Don't sign up for directv with a personal credit card use a pre-paid card. When they say this conversation may be recorded, you may also record the conversations as long as you let them know.
This will keep customer service reps from beating around the bush and saying we cant do this or that because I dont have authorization.
You tell them to find someone who does have authorization. You have rights as a customer and if a issue comes up they must deal with it and not try to extend it to where they can bill you more money.
Monetary Loss: $215.