Every year I call DTV in August to "cancel" service and every year they hand out a discount. I've had at least $25/month discount for 15 years... the discount I'm on now is $40/month (which was a result of last years call) and they put it through 2024 so I don't even have to call again for a few years... and no it's not tied to a longer service agreement. I can still cancel any time over and done, no fees (which will happen if DTV doesn't license satellite Sunday Ticket rights from Apple or whoever gets it). The retention reps have weekly quotas and will give you better deals early in the week... I learned to always make the call early on a Monday. And always call to cancel. Don't call for a discount. Call to terminate service (tell them you got laid off, or have medical bills, whatever and just can't afford it any more). They'll transer you to retention and tell them the same thing... you just can't afford it in your budget any more. They'll offer you a discount to try and fit DTV in your budget. Anyone who isn't doing this is paying MINIMUM $300/year more than they have to.