Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 38
  1. #1
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 8,428, Level: 27
    Level completed: 47%, Points required for next Level: 322
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran5000 Experience Points
    JRCampy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    347
    Points
    8,428
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Directv Rate Increase...

    Now I am not at all a fan of Mediacom, my wife and I subscribe to cable internet, but I feel Directv is guilty (if not more so) of the same rate increases that they are. Over the past 5 so years Directv has consistantly raises their rates across the board $3/month.

    http://www.directv.com/email/30896-0...-091227final&m=

    In the last five years I've only received two rate increases on my cable internet, but I have learned to expect a rate increase every year from Directv. How come nobody complains more about this??



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 352,746, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Tre4ISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Estherville
    Posts
    18,485
    Points
    352,746
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 125
    Given: 9

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    One word. Service. Besides price what other complaints do you have? They don't get into ******* matches with channels and the satellite works well most of the time. I don't mind paying for something that works and gives me what I want. When I have to pay, even if it is significantly less, for something that is a junk product with junk support, then I become angry.


    I'm on Twitter too: Tre4ISU

    Or so I have read.

  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 26,822, Level: 50
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 728
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Ames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,914
    Points
    26,822
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    You aren't supposed to talk bad about Directv on CF; only Mediacom. Directv has never raised their rates. And they put on NFL network, Sinclair stations, Big 10 network for free.



  4. #4
    Starter
    Points: 10,649, Level: 31
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 601
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Juggercy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    941
    Points
    10,649
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    when will the cable/satellite threads end?




  5. #5
    Legend
    Points: 198,790, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    12,926
    Points
    198,790
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 103

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    Maybe not on CF but I a lot of people complain about the rate increases, leasing of receivers, etc. The reason you don't see people complain as much here is because their main competition is Mediacom(cable side) which is a joke in about every aspect.



  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 198,790, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    12,926
    Points
    198,790
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 103

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    Also, you can't compare Mediacom internet to Directv's TV service. Two different animals. If you want compare Qwest DSL to Mediacom internet than that's another story. I've had qwest DSL for 3 years and it's never went up and is 1/2 the price of mediacom internet. Yes it's slower but I'm willing to give up the speed for 1/2 price.



  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 55,982, Level: 73
    Level completed: 29%, Points required for next Level: 1,068
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    benjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,518
    Points
    55,982
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 9

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    One word. Service. Besides price what other complaints do you have? They don't get into ******* matches with channels and the satellite works well most of the time.
    Clearly this is a superior product.



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 198,790, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    12,926
    Points
    198,790
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 103

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    Clearly this is a superior product.
    Let me know the next time you see the following:

    "Anyone else in Urbandale having problems with Directv today?"



  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 55,982, Level: 73
    Level completed: 29%, Points required for next Level: 1,068
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    benjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,518
    Points
    55,982
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 9

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    That would violate the first rule of DirectTV club:

    You do not talk bad about DirectTV



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 40,775, Level: 62
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 875
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    HandSanitizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Bondurant, IA
    Posts
    3,540
    Points
    40,775
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7
    Given: 0

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    One word. Service. Besides price what other complaints do you have? They don't get into ******* matches with channels and the satellite works well most of the time. I don't mind paying for something that works and gives me what I want. When I have to pay, even if it is significantly less, for something that is a junk product with junk support, then I become angry.

    Did Direct TV get Versus Back?. I know they were fighting :)
    Didn't Direct TV and WGN in something going on over WGN's HD channel also?



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 65,801, Level: 79
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 649
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Rogue52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    5,713
    Points
    65,801
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 1

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    One word. Service. Besides price what other complaints do you have? They don't get into ******* matches with channels and the satellite works well most of the time. I don't mind paying for something that works and gives me what I want. When I have to pay, even if it is significantly less, for something that is a junk product with junk support, then I become angry.
    I wouldn't get too excited about the ******** matches with channels thing. How was that Kansas v. ISU game? As soon as you start making claims like this is when your favorite channel is off the air for a month.

    These types of things are just the way things are in the television world.



  12. #12
    Bench Warmer Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    cyfanhood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Town of Iowa fans, YUCK!
    Posts
    297
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Let me know the next time you see the following:

    "Anyone else in Urbandale having problems with Directv today?"
    I had DirectTV and the dish would suck during storms. So I called 3 times to get it looked at. Took them a week to look at. Didn't fix it. They took Fox and ABC away because they wouldn't pay up. Had to switch back to Mediacom and it's cheap. Plus I haven't had any support issues.



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 352,746, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Tre4ISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Estherville
    Posts
    18,485
    Points
    352,746
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 125
    Given: 9

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    Did Direct TV get Versus Back?. I know they were fighting :)
    Didn't Direct TV and WGN in something going on over WGN's HD channel also?
    Versus and Fox affiliate are on two different levels. One is a network and one is a station that I would watch only for a Cyclone game. I have Dish Network, which I like better than direct TV because of a couple reasons but that is beside the point. The fact is that Mediacom is a joke. They were while I was in Ames anyway. If you have trouble it takes forever for them to get to you. When I had trouble with my dish, they were there the next day. Mediacom was pathetic in that aspect.


    I'm on Twitter too: Tre4ISU

    Or so I have read.

  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 631,478, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    22,204
    Points
    631,478
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 395
    Given: 31

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    Mediacom is better, I go on first and clean the hair. No, conditioner is better, I make the hair silky smooth. Oh really fool!?



  15. #15
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 40,775, Level: 62
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 875
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    HandSanitizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Bondurant, IA
    Posts
    3,540
    Points
    40,775
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7
    Given: 0

    Re: Directv Rate Increase...

    I am also a Dish network subscriber. Other than NFL Sunday Ticket and the March maddness package and MLB package I get everything Direct TV offers for the most part except a lot cheaper bill. Plus I am a Twins/Vikings fan so I get all those games anyway. I think all these companies are dirty by the way.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM