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Old 06-21-2016, 06:58 PM   #1
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Great news from direct tv

I called DTV today to inquire on how much it would cost me to have DTV hooked up in my TT. I was not expecting the great news that I received. The following is what they offered me: This deal only applies to those who have DTV for a few years and are in good standing. They will give me all the equipment I need with the (exception of 70.00 for receiver) at no cost. They will give me the same package I have in my house. The only thing they require is they will turn off DTV in house and give me the service in TT while I am out camping. They said my current bill would probably drop however it will not go up. They also gave me the NFL package free(350.00) and a 200.00 dollar visa card. The only other cost will for the technician to build what they call a sled for the dish to mount on. You will be able to take the dish and put it inside when travelling and just take it out and aim it when you get to your camping spot. I know very little about this type of thing but this deal sounds pretty good to me. Again this is only for customers who have been with DTV for a few years and their account is in good standing. Its called a movers account. Please email me if you would like any additional info. cmcguire2@att.net
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I am a bit confused and surprised by this. I have been a long time DTV subscriber, who just takes his home receiver with him when traveling. I built my own portable dish and know how to aim it in a few minutes.

I am guessing that you signed up for a new DTV subscription which is why you got the NFL and Visa card. I will be surprised if your monthly charge is the same or less, now that you have two separate accts.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:17 PM   #3
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That seems weird that they want to shut off the one service when you're on the other. I do just like Vic does. I take one of my satelite boxes out of the house and put it in the motorhome when we go on a trip. I don't tell Directv. Works fine. When I get far from home I don't get the "local" channels but I get all the high number ones. No biggy. I use a hdtv antenna for local channels when travelling.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:23 PM   #4
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Direct TV's TOS allows taking your receivers from the stick house to the RV. Been doing it for years in fact.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:28 PM   #5
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Sounds like a pretty good deal you got, but..... I do not like the idea of them turning the service off at the house. I am not full timing and go out camping monthly for 3 or 4 days, so this would be annoying having to call them up to turn the house DTV back on and vice versa.



I understand you probably are doing the deal because you need the extra satellite dish. But on the other hand, you could probably find one laying around, I have one on my rental house that is not being used, when you disconnect service, DTV does not come and get them.

Right now I just take my receiver box from my bedroom when I go camping.


Not a sports fan so no biggie there
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:30 PM   #6
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the account with DTV i posted about earlier is one account. They treat my TT DTV and home account as one. I have genie's in my bedrooms and one large genie in den. DTV says the big one is the only one that will work and I didn't want to be moving the big one. I am not a new customer but this deal is considered a mover's deal and the best part I get to keep NFL package for my house also. Takes 5 minutes to call them to start and stop service. NFL pkg is 350 dollars and i didn't have any additional commitments.
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It sounds too good to be true.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:21 AM   #8
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Unfortunately, DirecTV will not provide HD signal for the trailer unless you get $1500 antenna. I was thinking about portable lightweight dish, not about permanent installation. But I am getting cable SD signal in most campgrounds anyway
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What do you use for a satellite dish to get the direct tv on the road I get it at home also
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I'd be worried you signed up for a whole new service which means after a year your rates will shoot through the roof and they cancelled your old account
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Unfortunately, DirecTV will not provide HD signal for the trailer unless you get $1500 antenna. I was thinking about portable lightweight dish, not about permanent installation. But I am getting cable SD signal in most campgrounds anyway

You can get Directv with a $100 dish. You just have to aim it yourself.

One other thing to be aware of. With the recent merger between AT&T & Directv, they are having issues of not knowing what the other is doing. At&T might make you a service offer, that the Directv folks won't want to honor. So be sure to document or record all your conversations.
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You can get Directv with a $100 dish. You just have to aim it yourself.

One other thing to be aware of. With the recent merger between AT&T & Directv, they are having issues of not knowing what the other is doing. At&T might make you a service offer, that the Directv folks won't want to honor. So be sure to document or record all your conversations.
This.

Customer service isn't DirectTvs' area of expertise. As someone else pointed out, it's very likely that they will be starting you on a new account and deleting your old one to keep the costs the same, the issue will come when the rates go up a year later.

Like most others here, I simply take my main box out to my RV when I travel. I already have all the cables in my rig to hook it up so I just unplug the box and grab the remote. I also have a genie box on the bedroom TV already so I can just bring the DTV router and I'm golden. It's a lot easier than dealing with the snafu that can be DTV customer service.
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Glad I have Dish. Start and stop any time. $7.00 for the RV receiver that stays in the RV. Portable sat does all the work and gives a great HD picture.
I was a long time DTV subscriber and called about getting a receiver for the 5th wheel. I had been with them for close to 15 years so my initial 2 yr requirement was long gone. I could've switched anytime and not been penalized. Well they wanted me to sign a new 2yr agreement when if I ordered the new receiver. (We only have one in the house) No way, I figured if I have to sign a 2yr deal I might as well get the benefits of being able to get HD with a portable sat. So I dumped DTV and joined Dish. Best move ever. I more of a collage FB fan anyway so I now have the Pac-12 network and never miss a game.
Plus it is so simple to just set the portable sat out and turn it on. 5 mins latter and I have a sweet HD picture on my 40" Samsung.
JMO but DTV is so out of touch with the RV world.
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they will furnish a dish that attaches to trailer when you are camping
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