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  Reply # 1127138 12-Sep-2014 12:27
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These guys are unbelievable. I just tried to sign up, all I want is HD sport, and I was prepared to pay $50 a month for that - which I still think is a rip off, but far better than the normal pricing.

However, whilst they were happy for me to only sign up for one package, i.e. sport, and substitute the MySky HDi decoder instead of a second package (thanks to JarrodM for the tip), they then wanted an extra $10 a month for the HD ticket, plus a $25 'joining fee' for the MySky box. 

I questioned the guy why there was a 'joining fee' if I get the MySky box, but not the standard decoder, and he got quite short and said 'All I can tell you is it is a joining fee'. Why the hell is it any different? They still own the decoder in both cases. And installation is no different.

I must admit I had forgotten about the HD ticket - yet another ripoff from Sky, charging for something that should just be included in this day and age.

In the end I told him not to bother, I was really prepared to get back on board at this reduced rate, but as is always the case with Sky they try and clip the ticket at every opportunity which just leaves a sour taste. 

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  Reply # 1127158 12-Sep-2014 12:48
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The extra HD ticket price is I agree rant-worthy!

It definately should be part and parcel of the HD package - but its just Sky's way of squeezing us by the balls a bit tighter...

Sky UK had a similar system where HD was seen as a 'premium' - however when Richard Branson and Virgin Media started pumping out packages with HD included....this extra soon stopped. 




I don't want no sugar in it - thank you very much

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  Reply # 1127161 12-Sep-2014 12:55
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I was going to sign up until I saw the HD ticket for mysky. no thanks

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  Reply # 1127326 12-Sep-2014 16:28
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I was going to join sky again with this offer, but I took too long to think about it. The offer is gone 8-(



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  Reply # 1127327 12-Sep-2014 16:29
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It is still going, or has started again, you just need the new code - 4119. Good luck.

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  Reply # 1127743 13-Sep-2014 11:48
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my in-laws are subsribers probably off contract - do they qualify?



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  Reply # 1127749 13-Sep-2014 11:59
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Nope - if you are a current subscriber, or have quit in the last 3 months, you can't get this deal. Typical Sky.


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