Freebies from D*

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by scalo, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Rax

    Rax New Member

    485
    0
    Jun 11, 2002
    In a box.
    I can say from experience that it should 'automatically unsubscribe' at the end of the promo period.
     
  2. ddrumer

    ddrumer New Member

    106
    0
    Dec 3, 2004
    Originally Posted by Scott R. Scherr
    I believe this is incorrect. You must cancel it or they will start charging you. This is what they told me.

    Scott


    I am a CSR and Free Showtime will disconnect automatically at the end of the period

    Oh, has anyone gotten a system error everytime they try to order the 35 hr Dvr Offer????? My friend can't seem to get it to go through
     
  3. beartrap

    beartrap Member

    183
    0
    Nov 8, 2005

    Yes!! It's driving me nuts. I must have tried more than 20 times over the past three days, and I always get the "syatem error, try again later" message. I talked to a CSR at "Directv.com" who said that they were aware of the problem and were trying to fix it. She sounded very frustrated, as if many people were having the same problem.
     
  4. Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

    8,667
    0
    Sep 11, 2003
    Winterfell
    I got an error one time following one of the links here on the board, but it worked fine by going to the D* site and entering DVR4ME in the promo code when ordering a DVR.
     
  5. beartrap

    beartrap Member

    183
    0
    Nov 8, 2005
    Been there, done that. It still doesn't work for me.
     
  6. ddrumer

    ddrumer New Member

    106
    0
    Dec 3, 2004

    Meeeeee tooooooo. Man i thought, "maybe its his bank" so i let him use me card. i have about had it. Yes, its a Great Deal . . . . . of aggravation!
     
  7. rlmalmberg

    rlmalmberg New Member

    9
    0
    Jan 29, 2006
    I'm getting that same system error on the final page. I've been trying since I first got my email on Thursday morning. CSR won't place the order on the phone cuz it's web only. First CSR checked with a supervisor who told her it was just a busy server and to keep trying. Another CSR said I should send an email from the link on the website when I got the error. The response to my email provided me with a direct link to the offer, but did not address the error. Spoke to another CSR last night who seemed familiar with the situation and instantly said he'd been told to take names and numbers so that someone could get back to me. Still nothing.

    Lynn
     
  8. MikeF

    MikeF New Member

    195
    0
    Jan 29, 2002
    Falcon, CO
    Just a shot in the dark (and I know since you are saying Server error this is doubtful) but have you tried closing all of your browser windows and clearing cache? Also if you are using IE try Firefox (thats what I used) or if you are using Firefox, try IE. Even tried rebooting your computer to clear stuff?

    I've pointed this link to a few people on Friday and yesterday and nobody has had this problem.
     
  9. AZRP

    AZRP New Member

    6
    0
    Jan 27, 2006
    I kept getting the system error message for the free DVR, tried other computers, no luck. Called Dtv and they say they can't help, emailed Dtv and got an automatic reply a day later, no help. Finally used a different credit card and the order went through first try. Makes no sense because the original card is the one my monthly billing is on. -RP
     
  10. beartrap

    beartrap Member

    183
    0
    Nov 8, 2005
    Well, I've tried different computers, three different credit cards, multiple calls to D*, still no-go. When I call D*, the CSRs say to just keep trying. When I ask if someone at D* is actively trying to fix the problem, I never get a straight answer, just "keep trying." I've probably tried at least 50 times in the last 60 hours. I've verified with a retention CSR that I'm eligible for the offer, so I don't know what else to do. Very frustrating.
     
  11. beartrap

    beartrap Member

    183
    0
    Nov 8, 2005
    The Words of Frustration:

    "We are sorry, but there was a system error.

    Please try again later."
     
  12. jimbop99

    jimbop99 Member

    65
    5
    Sep 27, 2004
    Kentuciana
    Just ordered one. Thanks guys.
     
  13. rlmalmberg

    rlmalmberg New Member

    9
    0
    Jan 29, 2006
     
  14. rlmalmberg

    rlmalmberg New Member

    9
    0
    Jan 29, 2006
    For those of you who got through successfully, had you previously taken advantage of the rebate offer? How about those who did not get through...same question.

    I'm just trying to find some common denominator here.
     
  15. MikeF

    MikeF New Member

    195
    0
    Jan 29, 2002
    Falcon, CO
    I got through on my first try (but I also tried right after the first post about this came out). I've never done the $100 rebate for DVR, my account is in good standing, I use the DTV site all of the time to adjust programming / packages, etc...

    A friend of mine that did not have a DTV online account, registered for an account and did the offer. No problems.
     
  16. drrazorback

    drrazorback New Member

    9
    0
    Jan 28, 2006
    WOW! I called D* last night BEFORE reading this post and they told me that they had NO offers at the current time for HBO or any other channels...

    I saw this post, but didnt re-read it since last night and called D*...They offered me 3 months HBO for $2 per month and Showtime for three months for free...They said that Showtime will automatically end when the 3 months is up and HBO kicks in at regular price...

    I just wished that I had re-read this post BEFORE I called this morning because I forgot that everyone else was getting 6 months...But oh well, Im happy with some deal better than NO deal!!!!

    Thanks for the post...
     
  17. ddrumer

    ddrumer New Member

    106
    0
    Dec 3, 2004
    Well, I have still not had any luck with the DVR4ME offer. Here is what tripps me out . . . Reading the offer it says this is an offer for their best custs and employees. DTV and i Have a LOVE/HATE relationship. They lie, all of the time. We aren't eligible, none of their employee accout types are eligible for the offer. I sooooooo wish i weren't bound by a different set of rules! :mad:
     
  18. newbie101

    newbie101 New Member

    20
    0
    Apr 9, 2005
    Is the installation for this dvr free? Can I just cancel installation? could not find how to cancel it, have to schedule the installation on the website.
     
  19. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    35,614
    63
    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    ok has anyone actually gotten one of these to see what they are sending out
     
  20. ddrumer

    ddrumer New Member

    106
    0
    Dec 3, 2004

    ahhh, no, but everyone has probably figured it out. it will have to be an hdvr2, but doubtfull. More than likely, a Philips DSR-704, Hughes SD-DVR40, or Samsung SIR-S4040. These are the only ones they would have in stock. Only S2. But, that is just my assumption from what DTV has said (Read my other posts and it becomes evident how i'm feeling about them right now!!!
     

Share This Page