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Topic # 59720 10-Apr-2010 11:32
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I just tuned into Rialto Channel and hello I can witch Rialto Channels free. So i called sky and asked and they say free rialto channel weekend. from today to monday.




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  Reply # 318034 13-Apr-2010 20:36
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Yes, I noticed the Rialto channel was available too. Why do they do this and never bother to tell anyone? Presumably it's some form of marketing initiative. Really weird.

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  Reply # 318061 13-Apr-2010 21:22
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cws82us: I just tuned into Rialto Channel and hello I can witch Rialto Channels free. So i called sky and asked and they say free rialto channel weekend. from today to monday.


Sky satellite or UHF?  (Do they even have UHF any more?) 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 318167 14-Apr-2010 07:35
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login: Yes, I noticed the Rialto channel was available too. Why do they do this and never bother to tell anyone? Presumably it's some form of marketing initiative. Really weird.


I saw it advertised last week on Sky. Then this week I was changing some account details with Sky over the phone and they said I could have Rialto for a month for a dollar - why not, small change.

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  Reply # 318264 14-Apr-2010 11:06
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I saw it advertised last week on Sky. Then this week I was changing some account details with Sky over the phone and they said I could have Rialto for a month for a dollar - why not, small change.


It's a form of bait marketing.  They offer a subscription for one month at a way lower price (usually something like $1 per month) and they NEVER call back nor give you the option of automatically cancelling after the month is up.  Of course 90 percent of people forget so they end up paying for a month by month subscription to Rialto that they don't want.

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  Reply # 318282 14-Apr-2010 11:35
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I saw it advertised last week on Sky. Then this week I was changing some account details with Sky over the phone and they said I could have Rialto for a month for a dollar - why not, small change.


It's a form of bait marketing.  They offer a subscription for one month at a way lower price (usually something like $1 per month) and they NEVER call back nor give you the option of automatically cancelling after the month is up.  Of course 90 percent of people forget so they end up paying for a month by month subscription to Rialto that they don't want.


Yeah I know, had Sky for 14 years now and they nearly always ask if there is something esle than can do for you or would you be interested in ......... I just write the date down in my work diary and cancel the deal one day before expiry. Mind you we had Rialto for quite a while years ago and there are some really good movies on it at times, but then MySky HDi came along and Rialto left.

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  Reply # 318316 14-Apr-2010 12:07
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clevedon:
login: Yes, I noticed the Rialto channel was available too. Why do they do this and never bother to tell anyone? Presumably it's some form of marketing initiative. Really weird.


I saw it advertised last week on Sky. Then this week I was changing some account details with Sky over the phone and they said I could have Rialto for a month for a dollar - why not, small change.

Times have changed, I guess?  It used to be they'd offer Rialto/Rugby/whatever for free for a month, now you have to pay $1?

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  Reply # 318326 14-Apr-2010 12:15
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I saw it advertised last week on Sky. Then this week I was changing some account details with Sky over the phone and they said I could have Rialto for a month for a dollar - why not, small change.


It's a form of bait marketing.  They offer a subscription for one month at a way lower price (usually something like $1 per month) and they NEVER call back nor give you the option of automatically cancelling after the month is up.  Of course 90 percent of people forget so they end up paying for a month by month subscription to Rialto that they don't want.


Which is why I put a reminder on my phone on the last day so I know when to call and cancel Wink

I've done the Rialto $1 promo for a couple of times and it was great, especially since I'm into independent/foreign films. Done Sky Movies for $1 and Sports for $10 as well. They usually advertise it on the Skywatch or the CSR will mention it when you call them for something.

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  Reply # 318328 14-Apr-2010 12:17
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bazzer: Times have changed, I guess?  It used to be they'd offer Rialto/Rugby/whatever for free for a month, now you have to pay $1?


Yeah, I know. But I found a coin rolling around on the floor in the car - don't eat many lollies these days, I had to spend it on something.

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  Reply # 318333 14-Apr-2010 12:22
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wazzageek:
cws82us: I just tuned into Rialto Channel and hello I can witch Rialto Channels free. So i called sky and asked and they say free rialto channel weekend. from today to monday.


Sky satellite or UHF?  (Do they even have UHF any more?) 


Sky UHF was removed earlier this year when there was only about 100 UHF subscribers left.

Sky have done a "Free Rialto for a month" offer twice to our household, by the end of the month we realise that we never watched it once! The next time they offered this deal to use we just said no thanks :P

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  Reply # 318335 14-Apr-2010 12:31
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clevedon:
bazzer: Times have changed, I guess?  It used to be they'd offer Rialto/Rugby/whatever for free for a month, now you have to pay $1?


Yeah, I know. But I found a coin rolling around on the floor in the car - don't eat many lollies these days, I had to spend it on something.

You haven't heard of the Cappuccino Effect?

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  Reply # 318337 14-Apr-2010 12:40
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bazzer: You haven't heard of the Cappuccino Effect?


Haven't drunk a coffee in 20 odd years, can't stand the stuff myself so I'm saving pennies there. MySky HDi is my fix and I aint getting rid of that.Money mouth

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  Reply # 325156 30-Apr-2010 10:32
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bazzer: Times have changed, I guess?  It used to be they'd offer Rialto/Rugby/whatever for free for a month, now you have to pay $1?


Just rung Sky to cancel the Rialto for $1 for a month deal as it finishes for us tommorrow and she said "is there anything else we can help you with" I said, no unless we can have Rialto for $1 for a month, she said "OK".


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  Reply # 325201 30-Apr-2010 11:48
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I guess that's the $1 difference. In the old day you'd only get it every second month, i.e. Free Rialto this month, free rugby channel next month, free Rialto the next and so on... :D

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