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Proving "WOKENESS" is Expensive
What else could it be? We get fewer and fewer games each year. The re-airs aren't on TV anymore. No more on-demand on TV anymore. Now games aren't even on Directv at all with this Amazon nonsense. Sunday Ticket is getting to be such a rip off but I simply couldn't imagine not watching every game I wanted at this point. My local channels often show horrible games in the 1pm/4pm time slots and watching the ticker just isn't going to cut it. Patriots, Giants, Jets? Spare me.
 

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I just want to be able to watch my Niners every week. Otherwise, I just watch Red Zone. I can't wait until the contract with DTV is up after this year. I'm more tired of paying for DTV that I don't watch than I am for Sunday Ticket.
 

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I just want to be able to watch my Niners every week. Otherwise, I just watch Red Zone. I can't wait until the contract with DTV is up after this year. I'm more tired of paying for DTV that I don't watch than I am for Sunday Ticket.
Are there any decent Red Zone-only alternatives out there? With or without Directv?
 

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Have you tried calling loyalty/retention and asking for just the Red Zone channel? I’ve done that before, I told just told the guy honestly, I just want the Red Zone, and I got it for free.
 

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I’ve called 800-288-2020 which is the ATT main number. At the prompt I tell them I want to cancel service and they ask you which one. I tell them directv and then it should automatically send you to loyalty. I’ve gotten to where I call loyalty/retention for everything. It’s sad it has come to this, but they are so much better than the normal reps.
 

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I've called 800-288-2020 which is the ATT main number. At the prompt I tell them I want to cancel service and they ask you which one. I tell them directv and then it should automatically send you to loyalty. I've gotten to where I call loyalty/retention for everything. It's sad it has come to this, but they are so much better than the normal reps.
Yep, did my yearly call. Got the best deal that I have in a while. Free ST Max, $60 off for 12 months, and she found an extra $20 off 12/mos for my internet.

I got premiere support. She was super nice, and very dramatic about finding all of the deals. LOL
 

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Yep, did my yearly call. Got the best deal that I have in a while. Free ST Max, $60 off for 12 months, and she found an extra $20 off 12/mos for my internet.

I got premiere support. She was super nice, and very dramatic about finding all of the deals. LOL
Nice! How did you get your way to premiere support? Different phone number? Ask? Also, do you get your internet from DirecTV?
 

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So, I tried over the weekend using chat with no luck. I called the regular number (1-800-DIRECTV) and said "contract status" at the voice prompt then got transferred to loyalty.
She asked me for my acct number, which is a 5 digit number for me. She said "no, that can't be right". She put it in and started laughing because I have had DirecTV since 1994. She was born in 1997 !
Anyway, she was able to give me Sunday Ticket Max for free and 60 bucks off for 12 months.
When I checked the Sunday Ticket splash screen, it still showed that I was not authorized until I did a receiver refresh then it showed up as authorized.
I guess I kinda knew this but she told me that depending on how long you've been with DirecTV and how much you spend determines how much is in the, as she described it, "goody bag".
She told me that there will be an e-mail going out to loyalty customers before the season telling that some of them they will be getting Sunday Ticket free. But, I'd sure call them because they are offering it now.
All in all, it was well worth the 15 min call !
 

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Are there any decent Red Zone-only alternatives out there? With or without Directv?
Most cable systems have it and many streaming services (YouTubeTV for one). On par with D* Redzone. I actually like it a hair better, but basically a wash.
 

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Nice! How did you get your way to premiere support? Different phone number? Ask? Also, do you get your internet from DirecTV?
Do what Breaddawg said above: "I've called 800-288-2020 which is the ATT main number. At the prompt I tell them I want to cancel service and they ask you which one. I tell them directv and then it should automatically send you to loyalty."

I get my internet through AT&T. And my cell phones.
 

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I just did all that and the rep told me that on July 11 I was already given a "Proactive Loyalty Offer" for 2021 ST Max. I looked on my statement and I see:

Seasonal Sports Subscriptions

3. NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2021 0.00
Season starts on 09/12

She wasn't able to email me anything, but assured me I'll get reminded about this. What is the channel that tell us if we're active for the upoming ST season?
 

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Channel 112. You may need to do a refresh on your receivers/DVRs (I did).
I have been assured via a chat session with a CSR that I have been given a "Proactive Loyalty Offer" for 2021 ST Max. My new monthly bill just released today shows:

NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2021 0.00

I am still somewhat skeptical though. I received ST free last year and was notified more than once that I was getting it free. No notice this year at all, but I am being told it is free.

Channel 112 also says I am "All set to enjoy 2021 NFL Sunday Ticket every Sunday". But wouldn't I get that message even if I was going to be billed for it since it was automatically added to My Programming?
 

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The CSR I spoke with yesterday read me the blurb on her screen about the loyalty offer and it said an e-mail would be coming out before the season starts notifying people so keep an eye open for it.

Look at "recent transactions" on your account. This is what mine says after my call yesterday:

08/05/2021 XXXXXXXX4609 NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2021 HD - Charge $0.00 $0.00
08/05/2021 XXXXXXXX4609 High Valued Customer - Charge $0.00 $0.00
08/05/2021 XXXXXXXX4609 NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2021 - Charge $0.00 $0.00
 
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