[opendtv] DirecTV obligatory service contract
- From: flyback1 <flyback1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 23:06:54 -0400
Can anyone tell me a legal way to get a DirecTV service contract nullified?
Last March I 'bought' a DirecTV receiver at Best Buy and installed it at
Then when I called DirecTV to get it activated I was informed after the
the $100 I paid to Best Buy was actually to lease the receiver, that I
did not own it
and further that I had to pay a $4.99 per month 'primary leased receiver
fee' in addition
to any costs for programming I wanted to subscribe to.
I have retired and in trying to pare down expenses I just now tried to
cancel all DirecTV
Not so fast.
I was informed by the DirecTV representative that if I have all services
cancelled and return
the 'leased' rceiver, I will still have to pay a $12.50 per month
'contractual obligation fee'
for the next 17 months until the completion of the contract!
Otherwise, I must keep subscribing to and paying for programming [I can
nor want] for the next 17 months.
This is a contract I have never seen, was unaware of, never signed, and,
like the lease
I unwittingly and unknowingly agreed to by purchasing and activating the
I am now apparently locked in to paying DirecTV for programming or
an obligatory contractual fee [which I can no longer afford] for the
next 17 months.
This so-called contract [which I have never seen] sounds illegal, and
there must be ways to
get out of it.
With which gov't agencies should I file written legal complaints?
All suggestions will be welcomed.
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