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Goodbye Direct TV

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Goodbye Direct TV

Post by Z-YOU on December 30th 2010, 1:07 am

Well, I ve had Direct TV for almost 3 years now. I went with a Cincy Bell bundle & had a 2-year contract. You know how it works, good price to get you in & then the price baloons the 2nd year. I completed my contract and didn't feel like switching, so I let it ride. The other day, I called told them I was cancelling to switch & they said they'd beat any other offer. When I saw the work order, they hadn't. Didn't have the 2nd HD reciever on there & were going to add charges to my existing bill instead of reducing them. After they tried to really screw me, I said forget it. Called me the next day and asked what they had to do to keep me. Told them I wanted the same deal a new customer gets. Wouldn't give me the same deal a new subscriber gets, so it's adios.

Insight doesn't have anything competitive so I can't see that. Dish has a pretty fair package I can live with, so that's probably the route I'll go. Wish I could get rid of ZoomTown and get a better deal on internet access, but I'm not seeing anything better that's less or no more expensive.
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Post by RebStew on December 30th 2010, 1:48 am

I'm sick of dealing with these TV companies too. Seems that none of them are worth what they offer. If it wasn't for the kids I'd just turn it off. I don't wantch that much tv anyway.

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Post by Z-YOU on January 5th 2011, 5:29 am

I looked at Dish and their prices for the programming are terrible. I also looked at Insight and they might be a little better than Dish, but they're more expensive. My wife insists we have this stuff, so Direct TV stays. I did get what I wanted. They keep track of accounts by phone numbers and email addresses, so I went on line and set up a new installation in my wife's name using her cell phone number and a different credit card. Also included my brothers' account number as a referring customer and got another $10/month off for him and me.

So I got upgraded to HD TV in 2 rooms and standard in a 3rd, with DVR in 2 rooms and cut my existing TV bill in half for the next 12 months. I hate staying with DTV, but that worked out to be the best deal for me.
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Post by RebStew on January 5th 2011, 5:37 am

Insight stinks. I wish I would have kept my Dish

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Post by Z-YOU on January 18th 2011, 12:00 am

Well, the HD TV and free movies are very sharp. If you're a sports junkie it would be hard to beat the DTV package. I'm not into watching a bunch of college and pro b-ball or football, so it doesn't do anything for me. The cinema plus is a nice feature.

If anyone is thinking about subscribing to Direct TV get a friend's account info & save yourself $100. If you don't have a friend that already subscribes to DTV, I'll give you my wife's account info and you can each save $100. cheers
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