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Its kind of the same deal they offer already where if you cant get access to directv (no line of sight, idiot landlord etc.) then you can get ST thru the internet....the difference here is its thru PS3.
 

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As I posted in the BHN Orlando thread.


NBA League Pass is $175-$200 with games for 5 1/2 months almost every night of the week.


MLB Extra innings is around $200 I think with games every night for 6 months.


NHL Center Ice is around $170 with games every night for 6 months.


NFL Sunday Ticket is $349 for 17 days a year.


That is a ridiculous rip-off.
 

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NFL Sunday Ticket is $349 for 17 days a year.


That is a ridiculous rip-off.

I suppose it depends on your perspective. $20 per Sunday is not a bad deal for me. A bunch of friends get together, we eat and enjoy the ability to watch whatever game we desire. I'd rather the price be lower, but I'd also rather be able to watch my Colts every week.


BTW, I won't use PS3, I have DirecTV.
 

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Originally Posted by HDOrlando /forum/post/20834901


As I posted in the BHN Orlando thread.


NBA League Pass is $175-$200 with games for 5 1/2 months almost every night of the week.


MLB Extra innings is around $200 I think with games every night for 6 months.


NHL Center Ice is around $170 with games every night for 6 months.


NFL Sunday Ticket is $349 for 17 days a year.


That is a ridiculous rip-off.

Everyone can get a $$ discount on sunday ticket by calling directv.

Alot are getting at least $120 off, some $200, some $250, some even getting it free so $349 is meaningless #.


Also regular season games are big in the NFL unlike the other sports where the seasons drone on & on endlessly & you win you lose you win you lose rinse repeat.


Thats why nbc, cbs, fox avg 20,000,000 people per NFL game.

No other pro sport comes even close to that.


oh....should add its really 34 days of content since every monday they replay every game.
 

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My sister has directv with the free sunday ticket. If I get a ps3 would I be able to take advantage of it at my place using her account?


PS3 price just dropped, I was thinking of picking one up... this would help that decision along...
 

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My sister has directv with the free sunday ticket. If I get a ps3 would I be able to take advantage of it at my place using her account?


PS3 price just dropped, I was thinking of picking one up... this would help that decision along...

She'd need to pay the additional 50 bucks for the Sunday Ticket PC streaming access, in which case yeah then you could use it by logging in via her account info.
 

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Everyone can get a $$ discount on sunday ticket by calling directv.

Alot are getting at least $120 off, some $200, some $250, some even getting it free so $349 is meaningless #.


Also regular season games are big in the NFL unlike the other sports where the seasons drone on & on endlessly & you win you lose you win you lose rinse repeat.


Thats why nbc, cbs, fox avg 20,000,000 people per NFL game.

No other pro sport comes even close to that.


oh....should add its really 34 days of content since every monday they replay every game.

Don't say everyone, I've been turned down twice for the discount. Calling one more time tomorrow.
 

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Don't say everyone, I've been turned down twice for the discount. Calling one more time tomorrow.

There was a "general rules" posted that was written up....its really good:


1.) Call 1-800-DIRECTV during the day early in the week. Don’t call at night since they do have one outsourced call center and you don’t want that.

2.) When asked why you are calling at the first automated prompt, say “CANCEL SERVICE.” You’ll be asked by the automated prompt if you want to cancel some programming or your entire service, say again “CANCEL SERVICE.” All this does is direct your call to a Retention Department Customer Service Rep (CSR). You want Retention CSR’s only because they hand out credits and freebies like candy.

3.) Doing this connects you to the retention CSR. They won’t say “retention,” and likewise, you should never say anything about cancelling your service to a live person.

4.) For me, if I draw a male CSR, I usually hang up and start over since I find the female retention CSR’s are the best in terms of deals/credits. Some people find this extreme though and it’s not technically necessary.

5.) When you speak to them, be very friendly and naïve. If they offer you a great deal at some point, you should sound like you are blown away, not expecting it.

6.) Mention that you saw the deal that NFL ST is now included if you get the premier pkg and you want it. 99.99% chance they will respond that it is a new customer offer only, but if in the slight chance they let you get that, take it. It’s too good of a deal to pass up.

7.) Ask them something to the effect of “Money is tight this year, what can you do for me?” At this point they should make you an offer for NFL ST for this season. Anything from free all the way down to $10/month off for 6-12 months. If the deal offered is free or $250 one-time credit, take it and run. If not, proceed with next steps.

8.) If you get anything else that you don’t like, mention that you have some friends you know of who are getting a one-time $250 credit. This is 100% true, I have seen people’s account statements with this credit. Ideally that should get you the $250 credit or maybe something on the order of $200. You may also get other discounts or freebies that you can consider.

9.) If the deal at that point is awesome, confirm the deal with them and take it.

10.) If the deal is not that great, just tell them you need to think about what you are going to do this year for football and end the call.

11.) Start back at step 1 again if you passed on the deal from the first call. The offers will vary based on which CSR you get, what kind of mood they are in, and how much they like you, etc. Being friendly is key. Sometimes it takes several calls. Usually the best bet is try again the next day, although if it is closer to the beginning of the season, trying again in an hour or so is okay too.

12.) For future calls, you can say the same thing you have said before OR simply talk about how expensive it is, but you (or your wife) really wants it.
 

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Of course none of that will work for non-Directv customers. So those wishing to watch on their PS3 that aren't Directv customers will have to pay that price. For streaming (which will undoubtedly be worse quality), it's crazy to expect people to pay that price. It's almost 3 times more than all the other major sports for streaming regular season access.
 

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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 /forum/post/20835284


There was a "general rules" posted that was written up....its really good:


1.) Call 1-800-DIRECTV during the day early in the week. Don't call at night since they do have one outsourced call center and you don't want that.

2.) When asked why you are calling at the first automated prompt, say CANCEL SERVICE. You'll be asked by the automated prompt if you want to cancel some programming or your entire service, say again CANCEL SERVICE. All this does is direct your call to a Retention Department Customer Service Rep (CSR). You want Retention CSR's only because they hand out credits and freebies like candy.

3.) Doing this connects you to the retention CSR. They won't say retention, and likewise, you should never say anything about cancelling your service to a live person.

4.) For me, if I draw a male CSR, I usually hang up and start over since I find the female retention CSR's are the best in terms of deals/credits. Some people find this extreme though and it's not technically necessary.

5.) When you speak to them, be very friendly and naïve. If they offer you a great deal at some point, you should sound like you are blown away, not expecting it.

6.) Mention that you saw the deal that NFL ST is now included if you get the premier pkg and you want it. 99.99% chance they will respond that it is a new customer offer only, but if in the slight chance they let you get that, take it. It's too good of a deal to pass up.

7.) Ask them something to the effect of Money is tight this year, what can you do for me? At this point they should make you an offer for NFL ST for this season. Anything from free all the way down to $10/month off for 6-12 months. If the deal offered is free or $250 one-time credit, take it and run. If not, proceed with next steps.

8.) If you get anything else that you don't like, mention that you have some friends you know of who are getting a one-time $250 credit. This is 100% true, I have seen people's account statements with this credit. Ideally that should get you the $250 credit or maybe something on the order of $200. You may also get other discounts or freebies that you can consider.

9.) If the deal at that point is awesome, confirm the deal with them and take it.

10.) If the deal is not that great, just tell them you need to think about what you are going to do this year for football and end the call.

11.) Start back at step 1 again if you passed on the deal from the first call. The offers will vary based on which CSR you get, what kind of mood they are in, and how much they like you, etc. Being friendly is key. Sometimes it takes several calls. Usually the best bet is try again the next day, although if it is closer to the beginning of the season, trying again in an hour or so is okay too.

12.) For future calls, you can say the same thing you have said before OR simply talk about how expensive it is, but you (or your wife) really wants it.

These rules look familiar...because they are from me on dbstalk.



They won't work for these for non-directv customers. They are for directv customers only.
 

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I can't wait to try this out. I've been able to use NFL Sunday Ticket to go over the last 2 seasons courtesy of my uncle. He's not as tech savvy as I am, but is just happy enough to watch it on his HDTV and he gives me his username and password since he doesn't have all the tech gadgets. What I'll be interested in finding out is, if logged into the PS3 watching NFL Sunday Ticket, will it only allow me to watch using the PS3 on one device again (like previous seasons where multiple users aren't able to simultaneously watch), will blackout restrictions be enforced (last few seasons they have mentioned that blackouts policies are applied using the online version NFL Sunday Ticket, but that has never been enforced as I was able to watch 3 blacked out Charger games from within the blackout zone. Needless to say I am looking forward to trying it out with spending the $350!
 

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NFL Sunday Ticket is $349 for 17 days a year.


That is a ridiculous rip-off.

I agree. You get to watch 4 of the best matchups of the day on the major networks. If your team is good you will get to see them plenty each year. But if your team sucks like the Panthers or the Browns you will have to shell out all that money just to watch them lose.



Being a Dallas Cowboys fan I was glad that disaster they had last year didn't cost me money.
 

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I agree. You get to watch 4 of the best matchups of the day on the major networks. If your team is good you will get to see them plenty each year. But if your team sucks like the Panthers or the Browns you will have to shell out all that money just to watch them lose.



Being a Dallas Cowboys fan I was glad that disaster they had last year didn't cost me money.

Unless you live in the viewing area of a bad team. Then you get to see each and every one of their games.
 

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its dumb.. only because Directv customers now can get it for free and some can get it for cheap...


330 is tooooo expensive..


honestly, stick with Red Zon channel and save your money.
 

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its dumb.. only because Directv customers now can get it for free and some can get it for cheap...


330 is tooooo expensive..


honestly, stick with Red Zon channel and save your money.

By the way it's $350 for people who just want to buy the standalone NFL Sunday Ticket Package for the PS3 (and there is no additional $50 fee if you buy the standalone package), that fee only applies to people who already have NFL Sunday Ticket with their DirecTV subscription, then they would have to spend the additional $50 to get NFL Sunday Ticket To Go.

Anyways $350 might be expensive for the casual fan but for the hardcore fan that doesn't have DirecTV and absolutely has to watch their team every weekend, they might come out ahead, considering you'd probably have to spend at minimum $25/$30 per person on food and drinks at the sports bar.
 

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By the way it's $350 for people who just want to buy the standalone NFL Sunday Ticket Package for the PS3 (and there is no additional $50 fee if you buy the standalone package), that fee only applies to people who already have NFL Sunday Ticket with their DirecTV subscription, then they would have to spend the additional $50 to get NFL Sunday Ticket To Go.

Anyways $350 might be expensive for the casual fan but for the hardcore fan that doesn't have DirecTV and absolutely has to watch their team every weekend, they might come out ahead, considering you'd probably have to spend at minimum $25/$30 per person on food and drinks at the sports bar.

true.. if you dont live in the area where you local team plays.. without a doubt but still 350 is a lot of money especially when you can get it for free on the net.
 
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