One thing people are looking for today is value from their cable or satellite TV provider. With prices rising from all providers, and consumers continuing to struggle to make ends meet, it is easy to see why a cheap DIRECTV package might be an attractive option. While both DISH Network and DIRECTV offer cheap programming packages, it is smart to compare what channels are offered from each company so you can get an idea of what will be on TV. In this article, we will review the two cheapest DIRECTV pacakges, and compare them to the competition.
If you are looking for rock bottom pricing on a DIRECTV bundle, then the main package to consider is the Family package. You won’t see much advertising done by DIRECTV on this package, as it is only $29.99 a month, meaning they aren’t making a lot of money off of you as a customer. That being said, making some money is better than no money, so this is obviously the cheapest DIRECTV package being offered right now. Included with the Family package are 50 all digital channels, plus you local channel programming. Three Disney channels are included with Disney XD being one of them, along with the Hallmark channel, HGTV, and the Food Network.
Because this package is priced so low, there are not any discounts on it during the first year, as there are with the Choice package and higher. You also won’t be able to take advantage of the DIRECTV Free HD for life promotion, as it is not offered here. If you do want high definition channel access, it will cost you $10 a month, and adding in DVR service will cost you an extra $7 a month.
Now if you can spend a few more bucks, then another cheap option with DIRECTV satellite would be the Choice bundle. With this package, you can get a promotional rate of $29.99 a month for the first year, which is a $31 discount over the normal monthly price of $60.99 a year. With the Choice package you also get a $16 drop in price during the second year, so overall you will realize around $500 in savings over the normal package price. When you go with DIRECTV, you are committed for two years, so after your discounts run out you can decide if you want to stay with satellite TV or move on to another provider.
Now if you are comparing the cheapest DIRECTV packages against what DISH Network offers, the two bundles to evaluate are the Dish America package and the America’s Top 120. The Dish America package is a new offer which compares closely with the DIRECTV Family package, while the America’s Top 120 is similar in structure to the Choice offer discussed earlier.