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Sunday Ticket 2013 Pricing announced

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

  1. Aug 2, 2013 #381 of 515

    JayMatt77 Mentor

    Aug 25, 2009
    Just called and went straight to retention.

    ST Max $148 (4 x $36.99)
    $20 general credit for 12 months
    $15 general credit for 15 months
    No contract commitment

    I'm happy with it. Looks like others did even better. Good on you!
  2. Aug 2, 2013 #382 of 515

    Billzebub Godfather

    Jan 1, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Called today about the protection plan and, as I thought, I already have 2 HD-DVRs and a Genie so there is really nothing I can get upgraded to. After a very nice chat the CSR asked if it would be OK if she transferred me to someone who might be able to help me in other areas. Of course I said yes. It must have been retention because I was offered and accepted the following:

    Sunday Ticket - Free
    Redzone Channel - Free
    GenieGo - Free
    $20 credit for 12 months.

    It did require a 1 year commitment, but my contract doesn't expire till March 2014 and I'm not going anywhere anyhow.
  3. Aug 2, 2013 #383 of 515

    bdizzle New Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    Eh, not the best deal I've ever gotten, but can't complain.

    $29.99 x 6 For STMax
    $20.00 off x 6 months for Hbo/Sho/Cin/Starz
    $15.00 off x 12 months for premier
    $5.00 off x 6 months sports package
    $5.00 off x 6 Months HD package
    $5.00 off x 6 Months Advanced Receiver fee
  4. Aug 2, 2013 #384 of 515

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    I asked about NHL CI when I called about NFL ST and she told me there is no pricing yet. Two years go, they gave me a deal. I did a 1 pay for full amount of 171.80 and then they gave me a credit back of 125.80 with a net cost of $46 (see attachement) So you might try calling back when the pricing is released.


    (I was able to attach this old attachment that was stored on my account, but can't add new attachments. Does anyone have any idea on how to add new attachments?)
  5. Aug 3, 2013 #385 of 515

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    More reply options and browse to the file.
  6. Aug 3, 2013 #386 of 515

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
  7. Aug 3, 2013 #387 of 515

    eileen22 Godfather

    Mar 24, 2006
    After reading all of these, I decided to call back today. I had already called last week and got $456 in credits going out 15 months, but zero off of ST Max. I asked for retention and said I was inquiring about the free ST deal with 1-year commitment. CSR told me that she could give me regular ST for free, and Max for 75, or $18.75 x 4. On top of the other credits I have, I'm very happy with that.

    FWIW, I'm a 14 year customer, never paid late, get MLB EI and NFL ST every year, and have had Premier for several years.
  8. Aug 3, 2013 #388 of 515

    tnnolman Cool Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Had got Regular ST 29.99 x 6 months plus Max addon 18.75 x4 but then called retention they said I was also billed for regular renewal at 39.99 had to cancel both charges now I will have to get it back ST max back for a lower price. Hope to do that monday.
  9. Aug 4, 2013 #389 of 515

    analogkid2112 New Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    Just got off the phone with DirecTV Retentions, got my best deal ever in 11 years of doing this. When I called, I was unsuccessful getting to retentions saying cancel, I asked the rep for the phone number and password to retentions and she said she could just connect me. Verified with the rep I was transferred to that it was the retentions department and told her I was considering switching to Dish due to monthly fees and the cost of the Sunday ticket MAX being $347! She put me on hold and came back with the following:

    Free Standard Sunday Ticket or Sunday Ticket Max for $40 (2 monthly payments of $20)
    $15 monthly Bill credit for next $15 months

    Was required to add a year to my contract, but somehow it only added 3 months. My original contract was to expire in May of 2014, with the Sunday Ticket Max for $40 and $15 credits for $15 months, it will now expire in August of 2014. Perfect time to call again and get my deal next year. I confirmed that I have not been charged for Sunday ticket this year on Auto renew, she in fact cancelled it and signed me up for the new free offer.

    Nice deal and relatively easy, $40 for Sunday Ticket Max and extra $15 in Bill credits for 15 months. She also advised me to call back next month as some of the discounts I get on premiums are set to expire and she stated I should be eligible for new discounts. Let the football season begin!
  10. Aug 4, 2013 #390 of 515
    The Keymaster

    The Keymaster Cool Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    Did Pretty well:

    Free Basic Sunday Ticket for 2013 - 2014
    $26.50 Credit for 12 months
    $20.00 Credit for the following 12 months

    Total credits $753.00 over 2 years with a 1 year contract extension.
    We have been them since 1994, so I think we can wort with a 1 year extension.
  11. Aug 5, 2013 #391 of 515

    spaceace414 New Member

    May 28, 2010
    Westminster, CO
    Made my call on Friday...I called last year on August 20th and renewed for one year and got $30 a month for 12 months in credits, ST and RZ for free. I was not really interested in MAX.

    I did say CANCEL twice and was transferred to a very nice lady in Retention (I asked her to be sure). I basically wanted the same deal I had and maybe try out the Fox sports channels for six months so I can see my hometown college football team. She told me that I should call back on August 20th of this year as all my discounts are still in play and nothing new is showing up and will not until those fall off. Looks like I am calling back in a couple of weeks!
  12. Aug 5, 2013 #392 of 515

    rlavinder Cool Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Got Regular Sunday Ticket for free along with $20 credit for 12 months with 1 year contract extension. Took 1 call to retention but with 3 different people to talk to get it. I am very happy with it.
  13. Aug 5, 2013 #393 of 515

    ttubbiola Mentor

    Jan 22, 2007
    Just made my yearly call. Got free Sunday Ticket and a $25/mo credit for 15 months on a one year contract extension. I'm a very happy camper.
  14. Aug 5, 2013 #394 of 515

    alhurricane AllStar

    Sep 21, 2007
    I've never had Sunday Ticket before, so I thought I would try to get a deal while I made my annual call to see what discounts I could get. I ended up with what I think is a nice deal...

    Free Basic Sunday Ticket
    $15 off/15 months
    $10 off/12 months
    Free upgrade to Genie and Genie Client.

    Not bad for a 20 minute call, especially since I am coming off of a $20 off/12 month deal.
  15. Aug 5, 2013 #395 of 515
    KMG 365

    KMG 365 Mentor

    Jul 28, 2008
    The first time I called the CSR offered ST Max for $147.96. She said that was the best she could do. I told her I would think about it and hung up. The second and third time I called, I got cut off when the frontline CSR transferred me to retention. The fourth call the retention CSR also offered ST Max for $147.96. I asked if I could get it for free, but she said no. She then offered a $50 credit and I decided to take the offer. I got ST Max for under a $100. It's not free like many people here have gotten but I'm happy with the deal.

    While on the phone I was also able to get free HD for 24 months. It's been three years since I last paid for HD so I'm glad it's been extended.

    Thanks to all the posters who gave their experiences getting ST.

    Go Texans!
  16. Aug 6, 2013 #396 of 515

    lawnmowerdeth Cool Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    Best yearly call for ST I've had EVER, and it wasn't even a retention guy. I didn't say 'cancel' at the prompts, I just said 'change programming', and then I kind of just said "blah" a few times when I kept getting prompted. It was amusing to myself.

    So the CSR gave me Sunday Ticket free if I agreed to a 1 year contract, and then he said he'd take another $20 a month off.

    Haven't had a contract in over 10 years. Guess it was obvious I wasn't going anywhere.

    Then I asked about the Genie, and he threw that in with a mini genie remote for free as well. Just have to pay the $50 install. Added a 2nd year to the contract though.

    Don't think I did too bad.
  17. Aug 6, 2013 #397 of 515

    flaktastic New Member

    Oct 13, 2012
    Made a throw-away call last Friday and spoke to a regular CSR, who quoted the advertised prices. Called back yesterday and said cancel at the prompt. Didn't verify it was retention, just asked how much time was left on my commitment. CSR noticed I had asked about ST and offered:

    ST Max 50% off
    $20 off for 12 months
    $15 off for 15 months
    $5 off premiums for 6 months (all 4 plus sports pack

    More than what I was looking for so I took it. Didn't mention a commitment but I wouldn't mind anyway.
  18. Aug 6, 2013 #398 of 515

    brewguru New Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    WOW!! Got so much more than I expected.

    Called up and got a regular CSR (their voice recognition software sucks so I had to go through the number system). Asked her to transfer me to retention.

    When I talked to the girl there, she said she could offer only $5/month on the ST. Hemmed and hawed and said I'd have to think about it but was there anything better she could do for me? She said no. I asked if this was the retention department and she said no, I told her to transfer me there.

    Talked to Jane, a very pleasant woman. Said I was looking to see what she could do in regards to the price of ST. She repeated the request and added, "and you'd like it for free." I laughed and said, "Well that would be nice!"

    She waited for her computer prompts and came back with that I'm in luck and I would get ST Max for free at no charge. Then she looked to see what other discounts I could get. $20 off a month for 12 months, another $10 off for 12 months (HD fee), and another $15 off a month for 15 months. Then she asked if I watched any movie channels. I said I DVR a lot of stuff when there are previews but I'm not missing much. She came back for free Showtime for 4 months and free Starz for 6 months.

    So, my bill is almost cut in half, I get free ST and 2 fee movie services.

    I love Direct TV!!! (I upgraded to Genie about 3 months ago so I didn't even inquire about that!)
  19. Aug 6, 2013 #399 of 515

    Dishiki New Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    Wife just called. She's the wheeler and dealer in this family. This is what we got. We have the premier package w HD extra pack

    Sunday ticket MAX free with 1 year agreement
    20 off for 12 months
    15 off for 15 months
    10 off for 12 months HD
    10 off for 6 months sports pack
    5 off 6 months HBO
    5 off 6 months Cinemax
    5 off 6 months Showtime
    6.50 off for 12 months Starz
    4.32 off HD extra pack for 6 months
    3 off homesystem for 3 months

    50 dollar immediate credit for early sunday ticket renewal
    Free Genie upgrade
    50 dollar courtesy credit

    Our bill will drop to 82 dollars a month for Premier with HD extra and Genie.

    That is 897.92 in credits and free Sunday ticket Max
  20. Aug 6, 2013 #400 of 515

    bjlc Icon

    Aug 20, 2004
    the other day my wife sent me a copy of our bill with Sunday ticket being charged to us.. so I called to cancel.. when you cancel Sunday Ticket, you get a free pass to retention... the guy there offered me free Sunday ticket without the red zone.. and a free DVR... and since my bill would be going up, I said that I would call back.. I called back last night.. wow.. I immediately was offered the full Sunday Ticket and a GENIE.. plus a $15 discount per month.. Well, I took the Sunday Ticket.. but I really am trying to hold the line on my bill, which is still over $100 with out locals and I don't do pay per view.. I really don't know how much I would like a Genie.. we are still talking about that one.. but Sunday Ticket / Red ZONE you bet..

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