Directv Commitment Question

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blake9827

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Quick question.. if i sign up for new service with DirecTV and then have to cancel for some reason before the 2 year contract is up do i have to pay the early termination fee or can i just return the equipment and call it even?

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dragon002

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MOST times if you have A GOOD and VALID reason, return the eq and they wont come after you.
HELL they dont want bad press as no big company does.

question though, the subs i am installing are only signing for a 1 year contract, why is yours 2?
 

moonman

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blake9827 said:
Quick question.. if i sign up for new service with DirecTV and then have to cancel for some reason before the 2 year contract is up do i have to pay the early termination fee or can i just return the equipment and call it even?
thanks
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IF YOU FAIL TO MAINTAIN YOUR PROGRAMMING COMMITMENT, DIRECTV MAY CHARGE YOU A PRORATED FEE OF UP TO $300 FOR ADVANCED RECEIVERS. IN LIEU OF PAYMENT, YOU HAVE AN OPTION TO SEND YOUR DIRECTV SYSTEM TO DIRECTV. VISIT DIRECTV.COM OR CALL 1-800-DIRECTV FOR DETAILS.
 

blake9827

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Hey Thanks guys.. I called them about 3 weeks ago and they said it was a 2 yr. contract did they change it to 1 yr.? I was hoping to get the instant rebate for the HD receiver. I'm just looking to get the best deal with the least amount of out of pocket cost!
 

icehckylvr

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Has anyone out there tried this yet? I am thinking about cancelling due to the fact that Verizon FIOS is available in my area and I can get more channels (including more HD) for about $20 less a month.
 

CPanther95

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The terms are pretty clear - if you got your receiver after they changed to the 2 year commitment for advanced receivers (HD, HD-DVR, SD-DVR) you'll pay a $300 early termination fee if you cancel within a month. After that, the fee drops by $12.50 a month (or figure $12.50 x months remaining under contract). In lieu of the fee, you may return the equipment that is under contract - and you are free & clear. If your equipment is under the old 12 month commitment, it's the same deal, but the fee starts at $150.

FWIW, the return of equipment normally doesn't make sense except perhaps with an SD-DVR. Make sure you check the ebay market before deciding which route to take.
 
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