The yearly Direct TV dance

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  1. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Tried that last year. No bueno. Luckily, the Cowboys were on a lot in South Florida either via primetime games or getting lucky.

    Wonder if this year will be the same after they went 13-3.

    Probably will cancel for good once the contract runs out. First 2 years I never lost service during (light)storms. Now a bird can fly over the dish and I lose connection lol.
     
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  2. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged Zone Supporter

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    Believe it or not, so many people actually pay regular price for it, especially businesses, which subsidizes the rest of our ability to call and negotiate.
     
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  3. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    I just told them that I move every few months and our cable is already set up through corporate and it isn't sattelite.

    Just tell them that it isn't offered in your apartments, even if it is a house.....they won't check your story.
     
  4. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    Went thru this last year with Uverse what a PITA.

    This is what worked{eventually} called threated to cancel service which puts you over to the retention dept. The lady on the other end wouldn't give me any acceptable deal so I asked to speak to a manager who gave me just about what I wanted and then some.
     
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  5. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Same. I got 14 of 16 games on HD antenna last year.
     
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  6. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I agree. They're making a killing from customers who pay full price.
     
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  7. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    :lmao:
    I feel your pain, brother.
     
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  8. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    ATT are such crooks. I got half of last week doing the dance and what did I receive this morning? An email saying grats that my annual renewal has been processed for full price. I am 100% certain that I turned that option off last year.

    So, have been charged 1.5 times the amount and now I get to waste even more time on the phone :(
     
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  9. ThemDangMartians

    ThemDangMartians Well-Known Member

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    ...Direct TV is ok I guess...but they seem to keep raising the price(probably because of AT&T...I just can't get away from that company, they keep buying out or getting involved with almost everyone...the bastids')
    I need to call them and try and get a price reduction somehow. ..Also to tell them I need some new remotes and anything else I can get for free...lol!o_O
     
  10. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    Was on timeout for being adversarial to a nameless other...

    Check the message I "@'d" you in the beer thread, my brother. Would've shot you a PM reply but they're down for me for now :)
     
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  11. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    I called dtv to see if they could do something about Sunday ticket, but they didn't a damn thing. Told me sorry their hands were tied. I don't like making a scene so I just left it at that. I never get free stuff I'm always paying full price for everything it seems.
     
  12. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Called the number and they said they couldn't do anything for me until my account was either canceled or in the process of being canceled.

    So, I called the usual retention department and they made some okay offers. Basically reducing my monthly payment by $20 a month and free Sunday ticket. I still setup a cancellation for 2 weeks from now. If they don't call me by Friday, then I'll give that number another try.
     
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  13. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    I called AT&T to cancel my home phone that I've had since 1982 when I was 16. They ended up letting me keep it for free, gave me a 10 dollar discount on my wifi and doubled my wifi speed. They also gave me a 20 dollar discount on my direct tv.
     
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  14. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    I just called two days ago. I wasn't under contract so I was going to try and get Sunday Ticket for free without having to agree to a one or two year contract. Well that didn't work but I was still able to get it for free with a one year agreement. Not too bad cause I can cancel the service after the season is over if I want to for only $60-$70.
     
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  15. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, that's why I said you had to wait, brother.

    If you cancel they will call you, but to just hit them up, you need to be approaching the end of your contract.

    Good luck, buddy.
     
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  16. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    I cancel every year and then win back department calls me the next day and gives me sunday ticket and choice package with 3 tvs and HBO for the year for 64 a month. I only have to commit for a year.

    The trick is to cancel once your out of contract and set a cancellation a week out :)
     
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  17. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Jackpot.

    It turns out that the guy I talked to last week didn't do what I asked. When I turned down his offer and requested a cancellation, he instead implemented his offers and didn't setup the cancellation. I discovered this when a few of the channels in my guide had gone gray. One way he was attempting to save me money was taking me down to a lower tier (one that didn't have NFL Network, though for some reason I still got that one after he changed it). When I saw this, I called to see if they had setup the cancellation and was told they had not, so I had them set it up. The next day I got several calls that I missed from them, and today I returned the calls.

    The first guy had given me Sunday Ticket and $40 off for 12 months. The new guy put me back up to the proper tier, kept the discounts the other guy made, and then added another $60 in discounts every month for a year. So I am getting Sunday Ticket for free and over $100 a month in discounts. My monthly bill with HBO and Sunday Ticket will now be $41.51 a month for the next year (I did agree to a 12-month contract). After I deactivated one of my boxes that we don't really use, it's down to $34.51 a month.

    Thanks, @Trouty.
     
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  18. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    Awesome buddy, and you got it, Chucky!
     
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  19. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I thought I got a good deal then read your thread. :(

    But I guess I need to be thankful for my deal. I got $40 off for a year plus Sunday Ticket Max. Basically, for six months, $30 of that $40 will go to subsidized the reduced Sunday Ticket package (I'll in essence get it for free), then after the season, the entire $40 will apply to my DirecTV service.

    So I'll be getting Sunday Ticket for free a second year in a row. :dance::yourock::oldcouple:
     
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  20. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    If you want the kind of deal Chucky got, let me know when you're about a week or so out. You should be able to get the $200 Visa card, too, Tyke :)
     

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