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returning direct tv equipment

I switched from Uverse TV to DirectTV but kept internet and phone. The instructions to return the leased equipment have the serial numbers for the 3 boxes but also have a picture of the gateway.  Don't I keep the Gateway for my phone and internet service?  Do I return the remotes and the WAP or recycle them?

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‎11-03-2018 9:42 AM

Re: returning direct tv equipment

Good Morning @evtermike


Mike, that is a very good question. With bundled services, such as U-Verse, returning the equipment is very easy. As you have stated, you did keep the internet service and the phone line service active and just disconnected the TV service in favor or getting DirecTV.  All you do need to return is just the receivers and power cables and the WAP.  The remotes and other audio/visual items do not need to be returned, those can be discarded if you prefer.  All you need to do is take the required items,excluding the gateway, to your local UPS and or FedEx Corp store. The reason why we need to do it through a Corp store is the return process is prepaid.  Once the equipment is return to us then we will process the return and place the receivers  back into inventory.


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Re: returning direct tv equipment

Keep the proof of return paperwork from the store. Sometimes the equipment doesn't get entered as returned and you may get a bill from AT&T for unreturned equipment. The only way to prove the return is with the numbers off the paperwork from the store.

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