    Sep 14, 2006
    What “loyalty number” did you call?
  7. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    You are describing entering incorrect information.

    Double check upper/lower case letters in your password. Sometimes a lower case 'L' can look like a 1 or vice versa.
  8. sticketfan

    sticketfan Legend

    Apr 25, 2007
    Just wondering is anyone who is getting a great deal on the att number or still under directv? When I called a loyalty number she said it was the DirectV number and that my account had been switched to att so I had to call a different number where I got nothing.
  9. Mahogany Rush

    Mahogany Rush Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    San Diego,...
  10. taoseno

    taoseno Cool Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    I had setup to cancel Oct 1st. I called On Saturday and magically they offered me ST MAX for free and a $60/month credit for 1 year. If you cant get discounts setup to cancel and then call back. Before I did cancel there were no discounts.........We have had Premier+ for 15 years; does not seem to matter but when you cancel that gets there attn!
  11. Ms. J

    Ms. J Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    That is an excellent way of putting it and exactly how it is done. I've found that what we see clearly & concisely on our end isn't what they say, which is another battle. I think they do have a way of finding out if you've paid for ST. They have asked me before then done the research to find out. It will be interesting in 2 weeks to see if the $40 off a month I was promised will actually be there.
  12. jjn

    jjn Mentor

    Dec 16, 2006
    What number did you call?
    Been moved over to ATT.
    DTV for 22+ years, I'm from the days of Earl, and the old Tivo/DTV based boxes.
    Called and got $5x12 the second time, not much else, took that to help lower the bill.
  13. Zimmy

    Zimmy Mentor

    Jul 22, 2008
    Yep, when I heard that I knew I was getting nothing. I felt like they tricked me into switching on my first call last month. I had to create an access code and everything. I wish I would have told them no.
  14. Zimmy

    Zimmy Mentor

    Jul 22, 2008
    Didn't help me because my bill cycle isn't until Oct 14th. If I have to wait until then for them to shake Sunday Ticket from the tree, I would have missed over 1/4 of the season.
  15. cmasia

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Interesting article in today's WSJ.
    It's a paysite, not sure if you'll be able to read the entire article.

    WSJ News Exclusive | DirecTV Rethinks NFL Sunday Ticket Deal Amid Cord-Cutting

    A couple of quotes from Stankey:

    “It (Sunday Ticket) becomes less critical to the business over time.”

    “I don’t think we look at that (Sunday Ticket) and say it’s a growth product,” he said. “I don’t think we’re going to wake up a year from now and suddenly there’s going to be more people in the United States that want to watch an out-of-market team.”
  16. jw_rally

    jw_rally Active Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    While this may be accurate, I think it is also accurate to say that if DIRECTV loses exclusivity to NFL Sunday Ticket, there will be a significant number of existing DIRECTV customers looking elsewhere for services without Sunday Ticket keeping them with DIRECTV.
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  17. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Here’s a more interesting quote from the WSJ article:

    “The cost of Sunday Ticket rights has risen dramatically. The current 8-year deal’s average annual fee is a roughly 50% increase over the previous pact, which expired in 2014. DirecTV loses more than $500 million annually on the football package, people with knowledge of the deal said.”

    They are losing money on it so I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see them drop it or go non-exclusive since profitability is a big thing to them.

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  18. jw_rally

    jw_rally Active Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    This is probably a significant reason why ST discounts aren't as readily available.
  19. glrush

    glrush Cool Member/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 29, 2002
    Shellsburg, IA
    We obviously don’t know, but this could also be public posturing which happens all the time in the negotiations. I don’t think anyone will be surprised if DirecTV’s is no longer the exclusive home for NFLST after the current contract expires. The more interesting question IMO is who is gonna get it and will the NFL offer it to multiple providers. I will say the experience, even on Apple TV, is not as good watching on DirecTV, so I’d miss it.
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  20. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    They need to offer it as a stand-alone package not tied to a satellite or cable subscription.
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