$20 off Total Premier Choice still in effect

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  1. Oct 10, 2002 #1 of 860
    dfriedland

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    I just called Directtv out of the blue and asked if I could switch to total premier choice with locals with a $20 discount for the first 6 months.... There was no problem, just a minute of holding while she checked the computer, and she said no problem. Total premier + locals + DVR (tivo) for $65.99 a month, and I didn't have to beg or threaten to switch companies or anything. I just asked politely and they were more than happy to oblige.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2002 #2 of 860
    biker

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    I got it last month also with no problem.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2002 #3 of 860
    feldon23

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    Of course Southwestern Bell STILL has my phone number assigned to them so I cannot call DirecTV on my land line. GRRRR!!!

    Soon as my dad gets back in town I will use his cell phone.

    {EDIT: Ok, I called the DirecTV movers number at (877)-616-MOVE. I got to an operator and told her I'm not moving, I just want to switch the DirecTV package. So at first she said aren't you a Southwestern Bell customer. GRR!!!! Even though I cancelled my account with SWBell 6 months ago they are STILL holding a lock on the phone number/address. So I told her no I cancelled them and gave her my DTV account number and she said ok and found my account.

    At first she said "where did you hear this $20 off 6 months Total Choice Premiere?" and I said the TiVo forum. She was confused for a bit. But I told her that right now TiVo service is $10 a month, then it goes to $5 a month in November, or with Total Choice Premiere it's included. So she honored the $20 off and understood that the TiVo service is included. She said it shows up as HDPVR or something.

    Anyway, I mentioned that the TiVo series2s were coming out and that it was a personal video recorder. She said oh that's too advanced for me. So I said it's designed for people who still have a blinking 12:00 on their VCR. I said you just flip through the program guide like on a normal DirecTV receiver but you press Record. That's it. It's that simple. If you want, you can hit Record then press the down arrow to get to more options and tell it you want to record every episode of this show, even if it reschedules.

    She said it sounded complicated, but I said my dad has figured it out and he's 77 years old.

    Anyway, here's to hoping she considers a TiVo. :)


    I also cancelled the mirroring on the non-upgraded TiVo upstairs. It got fried a few months ago and now when you turn it on, all you get is popping sounds from the audio and a black screen with white scrolling flashing lines. If you leave it off for a while and turn it on, you get the green light for a bit. But after it's been on for a while, the light goes out. :( *sniff*
     
  4. Oct 10, 2002 #4 of 860
    GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger Tivo Pony =)!

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    Woohoo! I just got it... she couldn't find it, asked a supervisor and found it on the computer (I didn't request the supervisor, I was just asked to hold on a sec), and my new total is $10 less than I was paying before for Total Choice Plus w/locals/tivo/showtime!!
     
  5. Oct 10, 2002 #5 of 860
    Jon J

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    Thanks, dfriedland. It did take a supervisor but we agreed TC Premier with locals and complimentary DVR service would be $65.99 for six months. Now what can I do with the "free" $120??
     
  6. Oct 10, 2002 #6 of 860
    prospero

    prospero Tivo Enthusiast

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    Seems like you can call them and get this offer just about every six months.

    I have this offer earlier this year and it expired a few months ago. I just called in today and they said no problem and gave me the $20 off again.

    Prospero
     
  7. Oct 10, 2002 #7 of 860
    Hexis

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    I just called and got this myself. I had Total Choice w/ Locals + HBO + Showtime + TiVo = $66.99 a month. New setup Total Choice Premier - $20 = $65.99. The only restriction is that you have to keep Total Choice at least for the 6 months after the special. This rules.
     
  8. Oct 10, 2002 #8 of 860
    jasonl99

    jasonl99 Now New and Improved

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    What the heck did you guys ask for? I tried, and he could only find an $8 offer. I have TC w/Locals + HBO currently. I told him that a friend had just received a $20 per month discount if he would subscribe to Total Choice Premier for at least six months. No go.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2002 #9 of 860
    Hexis

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    Total Choice Premier w/ locals with a $20 discount for 6 months. Try calling back and asking for it from a different person.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2002 #10 of 860
    staufj22

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    The CSR I talked to said its a retention package. Maybe you can tell your CSR that..
     
  11. Oct 11, 2002 #11 of 860
    pjenkins

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    got it, thanks TivoCommunity.com :D
     
  12. Oct 11, 2002 #12 of 860
    Jon J

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    Absolutely no restrictions mentioned to me.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2002 #13 of 860
    metzgerr

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    I just called DirecTV and they gave me this deal too! The CSR had to transfer me to the CRG (Customer Retention Group) before they could give it to me though. I also made sure with him that my Tivo...I mean DirecTV DVR service was complimentary. He wasn't aware of that until it popped up on his screen, then he thanked me for informing him of this new policy:D .

    You definitely have to keep this level of service for an additional 6 months, because I went and looked at my account info on their web site and it says "1 Year Commitment", along with my package details. Still a good deal I think!!

    I did notice something that I would like to clear up. When I looked at the Package Information for my three recievers, it now says this for each one:

    "TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER W/LOCALS, 1 YEAR COMMITMENT, WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS, DIRECTV DVR (WAS TIVO) "

    However, only one of my receivers is a DirecTivo unit, while the other two are basic receivers. Does this mean that I could have 3 DirecTivos for this same price, or would I get charged an additional $4.99 x 2 if I ditched the 2 regular receivers and replaced them with DirecTivos?
     
  14. Oct 11, 2002 #14 of 860
    Darin

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    You don't pay the TiVo (err, DirecTV PVR) fee multiple times. It is a service, just like paying for Showtime or HBO. The only thing that you get hit on with multiple receivers is the $5 mirroring fee, and it's the same whether it's a standard receiver or a dtivo.

    So, having one dtivo and two receivers is the same price as having three dtivos.
     
  15. Oct 11, 2002 #15 of 860
    Hexis

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    The one year commitment is for Total Choice or higher programming. Not Total Choice Premier. They just want you to be a customer for a year.
     
  16. Oct 11, 2002 #16 of 860
    DBSVette

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    Other posts indicated you need to keep at least the TC programming package to qualify.

    If, at the end of 6 months, I can drop back to TC+/HBO/STarz, then I would sign up. If I have to remain at TC/Premier, then it loses its cost savings advantage.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2002 #17 of 860
    vertigo235

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    hmm? so what is the deal... Do I really have to keep this thing for 6 more months after it's over? I havn't called and gotten it yet, but I dont know if I believe the 6 months after thing. I mean my online web account says the "1 year commitment" allready anyhow, I think this means I simply have to remain a customer for a year since I signed up.
     
  18. Oct 11, 2002 #18 of 860
    Darin

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    No. You only have to maintain Total Choice for a year (the $30, or whatever it is, package). Technically, it does include a one year commitment, but not a one year commitment to Premiere. If you are already in a commitment, then the year gets reset, so you have to keep it a year from when you signed up for the premiere deal.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2002 #19 of 860
    vertigo235

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    OK..... Calling now. :D
     
  20. Oct 11, 2002 #20 of 860
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Got it! She did say Total Choice, not Total Choice Premier (as far as commitment for 1 year) Which basically just adds 3 months onto my previous commitment, so big deal eh?

    It was very painless once I got through to somebody BTW. I didn't have to explain anything.
     

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