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Posted: 04/20/19 04:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FlatBroke wrote:

Never have a problem with DirecTv changing my locals back and forth. Heck they don’t even know I have an RV. Just have them change the zip code to our winter home then back again to our summer home. It only takes minutes if you call the number for movers. Why would they care? Just don’t expect to have local channels at both locations at the same time.


This! Just don’t even say you have an RV. Summer home and winter home worked fine for us. They switched back and forth, no problem. However, we recently gave up Directtv altogether. Too costly, cable at home and Cable at our winter rv resort at no additional cost.


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Dropped Direct last year, got DISH. We have a receiver in our RV and it costs us $7/month. We use it from May until November, then turn if off. It has worked fine for us for last year and we just turned it on last week (we started camping a little earlier than normal).


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Merrykalia wrote:

Dropped Direct last year, got DISH. We have a receiver in our RV and it costs us $7/month. We use it from May until November, then turn if off. It has worked fine for us for last year and we just turned it on last week (we started camping a little earlier than normal).


Is this a stand alone account, or an add-on to another account?

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$7 is the add on.

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Switched to Directv this summer...worst mistake ever! The customer service is horrible. Can't wait until my contract is over so I can switch back to Dish.


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Randu wrote:

Dropped DIRECT in December after 23 years. Went down hill the minute AT&T purchased them. Customer service terrible,big rate increases every year, and they are slowly dropping satellites. I read a article that stated AT&T's vision was that all TV would be streaming within 5 years so satellites will not be needed. All standard definition will be gone mid year and everyone will be forced to HD. When I asked about upgrading the RV the answer was that they don't do installs on a RV. Could not get the equipment without a install that they won't do and I repeatedly stated that I don't need a install. They would not send equipment. 23 years of being loyal customer and setting up my own dish every time I have camped in the past didn't count. Very few people remember that back in 1995/96 when system first came out that they were all self installed with a kit. So far been really happy with COMCAST at home and just plain over the air antenna when camping. Will talk to DISH if I decide I need it when camping. Randu


DirecTV has not dropped a single satellite other than 110 and 119 which have not had main stream programming in over 10 years.
Oh, no! Forced to watch HD? That's a problem? Maybe you are just upset because you were using an antenna not built by DISH or DirecTV and not supported by DISH or DirecTV (every dome antenna ever made).


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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pennysmom09 wrote:

FlatBroke wrote:

Never have a problem with DirecTv changing my locals back and forth. Heck they don’t even know I have an RV. Just have them change the zip code to our winter home then back again to our summer home. It only takes minutes if you call the number for movers. Why would they care? Just don’t expect to have local channels at both locations at the same time.


This! Just don’t even say you have an RV. Summer home and winter home worked fine for us. They switched back and forth, no problem. However, we recently gave up Directtv altogether. Too costly, cable at home and Cable at our winter rv resort at no additional cost.
DTV is well aware that I have a RV and move our receiver between home and the RV. This has been a non issue.

They have records of every service address we've used. When driving to a prior service address all the information is available to make a faster change.


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FlatBroke wrote:

Never have a problem with DirecTv changing my locals back and forth. Just have them change the zip code to our winter home then back again to our summer home.
They always require an exact street address from me.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Oh, no! Forced to watch HD? That's a problem?.
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jcpainter wrote:

Merrykalia wrote:

Dropped Direct last year, got DISH. We have a receiver in our RV and it costs us $7/month. We use it from May until November, then turn if off. It has worked fine for us for last year and we just turned it on last week (we started camping a little earlier than normal).


Is this a stand alone account, or an add-on to another account?


Yes, this is an add-on to our home account.

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