01-11-2018 10:59 PM
Hello, I know this probably sounds like a stupid question, but I am incredibly frustrated right now becasue I have searched all over this web domain (Directv.com) for ANY reference to an answer, and I can not find it. I have an Apple device that is broken, and I would like to submit a claim for it to be repaired (or whatever they do to it). I've had this plan for over 4 years now, but I have never used it. I have searched by category, I have searched using the search box and have come up with various types of keywords to search for, yet still I get nothing. I'm so frustrated because DirecTV's webpage is of no help to someone like me who is here for the first time and needs some help. So.....can someone please direct me where to go in order to do whatever it is I have to do to start a claim? I read the instructions on the "Claims" page, and it says, "Start a claim". Those are my instructions, literallly it says, "Start a claim". It's not a hyperlink, so it's not clickable. It's not in or near anything that says "Claims". It just awkwardly appears in the middle of a page that talks about 4K TV. I am VERY confused, and I know you folks have been in the situtation I'm in right now where my stomach is churning, I'm starting to sweat, and I just want to pick up my computer and throw it through the window and make a big mess and a big noise so I can yell, "DIRECTV (blank)!!!!!!". I can't even articulate properly how I feel right now. You can't imagine the things i've gone through on my end to find out how to do it. They talk aout going to some sort of "portal" which does not exist (at least, not where I've been searching which are in all of the obvious places including search boxes). So If someone can please help me to calm down and find out HOW and WHERE to file a complain, I would be most appreciative. On a side note, I just want to point out that several years ago, before DirecTV asked me if I wanted to save ten bucks a month by combining my DirecTV bill and my AT&T home phone bill. I said sure, why not??? Ever since that day, I have really regretted it. No matter who I call, one of them ALWAYS passes the buck to the other company. "Oh, you're speaking with AT&T----you need to speak with DirecTV about that". So then I call DirecTV: "Oh, that's an AT&T issue....you need to speak with them about that". I can't win. And now I can't find squat on the website, other than directions that take me in circles. And I was logged into both when I came to this page, but now it's asking me to log-in to a third page. I don't know what I'm doing, I'm lost, I've tried, and I'm really tired. Thank you VERY much in advance to anyone who can help this very frustrated person out. THANK YOU!!
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- edited 01-11-2018 11:33 PM
Hello...no question is silly or stupid. We ALL have needed help at some point in life. I have not filed a claim, but I believe I have found a useful link for you https://www.directv.com/technology/protection_plan
I hope this helps.
This link is a little more direct, and gives the phone numberhttps://support.directv.com/account-management/how-do-i-file-a-claim-with-directv-protection-plan-pr...
Filing a claim with DIRECTV™ Protection Plan Premier is easy! Simply visit your My Equipment page anytime day or night and click “Activate Now” to get started. You can also call 800.531.5000.
Once your claim has been filed, you can always track the status at directv.com/protection on the claims portal. Once there, simply click Claims at the top to view the status of any open claims.
01-12-2018 12:24 AM
Hello, Thank you very much for your assistance! Unfortunately, those two links just take me around in circles, and that's where I've spent the last 45 minutes......trying to understand why they have a page that is titled, "How do I file a claim with DIRECTV Protection Plan Premier?". You would THINK that this is a page that helps you figure out how to file a claim. But, unless I'm missing something that's right in front of me (and that is always possible!), the page is of no use at all. It tells the customer to start your claim by clicking on the blue hyperlink that says, "Simply visit MY EQUIPMENT PAGE" anytime, day or night, and click "ACTIVATE NOW" to get started.
Well......I'm on the "My Equipment Page" right now. I'm staring at it via a split-screen on my iMac. There is literally NOTHING on the entire page that contains the words "Activate Now". I see the word "Activated" all over the place, because all this page is is a rundown of what I do and do not have with DTV. For example, under the section of "Whole Home DVR", it says I'm paying $3.00/month and that it is "ACTIVATED". I could go on with many more examples of things I have that are "Activated" (such as HD, DVR, Additional TV, and so on and so forth). They all say "Activated" because, yes indeed, I do have those items. However, what on earth does this have to do with trying to file a claim using their Premier Protection Plan?
If I continue scrolling down the "My Equipment Page" (which, remember, this is where it told me to go to file a claim), I eventually get to a heading that says, "My Protection Plan". It tells me what the plan is, it says that I pay $24.98/month, and it says "Activated". Again, these are all true statements. But I don't care. I know what my plan is, as do most people. Why does DTV direct people to "My Equipment Page" when the ONLY thing that can be done here is LOOK at what you pay for? There's nothing to click on. Nothing to submit. At the bottom of the "My Equipment Page" page, it says, "View My Claims". It says I can check the status of my equipment repair claims below. There is nothing to click on. Just a blue box that says, "You do not have any claims at this time". And again, this is true because this page does nothing more than tell me what I have. But I already know what I have, thus, a useless page. There is nothing to click on, for example, that says anything even close to, "Start a Claim"---nope! There is nothing that says, "How do I start a claim??"----nope! I mean there is NOTHING. A big fat zero. But it lets me VIEW my claims (with nothing to click on), ,but how is a DTV customer supposed to "View My Claims" if you can't make a claim to begin with??
I tried to be a bit more detailed in this response so that maybe someone will see it and go, "Ah! I know what he's doing wrong". I'm just stunned that their pages are built so poorly, especially when I'm paying them 300 bucks a year for a service I've NEVER used. I've had the plan for about 4 years, so I've paid them roughly $1,200.00 and have. never had a claim. This is my first time, and I am frustrated and disappointed that there is nowhere obvious for me to file a claim.
Thank you for your help---I really appreciate it. I'm just stuck and have no clue what I'm supposed to do. Their page is so incredibly disorganized.
01-12-2018 12:42 AM
I apologize my previous post didn’t help. I have, however, found more information:
How do I file a claim?
You may file a claim online here at directv.com/protection or you can call DIRECTV at 855-422-1614, 24/7 365 days a year to file a claim. A DIRECTV Protection Plan Premier Representative will triage your device to understand the nature of the problem. This may include initiating a remote session into your computer or device and offering to perform a Premium Technical Service such as a virus removal, etc. at no additional charge to you. If it is a covered hardware malfunction for an eligible product, the representative will immediately arrange for the repair or replacement of the device.
This is is the link I found it at. https://www.directvprotectionplanpremier.com/hub/directv/en-us/faq
I hope this helps this time.
01-12-2018 1:13 AM
11-13-2018 7:14 AM
The whole protection plan is an absolute joke. You are correct. It is a circle-gerk to try and file a claim. The links on the Directv web pages DONT work. They come back with broken links and dump you at the main page. Spent 45 minutes looking and just ended up calling and talking to some Richard Cranium who had his head so far up his asss I had to escalate it. And of course was dropped from the call. But, to my fantastic luck, DTV called me back 3 days later and told me the device was not covered and dropped off the call.
Superb customer service, NOT. Way overpriced. Nickeled and dimed for every single thing.
Too many OTHER options out there. Cya....
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