NICE AND EASY: Can you give DIRECTV as a gift?

Easy answer: you can’t. With the holidays coming up you’re going to need to think of something else to get that hard-to-buy-for person on your list. DIRECTV has no gift card program and you can’t sign up for service on someone else’s behalf without their being involved.

It may seem like a problem but it’s actually for a good reason. DIRECTV service is a legal contract entered into between DIRECTV and the people who are going to use the service. That means they have to be involved.

If you do want to give a gift of some sort, I’m sure you could make arrangements to pay the bill for them, but don’t forget that if you’re already an existing DIRECTV customer you can save $10 on your bill for the next 10 months by giving your account number to the rep as a referral. They also save $10 on their bill for 10 months, so it’s a double gift!

If you’re ready to help a friend or family member sign up for DIRECTV service, give us a call at 866.726.4182 and we’ll get everything set up!

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 5,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.