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Question Paying for a Premium Channel for One Day Only

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by JMCS88, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. JMCS88

    JMCS88 Cool Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Well, Strikeforce MMA is holding an event on Showtime in a few weeks time and I was considering ordering Showtime for one day and canceling it the next day. I know DirecTV has different pricing methods and they usually discount the difference between the full months price and how long you actually had it.

    So, I was just wondering, do any of you know how much one day's pricing of Showtime would cost me if I activate it say around 3:00pm one day and cancel it around 12:00pm the next day?

    Thanks for any help guys
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    DirecTV has changed how and when packages can be dropped. I believe their new policy is that you must keep the package for 30 days. There's no more adding it one day and dropping it the next.
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I don't know if they'll prorate it, but you might as well keep it 30 days, as there is a $10 fee to drop a package less than 30 days after ordering.

    They might give you a deal like three months free etc.
  4. NCEarlb

    NCEarlb Cool Member

    Sep 11, 2006
    I would just call and ask if they had any specials going on. I do know as said earlier they charge $10 fee if you cancel within 30 days and they do prorate it according to your service date. But sometimes if you ask they will work with you, especially if you have not had any deals in a while. Also I think if you order Showtime before 1/13 you will be entitled to a $25 visa card. I think you might have to keep it active for 2 months to get the $25 but am not positive on that.

  5. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    You have to keep showtime for 3 mo's to get the Visa debit card. You have until 1/31 and you have to submit the 3 mo's of bills. This [link] for the rebate form that has more details in the fine print.
  6. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    You will have to pay for 1 month even if you drop it after 1 day, How much is it for one month $12 or something? That's not too bad for an event that you really want to see.
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Yes, this is true. You used to be able to add one day and drop the next but because that was abused, there is now a 30 day minimum.
  8. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
  9. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    They should name the new rule after me then.

    I used to keep track for billing record purposes & once over a 3 month span i switched channels 29x. :p
  10. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    You can drop a premium whenever you want...as long as you replace it with another. You only need to maintain the same level of premiums for 30 days. So you can add HBO one day, swap it to Starz the next day, then back to HBO, and so on. The only caveat is you need to keep the last one for 30 days before dropping totally.

    So if you have any premiums now, you could swap it out for Showtime for a day.
  11. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    It's Strikeforce...is it really worth one month of Showtime? :) Only kidding...sort of.
  12. JMCS88

    JMCS88 Cool Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Well, I'm interested in the upcoming heavyweight tournament. I'm hoping Fedor loses again, and Overeem wins. I picked a bad time to cancel all my premiums. I'll think about it. I don't know if the event will be worth $12.00.

    Thanks for all the replies.
  13. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Yea thats the bummer now....before you could gap a few days with nothing & it would cost $0.
  14. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Icon

    Dec 28, 2005
    Someone will likely have it streaming live on www.ustream.tv

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