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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by terpfan1980, Aug 5, 2012.
Just got ST for free with a 1 year re-up of my service.
If you have Sunday Ticket Max, this Thursday evening's preseason games will all be available live in the mobile app.
I don't think there's anything slimeball about it at all. If they don't let you cancel during the season (I have no idea), you just need to set your phone/email/bedroom alarm to go off sometime during the six months of February through August to remind you to call the 800 number and cancel it. Doesn't seem all that hard to me.
Hell you could cancel it after the reg season ends right?
Does ST do anything in the playoffs? Maybe mobile stuff?
I'm not a big fan of the auto renewal because I don't remember anybody every mentioning it to me and I certainly wouldn't have opted for that. Furthermore, they tried to auto renew me at the full price $360+, even though it is less than half that price this year. That is slimeball to me.
Well, I agree autorenewal sucks.. but its not like Directv invented that. My XM-Sirus does the same thing... and I'm sure a million other things you sign up for (even the 10 dollar special to MLB.net yesterday) do the same thing. They no longer give you an option. I've gotten to the point that I don't let it bother me anymore and just put it in my Outlook calendar to remind me it's time to call and cancel different things.
Could we agree that auto renewing you for the current rate would be ethical to your customers?
Sure, but how do you define the "current rate?" I'm sure that the special rate you're referring to is not their actual, published current rate. I'm sure it's just a promotional rate they're willing to give to those who ask for it. But the actual, published current rate is likely what they charge on autorenewals, and there are probably hundreds of thousands of customers who pay that rate every year and don't know any better.
So I put the question back to you: Would you really expect them to charge less than their full rate for an autorenewal?
When they run ads that put a line through the regular (up until this season) "current" rate and advertise the fact that Sunday is now at it's lowest cost in a decade and splash the $199 price across the screen, darn tootin' they should auto-renew at $199 and not $360.
I haven't seen those ads. But I'd bet there's some kind of fine print in the ad that states this is a promotional rate that's only available to qualified subscribers and that it will autorenew at the standard rate in subsequent years if not canceled previously.
Edit: Here's what it says at the DirecTV website:
So if the "special renewal rate" is different than rate available for people buing ST for the first time, that would make sense.