Business owners: Do you need to suspend DIRECTV service?

I don’t want to pay for a year’s worth of DIRECTV when my business is only open during the summer!

Seasonal business owners tell us this all the time. Technically, they say it to the reps at Signal Connect, the division of our company that’s a DIRECTV Authorized Dealer. The Signal Connect reps explain that DIRECTV can suspend service for a number of months. It’s called a “DIRECTV temporary suspension” and it’s a great option for seasonal businesses. It allows them to offer customers the amenity of DIRECTV without paying the full monthly price when the business closes for the winter or summer. Now that we have your attention, let’s take a look at how this all works.

DIRECTV Suspend Account: How it Works

DIRECTV lets seasonal business owners suspend their service once a year for a number of months. When your account is suspended, you only have to pay a small amount – usually for less than $10/month – to keep it alive. That’s a lot less than the monthly rate. During this time, you and your customers won’t be able to watch DIRECTV. That makes sense because your business is closed so there’s no one to watch it.

The DIRECTV suspend service option is great for a variety of seasonal business, such as:

  • Commercial charter yachts and super yachts
  • Fishing boats
  • Rental cabins
  • Amusement parks
  • Ski lodges
  • Timeshares
  • And many more

This option is a gamechanger for nearly anyone who owns a seasonal business. It gives you the best of both worlds: premier satellite TV service when business is booming, and huge savings when your company is closed. Want more good news? Your account can be reactivated with just one phone call when you…

…Get Commercial DIRECTV from Signal Connect

As one of our DIRECTV clients, you get an account management representative. Your rep handles account suspensions and reactivations. All you do is call them and let them know that you need to suspend your account. They know exactly who to call at AT&T to suspend DIRECTV and reactivate it as quickly as possible. If you’ve ever tried dialing in to AT&T’s busy global call center, you’ll know what a HUGE value this is!

“Can I Suspend DIRECTV Service at Home?”

Seasonal business owners ask us this question, too. Many of them have second homes they enjoy during the months their businesses are shut down. The short answer to this question is yes, you can suspend DIRECTV service at your home. In these situations, we recommend you get two DIRECTV accounts – one for each home – and have our reps suspend the one they’re not using. (Note: If you have two accounts, DIRECTV lets you suspend up to four times a year.)

Technically speaking, there’s another way to get a DIRECTV temporary suspension for your summer and winter homes. You can have our reps change your billing address to the home you’re staying at. We’re happy to do this for you because white glove customer service is our thing. That said, this method can be a bit of a hassle. You’ll also have to call us to switch billing addresses when you get back, and do this year after year. It’s a lot easier to get two DIRECTV accounts and have us suspend them when you’re away.

Seasonal Business Owners: DIRECTV is a Great Amenity!

Most seasonal companies can benefit from having DIRECTV. It offers the best national and pay channels that deliver the latest news, sports, and entertainment programming. And it’s high-definition reception can’t be beat. Add the ability to suspend services during the off-peak months and you have the perfect entertainment package. Now is the time to call Signal Connect at 888-233-7563. You can also fill out the form below then click “submit.” A member of our team will contact you to discuss commercial DIRECTV for seasonal businesses.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.