NFL Sunday Ticket Deals

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Craig Rue, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Aug 25, 2019 #41 of 183
    mrro82

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  2. Aug 25, 2019 #42 of 183
    SuperTech2131

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    The majority of the problem with rising costs, is everyone wanting a handout. Dont get me wrong, in today's world you have to bargain shop for everything. Its still a hard economy. But to expect premium service, at an economy price is absurd. Everyone wants discounts. Company makes less money. Techs get pay cuts. Good techs leave. And your left with the rest. Plenty of competition out there, all telecommunication companies are the same. They may be losing customers, but those customers are coming right back with new accounts.
     
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  3. Aug 25, 2019 #43 of 183
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    AT&T got a reported $3 billion tax break in 2018, so I doubt any discount seeking subs are going to cause techs to get pay cuts.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2019 #44 of 183
    compnurd

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    Lol. That money went to the top 10-15 people that work there
     
  5. Aug 25, 2019 #45 of 183
    James Long

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    They are losing net customers.

    Back in the day (when raw numbers were reported) DIRECTV would lose up to 3.7 million subscribers per year (growing from 2.4 million in 2004 through 3.7 million in 2014). But they would also add 3-4 million each year (peak 4.3 million in 2011). DIRECTV lost 35.9 million subscribers over 11 years ... and gained 44.1 million. A net gain and a lot of work for installers (although many systems would be self installs or re-installs over those 11 years). But still a net gain in subscribers.

    DIRECTV has not posted a net gain in satellite subscribers since 1Q 2017 (net gain of 0). AT&T stopped reporting satellite subscriptions separately in the 1st quarter of this year (now combining Uverse with DIRECTV satellite subscriber counts). AT&T|DIRECTV are still adding subscribers ... but certainly not at the 4 million per year rate of the last decade. Unfortunately becoming part of AT&T has buried many of the numbers. We are left with NET subscriber additions - which is actually NET subscriber losses for the past two years.

    The problem is people are NOT coming back with new accounts. Certainly not at a level that replaces the subscribers lost. Losing 35.9 million subscribers isn't so bad when you gain 44.1 million over the same period. DIRECTV isn't currently performing at that level.

    Not attracting replacement customers at the levels of 2004-2014 is what is hurting the technicians. Less installs means less work. It saves the company money and looks good on the balance sheet (not needing to pay for installs). But DIRECTV doesn't need to pay for work that isn't being done.
     
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  6. Aug 26, 2019 #46 of 183
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    On hold over 30 minutes with this number.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2019 #47 of 183
    Billzebub

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    I called a couple of weeks ago and they renewed my $60 a month credit for a year and gave me an additional $50 monthly credit for a year. I was told to call back about Sunday Ticket. Called today and there were no deals on Sunday Ticket but I was offered an additional $10 a month plus a $200 Visa gift card if I bought Sunday Ticket, so I did. I’ll wait till after week 1 to add max. They sometimes offer an upgrade deal during the first week
    They offered me playboy free for 3 months but I declined
     
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  8. Aug 26, 2019 #48 of 183
    B. Shoe

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    Q: What package and premiums do you normally subscribe to, and how many boxes do you have in your home? With that offer, you’re either paying next to nothing for service, or subscribe to everything and cut your bill in half.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2019 #49 of 183
    Billzebub

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    The second guess. Premiere with hr54, hr24 and hr22. My bill with no discounts would be $226.49. With the discounts it will be just under $100, but it will go up by about $68 when I add Sunday Ticket Max.
     
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  10. Aug 27, 2019 #50 of 183
    Billzebub

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    Ok, so heres what I finally ended up with after 3 calls.
    $60 off per month for 12 months
    Another $50 off for 12 months
    Another $10 off fo 12 months
    $200 gift card
    $28 off for 6 months
    $2.50 off for 3 months
    Paid full price for Sunday Ticket max and $49 installation for my new 4K mini
    $35.99 off (I think this is a one time credit but it could be monthly for 6 months.)

    Assuming that credit is one time I should start each month with about a $90 credit. Once the 6 months Sunday Ticket rolls off I should have about $120 a month off for the rest of the year.

    I wonder if credit rating has more to do with this than programming level. I have no reason to believe that except that many people have posted here that have the same level of programming as me that aren’t seeing these levels of discounts
     
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  11. Aug 27, 2019 #51 of 183
    DrummerBoy523

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    20 year customer here - just called and got NFLST for free. Called the following number: 1-888-666-0027
     
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  12. Aug 27, 2019 #52 of 183
    paranoia

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    I just called that number and asked if there was any freebies going on and they said NFLST free is currently the promo they have going on ,so I said I will take it, its not max but the price was right.
    I was on hold 2 or 3 minutes before someone picked up.
     
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  13. Aug 27, 2019 #53 of 183
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    I called the same number two hours ago, and got no freebies, but my total credits for the last two days each that I called totaled $478, to cover the ST Max fee. Happy camper!
     
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  14. Aug 28, 2019 #54 of 183
    b4pjoe

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    Just tried this number. My $50 per month credit rolled off last week and this is my 4th attempt to get something for the next 12 months with nothing in first 3 tries except an offer to lower my package. I got offered $20 per month for 12 months and free NFL ST so I took it. He did tell me to try again later to see if I can get another $30 per month credit to get back up to my $50 per month credit.

    (7 TV's - Premier package - 25+ years with DIRECTV)
     
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  15. Aug 28, 2019 #55 of 183
    Rich

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    I was only able to get a twelve month credit of 20 bucks. My credit rating is way up there. I don't think that has much to do with credits.

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  16. Aug 28, 2019 #56 of 183
    b4pjoe

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    Same here. Great credit and I only got $20 per month (and free NFL ST). Maybe the worse credit you have the better the deals. It is AT&T we're dealing with. :D
     
  17. Aug 28, 2019 #57 of 183
    Rich

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    I called today and found out why I couldn't get a better deal. I did get 20 bucks a month off and just found out I still have a 60 dollar credit that ends next month. Got another 75 dollar one time credit today. The CSR I spoke to tried to explain how the system works. Seems like credits pop up after a credit rolls off. I'll try again after next month.

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  18. Aug 28, 2019 #58 of 183
    TV_Guy

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    Could be. But in the past when I called they sometimes said other credits on the account were preventing new offers. They also told me that a grandfathered package was preventing credits. That might have been true at one point. The credits could be targeted to programming packages or some other charges on your account. The one time credits seem easier to get than recurring credits.They probably think that the average customer will forget to call back monthly to see what credits are available. It only gets tedious when they stop offering any credits.
     
  19. Aug 28, 2019 #59 of 183
    b4pjoe

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    I tried the first time the day before my $50 credit rolled off and the person on the phone claimed that they cannot give another credit while you still have one on the account. I know that is not true as many people here have had success getting new credits before their old one rolls off. Talking to their CSR's is like talking to a brick wall.
     
  20. Aug 28, 2019 #60 of 183
    codespy

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    Funny you mention that. Both calls on different days, the CSR's tried to get me to get out of my Grandfathered Premier package, where I have $0 DVR charge. One of them got really persistent until I threatened to hang up and call a supervisor. Weird, as AT&T usually jacks that up an $8 increment every year compared to the days of DirecTV when it only went up in $5 increments.....

    I'm curious if there's something we don't know here......
     

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