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Topic # 173158 13-May-2015 14:06
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its that time again folks Sky Prices are going up :P

it seems only Sky Sport and Basic packages are affected




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  Reply # 1304539 13-May-2015 14:21
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so all subscribers then...

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  Reply # 1304541 13-May-2015 14:23
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... at a time when they should be lowering their prices to match their competition.  undecided





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  Reply # 1304555 13-May-2015 14:45
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This could be the catalyst for me to abandon them. 

I shall wait until after the FA Cup final and then they can enjoy 1 less customer.




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  Reply # 1304563 13-May-2015 15:02
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We only signed back up recently... thankfully on a 6 month contract, so will be kicking them out the door again when that expires.
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  Reply # 1304564 13-May-2015 15:05
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Have to agree,

To be competitive they need to be lowering their prices and opening their wares up to more subscribers, not wringing the last drop out of their existing customer base.

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  Reply # 1304565 13-May-2015 15:06
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How much?

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  Reply # 1304584 13-May-2015 15:15
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About $1.20 per package (basic and sports).

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  Reply # 1304600 13-May-2015 15:24
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Simple really...  as their number of customers decreases, the remaining customers have to pay more.




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  Reply # 1304609 13-May-2015 15:34
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johnr: How much?


Sky basic $1.15
Sky Sport $1.61

All other packages no price increase.

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  Reply # 1304613 13-May-2015 15:39
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A month ago I rang up about getting a deal being a current subscriber & sales put me through to a team which she said would try to keep me on if I said I was going to leave sky. Well now I have a 3 month deal which gives me free rental, free movies & SoHo. I don't have sport. From paying over $100 a month for all this I'm paying about $48.00! Nice. This is how it should be. I don't know what I'm going to do after the 3 months.

The thing I really do like with Sky is their mysky decoders. Set & forget pretty much. So if I really did leave sky I would miss the mysky decoder. It's a great unit.

So ring the sales team first about deals & they will say they can't even though the operator I spoke to tried different avenues to get me some sort of deal with trying to change account holders name into my partners. Could'nt do it. Then was suggested about leaving sky & she would put me through. I was hesitant that they might accept me leaving, but the operator was sure that they won't & will offer a deal.

So good luck if you want to hang in there a bit longer.   :-)

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  Reply # 1304615 13-May-2015 15:42
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Nice to meet a happy Sky customer ;)

I'll stick with my lightbox and Netflix at a total of $24 a month!

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  Reply # 1304616 13-May-2015 15:46
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Yeah I looked at all of those. Neon, netflix, quickflix, lightbox etc but there was nothing really there that's new. Lots of older programs & movies which I've already seen. Certainly cheap though.

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This is probably not the right thread, and it's probably covered in 20 other threads, and I know there are probably good reasons (apart from the money-grabbing commercial one) why it can't be done, but I still wish I could just cherry pick the channels I want.

With the imminent price rises, I will be paying $123 per month for the various packages I'm signed up for. A quick count shows that 46% of the channels bundled into those packages are ones that nobody in my family watches. Averaging my bill across the number of channels, I'm paying $50 a month for content I don't want. With that $50, I could add some extras that I'd like but don't get now (because I give enough to Sky already), like Rialto and Arts Channel, plus the HD ticket.

After a while, Sky might even find there's a bunch of channels nobody wants to watch, and they could save themselves some money by not paying for that content in the first place.

With so many people switching to streaming surely Sky is shooting themselves in the foot with a business model that charges people for what they don't want?

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andrew027: This is probably not the right thread, and it's probably covered in 20 other threads, and I know there are probably good reasons (apart from the money-grabbing commercial one) why it can't be done, but I still wish I could just cherry pick the channels I want.

With the imminent price rises, I will be paying $123 per month for the various packages I'm signed up for. A quick count shows that 46% of the channels bundled into those packages are ones that nobody in my family watches. Averaging my bill across the number of channels, I'm paying $50 a month for content I don't want. With that $50, I could add some extras that I'd like but don't get now (because I give enough to Sky already), like Rialto and Arts Channel, plus the HD ticket.

After a while, Sky might even find there's a bunch of channels nobody wants to watch, and they could save themselves some money by not paying for that content in the first place.

With so many people switching to streaming surely Sky is shooting themselves in the foot with a business model that charges people for what they don't want?


It's only the rugby that's keeping Sky viable as their pricing grows more and more ridiculous compared against the growing number of streaming options.

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  Reply # 1304628 13-May-2015 16:11
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Ledgy: Yeah I looked at all of those. Neon, netflix, quickflix, lightbox etc but there was nothing really there that's new. Lots of older programs & movies which I've already seen. Certainly cheap though.


there is heaps of new content on all of those services. (quickflix is typically pay per view for the new stuff though) but all the others include new stuff in their subscription.

off the top of myhead


Neon:  Game of Thrones


lightbox:  Better Call Saul, Outlander, Vikings, Lizzie Borden Chronicles.


Netflix:  Daredevil,  Marco Polo, 


Quickflix:  Virtually every new movie the same time it is available on DVD (albeit on a pay per view basis)

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