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Got a call from AT&T offering an upgrade of genie 2 at no cost but needed 199.00 shipping cost. Also reduction in bill for 1 year. True or scam 

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‎07-11-2019 7:42 PM

Re: Genie scam

Scam.

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‎07-24-2019 9:02 AM

Re: Genie scam


@JC1948 wrote:

Got a call from AT&T offering an upgrade of genie 2 at no cost but needed 199.00 shipping cost. Also reduction in bill for 1 year. True or scam 


Most likely scam from someone spoofing AT&T's number. For official upgrades, or to discuss any possible discounts, you call DirecTV 1-800-531-5000.

 

Also shipping cost is not $199. That would be the cost of a Genie or Genie-2 upgrade when you are not qualified for a free one. Even if you legitimately qualified for a free upgrade, I highly suggest you do NOT get the Genie-2 (HS17) because of a restrictive design plus still dealing with some post launch bugs.

 

If you were to post the model numbers of each box you have now, other experienced customers could give guidance on upgrades to make sure you get what is best for you. That way when you do call to upgrade, you don't end up with a sub-optimal order because of an overzealous agent. And would you be adding a TV or just seeing about options for what you already have?

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