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Sun, Nov 12, 2017 8:39 AM

It's only a $15 discount now: Unlimited Plus save on DIRECTV or DIRECTV NOW. Choice gets DTV Now.

Screen Shot 2017-11-12 at 3.34.45 AM.pnghttps://www.att.com/plans/unlimited-data-plans.html

 

You still get the HBO too.  Sign up here for the free HBO at http://att.com/unlimitedplus

 

 

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vipaffairs

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4 y ago

@Gary L I remember I saw a post from you that you prognosticated in advance that this going to occurs on Nov. 12th.

 

Nice guessing....any other bad news?

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

lizdance40

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4 y ago

Yes, around December 5 the ability to add a mifi  or dedicated Mobile hotspot to the unlimited plan will not be permitted. 

 

Gary L

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4 y ago

@vipaffairs I heard a more complicated version of what @lizdance40 said:

 

If you weren't on an Unlimited Plan by Oct. 23rd (28th?) they weren't going to to let you add hotspots any more and those people only had until the mentioned December date. 

 

I've been told multiple times that isn't happening and people have been signing up still.

 

BUT I'm still wondering about the one as something similar could happen (as I've been tempted to go that route and get unlimited), I don't see them keeping the hotspots on there forever...

 

 

vipaffairs

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4 y ago

Ohhh I see, all this are not really good news for all customers, everything is changing and not for good, I don't need right now a dedicated hotspot, but probably in the future I would need it, who knows......

 

 

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When I signed up for the phone plan I was given a paper that said I was eligible for a $25 dollar per month discount on directTVnow "for life".  I now went and looked at the direct tv website and they changed it to 15 dollars a month.  I still have the piece of paper saying it was 25 dollars that I was eligible for and that eligibility was for the rest of my life.  Thanks for lying to me again ATT. 

lizdance40

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@Funonabike  If you signed up for DTVN when it was $25, the you have a $25 discount.  New sign ups only get $15.  I gather you did not sign up in time.   Coupons expire too.

 BTW, both the unlimited data plan, the $25 and $15 discount say limited time offer.  The offer only become “for life” if you REDEEM the offer.

 

Gary L

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@Funonabike wrote:

When I signed up for the phone plan I was given a paper that said I was eligible for a $25 dollar per month discount on directTVnow "for life".  I now went and looked at the direct tv website and they changed it to 15 dollars a month.  


You were eligible for $25 for life, IF you signed up, but you didn't take advantage. The offer has since changed.

 

I still have the piece of paper saying it was 25 dollars that I was eligible for and that eligibility was for the rest of my life. 

I would be interested in the exact wording on their piece of paper. Please feel free to post a photo.

 

 

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4 y ago

@lizdance40, @Gary L

 

Eligible = Having the right or ability to obtain something 

 

I just pulled the piece of paper out. Verbatim it says: "Eligible to save $25/mo for life on DIRECTV"

 

The meaning of that statement is: You have the right to obtain DirectTV at a $25 dollar discount for the rest of your life as a benefit of being an unlimited plus customer.

 

What you are saying they meant is "You have the right to obtain DirectTV at a $25 dollar discount for the rest of your life but only if you obtain it within the next few months".  They didn't say that, you said it for them.

 

Now, in the small print it says service is subject to change.  However, I don't feel it is appropriate to say something is "for life" if it subject to, and likely to, change.  Perhaps, "for a long time" or "for a few months" should have been put in instead of "for life".  Literally, they changed it less than six months after I signed up for unlimited plus.  It is yet another example, in my opinion, of AT&T being disingenuous in their advertising / communications.  All they would have had to have done is take out the words "for life" and I would be completely satisfied.  I was actually going to sign up for directTV but the fact that I feel lied to stops me from doing so.  I will go pay another company for a comparable service, even if I have to pay them more.  

 

I would love to post a picture of the ad but I don't know how to.  If you could advise me I will do just that. 

 

lizdance40

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@Funonabike

Your interpretation is wrong.  The “for life” doesn’t kick in till you sign up.  In your case, your “for life” is now down to a $15 offer because you waited to long.  

You were eligible.  You failed to sign up in time.

Eligible in this case for a discount and free HBO, linked to the unlimited data plan.  If at any time you give up unlimited data, you also lose the discount and free HBO.

The offer was limited time, as they all are.  Including the unlimited data plan you signed up for,  as it exists today.  Once you have it, you can keep it.  But you have to have it first.  

The discount may eventually go to $0

Free HBO May go away.

 

 

 

MicCheck

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@Funonabike, you misunderstood, and it wasn’t a reasonable misunderstanding. 

 

It is pretty clear that the savings are “for life” not the eligibility. 

 

Would you expect AT&T to resurrect Direct TV Now in 50 years when it is completely out dated technology? 

Gary L

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@Funonabike wrote:

The meaning of that statement is: You have the right to obtain DirectTV at a $25 dollar discount for the rest of your life as a benefit of being an unlimited plus customer.

 Yes, and had you taken advantage of that benefit, you would have it for life. This doesn't go against your definition ("Having the right or ability to obtain something").

 

 

What you are saying they meant is "You have the right to obtain DirectTV at a $25 dollar discount for the rest of your life but only if you obtain it within the next few months".  

No, common sense says that offers might not exist if you don't take them when offered.

To be clear: I was just stating common sense, not making policy for AT&T.

 

I just pulled the piece of paper out. Verbatim it says: "Eligible to save $25/mo for life on DIRECTV"

Now, in the small print it says service is subject to change.  

So verbatim it says it might change. Even without the fine print, offers change. 

 

However, I don't feel it is appropriate to say something is "for life" if it subject to, and likely to, change.  Perhaps, "for a long time" or "for a few months" should have been put in instead of "for life".  

You do understand you'd still have the $25 for life IF you'd signed up. They would have let you keep it.

 

Literally, they changed it less than six months after I signed up for unlimited plus.

They literally could have changed it the next day.

 

 It is yet another example, in my opinion, of AT&T being disingenuous in their advertising / communications.  All they would have had to have done is take out the words "for life" and I would be completely satisfied.  I was actually going to sign up for directTV but the fact that I feel lied to stops me from doing so.  I will go pay another company for a comparable service, even if I have to pay them more.  

It would have been $25 for life IF you'd signed up. It's $15 now (and I don't believe it's for life).

 

Now the "for life" offer listed is free HBO.Screen Shot 2018-02-17 at 11.34.12 AM.png

Currently the line print says "Offer, programming, pricing, terms & conditions subject to change and may be discontinued at any time without notice."

 

 

I would love to post a picture of the ad but I don't know how to.  If you could advise me I will do just that. 


Take a photo with your camera and use the web browsers on a computer (not your phone).

 

 

Gary L

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4 y ago

This page says it's $15 for life for DirecTV 

https://www.att.com/bundles/data-free-tv.htmlScreen Shot 2018-02-17 at 11.44.12 AM.png

 

 

Technically, I supposed it could just be for this new signup offer? (And not necessarily for people who already have DTV and are adding Unlimited Plus?)

 

 

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