April 1, 2009, and this is no April fools joke, this is customers being screwed by dumb ass Direct TV or DirectTV/ Verizon either spelling will cause you unlimited grief, poor service with stupid assholes running the company tell you that even if their equipment doesnít give you satisfactory service, constantly out, that you may not cancel your service, and IF you have subscribed in connection with Verizon telephone service, Verizon will cancel all but your local area phone service, but Verizon still insists you pay then for the full amount that would be for Unlimited Long Distance service of $65/mo. Both Verizon and Direct TV can go f**k themselves.
I subscribed in April 08 for Direct TV and Verizon phone service as a package deal. BUT the Direct TV equipment would constantly go in to Screen Saver mode while I was watching TV programs, and if I didnít catch it within a few minutes it would recover to some Audio service channel, now all I had to do was figure which of the 200 channels I was watching to try to get back to my selected TV channel I was watching. Service call after service call; change equipment, reformat hard drive, everything they tried and still the same problem over and over.
So do not subscribe to Direct TV or get involved with Verizon in any way or you will be f**ked. Then I was threatened with losing my landline phone service since there is no other provider for phone service in my area of Los Angeles County. F**k Direct TV and F**k Verizon, Verizon insisted that Unlimited Long Distance was really 4000 minutes per month until I reported them to the Federal Trade Commission, now Verizon assures me that Unlimited is Unlimited. See what you can do when you fight back. PS: I still have Telephone service with Verizon.