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Forced to choose new package

05-17-2008, 07:31 PM
Can this be right? I have an older package from Directv (Total Choice Plus $54.99, which I chose to keep) and as add-ons I have HBO and Showtime and the HD extra pack. Now, I want to get rid of HBO, Showtime and the HD extra pack. I tried to do it online, and the website says that I can only do it if I give up my Total Choice Plus package and choose another package. What the f***??!!?? I had the Total Choice Plus package since forever and added on Showtime and HBO about 3 years ago. Why can't I just get rid of these add-ons and keep my old package?????

05-17-2008, 08:56 PM
It's because the Total Choice Package was eliminated a while back. You can actually get right back to where you want (the channels you want) by selecting the new packages which are named differently and packaged slightly differently, but you can combine them so that you end up with what you've always had before.

They simply rearranged/realigned the packages.

05-18-2008, 05:20 AM
I have added and deleted packages simply by calling DTV. I too still have Total Choice Package. The last time I did it the CSR told me it was a couple of dollars cheaper a month for me to keep Total Choice Package. I would try calling them.

Mark R
05-19-2008, 08:23 PM
Those Humps called me otta the blue and said...Hey ....we notice you have the $10 a month standard HD access and "Total Choice".....

How would you like the new HD package with over 95 channels ..A new 5 LNB Dish and a New HD Receiver And....Free installation at no extra monthly cost...you'll pay the same as you do now BUT.. all you have to do is Sign up for a 2 year agreement.

Me Says... Are you sure about all of the above... They say YEP..!!
Me says ..sign me up... They come and do the install. I call them 3 days later to ask a question and decide to check on my charges.

The guy tells me ..NO ..It's $10.00 a mont more now ...we don't have Total Choice any longer..it's now called "Choice Extra".

I yell and scream..send nasty email to Directv and tell them how their sales guy missrepresented their service and conned me into this package.

They call me back and agree to give me 1 year at the old price (Total Choice) and after I complian some more I get Show Time...HBO ..Stars.. Free for 6months.

"It's good to be the King":lol: