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Thu Aug 1, 2019, 05:23 PM

CBS And DirecTV/AT&T Are Blacked Out In My Area (Chicago) Does Anybody Know How Negotiations Are....

going between these parties? Is this blackout going to end soon?

Has anyone got a rebate from DirecTV/AT&T because they can't broadcast CBS to us? I am paying for it in my monthly bill. I used to get CBS. I don't get CBS now. Shouldn't DirecTV/AT&T credit me for me not receiving CBS?

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Reply CBS And DirecTV/AT&T Are Blacked Out In My Area (Chicago) Does Anybody Know How Negotiations Are.... (Original post)
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Hokie Aug 2019 #1
global1 Aug 2019 #2
Auggie Aug 2019 #3
rsdsharp Aug 2019 #4

Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 05:46 PM

1. They tripled my monthly bill

My 12 month promotions ran out and my monthly bill went from $63 to $182. They auto-renewed HBO and NFL Sunday Ticket. I told them to stop them now and refund the NFL Sunday Ticket payment. We didn't even get into the blacked out channels in my local area. Fox and CW have been off a month and I noticed yesterday some CBS channels are missing.

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Response to Hokie (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 06:10 PM

2. What Ticks Me Off About Them Is That They'll Go Out Of Their Way With Promotional Deals .....

to get new customers but they don't do anything to keep the customers that they have.

They piss off people like you and I by raising our monthly outlay instead of thinking of us as faithful customers and want to do something nice to keep us. We cancel service with them. They lose a customer. We tell other people how bad they treat us to keep them from getting involved with DirecTV/AT&T.

Then they have to go out of their way to get new customers. Give them a promotion and in 1 year they piss them off and they drop service.

When will these companies learn the secret of good customer service. Keep you current good customers happy and you'll never lose them.

Instead they'd rather sacrifice you or I and go out and try and get a new customer to ultimately do the same to in a years time.

I realize they are banking on the fact that you or I won't call them and question the bill and just pay it. I'm sure that there are a number of customers that just pay the bill whatever it is. Not me. I'm on fixed income and I look at all the money I have going out.

Just like now. I'm going to call them up and demand a credit from them because I'm not getting CBS - which I have gotten in the past and am paying for.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 07:25 PM

3. When you deal with AT&T you deal with the Devil. They are greedy fucks.

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Buy a Roku or Apple TV and stream YouTubeTV or Hulu (there are others as well, I believe).

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:43 AM

4. In my market we've lost ABC

and CW. Before AT&T bought them, we would occasionally lose a channel for a couple of days during negotiations, but it's been well over a month this time. I'm paying $188/month. I don't think for much longer.

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