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NFL Sunday Ticket -= You've got to be kidding

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August 5, 2005 4:48:37 AM

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Now they want $280 for that package. Hell a couple of years ago it was $150.

The laugher is that they have an offer now that if you order NFLST, you get
the premium package for free for 4 months.

Well after 4 months is up, you can't cancel it. You then have to pay $94 for
the next 8 months.

So basically that package is $1032. Are these people freaking insane. Do
they really think that deal is going to fly?

I was going to pay $208, but to jump it up to $280 on Aug 1 is more than
ridiculous. And then to want $99 more for HD games. These guys better grab a
clue soon or their heads are going to be spinning faster than you can say
Dish Network.

I am seriously thinking about going DISH now. The only advantage I saw with
Direct Tv was the NFL Sunday ticket. Now that they have screwed that up, I
really don't see an alternative.
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 5:55:31 AM

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JTS (jtshellnc@charter.net) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
> Now they want $280 for that package. Hell a couple of years ago it was $150.
>
> The laugher is that they have an offer now that if you order NFLST, you get
> the premium package for free for 4 months.
>
> Well after 4 months is up, you can't cancel it.

Yes, you can.

You can't cancel DirecTV entirely, but you can cut back from Total Choice
Premier to just Total Choice without Locals, which would be about
$40/month.

--
Jeff Rife | "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going
| to take pan & scan anymore."
August 5, 2005 4:07:10 PM

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Purchase of 2005 NFL SUNDAY TICKET ($279.96/retail offer price) and the
TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package required.

In fifth month, customer's TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package will continue at the
regular payable charge ($93.99/month).

Maybe you are right, but the way it reads is that it will be $94 and you
have "purchased" the TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package for time certain -- I was
thinking a year. Are you saying that I can change packages from month to
month.


> You can't cancel DirecTV entirely, but you can cut back from Total Choice
> Premier to just Total Choice without Locals, which would be about
> $40/month.
>
> --
> Jeff Rife | "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going
> | to take pan & scan anymore."
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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 5:50:24 PM

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JTS (jtshellnc@charter.net) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
> Purchase of 2005 NFL SUNDAY TICKET ($279.96/retail offer price) and the
> TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package required.
>
> In fifth month, customer's TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package will continue at the
> regular payable charge ($93.99/month).
>
> Maybe you are right, but the way it reads is that it will be $94 and you
> have "purchased" the TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package for time certain -- I was
> thinking a year.

Yes, it's poorly worded (and I wouldn't be surprised if it was intentional).
For any DirecTV promotion, the only requirement is that you remain a
subscriber for a year after the "deal" is given, and the minimum package
they consider to fulfill the requirements is Total Choice without Locals.

> Are you saying that I can change packages from month to
> month.

You can change your programming package at any time on their website (it
takes about 30 seconds for it to change on your receivers). There are
people who subscribe to HBO only on the days that new "Sopranos" episodes
come out. The cost is pro-rated, so you pay around $0.50/day for a premium
package.

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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 10:20:43 PM

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So they don't screw you over by charging a $5 change fee whenever you drop
programming like Dish does?? I always thought that was a total rip-off!

bob


"Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote in message
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> JTS (jtshellnc@charter.net) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
> > Purchase of 2005 NFL SUNDAY TICKET ($279.96/retail offer price) and the
> > TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package required.
> >
> > In fifth month, customer's TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package will continue at
the
> > regular payable charge ($93.99/month).
> >
> > Maybe you are right, but the way it reads is that it will be $94 and you
> > have "purchased" the TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package for time certain -- I
was
> > thinking a year.
>
> Yes, it's poorly worded (and I wouldn't be surprised if it was
intentional).
> For any DirecTV promotion, the only requirement is that you remain a
> subscriber for a year after the "deal" is given, and the minimum package
> they consider to fulfill the requirements is Total Choice without Locals.
>
> > Are you saying that I can change packages from month
to
> > month.
>
> You can change your programming package at any time on their website (it
> takes about 30 seconds for it to change on your receivers). There are
> people who subscribe to HBO only on the days that new "Sopranos" episodes
> come out. The cost is pro-rated, so you pay around $0.50/day for a
premium
> package.
>
> --
> Jeff Rife |
> | http://www.nabs.net/Cartoons/ShermansLagoon/FrozenLemmi...
Anonymous
August 6, 2005 12:53:38 AM

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bobukcat (bobukcat@killspam.fuse.net) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
> So they don't screw you over by charging a $5 change fee whenever you drop
> programming like Dish does??

Nope, at least not if you do it using the web site. I don't know if they
charge a fee if you change too often using phone reps. Since the web site
method is much faster, I don't think anybody reading this should really care
if they do charge for phone changes.

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Jeff Rife |
| http://www.nabs.net/Cartoons/Dilbert/CoWorker.gif
August 6, 2005 3:17:59 AM

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Thank You. That is really good info to have.


"Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote in message
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> bobukcat (bobukcat@killspam.fuse.net) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
>> So they don't screw you over by charging a $5 change fee whenever you
>> drop
>> programming like Dish does??
>
> Nope, at least not if you do it using the web site. I don't know if they
> charge a fee if you change too often using phone reps. Since the web site
> method is much faster, I don't think anybody reading this should really
> care
> if they do charge for phone changes.
>
> --
> Jeff Rife |
> | http://www.nabs.net/Cartoons/Dilbert/CoWorker.gif
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 2:24:53 PM

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bobukcat wrote:

> So they don't screw you over by charging a $5 change fee whenever you drop
> programming like Dish does?? I always thought that was a total rip-off!
>
> bob
>

And not only does DISH charge the $5 "downgrade" fee, they don't let you
drop programming on the web site at all. You can only add programming
there. I guess they want to make it as difficult as possible to lower
your monthly bill. Oh, and not even all channels and packages are listed
on the web site to add.

DTV sound much better in this respect. Hmmm.

Jeff Burris
Salina, Kansas
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