Outraged by Referral Gift

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by ellisanastsia » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:35 pm
I received an email a couple months ago offering me a choice of some nice gifts if I referred a friend to Sonic.

I referred a friend and heard nothing for WEEKS. Suddenly I get in the mail Friday night a Sling box. This “Gift” is free for a week then I have to pay for a subscription.

So in other words, Sonic makes a deal with Sling where they get a cut of money if they sell Sling subscriptions.

This is their generous “gift” to honest people who took them up on their offer to give them a nice gift for referring friends.

I expected this kind of underhanded slimy trick from ATT and/or Comcast but not from Sonic.

I put these thought on my Nextdoor app and trust
me, other people are outraged too.

If I get a chance to get a better company than Sonic I will leave. This really shows they are not the new good guys in the block as they purport to be.

Here is the offer:

We're thankful for our Sonic members all year-round, but we're especially grateful to have your support as the year draws to a close, and we look to the future. We wish the best to you and yours this holiday season. Thank you so much for your support of Sonic, and your amazing response to our limited time referral program, referring all your zany uncles, local artists, and giggly grandmas. Now for some very important news:

This is officially your final reminder to take advantage of our Referral Program opportunity!

We're in the homestretch now, and the clock is ticking. Thanks to you, tons of your friends, family, and neighbors now have access to the fast, affordable, and fair internet connectivity they deserve. There's still time to recommend Sonic to a friend (or two or three or ten) and win some awesome prizes:

ONE Referral: AirTV Player
TWO Referrals: DVR Hard Drive to go with your new TV.
EVERY Referral: Get entered to win Sonic's first ever residential 10Gbps service!))
by dane » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:13 pm
I think there may be some confusion here.

The AirTV player comes with an off-air antenna, and it will show all of the local channels off the air, at no charge. There is a channel guide, and if you’d like DVR you can plug in any UBS hard drive.

All of this comes at no monthly cost. For most homes around SF, you’ll see fifty to sixty channels, including ABC, NBC, etc.

SlingTV is also supported by the AirTV player, and this service adds all of the “cable” type channels like CNN and Discovery and ESPN. If you want those, you can subscribe to that, it’s $20 to $40/mo depending on what channels you want.

But the AirTV and off-air channels are all free, forever.

Sorry for any confusion on this!
Dane Jasper
by ellisanastasia » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Dear Dane

I have no idea what you are talking about. Take your Sling tv promo back and if your giving someone a gift, give it without all this Mumo jumbo bullshit explanation
by virtualmike » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:55 pm
I'll take it!
by SonicUser » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:13 pm
I'll take it! Looks like i'm to late since virtualmike already claimed it. I wonder what antenna it comes with.
by Guest » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Wow that is the most ridiculous complaint i've heard in a long time. Sonic offers a free AirTV and someone complains about the OPTIONAL SlingTV pay subscription? If it's up for grabs i'll take it as well!
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