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How To Close A DirecTV Account When Someone Dies

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All the information you'll need to close or transfer a DirecTV account.

Service: DirecTV is a provider direct broadcast satellite service to residents and businesses.

How To Close/Transfer An Account: To make changes to an account, the company requires contacting it by phone at 800-531-5000 between 8:00 AM and 10:00 PM ET.

Like mobile phone carriers, the satellite providers often lock subscribers into lengthy contracts to offset the cost of the equipment, in which case there may be an early termination fee, even in the event of death.

Required Information

  • Last four digits of the account holder’s Social Security Number
  • Death Certificate
  • Account number or the amount of the most recent payment

DirecTV official page on closing an account.

Related Article: How To Close Online Accounts

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