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Topic # 179363 5-Sep-2015 14:31
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I'm in early 30s, when I was a teenager my dad subscribed sky for above 2 years, I enjoyed every hours of it. Unfortunately my dad lost his job and we have to cancel. 
Fast forward 20 years, it never occurred to me to consider sky again. With all the streaming alternatives out there, sky's $100+ monthly fee is not worth considering for me. 

However, due to weaker NZ dollars, some of the steaming services cost spike up, e.g. NBA league pass, used to cost $30 nzd a month, now cost $42 a month, that's more than what I'm prepared to pay. 

So I thought I'll check what alternative is available, and by accident I found this sky  deal at 0800 475 988, some kind of Sky promotion telemarketing offering, for $49.22 I get:

Sky Basic
Sky Sport
Sky Movie
mySky +
no joining fee

Price is locked with 12 month, I can choose to leave after 6 month with 28 days notice. 

I am absolutely shocked Sky have this kind of deal quietly hidden under the radar. I told a few friends of mine and 1 friend signed up instantly, all others is seriously considering. 

If you ask me 1 week ago if I'm interested to sign up sky, I'll say not in my lifetime. But I think this bundle price is game changer. Although it's probably not a long term proposition, maybe this is a un-sustainable pricing plan just to attract new customers to give sky a try. But whatever it is, I'm pleasantly surprised and I can't wait for NBA season to start at October :)

Go Steve Adams!


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  Reply # 1380264 5-Sep-2015 14:40
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But you have really only got the deal for 12 months though. It doesn't auto renew at that figure does it? Companies tend to have these introductionary offers for new customers. ISPs do the same ting, but with ISPs, once the 12 months is U you can switch to anther provider offering that same sort of deal. It is far more difficult with pay TV, as there isn't competition. So if they don't follow on with the contract, then you have to cancel and look at streaming options.

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  Reply # 1380265 5-Sep-2015 14:40
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sweet. . . i tried to upgrade mysky hdi to the plus, and sky wanted like $500 ..... (on top of the $100 monthly or so I already pay). So while on one hand they are offering good deals to new customers, on the other they are really gouging existing ones. 

So, I'm going to dump sky right after the world cup!!!

I was going to dump it several months back due to getting a tivo, but thought i'd hang on just a little longer . 



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1380266 5-Sep-2015 14:42
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mattwnz: But you have really only got the deal for 12 months though. It doesn't auto renew at that figure does it?


yep, so he can  cancel it then .....nice. 12 months of a good deal, still happy :)



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  Reply # 1380269 5-Sep-2015 14:53
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yeah I know it's just 12 month, but 12 month is not short isn't it?

I'll still walk out a happy man after 12 month :)

And who knows, maybe after 12 month there will be new deals, or maybe I'll get a big pay raise and be a rich man (yeah right....)



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  Reply # 1380271 5-Sep-2015 14:55
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surfisup1000: sweet. . . i tried to upgrade mysky hdi to the plus, and sky wanted like $500 ..... (on top of the $100 monthly or so I already pay). So while on one hand they are offering good deals to new customers, on the other they are really gouging existing ones. 

So, I'm going to dump sky right after the world cup!!!

I was going to dump it several months back due to getting a tivo, but thought i'd hang on just a little longer . 





THAT IS RIDICULOUS! utterly ridiculous!! Surely Sky must know by now the market landscape is changing and they need actually start treasure their customers! 

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surfisup1000: sweet. . . i tried to upgrade mysky hdi to the plus, and sky wanted like $500 ..... (on top of the $100 monthly or so I already pay). So while on one hand they are offering good deals to new customers, on the other they are really gouging existing ones. 

So, I'm going to dump sky right after the world cup!!!

I was going to dump it several months back due to getting a tivo, but thought i'd hang on just a little longer . 




Anyone else considering getting Sky for rugby World Cup should just sign up to fanpass. $20/week job done.

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  Reply # 1380352 5-Sep-2015 17:51
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ctai010:  for $49.22 I get:

Sky Basic
Sky Sport
Sky Movie
mySky +
no joining fee

Price is locked with 12 month, I can choose to leave after 6 month with 28 days notice.


Well done! However, for me I am about to leave SKY, not because of the price, but because of the constant ads and sub standard picture quality (lack of HD).

Just last week I purchased a DISH model freeview recorder to replace the MySky recorder I currently use.

If SKY offered HD quality and ad-free where possible (or at lease uninterrupted programmes where possible), I would happily pay twice what I currently pay.

Hope you end up a happier SKY customer than I am.



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  Reply # 1380364 5-Sep-2015 18:43
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Hiamie:
ctai010:  for $49.22 I get:

Sky Basic
Sky Sport
Sky Movie
mySky +
no joining fee

Price is locked with 12 month, I can choose to leave after 6 month with 28 days notice.


Well done! However, for me I am about to leave SKY, not because of the price, but because of the constant ads and sub standard picture quality (lack of HD).

Just last week I purchased a DISH model freeview recorder to replace the MySky recorder I currently use.

If SKY offered HD quality and ad-free where possible (or at lease uninterrupted programmes where possible), I would happily pay twice what I currently pay.

Hope you end up a happier SKY customer than I am.


Thanks for the info.
For the the price i sign up, I won't complain about none HD, but if I'm paying full price i would be as displeased as you. They do have a HD add on but cost $10 more a month?

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  Reply # 1380365 5-Sep-2015 18:46
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what happens if you cancel, then call back in few days or wait until they call and ask why and resign again on this deal?
saving of around $50 a month makes it worth while cancelling and resigning 

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  Reply # 1380366 5-Sep-2015 18:50
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syousif: what happens if you cancel, then call back in few days or wait until they call and ask why and resign again on this deal?
saving of around $50 a month makes it worth while cancelling and resigning 

You have to wait at least 3 months before re-signing.  Look at the FAQ on their website for more info.





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  Reply # 1380483 6-Sep-2015 08:41
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ctai010: They do have a HD add on but cost $10 more a month?


Only for the movie and sports add on packages.

There is no HD or ad free option (even if you are willing to pay more) for any of the Documentary channels, nor the Comedy / Vibe /Box / Prime / Jones channels etc. All these channels are interrupted frequently (up to 3 time in half an hour) and are Standard Definition only.

It is no wonder people investigate obtaining their programmes from other sources!

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mattwnz: But you have really only got the deal for 12 months though. It doesn't auto renew at that figure does it? Companies tend to have these introductionary offers for new customers. ISPs do the same ting, but with ISPs, once the 12 months is U you can switch to anther provider offering that same sort of deal. It is far more difficult with pay TV, as there isn't competition. So if they don't follow on with the contract, then you have to cancel and look at streaming options.


Lightbox, Netflix, Neon, Quickflix, plus the sport streamers, plus accessing via a geo unblocker. Competition is everywhere.

I read her all the time that Skys content is rubbish, but then a deal comes along and everybody rushes in. Odd. 

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tdgeek:
mattwnz: But you have really only got the deal for 12 months though. It doesn't auto renew at that figure does it? Companies tend to have these introductionary offers for new customers. ISPs do the same ting, but with ISPs, once the 12 months is U you can switch to anther provider offering that same sort of deal. It is far more difficult with pay TV, as there isn't competition. So if they don't follow on with the contract, then you have to cancel and look at streaming options.


Lightbox, Netflix, Neon, Quickflix, plus the sport streamers, plus accessing via a geo unblocker. Competition is everywhere.

I read her all the time that Skys content is rubbish, but then a deal comes along and everybody rushes in. Odd. 


If anyone can point out an alternative to Sky for NZ-based sports teams (Rugby, League, Cricket etc) I would cancel Sky.  However Sky has exclusive rights (as far as I know).

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  Reply # 1380561 6-Sep-2015 12:47
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tdgeek:
mattwnz: But you have really only got the deal for 12 months though. It doesn't auto renew at that figure does it? Companies tend to have these introductionary offers for new customers. ISPs do the same ting, but with ISPs, once the 12 months is U you can switch to anther provider offering that same sort of deal. It is far more difficult with pay TV, as there isn't competition. So if they don't follow on with the contract, then you have to cancel and look at streaming options.


Lightbox, Netflix, Neon, Quickflix, plus the sport streamers, plus accessing via a geo unblocker. Competition is everywhere.

I read her all the time that Skys content is rubbish, but then a deal comes along and everybody rushes in. Odd. 



Competition may be everywhere but competition in isolation is expensive and for this reason sky will continue to exist especially when it comes to sports.



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  Reply # 1380573 6-Sep-2015 14:16
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tdgeek:
mattwnz: But you have really only got the deal for 12 months though. It doesn't auto renew at that figure does it? Companies tend to have these introductionary offers for new customers. ISPs do the same ting, but with ISPs, once the 12 months is U you can switch to anther provider offering that same sort of deal. It is far more difficult with pay TV, as there isn't competition. So if they don't follow on with the contract, then you have to cancel and look at streaming options.


Lightbox, Netflix, Neon, Quickflix, plus the sport streamers, plus accessing via a geo unblocker. Competition is everywhere.

I read her all the time that Skys content is rubbish, but then a deal comes along and everybody rushes in. Odd. 


If anyone can point out an alternative to Sky for NZ-based sports teams (Rugby, League, Cricket etc) I would cancel Sky.  However Sky has exclusive rights (as far as I know).


As would any incumbent who took over any of the sports

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