How to Get Free Channels on DIRECTV

By Helen Jain

DIRECTV offers special deals all of the time that often include promotions such as free channels. Though many of the promotions are made available to new customers only, there are options available for loyal customers that can result in free channels. Anyone with DIRECTV service can get free channels as long as their payments are up to date.

Step 1

Call DIRECTV customer service at 1-800-531-5000, and give your account number when prompted. Wait to speak to a customer service representative. It takes a few minutes to get to the customer service representatives, but it is important to talk to a live person.

Step 2

Ask the customer service representative about any available discounts. Make sure the discounts do not disconnect your current channels. Sometimes there are special deals that the representative can give loyal customers.

Step 3

Ask about special promotions. DIRECTV often has promotional deals, such as three months of movie channels for free.

Step 4

Get the channels switched on while talking to the representative. Customers who already have DIRECTV service can access the channels once it is noted in the account. Double-check that the company will not bill for this free channels.

Step 5

Ask to speak to a supervisor if the representative suggests there are no special promotions. Ask the supervisor about personal loyalty to the company and if there are any promotions available. Sometimes a supervisor can give deals that a representative is not authorized to give to older customers.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always double-check that the promotion goes through without a cost.
  • Stop the service at the end of the promotional period, such as three or six months.