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Unfortunately, DH is a sports nut, so denying him DirecTV would be like asking for his, uh... walnuts. Ain't gonna happen.

However, I have been nagging him to call and ask what they would be willing to negotiate on the monthly charges... whatever package we have, plus monthly DVR and extra box fees, with taxes, is running $65.00/month. I get agitated every month I see the charge on the Amex... he travels quite a bit, and I rarely watch television at all. Seeing constant advertisements for new customers, at rates of $29.99/month, isn't helping either.

So yesterday he did phone the CS department, and told the rep "You have to help me... my wife has been on my *ss to drop DirecTV. What can you do for me?" The sympathic person on the other end of the line did agree to a discount of $15.00 per month, and a (free) new receiver as well. One of ours has been acting wonky the past week or so, and I wasn't very nice when I called him on the road this week, to complain that I couldn't watch the 10:00 p.m. local news because the stupid box wasn't working.

I guess sometimes it can pay to nag, er, I mean, gently remind occasionally.

And pretty sure it won't be too long before he gently reminds me about something too.

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