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I'm awful, I know...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Colton, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Well, Time-Warner has bought my cable company, Adelphia. I could care less because Adelphia sucks, anyway.

    So I call DirecTv, because I have but one receiver. I tell them about Time-Warner buying my cable company and there are all kinds of rumors about specials, new deals, etc.

    Truth is, I've been wanting to upgrade my DirecTv service, anyway, but the representative blurts out: "Mr. Colton, what would it take to keep you as a customer?" Caught by surprise, I reply, "Well, I want/need a second receiver for the bedroom and I've been thinking about a DVR." Rep says, "Can you hold for two or three minutes, Mr. Colton?"

    A few minutes later, he returns to the line and offers me a second receiver -- for free -- a DVR -- for free -- and six months of premium programing -- for free -- if I agree to remain a subscriber.

    "Ummmm, OK," I reply.

    They ask if Sunday between 1-5 will be OK for installation.

    With the local channels coming with it, I'll be calling Time-Warner on Monday to inform them I no longer want their services.

    Thanks for listening to my confession, friends. :)
  2. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    YAY! Time Warner sucks.

    We just got it here and they took off the NFL channel. Fuckers.

    Go Colton.
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    One more reason why DirecTV is way better than cable.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Way to go, Colton. You da man!

    Stick'em for all you can.
  5. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Colton, you rock! Way to stick it to the man.
  6. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    And the FCC made them put it back on... until Sept. 3.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Call 'em back and tell 'em you want a pony too or the deal's off.
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