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    Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    I just purchased a bundle package through Qwest that includes Directv. The person I talked to on the phone didn't seem very knowledgable. Is it best to bundle or would it be better to get Qwest and Directv separate. It looks to me that the deals that Directv offers may be better than bundling it with Qwest. Which Directv package is the best deal? Would you recommend DVR? I don't have an HD ready tv but plan to purchase one in the near future. Any tips or suggestions in dealing with any of this would be much appreciated! TIA



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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    DVR is the way to go, i never thought anything about it, but its great even for live TV, so I can go back and watch something I missed right before hand. Also get the HD even if you dont have an HD tv. I got regular DVR, cost me$100, then I got an HD tv and wanted and HD DVR and was told it would cost me $200 and I couldnt use the regular DVR towards the cost, so I spent $100 for nothing 5 months ago.



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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    I'd go with the bundle, as it will save you more in the long run, though I don't have any numbers to support that. It's also nice only having one bill.

    As far as packages go, they are all good deals, but it depends on what you want. If you're content with just a basic package, than that's the best deal for you. If you don't mind dropping 130 bucks/month, then all 300 channels is a good deal, relatively speaking. On top of whatever you get, I like the "sports" package, which gives you a ton of channels (mostly regional fox sports nets) for 12/month or so (depending on what else you have).

    I would HIGHLY recommend a DVR. In fact, if you can get a DVR for every TV in your house, that's even better. It costs the same per month (6 bucks I think) to have one DVR and 9 other receivers or 10 DVRs, so you're best bet is to get all DVRs. You can upgrade later to an HD DVR, or regular receiver. It will cost you an extra 10/month to add HD to your package, but that will cover all of your receivers (i.e. if you swap 2 or 3 more standard receivers elsewhere in the house for HD DVRs, it won't cost any extra in terms of monthly fees). You can use an HD receiver with a SD television (generally speaking), so if they are offering up free HD hardware, take them up on it.



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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    You can always bundle your DTV service in at a later date. I did that, and it really does not save you all that much. Plus the billing is a nightmare when you bundle it because now you have to massively incompetent companies to deal with instead of just one.


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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    I've already ordered the bundle through Qwest (phone, internet, Directv). I'm just wondering if I should cancel that and get the Directv separate (because Qwest didn't really seem to offer any great deals to me) while Directv has a bunch of deals on their website through the holidays. Also, I didn't ask for the DVR or HD receiver at the time I ordered but I'm wondering if I can get either free through Directv (Qwest didn't offer it) through some promotion they have going. I'm not sure what to do??



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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    You can always bundle your DTV service in at a later date. I did that, and it really does not save you all that much. Plus the billing is a nightmare when you bundle it because now you have to massively incompetent companies to deal with instead of just one.
    Yeah, I had a lot of trouble bundling. It took me 3 attempts and lots of time on hold, but they finally figured it out. It was worth it to me, because I'm cheap. I think it saves you 5-10 bucks a month.


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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    My inlaws got the DTV bundled with Qwest and haven't had any complaints as far as I know. They got it as part of the DSL purchase too.

    Get the DVR - you'll love it.



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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    My inlaws got the DTV bundled with Qwest and haven't had any complaints as far as I know. They got it as part of the DSL purchase too.

    Get the DVR - you'll love it.
    I know that bundling brings my DSL down to 21.99, which you can't beat.


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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    Which package do you have? I'm planning to give them a call back today after I've done some research to do a little bargaining. TIA



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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I know that bundling brings my DSL down to 21.99, which you can't beat.
    Yeah but that is bundling your phone and dsl together. There is no reason to bundle DTV in.

    Your best bet is to get as big of a discount as you can from DTV on your own, and then bundle it in later. It just takes a phone call to bundle it back into qwest.


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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYZMIC View Post
    Which package do you have? I'm planning to give them a call back today after I've done some research to do a little bargaining. TIA
    I think they changed the name of it but it used to be Total Choice Plus. It's pretty much everything but the movie channels. I have added the Sports Pack, but am going to remove that soon.


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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    Thanks Brianhos that's the strategy I've been thinking of going with. The Qwest guy I talked to pretty much said that their really wasn't any savings from the Directv in with the internet and phone. So I'm thinking I'll probably cancel the tv being bundled and see what I can find through Dtv's website.



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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Yeah but that is bundling your phone and dsl together. There is no reason to bundle DTV in.
    You're right about the phone/dsl price, but I know you get at least 5 more bucks off per month by bundling DTV. Not a lot, but if you found a $5 bill lying on the ground, would you pick it up??

    I used to be a telemarketer...that was my standard line.


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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    Spend the extra money and get the best receivers for every TV. They'll be cheaper now. Once you sign that 2 year commitment they don't deal as much.

    I have both Qwest DSl and Directv but I don't have them bundled yet. You can do it anytime and it will save you $5/month. I've heard horror stories about the bundling so I'm holding off for now. I still get the DSL for $31/month.



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    Re: Can anyone offer some Qwest/Directv advice?

    BTW-This is one of the better offers I've seen from Directv in a while.

    DIRECTV: DIRECTV - Best Offer



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