Several months ago some sleezball salesperson from directtv talked my 90 year old father into the HBO/Starz movie bundle package for $50 a months, promising that he would "get the first month for free" and if he didn't like it he could call and cancel. He made 3 attempts over the next four months to cancel and got nowhere, and continued to pay this $50 extra on his bill for channels he neither watched nor wanted.
Oct 23, 2015 - 3 hours on the phone - finally got this thing cancelled. November bill shows up, it clearly states for DirectTV services 11/02 - 21/02 - and the $50 movie bundle package is still on the bill.
Called and the woman told me that it was actually a bill for October services, not for November services. Since the movie channels were turned off on October 23 you would think it would at least reflect a prorated bill.
The scam: DirectTv is either lying to its customers about the billing and service period coverage, OR, it lied to my father when they claimed he would get the first month of HBO package for free. Either way, its a scam.
Product or Service Mentioned: Directv Bundle.
Reason of review: Problems with payment.