Deceptive advertising or highway robbery?

The FTC says that DirecTV’s offer of a discounted 12-month subscription package constitutes deceptive advertising because it requires a two-year contract that increases by $45 per month in the second year, with early cancellation fees of up to $480 for anyone who tries canceling before the two-year term is up…

Hey Verizon, are you listening?  My two-year contract (with a ridiculous cancellation fee) is almost up, and I, can’t, wait.

The FTC also charges that DirecTV violated the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA)…

Well, that’s a new one for me.  Who names these Acts?  How many Acts are on the books?  Is here a Highway Robbery Act?

Joan from Moreno Valley, California, agreed:  When you sign up, DirecTv representative are not honest in how they represent this company …. You have to pay a hidden fee to link the equipment after paying lease fees on said equipment. I STRONGLY suggest you do not use DirecTV or Dish for that matter. Additionally, with Direct even if you sell your house and not buy again, there is no way to get rid of the early cancel fee.

My choices in New Mexico are Comcast and Verizon.  Although satellite TV is available here, I don’t have a balcony, so it’s not available to me.  Plus, with the high winds in New Mexico, they’re talking about not allowing the satellite dishes at all.  If I’m stuck with Verizon again, well, that’ll just be my luck.

And this just goes to show you that not everyone with Irish ancestry is lucky.  Happy early St. Patrick’s Day.

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