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  Reply # 1380576 6-Sep-2015 14:29
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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. 



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.




When Sky was the one pay tv option, Sky existed as it had all the extra content. Sport isn't cheap, I read recently, maybe in their financial results that sport was by far the highest cost.

If Sky was the only option, well we pay the sub or we don't.

When Sky isn't now the only option, we get fragmentation. We keep Sky for the kids or WAF, plus we got to pay for soccer, re the EPL. Or Lightbox, etc, etc, bring sports in, way cool. Cheaper, way cool. We may find the 4 sports we love are on 4 subscription services. We now subscribe to multi services, plus Fanpass, and we may well end up paying a similar cost, and we have one, two, five, means to see the services we subscribe to, instead of the single MySky recorder.

At the end of the day, we have competition. Others could step up and buy sports, they can if they choose to pay, and we may have to pay extra topup subs. Ultimately I can see Skys subs reducing post RWC, maybe not a whole lot, maybe midway between the current price and the deals we see posted here.  That competition based price  reduction is at the cost of fragmentation, we can't really have it both ways. There will no doubt be some lucky ones where their stuff is all on one or two services. 

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  Reply # 1381725 8-Sep-2015 13:08
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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! 


Nope - we ended our long term $150+pm Sky subscription 3 weeks ago. All they offered to try and keep us was Soho or Rialto free for 3 months. I laughed at them! Bought a DishTV satBox for the cost of only just over 2 months Sky subscription and have subscribed to some streaming services. Saving well over $100pm. Nice.

There is some stuff i will definitely miss, but at the moment I am too busy to notice.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1382061 8-Sep-2015 21:35
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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. 


It's Rubbish VALUE at $110 a month. It's EXCELLENT at $50.

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


It's Rubbish VALUE at $110 a month. It's EXCELLENT at $50.


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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. 


It's Rubbish VALUE at $110 a month. It's EXCELLENT at $50.


Unless Sky chuck the HD ticket for free, a free box instead of the ludicrous charge to "rent" the box from sky - they are never going to get near $50 bucks.  Who actually has My Sky for example but NOT HD?  Not many I suspect?  But its these little extra's that creep Sky Subs towards the $100+ mark...

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  Reply # 1383376 9-Sep-2015 12:50
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DickDastardly: ...  Unless Sky chuck the HD ticket for free, a free box instead of the ludicrous charge to "rent" the box from sky - they are never going to get near $50 bucks.  Who actually has My Sky for example but NOT HD?  Not many I suspect?  But its these little extra's that creep Sky Subs towards the $100+ mark...


This is like budget airlines who do not include GST, landing fees, baggage allowance, or meals in their advertised pricing.




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networkn:
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. 


It's Rubbish VALUE at $110 a month. It's EXCELLENT at $50.


Unless Sky chuck the HD ticket for free, a free box instead of the ludicrous charge to "rent" the box from sky - they are never going to get near $50 bucks.  Who actually has My Sky for example but NOT HD?  Not many I suspect?  But its these little extra's that creep Sky Subs towards the $100+ mark...


My $50 includes my HD Ticket
I get Sports, basic, HD Ticket and my sky hdi+ for $50.

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  Reply # 1383413 9-Sep-2015 13:30
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DickDastardly:
networkn:
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. 


It's Rubbish VALUE at $110 a month. It's EXCELLENT at $50.


Unless Sky chuck the HD ticket for free, a free box instead of the ludicrous charge to "rent" the box from sky - they are never going to get near $50 bucks.  Who actually has My Sky for example but NOT HD?  Not many I suspect?  But its these little extra's that creep Sky Subs towards the $100+ mark...


My $50 includes my HD Ticket
I get Sports, basic, HD Ticket and my sky hdi+ for $50.


Is this special still going?
If so I will give them a call right now. World cup in less than 2 weeks.

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  Reply # 1383436 9-Sep-2015 13:59
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We got the same deal + Soho for a modest extra amount after some haggling.  We only really got it for the RWC.  We'll review on the 12 month anniversary.   I do like the MySKy HDI.  Much better to use than my Freeview PVR.  My only criticism of sky so far is errors in the EPG. 




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  Reply # 1386804 13-Sep-2015 18:52
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I've ditched sky. Too expensive. But would stay on if was able to get that package. I will wait 3 months then sign up. Or could another member of the household sign up? Could anyone confirm if that would work?

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cleggy2: I've ditched sky. Too expensive. But would stay on if was able to get that package. I will wait 3 months then sign up. Or could another member of the household sign up? Could anyone confirm if that would work?


Yes it works. If you have a relative that can use their name or similar just do that.




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  Reply # 1386814 13-Sep-2015 19:02
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cleggy2: I've ditched sky. Too expensive. But would stay on if was able to get that package. I will wait 3 months then sign up. Or could another member of the household sign up? Could anyone confirm if that would work?


You can't do it at the same address, as the address is what is registered in the system. However if your in-laws don't have it, you can register them, get the install and move the decoder back to your place. May need to change LNB settings but not the end of the world for a $700 saving.


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  Reply # 1386816 13-Sep-2015 19:03
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No, you can do it at the exact same address. Just tell them someones moved out and taken the sky, you want the deal that your friend got or something.




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Hi, new to the forum. Called up re this deal and all is legit (even checked w sky). Install happening Thursday. Thanks heaps for the advice!

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cleggy2: I've ditched sky. Too expensive. But would stay on if was able to get that package. I will wait 3 months then sign up. Or could another member of the household sign up? Could anyone confirm if that would work?


You can't do it at the same address, as the address is what is registered in the system. However if your in-laws don't have it, you can register them, get the install and move the decoder back to your place. May need to change LNB settings but not the end of the world for a $700 saving.



Yes you can, cancelled under my name, signed up next day on this deal on partners name.

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