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Old 07-14-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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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!
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:08 AM   #5
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Wasn't like that earlier this morning... weird.
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Great, I just dropped Dish because of them doing the same thing with other channels and got Direct TV, WTF.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #8
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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!

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