Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2940 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 428

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 60730 1-May-2010 12:23
Send private message

Just got a letter from Sky saying they're raising prices.  Should be about $1.20 extra a month (same as Telecom, really).

Anyone else notice that Sky only seems to raise the price when Telecom does?




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
842 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 112


  Reply # 325561 1-May-2010 13:20
Send private message

Sell the farm.

1677 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7

Trusted

  Reply # 325569 1-May-2010 14:25
Send private message

can I give back the shyte channels they've introduced for not having the price rise?

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
141 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 325572 1-May-2010 14:36
Send private message

Agreed, Sky 'again' have raised prices to pay for the channels that are not profitable to them, quite annoying that we all pay for the content that we don't want!!



2940 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 428

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 325597 1-May-2010 16:42
Send private message

I'm not hugely concerned about the rise - it does annoy me that in exchange for rising prices, we get... more channels for unemployed and housewives. Travel Channel (don't care). 6 channels of Commonwealth Games (don't care). Heartland might be interesting - I'll reserve judgement on that. When are we going to get channels like SciFi?




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


7759 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 765

Subscriber

  Reply # 325622 1-May-2010 19:11
Send private message

allstarnz: can I give back the shyte channels they've introduced for not having the price rise?


That was my first thought when my letter arrived last weekend.. Two channels added that I won;t watch..






Regards,

Old3eyes


1452 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 456

Trusted

  Reply # 325646 1-May-2010 21:15
Send private message

im all for paying for Premium channels, not this CRAP we have to pay for EG Fashion TV




11629 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1995

Trusted

  Reply # 325673 1-May-2010 22:26
Send private message

Telecom rises prices again?
Sky rises prices again?

Dont they raise them once per year as a CPI increase? If its CPI thats fair, unlike power companies who seem to have a 10% mentality

842 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 112


  Reply # 325741 2-May-2010 10:24
Send private message

I can't see the point of starting a thread complaining over a price rise for something that is a Luxury. Vote with your wallet if is causing financial hardship. The % rise is even miles below the annual inflation rate that is associated with the CPI.

11629 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1995

Trusted

  Reply # 325744 2-May-2010 10:33
Send private message

agreed,f they dont like the annual CPI increase, I assume they are happy to forego annual wage CPI increases!



2940 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 428

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 325788 2-May-2010 14:05
Send private message

tdgeek: agreed,f they dont like the annual CPI increase, I assume they are happy to forego annual wage CPI increases!


I don't get annual wage increases anyway.  We've been told for the last few years that the organisation can't afford it - yet they spend millions on completely unnecessary projects.  So don't talk to me about CPI wage increases.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


15 posts

Geek


  Reply # 325832 2-May-2010 18:43
Send private message

Just like Telecom

and the beauty of it all is that both are being greedy

Their costs have not increased, even though they cite inflation

To elaborate; for them to be affected by inflation, they would need to be paying higher wages and higher fuel costs.

Well we know that they are not paying higher wages!

Most of their "on site" work is done by contractors so fuel costs do not come into it

Nope, both are just price gouging

The really disgusting thing, of course, is that these monopolistic companies, feel that, in these recessionary times, they are entitled to a pay increase at a time when all the rest of us are having our "real incomes" reduced.

Don't bother writing to your MP, those boys are in the same club as the these two monsters!

BDFL - Memuneh
60004 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11104

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 325836 2-May-2010 18:56
Send private message

Surely you understand their cost are not only wages and petrol? Telecom for example has new networks to deploy, cabinets to install, fiber to roll out, maintenance of existing equipment, software updates to their existing hardware, increased working hours due to XT problems, etc.

I am sure you are not taking a simplistic view on this... Oh wait, you are.





7759 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 765

Subscriber

  Reply # 325838 2-May-2010 18:58
Send private message

tdgeek: agreed,f they dont like the annual CPI increase, I assume they are happy to forego annual wage CPI increases!


What annual wage increase??  The only people who get these are Gov workers.. The rest of us do without..




Regards,

Old3eyes


3046 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 900

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 325839 2-May-2010 19:00
Send private message

clevedon: I can't see the point of starting a thread complaining over a price rise for something that is a Luxury. Vote with your wallet if is causing financial hardship. The % rise is even miles below the annual inflation rate that is associated with the CPI.

+1

26197 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5796

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 325840 2-May-2010 19:08
Send private message

theboxseat: Just like Telecom

and the beauty of it all is that both are being greedy

Their costs have not increased, even though they cite inflation

To elaborate; for them to be affected by inflation, they would need to be paying higher wages and higher fuel costs.

Well we know that they are not paying higher wages!

Most of their "on site" work is done by contractors so fuel costs do not come into it

Nope, both are just price gouging

The really disgusting thing, of course, is that these monopolistic companies, feel that, in these recessionary times, they are entitled to a pay increase at a time when all the rest of us are having our "real incomes" reduced.

Don't bother writing to your MP, those boys are in the same club as the these two monsters!


IMHO that's a very narrow and extremely simplistic view of the entire company.

Telecom's capex along in the current year is well over $1 billion. They're deploying faster broadband to everybody and very soon commencing rollout a NGN voice solutions delivering a VoIP based phoneline as a replacement for the existing NEAX switches. Are you saying Telecom should not be doing any of this?

If you want to target anybody then target the Commerce Commisson - they are the ones who legistate the TSO which allows this to happen.

 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.