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This is a MUST-READ if you’re a DIRECTV customer!

Hi everyone! It’s Bryn, Collin’s sister and sidekick. Last year around this same time, I wrote a very popular post all about how I was able to call DIRECTV and save myself $50 per month for an ENTIRE year! 😱 And the best part, this phone call literally took me less than five minutes!

Fast forward to today, and Collin has bugged me almost daily to pick up the phone and call DIRECTV once again to see if I can secure a similarly insane offer yet AGAIN. Truth be told, I was putting off this phone call as I just kept thinking there was no way this company was going to give me a huge discount again that would be worth writing about. Well, boy, was I wrong…

My 5-minute call today just saved me $720! YES, OVER SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS!

If you’ve been considering downgrading or canceling your DIRECTV service or you just want to discuss options to reduce costs on your account, follow these simple steps:

  1. First, dial DIRECTV customer service at 1-800-531-5000.
  2. State “cancel service” when you get to the menu options.
  3. When asked, be sure to state that you’re not moving (unless, of course, you’re in the middle of a move!). Your call will then be routed directly to the customer retention/loyalty department.
  4. Share with the customer service representative that you want to reduce your monthly bill and are looking for any special offers that may be available for your account.
  5. Within a few minutes, the representative will let you know if your account qualifies for additional savings!

I was offered a savings of $60 per month for the next 12 months! That’s a total savings of $720!

Have you tried this recently, either with DIRECTV or another provider?

If so, please let us know what you did and how it worked!

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  1. Sandy

    Did not work for us. Ended up canceling our DirecTV service and $500 a month AT&T cell phone service.

  2. Carole

    Yes. I called to cancel. I was ready to switch to Hulu Live TV and they reduced my bill by $60 per month. I didn’t ask for any special deals, I just told them I wanted to cancel.

  3. Mary

    I was told by at&t to do this when my 2 year price lock ended. Haven’t called them yet but they said to keep trying. If the first person won’t offer back my original promo to keep calling since you get someone new every time you call.

  4. Pat Dover

    I called and was given $75 per month plus 4 months Showtime. Didn’t even mention cancelling

  5. Cher

    We have almost no leverage to do this, since we live in an area without any high speed internet options other than satellite with a limited data allowance before being FAP’d. But FIOS has been promised for our road sometime this coming year, so we’re getting closer. We might like to keep a very minimal DTV package, at least for a time, until we see how reliable the FIOS service is.

  6. Ashli

    YES! Thanks for sharing! I was given $70/month savings for the next 12 months!

  7. Ruth

    I called and they took $60 a month off my bill! Saved $720 – thanks!

  8. Ben

    Called on 2/23/19, but ended up cancelling because they were unwilling to offer any promotions. I have done this in the past and had success, but you have to be willing to cancel if they call your “bluff”.

  9. Chip

    Called today – have choice and no other cable/phone services.. Offered $40 off per month for next 12 months, asked what else is available and they knocked $50 off per month for next 12 months.

    Actually had no intention of cancelling but saved $600 for the next year for literally a 4 minute phone call. Bill is now $75 all in for next year.

  10. Jon

    Just did this on 03/12/19. Worked like a ‘charm’..Got $75/month off my DirectTV bill for 12 months and a 6-month Sports package at no charge. Unfortunately, no gift card at this time.

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