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Sunday Ticket 2013 Pricing announced

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by anex80, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Grafixguy

    Grafixguy Godfather

    Mar 15, 2008
    New Jersey
    Called a little while ago and got to retention. My contract is up in a couple of months so I figured I see what they could do for me.

    I got Sunday Ticket (no Max) and Red Zone for free in exchange for a one year commitment from today.

    Well done, DirecTV!
  2. fochs13

    fochs13 Legend

    Dec 1, 2006
    I called back this afternoon. They said i am not eligible for any discounts on sunday ticket, since i have received over $800 in credits over the last two years. Other than switching providers in order to get the redzone channel, anyone have any advice?
  3. newred5

    newred5 Cool Member

    May 22, 2011
    called back this afternoon. They said i am not eligible for any discounts on sunday ticket, since i have received over $800 in credits over the last two years. Other than switching providers in order to get the redzone channel, anyone have any advice?

    Sounds like you have run the "tap" dry as far as discounts go. Good thing is you have already saved over 800.00 and can use some of that savings to pay for Sunday Ticket
  4. PPW

    PPW Mentor

    Apr 1, 2008
    Did my yearly call...never had to go to retention. The CSR gave me the following:

    07/31/2013 XXXXXXXXXXXX NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2013 HD - Charge $0.00 $0.00
    07/31/2013 XXXXXXXXXXXX NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2013 - Gen Reten CRG ($147.96) ($7.40)
    07/31/2013 XXXXXXXXXXXX XTRA - $20/12mos/Agree ($20.00) ($1.00)
    07/31/2013 XXXXXXXXXXXX Advanced Receiver-HD - 12moFreeHDExist ($10.00) ($0.50)
    07/31/2013 XXXXXXXXXXXX NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2013 - Charge $147.96 $7.40

    $30/month off my bill for the next year AND Sunday Ticket Max for FREE...all it cost me was committing for another year and 10 minutes of my time!
    Was offered the Genie for free too, declined...not a big TV watcher, no need for Genie.
  5. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

    Oct 5, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
    Pay full price?
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  6. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    That is alot in credits. Any reason why you still feel you should get it free with those kinds of credits?
  7. fochs13

    fochs13 Legend

    Dec 1, 2006
    You have to understand that my bill has averaged $130 (after credits) over the
    Ast two years. $10 for matching dish networks hd for life promotion, $10 for refer a friend, annd another $10-$15 for a reductuionon a premium channel for subscribing to a different premium channel. I am not saying i deserve it for free, but they arent willing to budge.
  8. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    The amounts you are describing do not add up to $800. I hope they are wrong and you can get it free. Have you always paid your bill on time and are you current right now?
  9. TANK

    TANK Icon DBSTalk Club

    Feb 16, 2003
    Finally got to talk to retention dept. I got the NFLST for free and some other credits.
  10. fochs13

    fochs13 Legend

    Dec 1, 2006
    24 x 35 = $840
  11. Aug 1, 2013 #371 of 515

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    Customer since 1999, mostly at the Choice level. I explained that I'd like to stick with DirecTV, but ST is the main reason I don't look elsewhere. It's just too expensive to justify at the regular price.

    Free Sunday Ticket.
    Max for $75.
    $15 off my bill for 15 months.
    One year commitment.

    I took it.
  12. Aug 1, 2013 #372 of 515

    byroan Cool Member

    May 31, 2012
    If you got those deals, you were already speaking to retention.
  13. Aug 1, 2013 #373 of 515

    TDockUSC Cool Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Said "cancel" at prompt but still got frontline CSR. Asked for retention and was sent immediately.

    Got the best offer I've ever had for ST:
    St MAX for one-time $149.99 with an instant credit of $149.99 (so free)
    $20 off for next 12 months ($240)
    $15 dollars off for next 15 months. ($225)

    So free ST Max plus $465 off my bill for the next year.

    VERY HAPPY with the my call...which took 27 mins.
  14. Aug 1, 2013 #374 of 515

    Igmond Cool Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Just called and was offered a free Genie upgrade (which I declined due to the 2 yr comittment) but received ST Max for half price + $10 off for 12mo +$15 off for 12 mo, which works out to about $150 savings and free ST Max. Not a good as free but I’m happy!
  15. Aug 1, 2013 #375 of 515

    cheezeboy New Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Just did my annual call. Said Cancel and was put in the queue. Thought it was retentions at first. Was offered 6x38? (whatever that offer was, others in the thread). Denied, then was offered 169 (179 for ST, free Max, one time $10 off). Denied that again. CSR said maybe the 'outbound' call center could help. Of course they can!

    With just asking for a discount on ST, offered
    ST MAX for 150. (we paid the same last year)
    $10 off for $6 months. (we already have a few other discounts on the account).

    CSR said he has a bunch of free equiptment ready for us once we want to reup... moving in a few months, so just going to do it then. Anyway, this works for me!
  16. Aug 2, 2013 #376 of 515

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    So it took 2 calls and a long wait on hold, but I did get the same great deal some are getting on NFL ST.

    First call, the guy had a heavy accent and I had trouble understanding him. He said he could give me the early prom for 6 payments of $37.99. I'm thinking, thanks for offering me what I already can get. Then he said something about if I got it free last year I could get it free again. So I said free is good, I'll take that. Then he said, I can only offer 6 payments of $37.99. Said thanks and hung up.

    Second call, nice pleasant woman, could offer 6 payments of $29.99. Had some discussions then I mentioned I had heard about getting it free for 1 yr commitment. She said that the promotions dept could offer something like that and transferred me. Another nice woman took the call and I told her what I had heard.

    She then offered:

    NFL ST free
    Red Zone free
    $20 Credit for 12 months
    $15 credit for 15 months.

    Sweet! Just had to do the 1 yr commitment, which only actually extended my commitment 5 months.

    (On a side note, can I tell you I miss the old forum? Can't seem to figure out how to upload an attachment on the new one)
  17. Aug 2, 2013 #377 of 515

    lokar Icon

    Oct 7, 2006
    Has anyone had good luck getting deals on the other packages? I am honestly on the fence about cord cutting but a good deal on NHL Center Ice would definitely keep me for another year, don't have much interest in the Sunday Ticket though.
  18. Aug 2, 2013 #378 of 515

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    I got a deal for MLB Xtra Innings as well as Sunday Ticket. Dont sub to the NBA package as I am a Mavs fanand get their games already and I do not watch NHL.
  19. Aug 2, 2013 #379 of 515

    FostersBeerGuy New Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    One more data point...

    Premier customer since 1998. Got to Retention, and asked the CSR if I was eligible for the same Free ST offer that they are giving to new subs. She came back with Free ST and $26.50 in recurring monthly discounts for the next 12 months. I asked if this included MAX, and she said no, but that she would look into it. She then came back with free MAX as well. Had to agree to a 1-year commitment, which was actually moot because I already am under commitment until 10/2014.

    Just like every year, it was a semi-annoying but highly lucrative half hour phone call. Good luck all.
  20. Aug 2, 2013 #380 of 515

    scoop8 Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    Dallas TX
    Just completed my annual ST call (2 "cancels" at the auto-menu's). I didn't verify that I reached Retentions but I had to have, considering what they gave me.

    1st phone call results:


    - Non-SWM SL5 install since '08, with 1 HR23 and 1 H22
    - DTV customer since '99, good standing. Autopay, Premium pkg.
    - 1 current credit on acct prior to today's phone call; free HD for 24 mo

    I received:

    - Free ST Max
    - $20 general monthy discount for 12 mo
    - $15 general monthy discount for 15 mo
    - $10 Sports Pkg discount for 6 mo
    - 50% discount for the "Startz" movie channel pkg for 12 mo
    - $5 discount SHO/HBO/CIN movie channel pkg for 6 mo

    Free offer for a Genie upgrade. I think he said it's the HR44 but not positive about that part, could be an HR34.

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