DirecTV customers joined Time Warner subscribers in dealing with service issues before the big Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight Saturday. Cities affected include Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Las Vegas, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix and Minneapolis.
DownDetector.com, a site that monitors technology companies and services, shows DirecTV customers are experiencing severe service problems mere hours before the billed “Fight of the Century.”
Fifty-two percent of the issues are due to no signal, 30 percent to bad signal and 17 percent to the company’s website.
Boxing fans, perhaps many in a scramble to order the fight over the phone or online at the last minute, could be jamming up DirecTV’s signals and/or Time Warner’s services.
But for those who ordered the fight ahead of time, it has become a huge early disappointment. Currently, only the undercard is affected but as the night wears on fans could get restless.
â€” jonny carlson (@MrJonnyCarlson) May 3, 2015
Dear @DIRECTV y'all should give the fight to Us for free for the inconvenience phone line busy and website is down
— November 7th (@divinebeauty90) May 3, 2015
Directv has screwwwwwwwed the pooch. The one time im happy i dont have it...then again im not paying for this fight
— Roy Bellamy (@roybelly) May 3, 2015
directv you have really hit a new low this time - text, phone, online ordering all down for the Mayweather fight
â€” Clark Benson (@clarkbenson) May 3, 2015
— Mahree (@Cajun_peach) May 3, 2015