Sunday Ticket now included in Premier package?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Hoosier205, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. JeffinSD

    JeffinSD Cool Member

    Oct 25, 2008
    Thanks for the feedback.

    Yes, I realize it's a pretty good deal, but I was hoping for a one time instant savings. The good news, it's in my notes, so I can still take the offer, which I most likely will.

    Also, I don't really mind another 2 year committment as our local cable, Time Warner, sucks and I've read less than stellar things about U-Verse. As long as DirecTV keeps Sunday Ticket, I'm likely to be loyal. The last time I looked into WWDVR, I was quoted over $300, so I feel like I really made out today.
  2. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    And $15 off for 1.5 years and $20 off for 6 months is $390 total. Why did he not accept either of those? Unless those are two different deal?

  3. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    If I were you, I'd be calling right now to get those credits and then you'll really make out today.
  4. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2004
    Mrs. Fluffybear called this morning after a sales person from AT&T stopped by pushing U-Verse. DirecTV offered her the following discounts:

    $10.00 credit for 2 years
    $ 5.00 credit for 2 years
    $ 5.00 credit for 2 years
    Free Showtime for 1 year
    Free Redzone channel for 1 year

    FYI, Mrs. Fluffybear said she did not make any threats to cancel nor did she speak with someone in retention.
  5. joeshan99

    joeshan99 AllStar

    May 16, 2008
    Just called and spoke to a nice young man in retention. Told him I wanted to keep the ticket but didn't want to pay full price of others we not. He placed me on hold an after several minutes he came back with $20 off for 12 months ($240) total. He also stated the to-go was free and would also auto renew at no charge.
  6. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    I'd keep Mrs. Fluffybear least for 2 years so she can call again when the discounts expire.

  7. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    Nice deal....

    Is it really supposed to be this hot in York County? :eek2::eek2:
  8. grassfeeder

    grassfeeder AllStar

    Jan 24, 2011
    I was just offered 33% off the season if I signed up for it. I graciously declined.
  9. joeshan99

    joeshan99 AllStar

    May 16, 2008
    No but it is real hot.
  10. DavidLyle

    DavidLyle Cool Member

    Jul 5, 2005
    So I called and tried again - this time with success!!

    I did the cancel/cancel routine and spoke to retentions & mentioned the ads touting free ST. She said they had just been authorized to sell ST since there would definitely be a season (she must have some inside info!). She proceeded to check my account and said I've been a very good, long time customer and she would see what she could do.

    After some checking, she said she could offer me FREE ST! :jump3:

    She said the bill will read:

    1 time charge: $334.95
    1 time credit: $334.95

    I did not have to think twice about taking this! :)
  11. shendley

    shendley Hall Of Fame

    Nov 27, 2005
    Third time's the charm! First time I called I was offered a credit of $120 ($20 x 6 mos). Second time I called I was offered a credit of $150 if I paid in full then. Called just now and was initially offered the same deal as the second time. When I mentioned I had heard online of others getting more substantial deals, he sweetened it to $200. When I asked about To Go, he threw that in as well, so I took it. Not quite as good as others have been getting, but good enough for me. Makes ST less than $8 a week! I can handle that.

    07/21/2011 XXXXXXXX7860 NFL SUNDAY TICKET To-Go 2011 - Charge $0.00 $0.00
    07/21/2011 XXXXXXXX7860 NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2011 - Charge $0.00 $0.00
    07/21/2011 XXXXXXXX6190 NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2011 - Pre-Ssn Sprt Cxl ($200.00) $0.00
    07/21/2011 XXXXXXXX7860 NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2011 - Charge $334.95 $0.00
  12. Red Dog

    Red Dog Godfather

    Aug 3, 2008
    That's somewhat similar to me although it was just one try for me. I was calling first to swap out my 2-for-1 SHO/STZ that expired for a 2-for-1 HBO/MAX 3mo deal.

    After that was taken care of, I asked about ST. I offered to do the lump-sum up-front if they had a deal for me. First he offered the $20 off/6 mo deal. I said don't bother....leave it alone. I brought up the RZC-only deal that some for whatever reason are getting, but that was no dice. Then he asked me what it would take....I said $200 off....he offered 50% off ($167), so I went ahead and took that.
  13. VaJim

    VaJim Godfather

    Jul 26, 2006
    ...they'll probably tie it to next year and say "well looky're already getting a discount":nono:
  14. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Per CNN......The NFL owners approved a 10-year revenue sharing deal with the players. Now it's up to the players to agree.
  15. bmac

    bmac Cool Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    1st call into retention

    free HD for 6mos=60.00
    20.00 discount 6mos=120.00
    150.00 credit= total of 330.00 i like free ST
  16. tpayne105

    tpayne105 Legend

    Aug 28, 2006
    when you call in, do not let them put a notation on your account they made an offer to you (that you didn't like). I did that a couple of nights ago and called back just now, and they would not budge off the original offer of:

    Either 1), take $140 off the regular price or 2) take $20 off each installment making it $33.99 for 6 months.

    Basically saving $ granted that is not a bad savings but I really thought they may go better....

    I am gonna give it a couple of days and see what happens....

    You guys are lucky who are getting the great deals....
  17. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    That is part of the reason why I wouldnt never take a credit deal that lasted 2 years. They do say things like that. We cant apply anymore credits because you are already getting credits. I save mine up for ST and I would not take any offer that runs credits for 2 years.
  18. hbkbiggestfan

    hbkbiggestfan Godfather

    May 24, 2007
    Well my credits were notated on my account. Should I be worried they might magically dissappear when I call back to activate them on August 4th? I did this for financial purposes...
  19. gwlbe

    gwlbe New Member

    May 7, 2009
    Just called. Said cancel. I told them I was calling about ST for free. CSR stated it was for new customer but since I have been with them 12years the offered 334 with a 250 credit and to go for free. Accepted and happy.
  20. sdk009

    sdk009 Icon

    Jan 19, 2007
    Kihei, Maui, HI
    Since I was already getting a Sports Pack credit, I was able to get a full month's service credit and To-Go for free. Not the best deal, but not the worst either.

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