History[ edit ] SBC announced its plans for a fiber-optic network and Internet Protocol television IPTV deployment in and unveiled the name "U-verse" formerly "Project Lightspeed"  for the suite of network services in A few months later on November 30,the service was launched in Houston.
Thank you for your support. A simple phone call can save you hundreds of dollars per year. This is as true today as in past years, and below is a collection of all related tips as well as some new information.
Why does it work? Media service is like banking. People tend to stick with who they have, and the companies make tons of money from it because they can raise prices and most people just accept it. As a result, competing companies have to offer rather juicy deals to make people switch.
In behavioral finance terms, this is called price targeting. Negotiating Tips Call customer service and tell them you are thinking about canceling your service. Your goal is to reach the Retentions Department.
As you can tell from the name, the primary goal of this group is to keep you as a customer for as cheaply as possible.
This means they have the most discretion when it comes to service discounts. Prepare your pitch. What can you offer me? Am I eligible for any similar discounts to my service? Accept or counter. However, you can always ask for more.
Hardball method. Say that you want to set the cancel date a few weeks into the future so you can have time to install the alternative. You can wait even longer and see if they follow-up later with an even better offer.
If you decide to stay, simply call them back and your service will never be interrupted.
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Rinse and repeat. Usually your discount will last 6 or 12 months. Once it goes back up, you can try again.
You may get more pushback the next time around however but try anyway. Bargaining Chips Here are some links to the major companies and their current offers: DirecTV current offers. Or call the DirecTV offer line at Providers often will allow customers to continue cost-saving promotions well after they expire.
Other providers will cut you a new deal every six months—but you have to call and ask. Yet of those who did, more than 90 percent got some accommodation. Remember, you lose nothing by asking! Share the discounts that you scored in the comments.