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Original review posted by user Oct 27, 2009
DirecTV starting sending Spam to my Satellite receivers a few months back. When I called and asked for them to turn those notices OFF; they filed a Trouble-Ticket, but they didn't do anything. For the past few weeks now DirecTV has been using Giant Banners within the Guide to promote shows and different channels. These Banners were used at first to inform customers that some channels were moving, but it has now turned into Advertisements. DirecTV is making money from companies that want to promote a show and we the ((PAYING CUSTOMERS)) are now having to suffer through this harassment! And just like the Spam-Notices, DirecTV will not turn these notices off. It is only a matter of time before these banners are everywhere throughout the Guide; promoting everything for Foods to Airlines. Because things like this don't just go away, companies keep pushing the limits of Advertisements. This wouldn't be as big of a deal if DirecTV was FREE; seeing as FREE services use Banner-Advertisements to make money, but our service is NOT free! It's almost $100 per-month! So now not only do I have to deal with Banner Ad's on the Internet, but now I have to be harassed by them while watching the Satellite TV that I pay for! These new Advertising Tactics are Totally and Completely Unacceptable! What right does DirecTV have in taking money from companies; just so they can market their goods through the Channel-Guide?! Since we have to pay for DirecTV's services; then we shouldn't also be forced to deal with Advertisements!
If DirecTV is going to continue this, then they should lower the cost of all their Subscribers service fee's. It's not fair that DirecTV gets to make extra Advertisement money, and we don't get anything in return but to be annoyed by seeing these Ad's! Or better yet DirecTV can just GET RID OF THE BANNER ADVERTISEMENTS!! No one likes Banner Ad's; especially when those Ad's our part of a service that we have to pay for!
Product or Service Mentioned: Directv Tv Service.