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Topic # 208629 20-Feb-2017 18:33
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Alright people, once this goes ahead (and assuming it will) what would we all expect to see?

New boxes?
New name?
New deals?
The ability of being able to choose channels?

Thoughts?

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  Reply # 1723190 20-Feb-2017 18:37
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None of the above.





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  Reply # 1723191 20-Feb-2017 18:38
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Voda biting off more than it can chew (again).


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1723192 20-Feb-2017 18:45
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My picks for what we will likely see:

 

  • Several material price hikes for any Sky customers that aren't on the Vodafone network taking a new bundled offering.
  • Content bundles and exclusive sports offers, that are only accessible to those on the Vodafone network
  • Development resources being focused on improving the Vodafone STBs, while the MySky ones languish
  • Lots and lots of extra promos, incessantly extolling Vodafone packages and the new bundles, interrupting Sky programming
  • Increased lobbying to block UFB rollouts in areas that already have VF's cable
  • Efforts to cap on monthly data on the VF network (if the market lets them get away with it), accompanied by spurious technical reasons for with Sky content being exempt, like Verizon wireless is doing now with DirecTV
  • A big clamp down on torrenting etc, and this will now directly compete with VF's other core offering
  • Mysterious connectivity issues with Netflix and Lightbox

 


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  Reply # 1723193 20-Feb-2017 18:49
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Is Neon still SD quality?








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  Reply # 1723200 20-Feb-2017 19:00
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wingbat45: Alright people, once this goes ahead (and assuming it will) what would we all expect to see?

New boxes?
New name?
New deals?
The ability of being able to choose channels?

Thoughts?

 

 

 

Why do you assume it will go ahead? 




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  Reply # 1723261 20-Feb-2017 20:07
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wingbat45: Alright people, once this goes ahead (and assuming it will) what would we all expect to see?

New boxes?
New name?
New deals?
The ability of being able to choose channels?

Thoughts?

 

 

 

Why do you assume it will go ahead? 

 

 

 

 

I assume it will go ahead so we can have lively discussions around what might happen, so if you want to treat it in a hypothetical sense for now? (sorry if this sounds angry its not meant to)


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  Reply # 1723264 20-Feb-2017 20:11
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Not sure this deal will proceed.




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  Reply # 1723288 20-Feb-2017 20:39
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Even longer hold times! (hehehe)




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  Reply # 1723291 20-Feb-2017 20:44
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Even longer hold times! (hehehe)

 

 

 

 

my PB is 3.5 hrs to vodafone for a PASSWORD RESET of all things


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  Reply # 1723295 20-Feb-2017 20:54
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solaybro:

Is Neon still SD quality?



Some are HD now.

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  Reply # 1723307 20-Feb-2017 21:13
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New anything as part of the merger...

 

 

 

now if vodafone were to bring in new things at the point of mergers, then they would not still have all their previous purchase still on different systems!

 

will be exactly the same, maybe a little vodafone sticker painted on the box?





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  Reply # 1723319 20-Feb-2017 21:37
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Spyware:

 

None of the above.

 

 

Not there to give money away, its to make more


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  Reply # 1723333 20-Feb-2017 21:56
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What will happen is two of the worst companies coming together to provide an even worse service and a higher price


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  Reply # 1723501 21-Feb-2017 09:34
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I don't know that it (the merger) will happen.

 

Sky, however, do have some pretty good lobbyists (friends in high places), so you never know.

 

 

 

If it does happen, Vodafone will make nice noises about good deals, but when they release those deals we'll all go 'meh'.


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