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# 154044 16-Oct-2014 13:44
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I'm struggling to work out what the Fibre TV addon actually is for $15/month. It lists a bunch of services like Hulu, Netflix, etc, but then says you have to subscribe to them individually. It seems to me it is essentially just $15/month for the 'global mode' type offerings that Slingshot and Orcon offer free. Third-party services such as UnblockUS are half the price or less (mostly around US$5/mo). So, what exactly does the FibreTV service offer for it's price?

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  # 1156120 16-Oct-2014 14:15
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It's an unblock service :-)

I pay about $3 a month for unotelly...


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  # 1156157 16-Oct-2014 14:50
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Inphinity:

I'm struggling to work out what the Fibre TV addon actually is for $15/month. It lists a bunch of services like Hulu, Netflix, etc, but then says you have to subscribe to them individually. It seems to me it is essentially just $15/month for the 'global mode' type offerings that Slingshot and Orcon offer free.



It's free.  On our residential services, you can't pay for it at this point in time, and if you sign up now, it's free for life.  And we have some features the other guys don't.  For one, we have an official list of unblocked sites.  A portion of which are up on the web site.  The idea being that trying something and hoping it works is different than seeing a list you can explore, to more easily connect you with unblocked traffic.

That, and it's free (for now), not $15.  That was  a price picked to be in line with what the service was worth when it was started back before Global Mode existed.  And someone told me that Global Mode was also $10 or $15 when it launched, but nobody ever paid that for it.

Our initial wording on the trial and what's included was poor, and that should be cleaned up now, so that it's clear that Fibre TV is free, not $15.

Regards,
Marc Whinery
Senior Product Manager, MyRepublic

 
 
 
 


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  # 1156269 16-Oct-2014 18:01
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Just noticed MyRepublic has updated their website and removed the line that says Fibre TV is worth $15 per month. It's also alot clearer now stating that Fibre TV and Voice is free forever if you sign up before 15 Nov. Oh man, if Fibre was connected in my area now I would sign up...

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  # 1156816 17-Oct-2014 13:50
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540trickzter: Just noticed MyRepublic has updated their website and removed the line that says Fibre TV is worth $15 per month. It's also alot clearer now stating that Fibre TV and Voice is free forever if you sign up before 15 Nov. Oh man, if Fibre was connected in my area now I would sign up...


Sign up anyway.  Another unclear statement is that if you register now, and your fibre is in within 12 months, we'll honor the initial offer.  Should you wish to claim it.

Regards,
Marc Whinery
Senior Product Manager, MyRepublic
www.myrepublic.co.nz

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  # 1156951 17-Oct-2014 16:15
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Whinery:
540trickzter: Just noticed MyRepublic has updated their website and removed the line that says Fibre TV is worth $15 per month. It's also alot clearer now stating that Fibre TV and Voice is free forever if you sign up before 15 Nov. Oh man, if Fibre was connected in my area now I would sign up...


Sign up anyway.  Another unclear statement is that if you register now, and your fibre is in within 12 months, we'll honor the initial offer.  Should you wish to claim it.

Regards,
Marc Whinery
Senior Product Manager, MyRepublic
www.myrepublic.co.nz


Just to confirm. Would there be any fee's or charges if I were to sign up now but end up deciding to not go with MyRepublic when Fibre gets installed in my area next year?

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  # 1157003 17-Oct-2014 18:02
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540trickzter:
Whinery:
540trickzter: Just noticed MyRepublic has updated their website and removed the line that says Fibre TV is worth $15 per month. It's also alot clearer now stating that Fibre TV and Voice is free forever if you sign up before 15 Nov. Oh man, if Fibre was connected in my area now I would sign up...


Sign up anyway.  Another unclear statement is that if you register now, and your fibre is in within 12 months, we'll honor the initial offer.  Should you wish to claim it.

Regards,
Marc Whinery
Senior Product Manager, MyRepublic
www.myrepublic.co.nz


Just to confirm. Would there be any fee's or charges if I were to sign up now but end up deciding to not go with MyRepublic when Fibre gets installed in my area next year?


If you register, there is no "obligation" at all.  Anyone who registers will never be charged with anything, unless they decide later to purchase the service.  You may get an email when the service is available, or other such communication, but if you never take our service, you'll never get charged.

Regards,
Marc Whinery
Senior Product Manager, MyRepublic
www.myrepublic.co.nz

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  # 1157344 18-Oct-2014 10:11
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540trickzter: Just noticed MyRepublic has updated their website and removed the line that says Fibre TV is worth $15 per month. It's also alot clearer now stating that Fibre TV and Voice is free forever if you sign up before 15 Nov. Oh man, if Fibre was connected in my area now I would sign up...


So does that mean if you sign up after 15th of November you will be charged for it?




 
 
 
 


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  # 1159397 21-Oct-2014 17:20
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Will I be able to watch netflix etc on my roku 3 as I do now, current ISP has a global mode.
Or do I need to use my laptop to watch netflix through My Republic website?

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  # 1159530 21-Oct-2014 19:45
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Northern: Will I be able to watch netflix etc on my roku 3 as I do now, current ISP has a global mode.
Or do I need to use my laptop to watch netflix through My Republic website?


If I finally understood their website terms lately, I'm pretty sure you can as this "global mode" is configured at the ISP (MyRepublic) level.




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  # 1161763 24-Oct-2014 21:49
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And someone told me that Global Mode was also $10 or $15 when it launched, but nobody ever paid that for it.


Hi, don't know where you heard that because it's completely wrong, global mode was a free service from launch. The only difference between then and now is it's now opt out instead of opt in.

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  # 1161814 24-Oct-2014 22:43
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Hi MyRepublic,

Can you please take a look at adding support for DishWorld channels?

http://dishworld.com/




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  # 1161842 24-Oct-2014 23:28
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billgates: Hi MyRepublic,

Can you please take a look at adding support for DishWorld channels?

http://dishworld.com/


Passed to the guys who look after the channel lists.  Thanks for your input.

Regards,
Marc Whinery
Senior Product Manager, MyRepublic
www.myrepublic.co.nz

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  # 1161845 24-Oct-2014 23:30

Whinery:
Inphinity:

I'm struggling to work out what the Fibre TV addon actually is for $15/month. It lists a bunch of services like Hulu, Netflix, etc, but then says you have to subscribe to them individually. It seems to me it is essentially just $15/month for the 'global mode' type offerings that Slingshot and Orcon offer free.



It's free.  On our residential services, you can't pay for it at this point in time, and if you sign up now, it's free for life.  And we have some features the other guys don't.  For one, we have an official list of unblocked sites.  A portion of which are up on the web site.  The idea being that trying something and hoping it works is different than seeing a list you can explore, to more easily connect you with unblocked traffic.

That, and it's free (for now), not $15.  That was  a price picked to be in line with what the service was worth when it was started back before Global Mode existed.  And someone told me that Global Mode was also $10 or $15 when it launched, but nobody ever paid that for it.

Our initial wording on the trial and what's included was poor, and that should be cleaned up now, so that it's clear that Fibre TV is free, not $15.

Regards,
Marc Whinery
Senior Product Manager, MyRepublic


At http://www.myrepublic.co.nz/add-ons/fibre-tv/pricing it says "Enjoy 3 Months Free Fibre TV" and "Looking to give Fibre TV a try? Every new residential MyRepublic customer gets 3 months of full Fibre TV access free!" which is confusing as it still makes it appear that you only get the 3 months of fibre tv free, and after that you have to start paying for it. Same with voice at http://www.myrepublic.co.nz/add-ons/voice, it states that voice is "FREE for 3 months. Usually $10 per month." which conflicts the free voice forever offer on other parts of the website.

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  # 1161863 25-Oct-2014 00:04

Whinery

That, and it's free (for now), not $15.  That was a price picked to be in line with what the service was worth when it was started back before Global Mode existed.


Another thing, when you say that fibre tv and voice are free for the lifetime of the service for any new sign ups, will this offer continue indefinitely or will there be a point that you start charging new users for fibre tv and voice?

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  # 1161864 25-Oct-2014 00:06
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eth:
Whinery:
Inphinity:

I'm struggling to work out what the Fibre TV addon actually is for $15/month. It lists a bunch of services like Hulu, Netflix, etc, but then says you have to subscribe to them individually. It seems to me it is essentially just $15/month for the 'global mode' type offerings that Slingshot and Orcon offer free.



It's free.  On our residential services, you can't pay for it at this point in time, and if you sign up now, it's free for life.  And we have some features the other guys don't.  For one, we have an official list of unblocked sites.  A portion of which are up on the web site.  The idea being that trying something and hoping it works is different than seeing a list you can explore, to more easily connect you with unblocked traffic.

That, and it's free (for now), not $15.  That was  a price picked to be in line with what the service was worth when it was started back before Global Mode existed.  And someone told me that Global Mode was also $10 or $15 when it launched, but nobody ever paid that for it.

Our initial wording on the trial and what's included was poor, and that should be cleaned up now, so that it's clear that Fibre TV is free, not $15.

Regards,
Marc Whinery
Senior Product Manager, MyRepublic


At http://www.myrepublic.co.nz/add-ons/fibre-tv/pricing it says "Enjoy 3 Months Free Fibre TV" and "Looking to give Fibre TV a try? Every new residential MyRepublic customer gets 3 months of full Fibre TV access free!" which is confusing as it still makes it appear that you only get the 3 months of fibre tv free, and after that you have to start paying for it.


That wording is old, and should have been changed.  The details of the launch promotion weren't set until just before launch, and wording on that is not consistent with the rest.  Next week sometime I'll get that fixed.  It's too late to trust myself making edits.  And I have plans for the holiday weekend.

The Fibre TV and voice are free for as long as you remain a customer.  They will not be charged after the 3 months, for those that sign up or register during the promotional period. 

Regards,
Marc Whinery
Senior Product Manager, MyRepublic
www.myrepublic.co.nz

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