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  Reply # 2014530 12-May-2018 10:32
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Wow! Just spoke with them. My cancellation comes effective on June 7. They said I need to wait until September 5 to sign up again - either via sky.co.nz or via the specials numbers.

 

Not that I mind however.






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  Reply # 2014553 12-May-2018 11:10
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James Bond:

 

Wow! Just spoke with them. My cancellation comes effective on June 7. They said I need to wait until September 5 to sign up again - either via sky.co.nz or via the specials numbers.

 

Not that I mind however.

 

 

 

 

Yea they told me the same last week but also said if I did reconnect within that time it would be a $49 re-connection fee


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  Reply # 2018767 19-May-2018 07:46
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Sky phoned Tuesday with an offer my sky box and sport $39 per month for 12 months, with the option to cancel after 6 months.

 

Had it installed yesterday only wanted it for motor sport so will see after 6 months.


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  Reply # 2019270 20-May-2018 10:15
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xyeovillian:

Sky phoned Tuesday with an offer my sky box and sport $39 per month for 12 months, with the option to cancel after 6 months.


Had it installed yesterday only wanted it for motor sport so will see after 6 months.



Was it sky or the marketing company?,

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  Reply # 2019273 20-May-2018 10:35
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Was it sky or the marketing company?,

 

Not sure but I bit his hand off!


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  Reply # 2024024 28-May-2018 16:34
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Just rang 0800475988 at about 2:30pm this afternoon.

Signed up to the following...

$63.99
Starter
MySky+
Sport
Entertainment
Soho free with entertainment and sport
HD ticket

I could have chosen just the smaller MySky, but opted for the larger HD for $5 more.



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  Reply # 2026866 1-Jun-2018 12:13
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Howdy all,

 

Had this deal a while back, looking to sign up again and am well past the min stand down period.
Happy to go through the marketing company or Sky themselves, whichever is cheapest.

 


During this time I get the feeling Sky have changed their package model?
I'm looking to get sport, and pay extra for the HD ticket.
Last time that worked out at $39 for sport and $10 more for the HD ticket from memory.


What's the minimum cost option to get HD sport today?


I'm also a Vodafone unlimited fibre customer.  Is there any further discount available because of this?


With the newer package prices, I wonder if this deal is still the best way forward?
Sky looks to have a new customer deal at $55, and there may be scope on that for a Vodafone discount?
Assume a much longer locked in term than the deal though.


Appreciate the help team GZ.

Cheers.


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  Reply # 2029317 4-Jun-2018 16:13
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Jaxson:

 

Howdy all,

 

Had this deal a while back, looking to sign up again and am well past the min stand down period.
Happy to go through the marketing company or Sky themselves, whichever is cheapest.

 


During this time I get the feeling Sky have changed their package model?
I'm looking to get sport, and pay extra for the HD ticket.
Last time that worked out at $39 for sport and $10 more for the HD ticket from memory.


What's the minimum cost option to get HD sport today?


I'm also a Vodafone unlimited fibre customer.  Is there any further discount available because of this?


With the newer package prices, I wonder if this deal is still the best way forward?
Sky looks to have a new customer deal at $55, and there may be scope on that for a Vodafone discount?
Assume a much longer locked in term than the deal though.


Appreciate the help team GZ.

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

I'm coming off a free sky sport plan with Vodafone and am now looking at all the options too.

 

This seems to be the current Vodafone TV offer at $110 for 6 months (Sky Starter+Sport+unlimited broadband). With Broadband at $95 this makes the tv component $15 and then $45 after 6 months, which is appealing. 

 

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/tv/vodafone-tv/getskysport/#viewing

 

 


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  Reply # 2029327 4-Jun-2018 16:50
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You can get an additional 10 off any sky plan if you have unlimited with Vodafone even though the sky deals marketing team. Vodafone sets it up and informs sky they don't promote that well had to ask for it

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  Reply # 2029447 4-Jun-2018 20:48
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Stu1: You can get an additional 10 off any sky plan if you have unlimited with Vodafone even though the sky deals marketing team. Vodafone sets it up and informs sky they don't promote that well had to ask for it

 

 

 

Good to know.  Will definitely be asking about that.

Gist of it seems to be that if you go through the front door you are locked into a 12 month contract.

 

 

 

In our house we want Sky Sports for the winter only, which covers rugby, league and F1 for the most part.


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  Reply # 2029552 5-Jun-2018 06:44
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It's a shame rugbypass dropped the NRL , would be interesting if the marketing deals team make you have a year contract. I got in just before the changes so got it for 39 then a further 10 off for being with Vodafone. The spark fan pass with internet doesn't look bad at 30 per month but app quality doesn't seem as good as it used to be

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  Reply # 2029571 5-Jun-2018 08:36
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I just did the vodafone pricing and they could not match the option here so I canned Sky. 2 weeks down and not missing it. The new pricing forces you to the $99 net plan with the new decoder and I wanted the $69 net. Total price with sky and net on the new plans was actually more expensive than I was paying (and I had 2 decoders) and even the retention team could find no options. They gave me an awesome deal on the net only over the website price of landline, unlimited etc for 12 months for $69 p/mth with my $10 discount so now a happy mobile and net customer minus Sky. If in 3 months I feel the need then best I can find is the $69 unlimited I have and one new version of pricing here which I think was about $60-80.


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  Reply # 2029590 5-Jun-2018 09:24
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@Quinny What's the $99net plan vs the $69 net plan?  I pay around $69 and have unlimited data, but I think I'm capped speed wise at 100mbps or something like that.  Is that the difference?

Not likely to get the further $10 discount off if not on the full $99 internet package from vodafone by the sounds of it?


Side note, but holy crap the Vodafone website is crap now!  Very hard to find specifics.

 

Have been fairly happy with Vodafones broadband and service, but Spark does look to have paired with more useful partners like Netflix.

 




Looked into streaming, but RugbyPass alone looks to be around NZ$30 per month and then you'll need a VPN or Smart DNS service on top of that as we're in a locked geo zone.

There is ESPN+ which price wise looks amazing at NZ$7 per month, but again we're out of zone so need to do something around that.  Price does look amazing for this, and most of the sports we want to watch (Rugby/league/formula 1) are minority sports in the big scheme of things, so likely to be on this base package.  It's a weird mix though, and no guarantees what you want is going to be available.  It's not a direct copy of the ESPN channels.

It's NZ$17 per month for F1 TV Pro version, again based out of another country.



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  Reply # 2029902 5-Jun-2018 16:28
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Jaxson:

@Quinny What's the $99net plan vs the $69 net plan?  I pay around $69 and have unlimited data, but I think I'm capped speed wise at 100mbps or something like that.  Is that the difference?

Not likely to get the further $10 discount off if not on the full $99 internet package from vodafone by the sounds of it?


Side note, but holy crap the Vodafone website is crap now!  Very hard to find specifics.


Have been fairly happy with Vodafones broadband and service, but Spark does look to have paired with more useful partners like Netflix.





Looked into streaming, but RugbyPass alone looks to be around NZ$30 per month and then you'll need a VPN or Smart DNS service on top of that as we're in a locked geo zone.

There is ESPN+ which price wise looks amazing at NZ$7 per month, but again we're out of zone so need to do something around that.  Price does look amazing for this, and most of the sports we want to watch (Rugby/league/formula 1) are minority sports in the big scheme of things, so likely to be on this base package.  It's a weird mix though, and no guarantees what you want is going to be available.  It's not a direct copy of the ESPN channels.

It's NZ$17 per month for F1 TV Pro version, again based out of another country.





There is this thread under online streaming on discount code for rugbypass found rugbypass really good , couldn't tell the difference really between sky and rugbypass. DNS service is pretty cheap and you get the benefit of watching TV from overseas. DNS4me are great

25% discount on RugbyPass annual subscription now available using promo code: MARCH25. Equates to around NZ$165 for a year or just under $15 per month.



https://www.rugbypass.com/signup

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  Reply # 2029925 5-Jun-2018 17:10
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Stu1: DNS4me are great


Looks like I can load their DNS settings onto a specific device, so affecting just one device only and not impacting on those I want to keep standard.

 

eg the central modem/router and other devices can remain untouched, but the devices I want to appear to be located overseas can be loaded with the dns4me dns custom settings.

 

 

 

That actually sounds really good.


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