TV Answer Man, I haven’t received an e-mail from DIRECTV saying I am getting the Sunday Ticket for free. Is it too late? Does this mean I won’t get it for free? Why am I not getting it for free? I’ve had DIRECTV for 12 years! — Roger, Corsicana, Texas.
Roger, as you know, I reported last week that some DIRECTV subscribers have posted messages on social media sites saying they received e-mails from the satcaster indicating they will get the Sunday Ticket’s Max package for free during the 2021 season. The Max plan, which includes the RedZone Channel and Fantasy league channel, normally costs $395. (The Ticket’s base plan, which costs $293, does not include those two channels. Both plans include access to the streaming edition of the Ticket.)
DIRECTV later confirmed that it is giving Sunday Ticket for free to “select customers.” The satcaster would not say how many subscribers are getting it for free, or why some are and some aren’t. But this is similar to last year when DIRECTV issued free Max plans to certain customers as part of a loyalty program.
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If you’re a DIRECTV subscriber, and you haven’t received the e-mail by now, you probably won’t. The e-mails were issued last week and it’s unlikely that the satellite service will deliver another batch.
But here’s what you can do to get the NFL Sunday Ticket for free: Call them. Or send an e-mail to customer service. Tell them that you are a loyal customer and you want to get the Sunday Ticket for free as others have.
I can’t guarantee it will work; in fact, the odds are not good that it won’t. But several DIRECTV customers have posted messages on social media sites saying they have tried this and it worked for them. So give it a try. At the least, DIRECTV might give you a credit off your bill, or a free premium channel for a few months.
Roger, hope that helps. Happy viewing, and stay safe!
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We got our email last week stating that we get it again this year
Call DirecTV Retention Department to see if they will give you the Sunday Ticket. Also ask for any special offers they might have for you.
We dumped direct tv a month ago after 25 years, best thing we ever did, streaming for free except couple premium channels@
Call DirecTV and tell them want to cancel your service. Trust me, they’ll give you free NFL Sunday Ticket, plus a few other perks to keep your account.
I tried yesterday. No go. We’ve been with them since 1999 & spend over $180 a month. They only offered 1 month credit. Screw them
called & threatened to cancel…they gave me sunday tix only for 36 a month for 6 months but gave me 70 off for 12 my entire bill