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# 237529 6-Jun-2018 11:31
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Didn't see an existing thread, so thought I'd create one.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/104492031/sky-tv-launches-mobileonly-sports-offering-at-1599-a-month


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  # 2030675 6-Jun-2018 11:36
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mobile only.... gez... thats a stupid idea.


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  # 2030705 6-Jun-2018 11:38
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iPad?  that could be interesting


 
 
 
 


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  # 2030711 6-Jun-2018 11:53
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I believe it is phones only, no tablets. This is in the FAQ's

 

 

 

If you have a Mobile Only Pass, the Fan Pass app will work on the following Apple and Android phones: 

iPhone 5 or newer
Samsung S3 or newer and other select Andriod Phones
Maximum screen size: Mobile Phones up to 6’’


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  # 2030712 6-Jun-2018 11:56
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No chromecast which is understandable but disappointing


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  # 2030713 6-Jun-2018 11:56
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Guv:

 

iPad?  that could be interesting

 

 

 

 

Would be good on my 12.9 iPad Pro, but no. $15 is a fair price. Or $30 you can have it on TV/phone/iPad. Or $55 you can have all sport channels, plus Sky channels on TV, phone and iPad


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  # 2030714 6-Jun-2018 11:58
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Wash:

 

I believe it is phones only, no tablets. This is in the FAQ's

 

If you have a Mobile Only Pass, the Fan Pass app will work on the following Apple and Android phones: 

iPhone 5 or newer
Samsung S3 or newer and other select Andriod Phones
Maximum screen size: Mobile Phones up to 6’’

 

 

This is just bonkers,

 

What is the software checking to enforce this,

 

Also where can I get me one of these Andriod phones :)


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  # 2030715 6-Jun-2018 11:59
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I wonder up to what resolution this is? Might be easy to hack the stream and get it onto the bigscreen anyway.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2030718 6-Jun-2018 12:05
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Wiggum:

 

I wonder up to what resolution this is? Might be easy to hack the stream and get it onto the bigscreen anyway.

 

 

Would 1080 pixel size on a 6 inch phone scale up well to a 50" TV? Be far easier to get FP $30, as you get the TV and tablet option as well


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  # 2030720 6-Jun-2018 12:10
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tdgeek:

 

Wiggum:

 

I wonder up to what resolution this is? Might be easy to hack the stream and get it onto the bigscreen anyway.

 

 

Would 1080 pixel size on a 6 inch phone scale up well to a 50" TV? Be far easier to get FP $30, as you get the TV and tablet option as well

 

 

Where can I get fanpass for $30 per month? is that a special price or something? Sounds reasonable.

 

https://fanpass.co.nz/packages?type=0

 

 


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  # 2030722 6-Jun-2018 12:15
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Wiggum:

 

tdgeek:

 

Wiggum:

 

I wonder up to what resolution this is? Might be easy to hack the stream and get it onto the bigscreen anyway.

 

 

Would 1080 pixel size on a 6 inch phone scale up well to a 50" TV? Be far easier to get FP $30, as you get the TV and tablet option as well

 

 

Where can I get fanpass for $30 per month? is that a special price or something? Sounds reasonable.

 

https://fanpass.co.nz/packages?type=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spark offers it for that much under a 12 month contract.

 

https://www.spark.co.nz/getmore/fanpass





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  # 2030724 6-Jun-2018 12:16
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$30pm available if you have or are friendly with someone who has  a spark broadband account (unlimited data) plan.

 

 

 

Sign-up via Spark and get billed $30 on the spark account each month.


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  # 2030726 6-Jun-2018 12:23
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KrazyKid:

 

$30pm available if you have or are friendly with someone who has  a spark broadband account (unlimited data) plan.

 

 

 

Sign-up via Spark and get billed $30 on the spark account each month.

 

 

Just checked the spark website and put in my address, $94.99 for the Spark unlimited data plan. I'm currently paying $69.98 from Vodafone. So no point really in moving just to get fanpass for $30 per month.


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  # 2030731 6-Jun-2018 12:32
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tdgeek:

 

Guv:

 

iPad?  that could be interesting

 

 

 

 

Would be good on my 12.9 iPad Pro, but no. $15 is a fair price. Or $30 you can have it on TV/phone/iPad. Or $55 you can have all sport channels, plus Sky channels on TV, phone and iPad

 

 

 

 

Where is FP $30?  I thought for a month it was $99 - or have they backed away from that?

 

 

 

Ahh, ignore me, I just saw the 2nd page replies and spark only.  Not quite apples for apples comparison is it.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2030739 6-Jun-2018 12:40
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Back to the topic, I think the $15.99 pm for mobile devices only is a pretty good deal. I may just purchase it at the end of the month when the Super Rugby continues. 


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  # 2030742 6-Jun-2018 12:44
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Wiggum:

 

Back to the topic, I think the $15.99 pm for mobile devices only is a pretty good deal. I may just purchase it at the end of the month when the Super Rugby continues. 

 

 

I agree, but also think that it should be $30 for a TV (ie fan pass)...and not with a heavy subsidy and the requirement to subscribe for a year.

 

I don't seen how they can charge $16 for a mobile device and $99 for a tv.  It just doesn't compute.





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