Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 73

Thread: Directv Deal

  1. #1
    Speechless
    Points: 352,572, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    isucyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    19,868
    Points
    352,572
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 2

    Directv Deal

    I just answered a call from Directv, thinking it was a call about a billing question I had...normally I wouldn't answer a telemarketing call. I'm glad I did, because they offered a killer deal that I actually took:

    -5 free months of their premium package
    -5 free months of Sunday Ticket

    This will actually reduce my current bill by $6, since with the premium package, they waive the DVR fee.

    I just have to remember to call and cancel in December, and I've set up a reminder in Google Calendar to do just that.

    Thought some of you may want this, and now you can call and say that you want what I got! (I'm not sure why I was offered it, but it may be that I've been with them for a while.)


    Forever trying to find a cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

  2. #2
    Legend Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    DaddyMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14,375
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Directv Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I just answered a call from Directv, thinking it was a call about a billing question I had...normally I wouldn't answer a telemarketing call. I'm glad I did, because they offered a killer deal that I actually took:

    -5 free months of their premium package
    -5 free months of Sunday Ticket

    This will actually reduce my current bill by $6, since with the premium package, they waive the DVR fee.

    I just have to remember to call and cancel in December, and I've set up a reminder in Google Calendar to do just that.

    Thought some of you may want this, and now you can call and say that you want what I got! (I'm not sure why I was offered it, but it may be that I've been with them for a while.)
    Awesome - thanks.

    What do mean by cancelling? Just the premium subscription?

    Can anyone speak to the quality of the OnDemand service? My wife is really a stickler for that and loves that feature on MediaCom.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 352,572, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    isucyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    19,868
    Points
    352,572
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 2

    Re: Directv Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Awesome - thanks.

    What do mean by cancelling? Just the premium subscription?

    Can anyone speak to the quality of the OnDemand service? My wife is really a stickler for that and loves that feature on MediaCom.
    Just cancelling the Sunday Ticket and premium package before the price reverts to its regular price.


    Forever trying to find a cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 352,572, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    isucyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    19,868
    Points
    352,572
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 2

    Re: Directv Deal

    The OnDemand stinks as far as I'm concerned. I don't think the selection is very good, and the ethernet connection completely slowed down my DVR. I don't have the optimum setup, though...it's on my wireless network at 1.5 mbps. Maybe it's better with a better connection.


    Forever trying to find a cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

  5. #5
    Legend Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    DaddyMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14,375
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Directv Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    The OnDemand stinks as far as I'm concerned. I don't think the selection is very good, and the ethernet connection completely slowed down my DVR. I don't have the optimum setup, though...it's on my wireless network at 1.5 mbps. Maybe it's better with a better connection.
    Bummer - but good to know. Thx.

    We only have 1 DVR right now and she watches alot of her tv on the tube without it. So I think I'll solve 80% of the problem if I get 2 DVRs. But she also likes going back and watching old, old episodes of shows. Right now she's getting caught up on the first few seasons of Dexter on Showtime. DVR doesn't do much good for that.

    The other issue I have is that we have Mediacom internet and I'm not overly excited about dropping that and moving to DSL. I think the DSL will work fine, and I'll get a bit of break bundling it with phone at home. Just not sure about the hassle since all my online accounts point at my mchsi.com email accounts.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 352,572, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    isucyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    19,868
    Points
    352,572
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 2

    Re: Directv Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Bummer - but good to know. Thx.

    We only have 1 DVR right now and she watches alot of her tv on the tube without it. So I think I'll solve 80% of the problem if I get 2 DVRs. But she also likes going back and watching old, old episodes of shows. Right now she's getting caught up on the first few seasons of Dexter on Showtime. DVR doesn't do much good for that.

    The other issue I have is that we have Mediacom internet and I'm not overly excited about dropping that and moving to DSL. I think the DSL will work fine, and I'll get a bit of break bundling it with phone at home. Just not sure about the hassle since all my online accounts point at my mchsi.com email accounts.
    Maybe someone's had a better experience with Directv On Demand than I have, but I can't even use it anymore.


    Forever trying to find a cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 207,340, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,529
    Points
    207,340
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 288
    Given: 415

    Re: Directv Deal

    OnDemand works fine for me(DSL using homeplug) but the content is very limited. I rarely use it. Also, HBO doesn't have any content. On the plus side the HD DVR is pretty good and I've never came close to filling it up.



  8. #8
    Legend Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    DaddyMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14,375
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Directv Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    OnDemand works fine for me(DSL using homeplug) but the content is very limited. I rarely use it. Also, HBO doesn't have any content. On the plus side the HD DVR is pretty good and I've never came close to filling it up.
    We almost never watch movies off the OnDemand. But often will pull up the special programming. Do they have that for the most part? I can't believe HBO wouldn't have their own specials (Real Sports and such) out there?



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 36,693, Level: 59
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 1,157
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Clonegrad07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    2,402
    Points
    36,693
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 16

    Re: Directv Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I just answered a call from Directv, thinking it was a call about a billing question I had...normally I wouldn't answer a telemarketing call. I'm glad I did, because they offered a killer deal that I actually took:

    -5 free months of their premium package
    -5 free months of Sunday Ticket

    This will actually reduce my current bill by $6, since with the premium package, they waive the DVR fee.

    I just have to remember to call and cancel in December, and I've set up a reminder in Google Calendar to do just that.

    Thought some of you may want this, and now you can call and say that you want what I got! (I'm not sure why I was offered it, but it may be that I've been with them for a while.)
    I'm doing this for sure next week!



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 39,721, Level: 61
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 629
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    tman24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4,031
    Points
    39,721
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 20

    Re: Directv Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I just answered a call from Directv, thinking it was a call about a billing question I had...normally I wouldn't answer a telemarketing call. I'm glad I did, because they offered a killer deal that I actually took:

    -5 free months of their premium package
    -5 free months of Sunday Ticket

    This will actually reduce my current bill by $6, since with the premium package, they waive the DVR fee.

    I just have to remember to call and cancel in December, and I've set up a reminder in Google Calendar to do just that.

    Thought some of you may want this, and now you can call and say that you want what I got! (I'm not sure why I was offered it, but it may be that I've been with them for a while.)

    So you are an existing customer and they called you and offered you that package or what?


    Hooray for Metaphors!

  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 352,572, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    isucyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    19,868
    Points
    352,572
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 2

    Re: Directv Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    So you are an existing customer and they called you and offered you that package or what?
    Yep. They almost never have deals for existing customers and this call was certainly out of the blue.

    They even cited the fact that one reason they are offering this is because so many people have complained that there are never deals for existing customers.

    Like I said, I'm not sure this is available to everyone, but it's worth a shot to call them and try.


    Forever trying to find a cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 39,721, Level: 61
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 629
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    tman24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4,031
    Points
    39,721
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 20

    Re: Directv Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Yep. They almost never have deals for existing customers and this call was certainly out of the blue.

    They even cited the fact that one reason they are offering this is because so many people have complained that there are never deals for existing customers.

    Like I said, I'm not sure this is available to everyone, but it's worth a shot to call them and try.

    Well jeez i am ganna get on that.


    Hooray for Metaphors!

  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 352,572, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    isucyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    19,868
    Points
    352,572
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 2

    Re: Directv Deal

    Another great part of this deal is that it includes the Sports Pack, which I always order during FB season to see the Clones on the FSN channels and that other obscure channel we were on last year (the name of it has slipped my mind).

    As I said, it's a great deal if you remember to cancel the upgrade. The premium package goes up to $109 after the free 5 months.


    Forever trying to find a cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

  14. #14
    Facebook Knows All
    Points: 277,040, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cycloneworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NE Oklahoma
    Posts
    16,389
    Points
    277,040
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 366
    Given: 152

    Re: Directv Deal

    Has anyone else tried to get this and succeeded?



  15. #15
    Walk On
    Points: 6,414, Level: 23
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 136
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    Darko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Coralville
    Posts
    143
    Points
    6,414
    Level
    23
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: Directv Deal

    I may try to get it on friday. I will let you know how it goes. Free sports package? that would be nice since I need to order it for Football season anyway.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • Iowa State @ Oklahoma State
  • October 4, 2014
  • 11:00 AM