DirecTV was founded on December 20, 1985 as Hughes Electronics Corporation. Its satellite service launched on June 17, 1994 and transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Consumers who purchase DirecTV subscribe to various packages of DirecTV programming for which they pay a monthly fee. Additional monthly fees may include a protection plan, DVR, additional receivers, HD channels, and other premium channel packages. A subscriber also can order pay-per-view and video on demand events and movies. DirecTV contracts with and pays program providers like cable networks, motion picture distributors, sports leagues, and event promoters for the right to distribute their programming to its subscribers.


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Satellite savings!

DirecTV is a provider of satellite television that offers services for television and high-speed internet. You can save on your services with the money saving tips below.

Satellite TV Savings Tips

Satellite television offers cable channels that are (hopefully!) clear and a high-speed internet service. DirecTV is one of the largest providers of satellite services and they have some great opportunities to save. They offer some great promotions, discounts and upgrades to help you save more.

DirecTV is like many television and internet providers who offer deals on a regular basis. Many of these deals are for new customers but you may be able to negotiate a deal or a similar deal to what they are offering to new customers if you negotiate your rate. The rates that are offered can vary widely so if you are a new customer looking at different providers and deals, make sure to compare promotions carefully to find out what is the best fit for you. Make sure to factor in your needs, versus what is offered at the price. You may get a great deal on a huge package but if you don’t watch any of the channels, it’s likely not worth it.

Bundles are a great way to save with cable providers. You can save more if you get multiple services with most companies. DirecTV offers bundle deals on cable television and internet and they have a variety of offers, internet speeds, channels and more. It will take some time to navigate what all the offers include but it really is worthwhile to sort it all and find your best fit. Don’t get caught up in bundling if you don’t need both services. Also, verify the terms of any services you decide to order- is the price offered going to be the price for however long you are a customer or will it only last for a short amount of time and then go up? Read all the fine print before you commit.

Check for DirecTV promotions or discounts online before you make a purchase. You may be able to save even more with a special promotion or going through a rebate site when you order, like Ebates or Shop at Home. Look into every option to save on your purchase. You can double bump any savings by using a credit card where you receive rewards or miles. Think of all the ways to save a little extra and your savings will add up to a good amount!

DirecTV Customer Service

You can find answers to common questions and access to email and live chat contacts on the DirecTV Contact page. If you’d rather talk to a live person, you can use the toll-free number below.

Phone Number- (800) 531-5000

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