Direct TV is definitely a ripoff. I had 2 instances where their equipment quit working, scheduled a repair (which they charge for by the way even though it is their faulty equipment).
Neither time did they show up nor give a courtesy call so I missed 2 days of work.
So I canceled and have to pay an early termination fee!!!! They also hook you into a low monthly price till you see the bills and the add ons and extra charges, what looks like it will be $30 per month turns out to be $60 per month for basic service.
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