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Getting out of DirecTV Account without ETF?
So, last year I signed for 2 years of DirecTV. I just received an email a couple days ago that starting in Feb they will be raising the prices. Can I get out of my contract now because of that without an ETF. Anyone had any success with this?
(d) Our Programming Changes. Many factors affect the availability, cost and quality of programming and may influence the decision to raise prices and the amount of any increase. These include, among others, programming and other costs, consumer demand, market and shareholder expectations, and changing business conditions. Accordingly, we must reserve the unrestricted right to change, rearrange, add or delete our programming packages, the selections in those packages, our prices, and any other Service we offer, at any time. We will endeavor to notify you of any change that is within our reasonable control and its effective date. In most cases this notice will be about one month in advance. You always have the right to cancel your Service, in whole or in part, if you do not accept the change (see Section 5). If you cancel your Service, a deactivation fee (described in Sections 2 & 5(b)) or other charges may apply. Credits, if any, to your account will be posted as described in Section 5. If you do not cancel, your continued receipt of our Service will constitute acceptance.
(9) Up to $15.00 Deactivation Fee if you cancel your Service or we deactivate your Service because of your failure to pay or for some other breach on your part.
(b) Your Cancellation. You may cancel Service by notifying us. You may be charged a deactivation fee as described in Section 2 and issued a credit as described below. Your notice is effective on the day we receive it. You will still be responsible for payment of all outstanding balances accrued through that effective date. In addition to any deactivation or change of service fees provided in Section 2, if you cancel Service or change your Service package, you may be subject to an early cancellation fee if you entered into a programming agreement with DIRECTV in connection with the Equipment Lease Agreement, and have failed to maintain the required programming package for the required period of time. For Services sold only in blocks of one month or multiples of one month, if you cancel such Service, we will credit you only for full months not used. For example, if you subscribe for a year of such Service from January through December but cancel on March 10, we will credit you for the subscription fees for April through December. However, we will not credit any fees for January through March. Additionally, we will not credit seasonal sports subscriptions after the season starts.
Section 1 seems to say that if they increase prices and you don't like it, you can cancel with a disconnection fee ($15) but then section 5 doesn't elaborate on this.
can you come up with some sort of excuse like moving (e.g. to an apt), or that your reception sucks?
I guess I could lie about moving, but I don't know how far that would fly. And, the reception is good, so I can't knock them for that. I'm just going to a NetFlix/Hulu/OTA type of set up, since I really don't watch that much TV anymore. And, paying $95/month isn't really needed (and thats just the promotional price, going to go up soon aside from the regular price increases).
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