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Old 02-11-2009, 11:04 AM   #46
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Yo, a young saleslady for Verizon showed up at my house last night asking if we were satisfied with the FiOS phone and internet service we have, and asking why we hadn't yet made the switch to FiOS TV.

I said, in so many words, BECAUSE I AIN'T MISSIN MY SKINS! I need DirecTV for the Sunday Ticket and won't give it up.

To which she then said that starting in 09 Verizon would be carrying the Sunday Ticket. Has anybody else heard this? I'm going to call Verizon today, because if I can bundle all my services to save some cash, AND still get the Skins, I'm on board. Just wondering if you guys heard about that.

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:19 AM   #47
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I would be very skeptical Schneed. No way DirectTV sub-licenses NFL Ticket considering that's their fishing rod for their other TV services. I had a Comcast rep tell me that crap before and I quickly realized NFL Network != NFL Ticket. Those reps will say anything to get you in the door. Truth be damned, they get paid for signing you up.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:23 AM   #48
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What saden said. The rep, intentionally or unintentionally, was most likely talking about NFL Network or maybe even the MLB package
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Schneed -- it seems every company is going for the ticket. Ive heard that every company is going to be bidding hard for it -- what I don't understand is why the NFL doesn't let every cable provider have the ticket, and take a flat fee from each Sunday Ticket sold. Each provider can do different things, as long as they give every NFL game that week.

Edit: Did some quick reading, it looks as if Verizon may be in the process of buying DirectTV -- so perhaps this isn't too far off...
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Yo, a young saleslady for Verizon showed up at my house last night asking if we were satisfied with the FiOS phone and internet service we have, and asking why we hadn't yet made the switch to FiOS TV.

I said, in so many words, BECAUSE I AIN'T MISSIN MY SKINS! I need DirecTV for the Sunday Ticket and won't give it up.

To which she then said that starting in 09 Verizon would be carrying the Sunday Ticket. Has anybody else heard this? I'm going to call Verizon today, because if I can bundle all my services to save some cash, AND still get the Skins, I'm on board. Just wondering if you guys heard about that.

Sorry if this is a dup discussion, I'm between meetings and can't take the time to read thru the thread.
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Schneed -- it seems every company is going for the ticket. Ive heard that every company is going to be bidding hard for it -- what I don't understand is why the NFL doesn't let every cable provider have the ticket, and take a flat fee from each Sunday Ticket sold. Each provider can do different things, as long as they give every NFL game that week.

Edit: Did some quick reading, it looks as if Verizon may be in the process of buying DirectTV -- so perhaps this isn't too far off...
That's interesting, where did you see that?
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:38 AM   #52
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Daseal,

Where did you see Verizon is in the process of buying DirecTV?
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You guys were right, my wife just called Verizon and was told that they carry the NFL Network but not the Sunday Ticket.

Consider that idea squashed!

Don't tell the NFL or the networks, but I'd pay almost any price to be able to get the Skins on Sundays. They could charge $1000 for the ticket and I'd pay it. Seriously.

I told my wife when we got married, I'm capable of living very humbly and would prefer to do so in most aspects, I just need two things: the freedom to buy steaks and beer when I choose and the Redskins on Sundays. If I have those things I'm good.
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Just to reiterate, I am freaking dieing right now with no NFLN. That's always my go to channel when nothing else is on. Now I'm going to miss the combine coverage too. Ugh I'm pissed.
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Just to reiterate, I am freaking dieing right now with no NFLN. That's always my go to channel when nothing else is on. Now I'm going to miss the combine coverage too. Ugh I'm pissed.
Perhaps we could start a "Combine" game day thread for you?
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So basically this statement is false. OK.
Yes I was incorrect. I forgot that you could send a Digital signal through an over the air broadcast. It is a practice that has not used in the private sector until recently. That's part of the reason why they had to push the shutoff date.



You guys were granted an extra half year according to this link. Read "Analog Shutoff"
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There are some oddities about Verizon/DTV -- Verizon | - About DIRECTV for instance.

This guy does a good rundown of DTV vs FIoS -- he has both in his house. DirecTV vs. Verizon FIOS - SatelliteGuys.US

It's weird -- they seem to have some sort of alliance, I'm not sure how the laws work -- could DTV share Sunday Ticket with Verizon without opening it up to all other cable providers? Or in order to keep the contract has to stay exclusive to DTV?
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:29 PM   #58
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Daseal, you may be confusing Verizon FiOS with the whole Verizon company. This is saying that if you get Verizon phone and internet you could bundle it with DirecTV. I had something similar with AT&T, where I had their phone and internet service and DirecTV. But if I had gotten AT&T U-Verse as my tv service instead of DirecTV then I wouldn't get Sunday Ticket.
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Just to reiterate, I am freaking dieing right now with no NFLN. That's always my go to channel when nothing else is on. Now I'm going to miss the combine coverage too. Ugh I'm pissed.

Actualy I just canceled it. Other then the reg season games they broadcast in season I have no use for it. I sometimes watch it at the gym but rarely.
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Daseal, you may be confusing Verizon FiOS with the whole Verizon company. This is saying that if you get Verizon phone and internet you could bundle it with DirecTV. I had something similar with AT&T, where I had their phone and internet service and DirecTV. But if I had gotten AT&T U-Verse as my tv service instead of DirecTV then I wouldn't get Sunday Ticket.
Yeah that's what it is. They just bundle their services.
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