How much does it cost to suspend subscription service to DirecTV?
(And how long can one do this?)
Doesn't cost anything UNLESS you have a balance on your account. You must have a $0 balance to suspend.
I've never heard of being charged for a suspension. Of course, as we all know, you can't suspend away part of a commitment. If, for example, you still have 12 months left and suspend for 6 months when the suspension ends you still have 12 months left.
I don't think you need a zero balance, your billing cycle continues as normal, any outstanding balance would have to be paid normally. Suspension just halts service (and charges) for the time you've requested.
It's been a long time since I worked at D*, but I've suspended a lot of accounts and don't remember having to take money to do it ever.