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Disconnected DTV, what happens if no pay ETF?

BuckeyeRideR
10-22-2009, 06:38 PM
I've had directv for about a year and it had the best service i've seen. But the customer service, reception, and price jacks have steered me away. I must say DTV has the absolute worst customer service i've ever dealt with. Anyways i tried to get out of my contract through there new service agreement they put out about 6 months a go. At first i didnt have a bill but for some reason they want the $300 now. So what happens if i don't pay the $300? besides collection calls bs.

I love how i talked to one person and they told me all i had to do was return my receivers and everything would be complete; then a month later i get a bill. DTV=not FTW

Loves2Watch
10-22-2009, 09:31 PM
It will screw your credit and possibly prevent you from getting other satellite or cable service...at least without a large deposit.

IamMrDJ
10-23-2009, 06:40 AM
If you had not returned the receivers your bill would be a lot higher. The $300 is most likely to cover the remainder of your service agreement with DirecTV. When you initially sign-up you agree to a contract for so many years and if you cancel early you have to pay a cancellation fee and that is based on your reamaining length of contract

BuckeyeRideR
10-23-2009, 11:52 AM
yes i've returned the equipment and they want me to pay the ETF. I had a very long conversation with a supposedly "supervisor who can adjust fees" and that got nowhere. So right now i'm disputing the cost but there's nothing more to do since i spoke to a supervisor; so i haven't been paying.

And how can it affect my credit? First of all i have no credit, and they have no way to charge me.

IamMrDJ
10-23-2009, 12:01 PM
Why are you disputing the fee? It is in the service agreement that you agreed to upon becoming a DirecTV Customer. If you cancel early you have to pay a Cancellation Fee.

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPage.jsp?assetId=1100106

deadhead68
10-23-2009, 12:28 PM
And how can it affect my credit?.

Negatively; it will lower your score and haunt your credit score until you settle up.


First of all i have no credit, and they have no way to charge me.

You must have some sort of credit score or you would have had to pay a deposit to Directv upon sign up. And now your credit score will take a hit and go lower.

deadhead68
10-23-2009, 12:33 PM
Why are you disputing the fee?

Because not paying is so much "easier" than fufilling one's obligations.

IamMrDJ
10-23-2009, 12:37 PM
Because not paying is so much "easier" than fufilling one's obligations.

Thanks you're right. Sometimes I forget common sense is lost on people.

BuckeyeRideR
10-23-2009, 09:01 PM
Nope i have no credit score and never had to pay a deposit. Although at the same time i got service i had to pay a deposit to the electric company. Any i'm disputing the fee b/c i'm following their new service agreement which states that if i don't agree to their terms, they will cancel me. SO i didn't cancel; they canceled me; therefore they have to pay the ETF. I simply disagreed with the terms.

IamMrDJ
10-23-2009, 09:07 PM
So you have never opened a bank account? Applied or owned a credit card? Or got a loan of some kind? Cause if you have done any of those things you do have a credit score sorry to tell you.

BrianO
10-23-2009, 10:35 PM
And how can it affect my credit? First of all i have no credit, and they have no way to charge me.

They can pass on the "bill" to a collection agency. The agency gives them the money (less a fee) and then the agency goes after you. And the agency will get the money out of you, one way or another.

Chris Gerhard
10-24-2009, 04:23 AM
Nope i have no credit score and never had to pay a deposit. Although at the same time i got service i had to pay a deposit to the electric company. Any i'm disputing the fee b/c i'm following their new service agreement which states that if i don't agree to their terms, they will cancel me. SO i didn't cancel; they canceled me; therefore they have to pay the ETF. I simply disagreed with the terms.

You agreed to the terms when you accepted the equipment installation and began service. The one thing you are right about, as long as you didn't give a credit card number, you won't have to pay. You will get a bad credit mark and probably credit agency collection calls but that may not matter to you.

Chris

BuckeyeRideR
10-24-2009, 05:31 AM
i've had numerous bank accounts. No credit cards, and no loan history. I'm not saying that i'm not going to pay and that i refuse what i agreed to. I simply have a dispute over the bill and what there customer agreement says. Directv and my understanding of what it is saying is different; and of course all they want to do is get their money. So all i'm eventually going to get is a collection agency callling me constantly and thats it? To me it doesn't seem like theres any way for them to come after me. Unless i get a letter from the court, which i doubt b/c they would have to pay someone to come up here and battle it out.

crasmus22
10-24-2009, 10:15 AM
i've had numerous bank accounts. No credit cards, and no loan history. I'm not saying that i'm not going to pay and that i refuse what i agreed to. I simply have a dispute over the bill and what there customer agreement says. Directv and my understanding of what it is saying is different; and of course all they want to do is get their money. So all i'm eventually going to get is a collection agency callling me constantly and thats it? To me it doesn't seem like theres any way for them to come after me. Unless i get a letter from the court, which i doubt b/c they would have to pay someone to come up here and battle it out.

You do have a credit score. It may be very low but it will go lower and if you ever plan to need credit letting the ETF go to a collection agency is a mistake. You will probably regret it in the future if you do. Call and try to work out something with another supervisor if you have to.

DIRECTVMAN
10-24-2009, 11:02 AM
You do have a credit score. It may be very low but it will go lower and if you ever plan to need credit letting the ETF go to a collection agency is a mistake. You will probably regret it in the future if you do. Call and try to work out something with another supervisor if you have to.

Give up now.

The OP just doesn't get it.

When someone said something about credit score the OP replied and mentioned something about not having a credit card. :error

BrianO
10-24-2009, 09:42 PM
Please delete.

stonedog23
10-27-2009, 03:20 PM
They can pass on the "bill" to a collection agency. The agency gives them the money (less a fee) and then the agency goes after you. And the agency will get the money out of you, one way or another.

Explain to me how the collection agency is going to get the money from this guy "one way or the other?" Collection agencies are not that successful (at least with some of the people I know), most people just ignore them rather than pay them.

DIRECTVMAN
10-27-2009, 10:30 PM
Explain to me how the collection agency is going to get the money from this guy "one way or the other?" Collection agencies are not that successful (at least with some of the people I know), most people just ignore them rather than pay them.

The collection agency used on THE SOPRANOS was pretty successful.
:D

leevitalone
10-28-2009, 03:05 PM
I get the feeling this poster is full of shit.before you open a dtv don't you need a credit card? besides if true how dare they expect you to go along with an agreement? You sir are full of shit

gameguru1360
10-28-2009, 03:47 PM
yes i've returned the equipment and they want me to pay the ETF. I had a very long conversation with a supposedly "supervisor who can adjust fees" and that got nowhere. So right now i'm disputing the cost but there's nothing more to do since i spoke to a supervisor; so i haven't been paying.

And how can it affect my credit? First of all i have no credit, and they have no way to charge me.

well if you have no credit to begin with, it'll lower it even more so that you won't be able to qualify for a credit card or if you try to buy a new or used car or perhaps even get a place to rent. Landlords run your credit to see if you'd be a possible high risk when they expect your rent at the beginning of every month. People would always have to cosign everything for you if your credit score ever got into the negative

Ducky & Ruby
11-03-2009, 07:50 AM
i've had numerous bank accounts. No credit cards, and no loan history. I'm not saying that i'm not going to pay and that i refuse what i agreed to. I simply have a dispute over the bill and what there customer agreement says. Directv and my understanding of what it is saying is different; and of course all they want to do is get their money. So all i'm eventually going to get is a collection agency callling me constantly and thats it? To me it doesn't seem like theres any way for them to come after me. Unless i get a letter from the court, which i doubt b/c they would have to pay someone to come up here and battle it out.

when they do call just say that you just got the phone number and that you dont no who that person is and they will leave you alone

that's what i did with rip off Hughes net

BTW you do have a credit score you get one any time you have to pay a bill

Munkey
11-04-2009, 10:46 AM
i've had numerous bank accounts. No credit cards, and no loan history. I'm not saying that i'm not going to pay and that i refuse what i agreed to. I simply have a dispute over the bill and what there customer agreement says. Directv and my understanding of what it is saying is different; and of course all they want to do is get their money. So all i'm eventually going to get is a collection agency callling me constantly and thats it? To me it doesn't seem like theres any way for them to come after me. Unless i get a letter from the court, which i doubt b/c they would have to pay someone to come up here and battle it out.

I don't understand why you are here asking for advice since it seems you already know what you are going to do.

lizardhowson
11-06-2009, 10:29 PM
Nope i have no credit score and never had to pay a deposit. Although at the same time i got service i had to pay a deposit to the electric company. Any i'm disputing the fee b/c i'm following their new service agreement which states that if i don't agree to their terms, they will cancel me. SO i didn't cancel; they canceled me; therefore they have to pay the ETF. I simply disagreed with the terms.

Just signing up for D* will "give" you a credit score, having a cell phone, a home telephone, or paying an electric or natural gas bill.
Paying a doctor bill, car insurance, life insurance, motorcycle insurance.

Sir, I believe you are severly misinformed. :what:

BuckeyeRideR
11-11-2009, 09:18 PM
So because i have a disagreement with DTV when they told me i would not have an ETF they can lower my credit score? That sounds really crappy to me. So basically if you don't pay what they charge you, they give you a negative credit score? This sounds like BS to me. I've tried contacting DTV again to only tell me i have to deal with the collection agency now. The agency use to call me a lot but not anymore. When they called they would not answer or leave a message. They only way i learned who they were was by reversing there phone number which came to Allied collections. Looked allied up online and alot of people are saying they're a scam, which i agree since they refuse to leave messages and do not answer when i pick up my phone. All in all its a big pile of BS and it is really shady that this could possibly lower my credit score b/c of DTV's horrible customer service.

DoctorCAD
11-12-2009, 07:07 AM
So because i have a disagreement with DTV when they told me i would not have an ETF they can lower my credit score? That sounds really crappy to me. So basically if you don't pay what they charge you, they give you a negative credit score? This sounds like BS to me. I've tried contacting DTV again to only tell me i have to deal with the collection agency now. The agency use to call me a lot but not anymore. When they called they would not answer or leave a message. They only way i learned who they were was by reversing there phone number which came to Allied collections. Looked allied up online and alot of people are saying they're a scam, which i agree since they refuse to leave messages and do not answer when i pick up my phone. All in all its a big pile of BS and it is really shady that this could possibly lower my credit score b/c of DTV's horrible customer service.

No, its going to impact your credit score because you didn't pay what you owed. Its entirely your fault. If there was a dispute, you should have handled it better.

chirshey
11-12-2009, 08:23 AM
So because i have a disagreement with DTV when they told me i would not have an ETF they can lower my credit score? That sounds really crappy to me. So basically if you don't pay what they charge you, they give you a negative credit score? This sounds like BS to me. I've tried contacting DTV again to only tell me i have to deal with the collection agency now. The agency use to call me a lot but not anymore. When they called they would not answer or leave a message. They only way i learned who they were was by reversing there phone number which came to Allied collections. Looked allied up online and alot of people are saying they're a scam, which i agree since they refuse to leave messages and do not answer when i pick up my phone. All in all its a big pile of BS and it is really shady that this could possibly lower my credit score b/c of DTV's horrible customer service.

You're taking this situation way too personal. To D* you're just one of probably 1000 deadbeats a day who are trying to stiff them out of their cancellation fee. They don't have time to deal with you after you have made the decision to not honor your contractual committment. They hand of your account to a collection agency, who then has the pleasure of trying to get you to pay up. Obviously the $300 means more to you than the collection BS, as you put it earlier, so you just have to keep smiling and continue to dance to the collection company's tune. Spend the $300 wisely.....

flyfish99
11-12-2009, 11:19 AM
Actually, I think the OP is simply a troll who posts once in a while just to keep the thread going. Either that, or he is one of the most incredibly stupid people I have come across in a while.

BuckeyeRideR
11-12-2009, 08:59 PM
^65 posts.....Do we have any mods on this forum? There are atleast 3 people in this thread that should be banned. Especially since they're hurting this forums rep. When i bought my TV this site was #1, i'm not so sure about that now with the users attitudes on here. If your not going to positively contribute to the thread topic DO NOT post.

And actually i'm a college student taking 23 credit hours, sorry i do not have as much time on my hands as other folks.

BuckeyeRideR
11-12-2009, 09:08 PM
check this out from the BBB http://www.seflorida.bbb.org/Business-Report/Allied-Interstate-Inc-9638

lizardhowson
11-15-2009, 10:20 PM
^65 posts.....Do we have any mods on this forum? There are atleast 3 people in this thread that should be banned. Especially since they're hurting this forums rep. When i bought my TV this site was #1, i'm not so sure about that now with the users attitudes on here. If your not going to positively contribute to the thread topic DO NOT post.

And actually i'm a college student taking 23 credit hours, sorry i do not have as much time on my hands as other folks.

You are scamming DirecTV out of a cancellation fee which they are entitled to per their agreeent with you and you have the audacity to think posters should be banned from this forum. :error

Now that's a hoot ! :haha:

And for a college student you sure don't have much knowledge, perhaps an elective economics class is in order. "I don't have a credit score" Sound familiar ?