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Spam call from DirecTV... how to opt-out?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dirtyblueshirt, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

    Dec 6, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    So, this morning I got a call on my mobile from 1800-531-5000. I didn't bother answering, but Google Voice was kind enough to translate the voicemail for me:

    Now, I haven't changed any marketing preferences, and I don't see any place to opt-out of these phone calls (this one came at 7:10 this morning, as noted). I was not happy for the early call, even though I was already en route to work. Is there a way to opt-out of this junk?
  2. djzack67

    djzack67 Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    I'm so tired of all this Damages promotion. I will not watch it now just cause of all this in your face cross promotion on the directive platform
  3. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Change your contact phone number on your account to 1-212-479-7990
  4. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    I can't believe I just hung up on John Goodman :)
  5. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    Why would you give a corporation your cell phone number?
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Someone without a land line and only a cell?
  7. Billzebub

    Billzebub Godfather

    Jan 1, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    OK, I know that felt good to type, but are you really going to watch or not watch a program because of to much or to little promotion?
  8. Blankman2k5

    Blankman2k5 Legend

    Oct 20, 2010
    Call customer service and have your privacy settings updated to remove yourself from promotional calling.
  9. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Got that call yesterday and sent an e-mail asking to opt out. I'm sure most people don't want to get phone ads.
  10. txtommy

    txtommy Icon

    Dec 30, 2006
    Also got the call yesterday and also called to opt out. But then I've called before to opt out of surveys, promotions, deals, etc. and they still continue. It's bad enough that we have to endure advertising everywhere, including in the guide and TV mail, but I can put up with that annoyance as it is my choice to watch the TV. When I am doing something else at home and they interrupt with an advertising phone call I get pissed and tell them so. When that call is a recorded message and I can't tell them then I get doubly pissed. I am on the do not call list because I don't want such calls especially when they interrupt something else.

    It really makes me wish that I could call John Goodman and interrupt his day with some trivial information.

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