NFL Sunday Ticket Deals

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

  1. Aug 29, 2019 #61 of 183

    b4pjoe New Member

    Nov 19, 2010
    I wonder if they are trying to get people off of the Premier package? There is no equivalent package on either of their streaming packages. Maybe they want to eventually get rid of the package that includes HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz. Today when I called the first thing the CSR asked was if I would consider another package and I told him no.. he finally came back with the offer I got today.
  2. Aug 29, 2019 #62 of 183

    ThaPhenom Mentor

    Aug 21, 2006
    I called a couple days ago and got nothing. But I currently have a bunch of credits.
    $7 off HBO for 6 months (expires after November bill)
    $7 off Cinemax for 6 months (expires after November bill)
    $20 off for 12 months (expires after September bill)
    $40 off for 12 months (expires after May 2020 bill, this was because I called to complain that they reduced the price of AT&T Fiber in my area but they weren't allowing me to get on that same speed cheaper price plan without cancelling my existing service)

    I also had $10 off the Sports Pack, but that expired after the July bill.

    I get NFLST, NBA League Pass and MLB Extra Innings every year, so I might wait and try to get a discount off NBA League Pass. Has anyone received a discount off these packages while having existing discounts on your account?
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2019
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  3. Aug 29, 2019 #63 of 183
    B. Shoe

    B. Shoe Mentor

    Apr 3, 2008
    I can't speak to EI, but from everything I've ever seen, NBALP discounts are very minimal, and few and far between. Worst they can do is tell you no, however.:)
  4. Aug 29, 2019 #64 of 183

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I have a $60 a month credit that rolls off next month. That blocked other credits.

  5. Aug 29, 2019 #65 of 183

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Oh yeah, that's BS. Last year I had two $60 a month for a year credits and, IIRC, a couple smaller credits.

  6. Aug 29, 2019 #66 of 183

    ElectronJunky Cool Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Made my annual call tonight. First called the 9077 number and was on hold for ~25 minutes. I hung up and called the 0027 number. I was greeted within 8 minutes. I simply asked if there were any deals as I just had a $60/month credit expire and was looking for a deal on the ST. Agent checked his records and quickly offered free ST. No other significant credits were available at this time, although he did offer a $10/month credit for 6 months. I declined. I'll take my chances and try again tomorrow.

    FYI - 20 year sub. I've only paid for ST once in the past 12 years thanks to ya'll.
  7. Aug 30, 2019 #67 of 183

    cariera Icon

    Oct 27, 2006
    I think that can be overridden. My year of $60 credits ends at the end of September, but when I received a call back about my disconnection yesterday, the account manager added another year of $60 and NFL ST Max for $0.
  8. Aug 30, 2019 #68 of 183

    willie_tee Cool Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Made my annual call yesterday; CSR offered nothing off Sunday Ticket Max. I've got a $20/mo. credit that just expired and a $60/mo. credit that expires next month. Got transferred to Loyalty Dept. which offered nothing also. My bill for September would rise from $72.88 to $257.88 and tax (which I didn't figure). So, after being a customer with paperless and autopay since 2003, I'm canceling D* and switching to Dish. So Adios AT&T...
  9. Aug 30, 2019 #69 of 183

    TV_Guy New Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Amazing how some customers are offered the sun, the moon and the stars while others are offered nothing.
  10. Aug 30, 2019 #70 of 183

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Yeah, last year they gave me the world and this year...makes no sense.

  11. Aug 30, 2019 #71 of 183

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thanks! Just called and got it for free as well. 3 minutes, easy!
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  12. Aug 30, 2019 #72 of 183

    wheelswagz DBSTalk Club Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Lol! I just called the number above as well. This was the exchange: Me - "I was just calling to see if there are any deals or discounts available for NFL Sunday Ticket". CSR - "I'm not seeing any deals at the moment for Sunday Ticket". Me - "Hmmm, alright" CSR - "I'm just kidding, actually we can give you NFL Sunday Ticket for free, and a $10 credit for 12 months" Me (laughing) - "Seriously?!" CSR (also laughing) - "Yes, let's get that set up on your account right now". I told her that was the first time any CSR joked around with me like that, and I totally believed her the first time! And I did confirm with her that it is the base NFLST, and not the MAX, which is fine with me.
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  13. Aug 30, 2019 #73 of 183

    MikeT98213 New Member

    Jun 30, 2008
    I had a similar experience. I canceled and took a deal from Optimum adding their Altice One service to my existing internet and phone services. When the boxes arrived for returning my equipment to DirecTV arrived there was a flyer included telling me to call with a special offer designed to retain my business.

    In the meantime, my experience with Altice One was a nightmare. Not only was the TV service poor (severe picture breakup and pixelation on local channels and mornings when I had to reboot boxes just to have TV) but it also screwed up what had been very reliable internet service. Every day I was losing connectivity...some times several times a day. And, while I was promised 200 mbps download speeds, I was generally lucky to get much more than 70.

    I called the number on the DirecTV flyer and they gave me the Choice package on 3 TVs, free Sunday Ticket Max, 3 months of all 5 movie services and a $200 VISA Rewards card for $97 month for 12 months. Ironically, all they had to do to keep me was offer to extend the $50 monthly credits I had for the previous 24 months. Essentially, they gave me a new customer deal. Needless to say, I took it and the install and the removal of Altice One is scheduled for Wednesday.

    None of this makes any sense. They now have to incur the expense for a service call on top of lowering their revenues.

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  14. Aug 30, 2019 #74 of 183

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    Sounds like a splitter/signal issues with your Altice
  15. Aug 30, 2019 #75 of 183

    TV_Guy New Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    The original Altice 1 roll-out had more than its share of issues. I've only seen one Altice tech, the one that installed my internet. Unless the average tech's expertise is much higher I can see having install nightmares.
  16. Aug 30, 2019 #76 of 183

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    Last I heard the actual product was very good now. But everything he is describing seems like low signal and/or too many splitters
  17. Aug 31, 2019 #77 of 183

    DR2420 New Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    It honestly all has to do with the agent you get. A friend was calling in to the loyalty department regarding the NFL Sunday Ticket and they weren't budging whatsoever.. They all were saying the same thing, there were no current promotions available on it. Well, tonight got a guy from California and the agent asked him "How much can you afford for the NFL Sunday Ticket?" Told the agent $50 and the agent went and added the NFLST at full price ($293.94) and then did a one time credit of ($243.94) as a bill misunderstand. There weren't "technically" any offers but he still found a way around it. It's just the luck of the draw and the agent you get. He even said some agents are just scared to do large credits. All it comes down to is how much the agent wants to help you out and how far they are willing to go. He already had a credit of $76, so he essentially got it for free. If you are a good standing customer with good payment history and you get a caring agent, they'll work something out with you.

    Now when I say a caring agent, I don't know whether it's caring or what the right word for it is. Some agents just seem to be more about the customer compared to others. Some are fine just letting you cancel without even caring while others will go as far as they can to make the customer happy. Sometimes it feels they are going further than they are supposed to. I'm assuming they know what they can and can't do if they still want a job.
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  18. Aug 31, 2019 #78 of 183

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Called 888-666-0027 last night and wasn't as successful as others, but still happy. I just came off the 6 months of suspending my account. So that probably affected the credits I'm offered. Although by switching to YouTube TV streaming for 6 mo's. I saved about $60/mo or $360 over the cost of Directv.

    The offer I received by calling Directv was a credit of $12.25/mo for 6 mo's off NFLST. Plus a $45 one time credit and $5/mo for 12 mo's loyalty credit. So a total of $180 in savings. Although I will lose the $5/mo credit for 6 mo's, when I suspend my account next year. So actually a total savings of $150, basically reducing NFLST cost to about $150.
  19. Aug 31, 2019 #79 of 183

    Machael AllStar

    Apr 20, 2008
    Long time premier customer on Autopay. I've always been able to get credits in the $95.00 per month range, during ST. Called this year and the best offer was $25.00/12 months and 16.50 off ST max. I had them set my cancel date for 9/22 which is the end of the billing cycle I'm paid through. They were very friendly, but it seems AT&T just doesn't care much for loyalty. Hopefully I'll receive a phone call trying to save me.....pretty sad.
  20. Aug 31, 2019 #80 of 183

    patchs AllStar

    Jan 22, 2006
    20-year DTV customer. Got ST "free" last season, that is 12 months of credits that paid for ST for 6 months and then cut my bill in half for the last 6 months after ST was paid for.
    I plan on making "The Call" next week. I do have some ammo to get a fair deal from DTV. I can get Verizon FiOS TV where I live as well as Spectrum.
    Then, there's YouTubeTV, at $50 a month, which is basically what I'm paying for DTV programming now (after credits) and without having to pay for a $10 a month DVR.
    As for ST, my daughter is a college student. I can use her email and get ST online for $80.
    I hope I get a decent CR, most times it's someone overseas which is frustrating, I just hang up and keep calling until I get a US-based rep.
    Thanks to all who post their experiences and tips here. Big help.

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