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QBREES9 07-14-2012 01:42 AM

Viacom-DirecTV cost dispute
 
Viacom-DirecTV cost dispute highlights concern over pay-TV's future

papz 07-14-2012 08:07 AM

I had a few people tell me if you call and complain(say you're going to cancel and expect a long wait), they'll discount your monthly bill for a few months and give you free NFL package for the season.

mutineer10 07-14-2012 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 418607)
I had a few people tell me if you call and complain(say you're going to cancel and expect a long wait), they'll discount your monthly bill for a few months and give you free NFL package for the season.

Yeah, I don't have DirecTV anymore & never tried it, but a buddy of mine does that every season. He lets them renew his Sunday Ticket, then calls a few weeks before the season telling them to cancel because he can't afford it. He claims they've given him a hefty discount - 50% or more - every year.

Which is significant, Sunday Ticket ain't cheap!

Danno 07-14-2012 10:00 AM

Wow, a 3 line thread title. Thats as rare as Falcon playoff points.

papz 07-14-2012 11:08 AM

Wasn't like that earlier this morning... weird.

QBREES9 07-14-2012 02:12 PM

UM

Mardigras9 07-17-2012 11:07 AM

Great, I just dropped Dish because of them doing the same thing with other channels and got Direct TV, WTF.

saintfan 07-17-2012 12:52 PM

Well, I called DirecTV yesterday and used the Viacom thing to leverage a GREAT deal on Sunday Ticket.

Yes, I know. I dropped it when all the bountygate stuff started, but I got a fantastic deal on it, 10 more bucks off my bill for the next year, a free whole-home DVR service for a year.

They'll get the Viacom thing figured out in time, plus they just added Disney Jr which completely thrilled my kids. And I'm currently enjoying a week of MLB Free Preview too.

DirecTV is a good company. I've been with them since December, 1999. Anybody thinking about it ping me and we can both get 10 bucks off our bills!

:-)

papz 07-17-2012 01:08 PM

My daughter is loving Disney Jr. as well. Still, plenty of quality shows on Nick Jr. that I would like to have back.

saintfan 07-17-2012 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 419197)
My daughter is loving Disney Jr. as well. Still, plenty of quality shows on Nick Jr. that I would like to have back.

No doubt. My daughter had me looking around at other options, but it's hard to get the right combo - and if they don't offer HUB (no my little pony) then the deal is off.

I didn't want to drop DirecTV anyway. They've been good to me over the years. Once Nick Jr. is back, all will be right with the world...


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