This just goes to show that...1. Post in the correct forum. 2. Get UNbent before writing, and 3. Get your facts right!
First let me say...Thank you to all who responded to my rant, the feedback was well appreciated. Even though I was sort of "put in my place" I'm still pretty pissed off at Directv however, my anger has taken an additional direction. It seems an ever increasing number of companies are abandoning "service" to thier customers and instead focused on "service" to thier major stockholders. Laws pertaining to publically held companies are somewhat responsible for this but I think that customers as a force are more responsible. Companies realized a while back that the customer hs become an old toothless dog...they bark a little but there's really no bite. This is, to a large extent, why companies like Directv take advantage of us. This has been happening in local, State and Fecderal politics for a very long time...TOO LONG!! Change will never happen sitting on your ass, hoping someone else will take the lead. This situation is synonomous with whats happening in our country. As a conservative, I don't want the government telling me what I can eat, drive or listen to on the radio and I certainly don't want some service providing company telling me how it's going to be!! Even with all it's faults, America is still the best country on earth just as, in my opinion, Directv is the best service provider for media content. This does not mean I should roll over and take it or offer up a toothless bark!
I understand this is not the forum for this. I just wanted to respond to those who have rolled over or crept off to another provider. I guess the point I wanted to make was... as consumers, we don't have to accept being treated like this. We can do something. We just have to try! FYI: A Class Action Lawsuit was never an avenue I considered.
Thank you for being patient with me as I am not privy to all of the rules and such of posting threads on forums. Your feedback is appreciated...positive or not. I'll remember in the future to post in the correct group. I realize that I'm a little "Johnny come lately" to some of the issues and maybe a little niave but I believe that the operators and members of this forum, whether they agree with me or not, will help to educate me.