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customer retention phone number?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by SteveTrek, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. SteveTrek

    SteveTrek New Member

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    Hi all. Does anyone have DirecTv's customer retention number? I'm tired of the game they are playing with Time Warner over the new Laker channel. If DTV cannot provide the programming I want. I'm leaving. Been a DTV customer for 14 years. Too bad it came to this.
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    From what I understand, there is no longer a direct number for Retention. Simply call the regular number and say you want to cancel. Be prepared to follow through.
     
  3. joed32

    joed32 New Member

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    I don't think that calling Retention will get you the Laker's, they're negotiating and if they agree on a price they'll carry it. If not you will have to switch to Time Warner because they have no agreement with any other service , They are asking too much so no one has bought it yet.
     
  4. SteveTrek

    SteveTrek New Member

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    Of course it wont get me the Lakers. I also am quite aware they are in negotiations. However, I can add my voice to the multitude of LA Fans troubled with this issue, to let DirecTV know that there is a consequence for dragging their feet. Time Warner want's something on the order of $3.89/customer to allow DTV to carry their network. I spend something on the order of $170/month for 4 HD DVRs, + NFL Sunday Ticket Max. If I must... I'll pay the $4/month for the channel. Hey, DTV, make a profit, charge me $5/month. What's another $4/month on $170 (please don't quote me the percentage :rolleyes:). The point being that I'm not trying to "get the Lakers" because one lone voice will not do that. If more people voiced their concern, maybe they would move a little faster.

    BTW... When I call the standard line, the first line of operators are useless. If it's not written on the paper in front of them, they have no clue how to respond to you.



     
  5. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    When you call the 1-800-DIRECTV number, you should get a lady asking what you want. Just say 'cancel my service' a couple times and you will be directed to retention.

    Be nice. It's not the fault of the person you're speaking to. You never know what you'll get offered to stay with them and, if it's not enough, you can still tell them you want to quit at the end.
     
  6. sjberra

    sjberra New Member

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    Be carefull with throwing the "cancel my service" around, you might just get what you don;t want
     
  7. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    Perhaps I wasn't clear. I suggest using it to get to retention, not when you actually speak to a live person.

    I always use the line "I'm thinking about switching to XXX because it's a) cheaper or b) offers more value", etc. I would not recommend telling them you wish to cancel unless you are prepared to accept it and move to another provider.
     

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