Cancel Directv

Contact DirecTV by phone to cancel.

DirecTV is one of the largest providers of satellite television service in the United States. Because your DirecTV equipment is leased rather than purchased, DirecTV requires you to sign a contract when setting up service. Canceling your DirecTV service is easy, but keep in mind you will be billed an early termination fee.


1. Contact DirecTV by calling 1-800-531-5000. You must initiate cancellations by phone; you cannot cancel your subscription online.

2. Speak with a representative and tell her you want to cancel your DirecTV subscription. The representative will likely try to talk you out of it; be firm to continue with the cancellation.

3. Wait for the equipment return package from DirecTV. You do not own the equipment and will have to return it. If you don’t return it, you will be charged a substantial equipment fee. Once the package arrives, place your DirecTV receiver in it according to the directions. Drop the package off at the appropriate location (either Fed Ex or UPS). The shipping is prepaid by DirecTV.

4. Pay your final bill from DirecTV. Although monthly billing will discontinue after you cancel your subscription, you will be liable for all outstanding charges, plus an early termination fee of $20 for each month remaining on your contract.